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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.

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.

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.

Egyptian police kill 14 Sinai checkpoint attackers

Egyptian police kill 14 Sinai checkpoint attackers

Security forces tracked the perpetrators of the attack to an abandoned house in al-Arish, where 14 militants were killed in an exchange of fire.

Former ISIS element targets Lebanon's Tripoli

Former ISIS element targets Lebanon's Tripoli

Abdul-Rahman Mabsout, who fought with ISIS in Syria, went on a shooting spree Monday night that led to the death of four members of the Lebanese armed forces.

US, Iraq disrupt massive ISIS funding network

US, Iraq disrupt massive ISIS funding network

The US Treasury has designated six individuals and one entity in its efforts to dismantle a financial network that has been funding ISIS.

Jordan-US military training programme fosters partnership

Jordan-US military training programme fosters partnership

Through the Jordan Operational Engagement Programme, the kingdom's soldiers have developed their expertise and professionalism.

Joint training readies US, Kuwaiti forces for mass-casualty emergencies

Joint training readies US, Kuwaiti forces for mass-casualty emergencies

Kuwaiti and US troops are working together to improve operational readiness and emergency medical response during times of crisis.

US deploys carrier strike force to Arabian Gulf

US deploys carrier strike force to Arabian Gulf

The move comes in 'response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against US forces and interests'.

Egyptian forces gain ground against extremists in Sinai

Egyptian forces gain ground against extremists in Sinai

As part of a wide-ranging operation to secure the peninsula, 47 militants were killed and 158 'criminal elements' were arrested, the Egyptian army announced.