New UK naval base HMS Juffair opens in Bahrain
31 October 2015 Last updated at 22:33 GMT
Britain has stepped up its military presence in the Gulf by opening a new naval base in Bahrain.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who attended the inauguration of HMS Juffair, said the base represented a watershed moment for Britain's presence in the region.
But the trip comes amid allegations of continued human rights abuses in Bahrain.
Frank Gardner reports.