The Russian foreign minister will meet with the representatives of BRICS and Persian Gulf states among others.
The United States and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf should each contribute up to $1.7 billion in support of the countries in the Middle East hosting the largest share of migrants, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday.
The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, currently in the Persian Gulf, will pull out in the fall without a immediate replacement. This means there will be no American flattop in the economically and strategically critical body of water — a first since 2007 —...
Progressive socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt, said on Saturday we are in need of a new Doha or an island in the Persian Gulf or the Indian Ocean to address the presidential election and the electoral law issues, NNA reported. The Doha accord in 2008 ended the presidential vacuum and resulted in the election […]
0 (Or Very Close To It): The number of Syrian refugees who have been formally resettled in the wealthy states of the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain. The United States now accepts about 70,000 refugees from conflicts and persecution per year, but has been slow to accept Syrians.
This crazy Heads Up Display camera video, supposedly shot in the Persian Gulf in 2003, shows a fighter landing aboard a carrier in a full-blown sandstorm. The pilot flies on instruments when at the last second the carrier materializes...Show More Summary
The Persian Gulf dust storm on Sept. 3. See Pakalolo's post below. Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Spotlight can be seen here. Show More Summary
As refugees from Syria stream into Europe, the Gulf Arab financial and diplomatic sponsors of Syria's rebel groups have taken in zero refugees from the conflict.
President Obama and King Salman meet in Riyadh in January, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster-file) In a move to allay the Persian Gulf state’s concerns over the Iran nuclear deal, the Pentagon is finalizing a $1 billion arms agreement with Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary
“On Friday, a new production of Iftah Ya Simsim, the Arabic cousin of Sesame Street that ended in 1990, will have its premiere on nine channels across the Gulf Cooperation Council countries of the Persian Gulf.”
A new production of “Iftah Ya Simsim” will have its premiere Friday across the Persian Gulf.
Associated Press Turn on the afterburner: Oil’s nearly vertical three-day ascent is the biggest since 1990. This snap back in crude-oil prices has been downright vertical. A three-day rally was good for a whopping 27.5% (as measured by front-month oil futures) – that’s the biggest rise over any three-day stretch Aug. 6, 1990. Many readers […]
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges, a U.S. study said on Monday.
One striking feature of the first debate featuring the top tier GOP presidential candidates was how many of them described Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Persian Gulf as “friends” of the United States. And clearly that is a bipartisan...Show More Summary
Last week was a heart pounding week for the oil markets. This week looks like it could be even worse. The Persian Gulf oil exporters, whose Sunday market open can
On July 29, 2015, a South Korean intelligence official announced that Yemeni rebels had purchased 20 Scud missiles from North Korea. These missiles were subsequently fired into Saudi Arabia, in response to Saudi aggression in Yemen.Show More Summary
The immediate aftermath of the Persian Gulf War saw the unfolding of one of the worst ecological and human catastrophes of the modern era with the destruction of the marshes of southern Iraq. Most accounts, including Iraq’s own 2005 constitution, attribute this double ecocide-genocide to Saddam Hussein’s drive for sectarian domination and vengeance against the […]
The Hill reports that the Navy will pull the USS Theodore Roosevelt from the Persian Gulf in October. The Roosevelt is providing about 20% of the air strikes against ISIS. It’s replacement, the USS Harry Truman won’t arrive in the Gulf until later in the winter. The Pentagon has it all figured out, though. They […]
With a nuclear Iran, the U.S. will either have to significantly change how it deploys to the Middle East and Persian Gulf, or get out of harm's way.
Bahrain, like many other Persian Gulf states, has a large migrant worker community. It is estimated that more than half of the country's 1.4 million population is made of migrants, many of whom travel from places such as South Asia to find work in the country. Often they end up doing menial jobs in precarious legal positions: A […]