Gulf

Iran brags that new ‘missile cities’ are nightmare for enemies

We have ‘underground cities which house vessels and missiles’ – Brig.-Gen. Alireza Tangsiri.

Dubai International Airport
Regionalism matters for recovery from the coronavirus crisis

This will give the region, the Gulf to start – with ripple effect – a much needed boost, on which post coronavirus recovery depends on.

By LEA LANDMAN
13/06/2020
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash is seen during preparatory meeting for the G
UAE Jewish community launches Twitter account

Shortly after the account was launched in May, it attracted more than 1,000 followers interested in the day-to-day life of Jews in the UAE.

Israel’s momentous decision: The settlements or the Saudis?

While no Israeli leader has done more to promote closer ties with the Gulf States than he, Netanyahu is pursuing an “annexation first” strategy.

Iranian versions of the American RQ-170 drone which were used in a military exercise in the Gulf in
After US warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in Gulf

The US warning to mariners followed US President Donald Trump's threat last month to fire on any Iranian ships that harass US Navy vessels.

By REUTERS
20/05/2020
SAUDI ARABIA’S envoy and other Gulf states gather in Kuwait in 2017.
Amid coronavirus, Gulf states reconsider reliance on foreign labor

Under the strain of the coronavirus crisis and plummeting oil revenues, sentiment grows to replace expatriates with Gulf citizens

By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
20/05/2020
In warning to Iran, US tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the US Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from US warships.

By REUTERS
20/05/2020
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker is seen during the 53rd International Paris Air
Qatar Airways includes Israelis in perks for medical workers

Although Israel does not appear on Qatar Airways maps, a press release from the airline says that “healthcare professionals from every country in the world will be eligible for tickets.”

3D medical animation still shot showing the structure of a coronavirus
Coronavirus: Cases in Gulf Arab states surpass 100,000

Some Gulf Arab states eased anti-virus containment measures with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on April 24.

By REUTERS
11/05/2020
19 Iranians killed, 15 injured after Navy vessel hit by friendly fire

The Iranian military stressed that the incident was being investigated by "expert teams" and that "any speculation" about the incident should be avoided.

11/05/2020
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