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US deploys carrier strike force to Arabian Gulf

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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'.

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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.

Human Rights |

Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath
Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath

Public anger is mounting in areas hardest hit by the flooding, as the IRGC uses funds intended for relief efforts to bring in foreign militias.

Terrorism |

Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria
Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria

Russia has been helped in its efforts to expand its influence in Syria by Iran's inability to fund the IRGC and allied militias and initiatives.

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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.

Politics |

Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention
Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention

As Russian and Iranian forces race to lay claim to the spoils of war in Syria, the Syrian people will suffer the consequences.

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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.

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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.

Society |

Mosul ferry disaster investigators face pressure from militias
Mosul ferry disaster investigators face pressure from militias

Members of the committee investigating the Mosul ferry disaster have faced pressure from Iran-backed militias to absolve certain figures.

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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.

Economy |

Yemen’s al-Riyan airport prepares to reopen
Yemen’s al-Riyan airport prepares to reopen

The airport, which was damaged by al-Qaeda and closed for four years, has been rehabilitated and will resume flights 'very soon'.