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Sunday, June 07, 2015

Work to start on new base

Work is due to start on a new British naval base in Bahrain that aims to deter regional threats and maintain security in the Gulf and wider region.

UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond signed a memorandum of understanding with Bahrain's government in December to set up a permanent naval base here.

It is expected to accommodate Britain's new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers and Type 45 destroyers.

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