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Speaking exclusively to Asharq Al-Awsat, Dr. al-Ammar revealed that he expected the GCC ministers to refer this issue to a specialist committee who will prepare certain steps to solve this at the highest levels, including referring it to the United
United Arab Emirates (AP) The Gulf has been the slow burn of the Arab uprisings. The fraternity of rulers in the oil-rich region has remained intact with tactics ranging from withering force in Bahrain to arrests of perceived dissenters in the United
United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. navy says it has rescued 10 mariners who claim to be Iranian from a burning boat in the Gulf of Oman. Wednesday's rescue by the USS James E. Williams is at least the seventh involving Iranian
Iran has expanded its fleet of fast-attack boats and submarines in the Persian Gulf in a bid to quickly destroy US ships if hostilities erupt, according to analysts. US and Middle Eastern analysts claimed that the new systems, many of them developed
The focus will be on countering efforts by a hypothetical extremist group to mine crucial waterways in the Gulf, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Gulf of Oman. The exercise though will not extend into the Strait of Hormuz, presumably to avoid
United Arab Emirates (AP) — In the span of just a few hours, announcements bouncing between Tehran and Washington showed the direction of their showdown: New issues are piling up even as Western envoys try to find a path to move nuclear talks forward.
U.S. 5th Fleet based in Bahrain, said Washington had the naval ship USS Ponce to the Gulf to support mine clearance activities. This is a move to strengthen the latest in the region of U.S. tensions with Iran amid simmering.
With Iran's economy reeling from Western sanctions over its disputed nuclear programme and the regime threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, the US Navy is not taking any chances as regional tensions run high. The Bahrain-based US 5 th Fleet
More than 24.7 million tourists Arabia arrived in Malaysia during 2011, Tourism Malaysia officials told Arab News on Sunday. A spokesperson at Tourism Malaysia office in Dubai said Saudi Arabia topped from the Gulf with 87,693 tourists. Malaysia
Navy has announced that it assisted an Iranian fishing vessel in distress in the Gulf, the fourth such incident this year in an area marked by tension between Washington and Tehran...Fifth Fleet said in a statement late Tuesday that forces from the