Persian Gulf

U.S. to remove patriots, forces out of Persian Gulf region

U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the Pentagon to start removing Patriot anti-missile systems, other military hardware and forces from the Persian Gulf region and could deploy them elsewhere to counter Russia and China, the Wall Street Journal …

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Iran to change oil export to Oman Sea terminals

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a major oil pipeline will be launched in the near future that will enable the country to export much of its oil via the Sea of Oman. "We have two major projects to inaugurate in the coming …

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Turkey’s normalization paradigm: Israel, Egypt, Gulf

“Normalization” is the buzzword around Turkey’s foreign policy this year and finally it seems that some results have been achieved. Turkish officials recently revealed that talks between Turkey and Egypt were underway regarding the restoration of ties and energy-related cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean

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Massive sandstorm hits Gulf countries

This weekend a powerful sandstorm descended on several countries in the Persian Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The weather took a turn for the worse on Friday evening, with strong winds throwing clouds of dust and sand …

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Iran holds aerial, naval drills off Hormuz Strait

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is conducting large-scale aerial and naval drills off the strategic Strait of Hormuz and in the Persian Gulf, with the country’s first domestic multi-purpose satellite monitoring the …

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Saudi Arabia and UAE call for de-escalation

US allies in the Arab Gulf have loudly pushed for hawkish policies by Washington to pressure, isolate and cripple Iran, but this high-stakes strategy is now being put to the test by the unexpected US strike that killed Iran’s most …

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World's airlines suspend flights over Iraq and Iran

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq. …

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Rouhani urges to form Gulf Coalition for Hope

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invited regional countries to join a "Coalition for Hope" in the Persian Gulf in which he said they would pledge non-aggression and non-interference in one another's affairs. …

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