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NewsBusted: This Wasn’t the Golf Summit the President Thought He Was Looking for!

“President Obama went to Saudi Arabia for the Persian Gulf Summit. Aides say he was disappointed because when he agreed to participate, he thought it was the Persian Golf Summit.” - NewsBusted’s Jody Miller

Holidays in Saudi Arabia? The Kingdom’s ambitious post-oil tourism plan

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

For most Western readers, a vacation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the words 'Saudi Arabia.' The Persian Gulf kingdom certainly doesn't exactly have the elements that most American or European holidaymakers...Show More Summary

Central Asia-Persian Gulf Trade Corridor Deal to be Implemented

The implementation of a deal concerning international transportation corridor, that would connect Central Asia and the Persian Gulf, will start soon, as Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry announced.

US Navy Fires Another Skipper

After an investigation, the Navy recently relieved LCDR Jeremiah Daley of command of the USS Typhoon.  The USS Typhoon is a Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship; the Navy maintains 10 ships of this class in the Persian Gulf based at Manama, Bahrain.   The USS Typhoon is one of them. LCDR Daley apparently was relieved for reasons […]

The 25 Year War, by Manlio Dinucci

First published January 16, 2016 Twenty five years ago, in the early hours of 17 January 1991, Operation Desert Storm began in the Persian Gulf. This is the war against Iraq that opens the historical phase that we are currently living. Show More Summary

Obama, Persian Gulf leaders agree to step up ISIS campaign

President doesn't lay out agreement's specifics after attending regional summit in Saudi Arabia

President Obama pledges vigilance with Iran as he wraps up Saudi Arabia trip

President Obama on Thursday pledged to remain vigilant against Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East as he tried to allay concerns of Persian Gulf allies wary of his nuclear deal with their regional rival. "None of our nations have an interest in conflict with Iran," Obama said as...

In Saudi Arabia, Obama pledges vigilance against Iran

President Barack Obama met Thursday with top officials from six Arab nations in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf. Continue reading ? The post In Saudi Arabia, Obama pledges vigilance against Iran appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama Aims to Reassure Persian Gulf Allies in Saudi Arabia

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Obama and his counterparts were expected to discuss ways to promote regional security, efforts to defeat terrorist groups and how best to deal with Iran.

Obama’s Upcoming GCC Summit: Think Outside the Box

Paul Salem Security, Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf Don't let day-to-day business swamp the agenda. President Barack Obama’s Thursday visit to Riyadh to participate in the Gulf Cooperation Council summit comes one year after his meetingShow More Summary

Obama meets with King Salman at start of Saudi Arabia visit

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama opened a brief trip to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a one-on-one meeting with King Salman in Riyadh. The visit for a Persian Gulf summit comes against the backdrop of increasingly strained U.S. Show More Summary

Obama meets with King Salman at start of Saudi Arabia visit

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The visit for a Persian Gulf summit comes against the backdrop of increasingly strained U.S. relations with the Saudis.

Obama's first farewell tour starts with damage control

In talks leading to the summit, officials from the United States and Persian Gulf states have discussed ways the U.S. can back up that reassurance, including help with new counterterrorism, military, missile defense and cybersecurity...Show More Summary

The U.S. Navy's LCS: The Ship That Won't Sink

Dan Goure Navy, warship, U.S. Navy, Littoral Combat Ship, Destroyer, Frigate, Missile, United States, Europe, Persian Gulf, China, Asia Pacific "The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is like the cat with nine lives."  The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is like the cat with nine lives. Show More Summary

Seeing And Believing

The Saudi king's visit to Ankara on the eve of the the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit may be an additional confirmation of Turkey's desire to join the ranks of the Persian Gulf monarchies.

Erdogan's Turkey Looking More and More Like a Persian Gulf Monarchy

Respected Turkish political scientist Behlul Ozkan, the author of a number of studies on 'political Islam', suggests that contemporary Turkey is starting to look less and less like an independent power, and more and more like a Gulf dependency.

Iran's $10Bln Mega Canal Could be Game Changer in Global Trade Routes

Russian experts comment on the prospects for the realization of Iran's ambitious 'trans-Iranian' canal, which would run from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf.

In Bahrain, Kerry treads carefully on human rights

MANAMA, Bahrain — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dealt delicately on Thursday with concerns about persistent human rights abuses in Bahrain, stressing America's close military ties to one of several Persian Gulf countries with which it wants to enhance cooperation on fighting the Islamic State and containing Iran. Show More Summary

Global Trump

In 1967, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson gave up on the remnants of Pax Britannica. His Labour Government pulled British forces from Malaysia, Singapore, Yemen, Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and other Persian Gulf emirates.Show More Summary

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