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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.

Economy | Iran, Syria attempt to circumvent sanctions via joint bank
Iran, Syria attempt to circumvent sanctions via joint bank

Co-operation between the central banks of Syria and Iran is a blatant plot to open the door to trade and banking for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), analysts warn.

Politics | Iranian aid to Houthis prolongs Yemen conflict
Iranian aid to Houthis prolongs Yemen conflict

Iranian military support for the Houthis has extended Yemen's devastating war and compounded the suffering of its people, analysts say.

Security | 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.

Security | 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.