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The joint drills are aimed at enhancing the two country's ability to fight illegal maritime activities, including smuggling, as well developing maritime surveillance.

The latest in an upsurge of cross-border attacks has sparked a fire at a Saudi oil facility on Friday, authorities said.

Saudi Arabia launches military <em>drills</em> after Houthi attacks

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Saudi Arabia launches military drills after Houthi attacks

The drills follow Saudi-led coalition strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast <em>naval</em> exercise

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US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

The US, FRance, Belgium and Japan hold a naval exercise in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman despite tensions with Iran over the ...

Turkey's military heads join <em>naval</em> <em>drills</em> off Aegean

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Turkey's military heads join naval drills off Aegean

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Saturday that Turkey would not give up on its rights in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Iran, Russia start joint naval drill in Indian Ocean

The joint naval exercise will bring together units from the Iranian army and paramilitary IRGC, as well as Russia's navy, according to an Iranian drill spokesman.

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Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

State media quoted the chief of the army's ground force as saying the "smart" missile is capable of operating under "any weather condition".

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Iran’s Guard begins ground forces drill near Iraqi border

The report said the annual exercise, dubbed the “great prophet,” is ongoing in the southwest of the country and has aimed at readiness and ...

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

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How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

US Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

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US Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

Vice Admiral Samuel Paparo described having a "healthy respect" for Iran's navy.

Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing Erdogan

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Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing Erdogan

Turkey condemned a headline in a Greek newspaper that insulted the president.

Turkey open to talks but ‘determined’, Erdogan tells Merkel

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Turkey open to talks but ‘determined’, Erdogan tells Merkel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that he was open to ‘constructive’ talks with ...

Turkey in energy exploration talks with Libya: official

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Turkey in energy exploration talks with Libya: official

Turkey is in talks with Libya's UN-backed government to explore potential oil and gas reserves both onshore and offshore in the eastern ...

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Erdogan: Greece must enter talks or 'face the consequences'

The Turkish president had strong words to say to Greece as the situation in the Mediterranean heats up.

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Turkey's defence minister flies F-16 jet over Aegean Sea

'We are not seeking tension,' claimed Turkey's defence minister after flying a fighter jet over the Aegean Sea, where tensions with Greece are ...

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Turkey says Russia will hold live-fire exercises in Med

Moscow will conduct naval drills in areas where Turkey is currently searching for energy resources.

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Turkey slams US easing of arms embargo on Cyprus

Ankara said the move will hinder hopes for 'peace and stability' in the tense eastern Mediterranean.

Erdogan calls French, Greek leaders 'greedy and incompetent'

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Erdogan calls French, Greek leaders 'greedy and incompetent'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out Sunday at leaders of France and Greece, calling them "greedy and incompetent" for challenging ...

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Turkey stages new military exercises in eastern Mediterranean

Turkey said it would carry out "shooting exercises" from Saturday until 11 September near Cyprus, indicating tensions were still high with ...

Turkey and Greece engage in mock jet 'dogfight'

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Turkey and Greece engage in mock jet 'dogfight'

Turkey and Greece clashed in the air as fighter jets engaged along the Mediterranean.

Escalating tensions in eastern Mediterranean

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Escalating tensions in eastern Mediterranean

The area has long been a source of acrimony between Greece and Turkey, and Ankara's appetite has been whetted by discoveries of large gas ...

Turkey to hold new exercises, hits out at France

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Turkey to hold new exercises, hits out at France

Turkey will follow up its Wednesday war games staged with a US navy ship with new "gunnery exercises" at the edge of its territorial waters next ...

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