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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.

Four US warships set to arrive in Gulf waters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

British navy escorts 7 million tonnes of shipping through Hormuz

British navy escorts 7 million tonnes of shipping through Hormuz

British warships have accompanied merchant ships in the Gulf since July to ensure their safe passage and to keep international trade flowing in the face of threats from Iran.

USS Ramage visit underscores US-Lebanon partnership

USS Ramage visit underscores US-Lebanon partnership

The recent docking of the US destroyer at the port of Beirut affirms the US commitment to Lebanon’s security, military officials say.

Lebanon addresses border security on several fronts

Lebanon addresses border security on several fronts

The final phase of an integrated border management strategy is expected to enhance inter-agency co-operation along the Syrian frontier.

US, Saudi discuss maritime defence after oil attacks

US, Saudi discuss maritime defence after oil attacks

Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of US Naval Forces in the Middle East, met with Saudi navy commander Fahad al-Ghofaily in Riyadh to discuss maritime defence co-ordination.

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