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Four US warships set to arrive in Gulf waters

A surface combat group led by the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy is on its way to join the US Navy's 5th Fleet, headquartered in Bahrain.
Security | Combined Maritime Forces in Arabian Sea carry out drug bust
Combined Maritime Forces in Arabian Sea carry out drug bust

Working together, British frigate HMS Montrose and French frigate FS Jean Bart conducted a successful $1 million drug bust.

Politics | IRGC armed, trained Houthis from the outset
IRGC armed, trained Houthis from the outset

Iran invested in the Houthis from the militia's early stages in order to develop a regional proxy that would act in its own interests, experts say.

Security | US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat
US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat

Two fighter squadrons and additional missile defence batteries are being sent to the kingdom, along with additional military personnel.

Security | Saudi Arabia, UAE join maritime alliance to protect Gulf waters
Saudi Arabia, UAE join maritime alliance to protect Gulf waters

The two countries are now part of an alliance that aims to provide safe navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf.

Science Technology | Open policies launch UAE into outer space, international fold
Open policies launch UAE into outer space, international fold

The UAE is making scientific and diplomatic leaps with the first Arab joining US and Russian astronauts in space, while Iran's IRGC is stifling progress for the Iranian people, observers say.

Politics | Arab leaders express solidarity with Saudi Arabia
Arab leaders express solidarity with Saudi Arabia

Regional governments and international organisations have rallied behind Saudi Arabia following the September attacks on its oil facilities.

Politics | Houthi coupists have no right to prosecute MPs: minister
Houthi coupists have no right to prosecute MPs: minister

The Iran-backed militia seized control of Yemeni state institutions by force, so any decision it issues is null and void, a government minister says.

Refugees | Al-Rukban camp residents dismiss Russian 'lies' about evacuations
Al-Rukban camp residents dismiss Russian 'lies' about evacuations

Camp residents and relief workers say the repatriation of camp residents is not 'on the verge of collapse', as the Russian military claims.

Security | Kuwait, US partnership remains strong amid regional tensions
Kuwait, US partnership remains strong amid regional tensions

Solid military co-operation between the two countries serves as a bulwark against the heightened security threat in the Gulf, experts say.

Security | Iraq launches phase 6 of 'Will of Victory'
Iraq launches phase 6 of 'Will of Victory'

The latest phase of the massive security campaign aims to clear areas from south-west Salaheddine to northern Anbar and Ninawa Island of ISIS remnants.