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Iranian Ship Trains A Weapon On USS Eisenhower In The Persian Gulf

An Iranian weapon positioned on a smell vessel was pointed at an American Navy helicopter on Saturday. The incident happened in international waters as the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier was making its way along the Strait of Hormuz. Show More Summary

Iranian Vessel Pointed Weapon At US Military Helicopter

Two months ago, a U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship in the Persian Gulf changed course after what the US military subsequently described was an Iranian fast-attack craft "harassing" it by coming within 100 yards. At the time Defense Department...Show More Summary

Bahrain preparing for 2017 Boys’ U19 World Championship

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 28, 2016 - The eyes of the volleyball world will be back on Bahrain from August 18 to 27, when the kingdom in the Persian Gulf will host the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship – one of the biggest volleyball events in the country’s history.

A Carefree Getaway Just Off the Persian Gulf

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Art in an Emirate and snorkeling in Oman during a rare escape to a region known for turbulence rather than tourism.

Sequencing of environmental DNA offers information on whale shark populations

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Denmark, the U.K. and Qatar was able to calculate whale shark populations in the Persian Gulf using only environmental DNA (eDNA) found in seawater samples. In their paper publishedShow More Summary

Iranian Floating Storage Tankers Exit Persian Gulf

By Matthew Wheatley, Oil Analyst, Genscape (Genscape) – During the week ending November 11, three vessels, used for floating storage in Iran, left the Persian Gulf for destinations in India and South Korea, according to Genscape. Floating storage is often used to leverage a rising oil price. Show More Summary

Honoring Our Veterans

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

On Veterans Day 2016, you can honor a veteran by adding them to a website with a map. You'll find pictures, histories, tributes, and locations for quite a few veterans already, from both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the conflicts in between. Show More Summary

Iran, France, And China To Develop $6 Billion Gas Field In The Persian Gulf

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The deal marks the first Western energy investment in Iran since the loosening of sanctions in January.

Debris, Pilot Error Caused 2015 Jet Crash in Persian Gulf: Navy

An F/A-18F fighter jet that crashed into the Persian Gulf last year ingested debris as it took off.

Does America Know What It's Doing in the Middle East?

Christopher A. Preble Security, Middle East More U.S. troops and patience won’t fix what ails the region. The United States has been heavily involved in the greater Middle East, including the Persian Gulf, parts of North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Afghanistan in Central Asia, for over forty-seven years. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Should Pay A Tax To America For Every Barrel Of Oil It Sells To China

Saudi Arabia should pay America a fee for the service of securing the flow of its oil through the Persian Gulf to China, and affording it the ability to compete effectively against China’s other major supplier, Russia. Long before the fracking revolution, relations between Saudi Arabia and America were based on [...]

Did Iran Launch Missiles at US Warships?

Iran has been harassing U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf for some time, and on each occasion the Iranians appear to have been bolder in what looks like a naval game of chicken.

Dubai crowned as Gulf region’s top smart city

2 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

A new study has ranked Dubai as the top smart city in the Persian Gulf region, thanks to its strategic vision and practical approach. An article by Computer News Middle East reported on the recent study by research firm Navigant Consulting. Show More Summary

Researchers examine construction accidents in Gulf region

Inadequate training, limited use of safety equipment and a lack of government oversight contribute to deaths and injuries among construction workers in the rapidly developing Arabian Gulf region, also known as the Persian Gulf, a UT Dallas study found.

ABOUT TIME. Barack Obama Finally Lets the US Navy Defend Itself In the Persian Gulf (VIDEO)

Twice this week, the Arleigh Burke-class US Navy destroyer, USS Mason, came under missile attacks from Iranian funded and guided rebels in Yemen. The first attack was fairly simple. A land based anti-ship missile was fired using optical sites. Show More Summary

Iranian coastal waters: New home to a rarely seen venomous sea snake

(Pensoft Publishers) Günther's sea snake is a rarely seen venomous snake with distribution thought to stretch from the Malay Peninsula to Pakistan. Scientists, studying sea snake diversity in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, confirmed...Show More Summary

Saudi king could be killed by his son, says shadowy Iranian general

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The war of words between regional nemeses Iran and Saudi Arabia keeps rumbling on. Much to the ire of Tehran, the Saudi military conducted live-fire naval exercises in the Persian Gulf, which borders the two countries, and along the Strait of Hormuz. A statement from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval forces said that "this war game is mainly to create […]

White House Approves Boeing, Lockheed Fighter Sales To Gulf States

After a lengthy delay, the White House has approved proposed sales of Boeing and Lockheed Martin fighters to three Persian Gulf states and begun informal notification of Congress that the transactions are pending. Under the standard procedures governing foreign military sales, Congress will have a set period of time to [...]

Iran's Close Encounters With the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf

Jonathan Ruhe, Blake Fleisher Iranian Naval Activity, Persian Gulf The IRGC Navy has a sizable fleet of relatively small, high speed and highly-maneuverable attack craft. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is stepping up its harassment of U.S. Show More Summary

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