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
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Bahrain court revokes citizenship of nine over arms smuggling: agency

CALGARY - Encana Corp. is speeding along plans to shift its focus toward lucrative liquids with a US$7.1-billion deal to buy Athlon Energy Inc., giving it an entry …NEW YORK, N.Y. - The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Who’s who in the battle against the Islamic State group

WASHINGTON – More than 50 countries, including more than a dozen Western ones, are taking part one way or another in a coalition to defeat the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, according to U.S. officials.About 30 nations agreed in mid-September ... [Published Japan Times - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Jailed Bahrain activist ends hunger strike

By AFP | AFP  –Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for plotting to overthrow the regime, has ended a month-long hunger strike, his lawyer said Thursday."He believes that he has attracted attention to his case, and decided ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain to Hold First Post-Uprising Parliament Vote in November

King Hamad has set a November 22 date for Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since a Shiite-led uprising rocked the Sunni-ruled Gulf state in 2011.The main Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, which made slender gains in the last poll held in 2010, ... [Published Naharnet - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain Confirms Its Jets Joined US-led Strikes on Jihadists

Bahrain confirmed Tuesday that its warplanes joined those of other Gulf monarchies in bombing jihadist positions as part of a US-led coalition against extremists in Syria and Iraq, an official said."A formation of Bahrain Royal Air Force aircraft, joining ... [Published NewsMax.com - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 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 - Sep 22 2014]
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 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 23 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 2 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

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"He believes that he has attracted attention to his case, and decided to bring his hunger strike to an end on Tuesday" said lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi
"A formation of Bahrain Royal Air Force aircraft, joining brotherly air forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council and other friendly and allied forces... bombed and destroyed several positions and selected targets belonging to terrorist organisations" the defence official said
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
"We stand in solidarity with Maryam and all other human rights defenders wrongly imprisoned by your government for their work and beliefs" it added

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Who’s who in the battle against the Islamic Sta... [Published Japan Times - Sep 28 2014]
China's navy seeks security in Strait of Hormuz [Published Japan Times - Sep 26 2014]
Jailed Bahrain activist ends hunger strike [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 25 2014]
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Two Chinese Destroyers Arrive At Iranian Port [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 22 2014]
COLUMN-In search for security, China's navy ent... [Published CNBC - Sep 22 2014]
China, Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises [Published Tempo.co - Sep 22 2014]
Bahrain Court Upholds Five-Year Jail Terms for ... [Published Naharnet - Sep 21 2014]
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Bahrain releases prominent human rights activis... [Published Sharenet - Sep 18 2014]
Danger on the High Seas: Are Private Security F... [Published National Interest - Sep 09 2014]
Bahrain urged to free rights activist [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 09 2014]
Game changers - five of the 20th century’s most... [Published Naval Technology - Sep 09 2014]
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Bahrain Activist Khawaja on Hunger Strike, Daug... [Published Naharnet - Aug 31 2014]
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Bahrain denies inviting back US official after ... [Published Arabian Business - Aug 29 2014]
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]
Bahrain police post firebombed in Sitra: Ministry [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 27 2014]
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Piracy in the Indian Ocean: Perils on the high ... [Published South East Missourian - Aug 26 2014]
Shiites protest Bahrain’s ‘naturali... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Aug 24 2014]
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Two Chinese Destroyers Arrive At Iranian Port [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 22 2014]
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 ...
Eye on Iran: Deadline Passed, No Sign of Breakt... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 27 2014]
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 ...
Bahrain summons top opposition leader for quest... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Jul 09 2014]
Bahrain's main Shiite Muslim opposition group said yesterday the interior ministry had summoned its leader for interrogation after he met a visiting US official who was subsequently ordered to leave the kingdom.Bahrain is a ally of Washington in a volatile ...
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