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Renewed unrest grips Bahrain after authorities execute activists

Jul 29 2019

DUBAI Protests broke out in Bahrain after the execution of two Shi'ite Muslim activists on terrorism-related charges revived tension over the weekend in the Sunni-led kingdom, a Western ally that has cracked down on dissent since a failed 2011 uprising.

Bahrain executes three, including Shi'ite activists

Jul 27 2019

DUBAI/CAIRO Bahrain executed on Saturday three men convicted in two separate cases, one involving the killing of a police officer and the other the killing of a mosque imam, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer

Jul 18 2019

ABOARD USS BOXER, Arabian Sea At a thumbs-up sign from a sailor, a U.S. Harrier fighter jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea as an oil tanker passes, a nautical mile away.

U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer

Jul 18 2019

ABOARD USS BOXER, Arabian Sea At a thumbs-up sign from a sailor, a U.S. Harrier fighter jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea as an oil tanker passes, a nautical mile away.

U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer

Jul 18 2019

ABOARD USS BOXER, Arabian Sea, July 18 At a thumbs-up sign from a sailor, a U.S. Harrier fighter jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea as an oil tanker passes, a nautical mile away.

Saudi Arabia moves to secure Yemen Red Sea ports after UAE drawdown

Jul 11 2019

DUBAI/ADEN Saudi Arabia's military in Yemen has moved in to secure two strategic Red Sea ports and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait after its leading ally the United Arab Emirates substantially reduced its presence there, four sources familiar with the matter said.

UAE troop drawdown in Yemen was agreed with Saudi Arabia: official

Jul 08 2019

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates had been planning its recent troop drawdown in Yemen for over a year and coordinated its move with key ally Saudi Arabia, a senior Emirati official said on Monday.

Exclusive: UAE scales down military presence in Yemen as Gulf tensions flare

Jun 28 2019

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, is scaling back its military presence there as worsening U.S.-Iran tensions threaten security closer to home, four western diplomatic sources said.

EXCLUSIVE-UAE scales down military presence in Yemen as Gulf tensions flare

Jun 28 2019

DUBAI, June 28 The United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, is scaling back its military presence there as worsening U.S.-Iran tensions threaten security closer to home, four western diplomatic sources said.

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack

Jun 19 2019

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from an oil tanker damaged in an attack last week and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin. | Video

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Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.