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A Saudi prince is shaking up the Middle East — and may be pushing it toward war

From the rocky Mediterranean coast to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, an impetuous young Saudi Arabian crown prince is making waves across the Mideast, exploiting and exacerbating the region’s deep sectarian divides. Why, many wonder, is Mohammed bin Sultan, the 32-year-old heir apparent to...

Study Brings New Hope for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

More than a quarter of the nearly 700,000 US veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s have been diagnosed with Gulf War Illness. And up to 2.5 million Americans are believed to be affected by chronic fatigue syndrome. Despite symptoms ranging from pain...

Iranian cartoonists bite back at Trump's 'Arabian Gulf' comment

Even the fish were laughing at Donald Trump in the cartoon exhibition in Tehran where satirists gave a biting response to the US president, who infuriated Iranians by calling the Gulf "Arabian" rather than "Persian". If there was one...Show More Summary

How America and Iran Almost Went to War

Edward Chang Security, Pres. Barack Obama assembled an armada in the Persian Gulf. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, is arguably the most significant foreign policy achievement of former U.S. Show More Summary

Incident Video: Cargo Ship Sinks in Persian Gulf

An Iranian cargo ship sank in the Persian Gulf off Kuwait City on Monday and the entire incident was caught on video. According to media reports, all six crew members escaped the sinking ship and were rescued by nearby vessels. In the...Show More Summary

Use Globalization for the Gospel

The four corners of the world are now in your neighborhood. Although Dubai is an Arabian city on the Persian Gulf, there are still Starbucks everywhere. Within these coffee shops you find a microcosm of the city. Women—fully coveredShow More Summary

News Analysis: Trump at U.N. Talks Up, But Does Not Press, Mideast Peace

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

President Trump will try to resolve the feud in the Persian Gulf, but not the one between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Iran Threatens to Destroy Israel's Tel Aviv, But Gulf Arab States Appear Closer to Former Foe

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of Iran's army, said there would be no Israel in 25 years. His Arab rivals in the Persian Gulf appear to differ.

In Persian Gulf, computer hacking now a cross-border fear

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From suspected Iranian cyberattacks on Saudi Arabia to leaked emails causing consternation among nominally allied Arab nations, state-sponsored hacks have become an increasing worry among countriesShow More Summary

Iran Says It Confronted, Turned Away U.S. Vessel In Persian Gulf; U.S. NAVCENT Denies

An Iranian warship confronted an American warship in the Gulf and warned it to stay away from a damaged Iranian fishing boat, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday, but the U.S. Navy denied any direct contact with Iranian forces. Show More Summary

Qatar giving $30 million to help Harvey victims in Texas

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Qatar is donating $30 million to help people in Texas recover from Harvey, its ambassador said Thursday, as the Persian Gulf nation works to show it's a constructive global player amid a diplomatic crisis with its neighbors.

Bahrain is named Best Expat Destinations of 2017

2 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

According to 13,000 expats, the small country in the Persian Gulf ranks high in terms of the ease of settling in, jobs, work-life balance and family life.

In the Persian Gulf, Iran’s drones pose rising threat to U.S.

To counter the threat, Pentagon experts are searching for new ways to deter, defeat or disable the drones. Continue reading ? The post In the Persian Gulf, Iran’s drones pose rising threat to U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

In the Persian Gulf, Iran's Drones Pose Rising Threat to US

High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz.

In the Persian Gulf, Iran's drones pose rising threat to US

High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz. The drone buzzes across the sky at … Click to Continue »

Netanyahu's Priorities and U.S. Responses

Paul R. Pillar Israel Iran, Middle East Recently I wrote about the two-sided Saudi policy on Iran, in which Riyadh sees good reason to take quiet steps to reduce tension with its neighbor across the Persian Gulf while still making alarm...Show More Summary

Iran's Supreme Leader Mocks Trump In Tweet About Charlottesville

At least two times over the past week, Iran's military has seemingly provoked the U.S. Navy by using its Sadegh drones to shadow the USS Nimizt aircraft carrier operating in the Persian Gulf while creating a "dangerous" operating environment...Show More Summary

Detente in the Persian Gulf is in Everyone's Interests

Paul R. Pillar Iran Saudi Arabia, Middle East Regimes that crave U.S. support in their regional rivalries are apt to strike two different postures that may seem contradictory but really aren’t.  They publicly play up the supposed threatening...Show More Summary

On a Kuwaiti Island, Relics of the Gulf War

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Step onto Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf, which was seized by Iraqi forces during the invasion of Kuwait. Bullet-riddled and abandoned buildings mark this remnant of the gulf war.

The civil war continues in Qatif (Saudi Arabia)

Since the end of 2011, a number of anti-government demonstrations have taken place at Qatif (the Saudi province on the Persian Gulf). For three months, the “Eagles of Nayef “ (the Saudi police unit that extinguished the revolution in Bahrain) “have been maintaining order there”. Show More Summary

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