US Navy Fifth Fleet

Type: Organization
Name: US Navy Fifth Fleet
Description: United States Naval Forces Central Command/United States 5th Fleet help ensure peace and stability and protect America's vital interests in a 7.5 million square mile area of responsibility comprised of eastern Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Its configuration includes a Carrier Strike Group, Amphibious Ready Group or Expeditionary Strike Group, and other ships and aircraft with approximately 20,000 people serving afloat and 3,000 support personnel ashore
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Two Chinese Destroyers Arrive At Iranian Port

On September 21 two Chinese destroyers arrived at Iran's Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas.  The puts the destroyers on the east side of the Gulf while the U.S. Fifth Fleet is currently located on the west, at Bahrain.  AFP reports  that the ... [Published Breitbart Feed - 13 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

COLUMN-In search for security, China's navy enters Strait of Hormuz: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Bandar Abbas, home of Iran's navy and the main port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, is currently hosting two Chinese naval vessels on ... [Published CNBC - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain Court Upholds Five-Year Jail Terms for Activists

:38A Bahraini appeals court Sunday confirmed five-year jail terms imposed on nine Shiites, among them a photojournalist and an online activist, for calling for the overthrow of the Sunni monarchy, a judicial source said.Dozens of Bahraini Shiites have ... [Published Naharnet - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain releases prominent human rights activist awaiting trial

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's ministry of interior said on Thursday it had released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja from detention as she awaits trial, amid international criticism of her treatment. A tweet from the ministry said a travel ban had ... [Published Sharenet - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain Rights Activist Bailed ahead of Trial

Bahrain human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was bailed Thursday pending trial for assaulting police officers, her lawyer said, following a plea from civil society groups from around the world.Khawaja, a director of the Beirut-based Gulf Center for ... [Published Naharnet - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain Activist Khawaja on Hunger Strike, Daughter Arrested

Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has been on hunger strike for a week seeking release, his lawyer said on Sunday, adding that authorities have arrested his daughter at the airport."Abdulhadi is continuing with the hunger strike he began on ... [Published Naharnet - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain detains Shi'ite rights activist on arrival at airport

"Maryam told me that she will be transferred to the court tomorrow," her mother, Khadija al-Musawi, told Reuters, adding that her daughter, who holds dual Bahraini and Danish citizenship, was coming back from Denmark.Charges against al-Khawaja include ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain denies inviting back US official after diplomatic spat

Bahrain has denied claims made by the US Department of State that it has invited Tom Malinowski to return to the Gulf kingdom, less than two months after being ordered to leave in a diplomatic spat.Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla, Bahrain's Undersecretary ... [Published Arabian Business - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 4 reports

Coast Guard Fires Single Warning Shot at Iranian Dhow

Updated: August 27, 2014 8:55 AMUS Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB-1326) in 2005. US Navy PhotoA Coast Guard small boat sent to intercept an Iranian dhow fired a warning shot after the crew of the dhow charged and aimed a .50-caliber weapon at the Coast ... [Published USNI - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain police post firebombed in Sitra: Ministry

Assailants hurled Molotov cocktails at a Bahraini police post in a Shiite village near the capital Manama overnight, an interior ministry official said on Tuesday.Security forces "repulsed the terrorist attack against the police post in Sitra," the official ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Shiites protest Bahrain’s ‘naturalisation’ of foreigners

Thousands of Shiites protested in Bahrain yesterday against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. The Shiite opposition accuses Sunni-ruled ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Aug 24 2014]
Entities: Bahrain, Shia Islam, Protest
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 2 reports

Liveblogging World War II: June 21, 1944 (US Time): Battle of the Philippine Sea

Battle of the Philippine Sea - Wikipedia : The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a decisive naval battle of World War II which eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place ... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Jun 21 2014]

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Xi pledged to cooperate with the Maldives and Sri Lanka on "peace, stability and prosperity" as well as "port construction and operation, maritime economy and security, and the construction of a maritime transportation center in the Indian Ocean" according to People's Daily
"Khawaja was freed today but has been prohibited from leaving Bahrain pending her appearance in court" Mohammed al-Jishi said, describing her release on bail as a "positive measure."
...everything is back to normal, even if only 5-10% of voters take part," Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain's leading human rights activist, told the Guardian. "But we will have another four years of problems if we don't solve them before elections."
The prisoner's condition was "stable even though he suffered from hypo-tension two days ago" said Jishi of the last time he saw his client

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Eye on Iran: Deadline Passed, No Sign of Breakt... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 27 2014]
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U.S., Iran boats have brief hostile encounter [Published Iran Focus - Aug 27 2014]
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HRW Urges Bahrain to Scrap Law on Revoking Citi... [Published Naharnet - Aug 21 2014]
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Two Chinese Destroyers Arrive At Iranian Port [Published Breitbart Feed - 13 hours ago]
On September 21 two Chinese destroyers arrived at Iran's Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas.  The puts the destroyers on the east side of the Gulf while the U.S. Fifth Fleet is currently located on the west, at Bahrain.  AFP reports  that the ...
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br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]--> Join UANI             Top Stories Reuters: "Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N.concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act toinfluence a key ...
Shiites protest Bahrain’s ‘naturali... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Aug 24 2014]
Thousands of Shiites protested in Bahrain yesterday against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. The Shiite opposition accuses Sunni-ruled ...
Destroyer Squadron 7 Changes Command [Published militaryfeed.com - Jul 15 2014]
SINGAPORE (NNS) — Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 held a change of command ceremony at Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific in Singapore, July 14. Capt. Paul J. Schlise turned over command to Capt. Fred W. Kacher, who had recently served as DESRON ...
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