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Growth of Persian Gulf airlines poses threat to U.S. carriers

The nation’s three largest airlines and their labor unions are usually fierce business rivals. But in the last few months, these often-warring groups have joined forces against three Persian Gulf carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways.

The fight for the open skies

What is at stake in the battle over US airlines' allegations of unfair state subsidies to three Persian Gulf carriers?

Bahrain Wants Russia to Help it Create a National Search Engine

Russia may reportedly help the Persian Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain create its own national web-search systems and develop data centers for protection against the impact of other countries.

Cardinals call up MLB's first U.S. Naval Academy grad since 1921

Mitch Harris prepared for his baseball career by throwing in the Persian Gulf.

Iran Foreign Minister: We’re Totally Ready To Move On And Discuss The Wider “Persian Gulf Region”

The NY Times has decided to give Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a platform to discuss Iranian objectives, which would not be such

Britain Plans to Open First Persian Gulf Naval Base by Late 2016

Britain's Ambassador to Bahrain said that the new British naval base will allow the UK to station next-generation aircraft carriers in the region.

The Iran deal sharpens the Persian Gulf region’s sectarian divide

This post is part of the “Iran and the Nuclear Deal” symposium. How has the Iran nuclear framework deal affected Sunni-Shiite tensions in the Persian Gulf region? In an ideal world, the framework should begin to lower the region’s sectarian tensions, paving the way for a new era of interdependence. As Iran’s moderates ascend and […]

How Iran's Rise Could Mean the End of Oil Kingdoms

As Iran faces a lifting of sanctions, it will likely compete with Persian Gulf countries for the large yet competitive Chinese market. At the same time, Iran warns that Saudi Arabia could disintegrate from the Yemen conflict.

U.S. airlines accused of hypocrisy in subsidy debate

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The war of words between three state-owned Persian Gulf airlines and three major U.S. carriers has turned into a war of numbers.

U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

When Iran "Deal" Falls Apart, The Pentagon Is Ready: America's Most Destructive "Bunker Buster" Gets An Upgrade

Two weeks ago we noticed something quite "persuasive": ahead of the culmination of the March 31 April 2 Iran nuclear negotiations, the US had dispatched a huge naval presence to the Persian Gulf as part of "Eagle Resolve" a military exercise held in plain view of the Iranian coastline. Show More Summary

Ahoy! Oil Tankers Form Four-Mile Line In Persian Gulf As Iran Talks Stoke Supply Glut Fears

With the US set to run out of on-land storage in the space of just three months and with the Iran nuclear deal still stuck in “tentative,” “maybe/maybe not,” purgatory (i.e. “we agree on the outline of a plan which will pave the wayShow More Summary

Take a Look at a 1948 Scientist's Fish Drawings 

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Donald Erdman was a scientific aide in the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum (later the National Museum of Natural History) from 1947 to 1950. In 1948, Erdman was part of a fisheries survey of the Persian Gulf and Red Sea under the Arabian American Oil Company. Show More Summary

Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter in the Gulf

An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned. The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military officials because the unsafe maneuver […]

Arabian Sandstorm Makes Dubai Look Like Mars (PHOTOS)

An impressive sandstorm whipped across the Arabian Peninsula on Thursday, sending a sea of red-hued dust across the desert and towards the major economic hubs of the Persian Gulf. The storm’s strong winds were caused by a high pressure...Show More Summary

How Morocco’s unions took advantage of the Arab uprisings

Research on the Arab uprisings has tended to focus on states that experienced regime change or major violence. But Arab regimes that never came close to collapse, such as in Morocco, Jordan and the Persian Gulf states, experienced popular protests that thrust open political opportunity structures. Show More Summary

Military Operation in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and a number of Persian Gulf states launches a military operation in Yemen, having declared the intention to defend the country's legitimate government from the Houthi militants

Roots of New Gulf Crisis: Situation in Yemen in 2004-2015 in Facts

On March 26, Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf countries embarked on a military operation in Yemen. The operation started following a request from Yemen's President Hadi for military aid.

UAE Fears Houthi Missile Threat to Gulf States, Joins Airstrikes in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is taking part in the military operation against the Houthi militant group in Yemen because of a perceived missile threat to the Persian Gulf states, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash said Thursday.

Persian Gulf countries say they will protect Yemen from Shiite rebel attacks

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Five Gulf states said Thursday that they will protect Yemen’s embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against Shiite rebels that have closed in on the city of Aden, where he took refuge after fleeing the capital Sanaa. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE said they “have...

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