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McCain: Saudi Arms Deal With Russia Means Downturn in US-Saudi Relations

Plans by Saudi Arabia to purchase Russian arms marks a downturn in US relations with its chief ally in the Persian Gulf, US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday.

The Persian Gulf Wars to Come

The Iran deal all but guarantees that more, not less, conflict is coming to the Middle East.

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“This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.” — Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), quoted by BuzzFeed, on the nuclear deal reached [...]

US Maintains Military Presence in Gulf Region, May Use Force if Needed

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says US continues to have a sizeable military presence in the Persian Gulf region amid the Iran deal reached in Vienna on Tuesday.

Jack-Up Collapses at Maersk-Operated Al Shaheen Field Off Qatar

  A jack-up barge was badly damaged this week after it collapsed offshore Qatar at the Maersk Oil-operated Al Shaheen field in the Persian Gulf. Gulf International Services said Tuesday that the accident occurred on July 5th and involved its 2014-delivered jack-up barge “Rumailah”. Show More Summary

Kuwait names Saudi man as suicide bomber in mosque attack

Kuwait said Sunday that the bomber who killed at least 27 worshipers at a Shiite Muslim mosque on Friday had been identified as a young Saudi national who arrived in the Persian Gulf emirate only hours before the attack.

The Saudi Cables: Riyadh Offered $10B to Free Hosni Mubarak

Persian Gulf states were prepared to pay $10 billion to secure the release of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, according to top-secret cables exposed last week by WikiLeaks.

US Airlines Badly Losing US-Gulf Airline Brawl Over India Air Traffic

Three major U.S. airlines, among the biggest in the world, have jointly alleged that three prominent Persian Gulf carriers are relying on unfair government subsidies to dominate the profitable long-haul air traffic segment into the United States, mostly from India. The Big Three - American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air [...]

Iran Blasts UAE’s Repeated Territorial Claims Over Three Islands

The Iranian foreign ministry criticized the UAE for repeating its territorial claims over the three islands in the Persian Gulf.

JetBlue accuses three major U.S. airlines of stifling competition

JetBlue Airways Corp., wading into rivals' complaints about Persian Gulf carriers, said American, Delta and United airlines use international alliances with antitrust protection to stifle competition... To view the full story, click the title link.

US Needs to Heed the Growing Sunni-Shiite Rift to Avoid Atomic Pursuits Across Middle-East

Last month's meeting in the leafy confines of the Maryland presidential retreat Camp David sought to address Persian Gulf monarchies' security concerns over Iran's nuclear program and any agreement between the United States and Iran due on June 30. Show More Summary

Egyptian National Security Starts With Gulf States - Ambassador to Russia

Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohamed Elbadri said that Egypt is committed to the security of Arab states on the Persian Gulf as an extension of its own national security.

Qatar Extends Travel Ban to Freed Taliban Guantanamo Prisoners

The US and Qatar agreed on Sunday that the Persian Gulf state would keep five known militants within its borders; they were freed from Guantanamo Bay under the terms of a prisoner swap deal for US soldier Bowe Bergdahl.

Iran Set To Strengthen Trans Legal Protections

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Bill to 'protect transsexuals' goes progress despite rising intolerance of homosexuality in the Persian gulf

Iran Talks Outcome to Contribute to Stability in Persian Gulf - Lavrov

The talks between P5+1 international mediators and Tehran on the Iranian nuclear program are close to completion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Iranian Missiles Cover Entire Persian Gulf – IRGC Commander

Iran’s domestically-made long-range coast-to-sea missiles can hit targets all across the Persian Gulf, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy announced on Tuesday.

Obama signs bill giving Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal

Israel and some Persian Gulf nations worry Iran is simply delaying its nuclear ambitions to get economic sanctions lifted. The legislation would bar Obama from waiving congressional sanctions for at least 30 days while lawmakers examine any final deal.

Biz groups, labor demand crackdown on fast-growing Persian Gulf airlines

Business groups and labor unions are finding common ground in the skies. A diverse coalition of groups including the Business Council of New York State, the Association for a Better New York, the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Tell the Rich Persian Gulf States to 'Go Fish'

President Barack Obama was recently snubbed by Persian Gulf Arab leaders at a summit he threw at Camp David to pay them off for the impending U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran! By staying away and playing hard to get, the heads of...Show More Summary

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