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GCC, US unify efforts to deter threats to regional security

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GCC, US unify efforts to deter threats to regional security

The US is working to unify GCC states' efforts in maintaining regional security through integrating aerial, ground and naval defence systems.

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Lebanese army tackling complexity of securing border with Syria
Lebanese army tackling complexity of securing border with Syria

The Lebanon-Syria border has long been a conduit for the flow of militants and illegal goods.

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Piracy, collisions, missiles: tankers in troubled waters
Piracy, collisions, missiles: tankers in troubled waters

Iran can conduct 'sporadic, low-level attacks that do not necessarily provoke a major US or Arab reaction but create sudden risk premiums in petroleum prices', one analyst said.

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Al-Qaeda element arrested in Yemen's Hadramaut
Al-Qaeda element arrested in Yemen's Hadramaut

Thanks to a tip-off by a local resident, security forces were able to arrest the militant at the house where he was staying.

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US support instrumental in ISIS defeat: Iraqi officials
US support instrumental in ISIS defeat: Iraqi officials

By providing training, weapons and air support to Iraqi forces in the battle against ISIS, the US has played a key role in defeating the group.

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Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks
Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

The US has vowed it will guarantee freedom of navigation throughout the Strait of Hormuz.

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Egypt, Togo conduct joint counter-terrorism drill
Egypt, Togo conduct joint counter-terrorism drill

The week-long exercise aims to enhance security and counter-terror co-operation between Egypt and other member countries of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).

Economy |

Houthis’ manipulation of currency prices threatens stability in Yemen
Houthis’ manipulation of currency prices threatens stability in Yemen

The militia is allowing currency speculation, pushing Yemen's economy to the brink of collapse in order to serve Iran's political interests, economists say.

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US-Gulf air force drills support regional security
US-Gulf air force drills support regional security

Joint training between the US and Gulf state air forces is part of an effort to establish an integrated military defence system to face any threat.

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2 tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks
2 tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks

The incident came amid spiraling tensions between Tehran and Washington, which has accused Iran of earlier attacks on tankers in May.

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US, Kuwait enhance emergency management, security co-operation
US, Kuwait enhance emergency management, security co-operation

Training exercises between US forces and GCC countries are designed to enhance security co-operation and forge partnerships between military and civil agencies.