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

last weekNews : 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

last weekNews : 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

last monthNews : 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

Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, forced overboard from two boats last week, came ashore in war-torn Yemen. They were hoping to find work in the countries of the Persian Gulf.

USS Nimitz Reports Another "Dangerous" Interaction With Iranian Drone

As the world focuses on the escalating rhetoric between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un of North Korea, Iranian forces seem to also be growing increasingly hostile toward American Navy operations in the Persian Gulf with the AP reporting a second "dangerous" encounter with an Iranian drone in the span of less than a week. Show More Summary

US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone

The U.S. Navy says it had a second tense encounter with an unarmed Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf in recent days. The 5th Fleet in Bahrain said Tuesday the … Click to Continue »

Navy Extends USS Nimitz Stay in Middle East

The Navy informed families Saturday that the USS Nimitz will extend its stay in the Persian Gulf.

Saudi Aramco Awards First Major Contract for $5 Billion Maritime Yard in Gulf

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Saudi Aramco has signed the first major contract for Saudi Arabia’s $5.2 billion maritime and shipbuilding complex planned for the Persian Gulf. The contract was awarded to a consortium of Saudi Archirodon Company Ltd and Huta Hegerfeld...Show More Summary

Iran Drone Buzzes U.S. Navy F/A-18 Jet In Persian Gulf, Forcing Evasive Action

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The drone came within a 100-foot perimeter of the jet as it attempted to land on the USS Nimitz.

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