Commander of US Middle East forces in Navy’s Fifth Fleet base found dead in Bahrain

The top US Navy officer in charge of American naval operations throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia has been found dead in Bahrain, home to US military’s Fifth Fleet naval force, which he commanded. Vice Admiral Scott A. Stearney was found dead at his residence in Bahrain, said a statement issued Saturday by Chief of US Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, adding that Pentagon’s Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior were cooperating on the investigation of Stearney’s death. According to Press TV, the commanding…

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UN aircraft moves 50 wounded Ansarullah fighters to Oman for treatment

A group of 50 wounded fighters from the Yemeni Ansarullah movement have been flown out of the war-torn country for treatment as part of measures aimed at paving the way for planned peace talks brokered by the United Nations after nearly four years of war. The wounded Ansarullah fighters along with their escorts and a team of doctors left Sana’a International Airport for Oman on a UN-chartered flight on Monday. A UN source confirmed that the wounded had been evacuated from the Yemeni capital in what was a “confidence-building measure”…

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