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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.

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'.

Coalition partners secure navigation in Gulf waters

Coalition partners secure navigation in Gulf waters

Naval mine countermeasure exercises such as the recently concluded Artemis Trident in Bahraini waters support freedom of navigation.

Security forces in Abyan monitor al-Qaeda movements

Security forces in Abyan monitor al-Qaeda movements

Al-Qaeda elements in the southern province's Mudiyah and al-Mahfad districts have been under close surveillance, a local official says.

Saudi tankers hit by 'sabotage attacks' in Gulf

Saudi tankers hit by 'sabotage attacks' in Gulf

Mysterious attacks on four commercial vessels in the waters off the emirate of Fujairah include the sabotage of two Saudi oil tankers.

Iran’s warning to shut Strait of Hormuz 'mere rhetoric': Omani experts

Iran’s warning to shut Strait of Hormuz 'mere rhetoric': Omani experts

An IRGC commander's recent threat to close the strategic shipping route is nothing more than 'media hype', one expert said.

Security Belt Forces in Abyan disarm al-Qaeda IEDs

Security Belt Forces in Abyan disarm al-Qaeda IEDs

Two concealed improvised explosive devices had been placed at an intersection in al-Mahfad district and set for remote detonation.

Lebanon boosts military capacity with US help

Lebanon boosts military capacity with US help

US support has been instrumental in helping Lebanon's military enhance its readiness, rout ISIS and secure its borders, experts say.

Houthis lob 'empty threats' at GCC states: analysts

Houthis lob 'empty threats' at GCC states: analysts

Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi recently threatened to strike 'vital facilities' in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Hadramaut marks al-Qaeda ouster with parade

Hadramaut marks al-Qaeda ouster with parade

A military parade hosted by the 2nd Military Zone was the centerpiece of a celebration marking the third anniversary of al-Qaeda's defeat.