- Gulf crisis: Close up to stricken oil tanker with the US Navy
The BBC's Mark Lowen sees the damage caused to one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman.
BBC News. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:54:53 GMT.
- Kuwait emir in Iraq amid tension over suspected tanker attacks
Kuwait and Iraq call for 'wisdom' as Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah's visits Baghdad for the first time since 2012.
Al Jazeera. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:37:01 GMT.
- 2022 World Cup bids: Michel Platini is among 16 of 22 men who voted - what happened to them?
Michel Platini's grilling by police in Paris is the latest major development in the investigation into corruption and the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Daily Mail. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:11:29 GMT.
- Saudi leadership responsible for Khashoggi murder, UN report says
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi was a crime perpetrated at the highest levels of the Saudi Arabian power structure, according to a new report published by U.N.
ABC News. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:51:17 -0400.
- Nearly 100,000 civilians have been killed in ongoing Yemen war, report finds
Almost 100,000 civilians have been killed since 2015 as the Yemen war rages on, according to new data unveiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).
Hollie Mckay. Fox News. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:13:31 GMT.
- US alleges tanker hit by mine resembling Iran's
A Japanese-owned tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a limpet mine resembling those used by Iran, the US military said Wednesday, as the Islamic republic slammed accusations against it. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:31:39 -0400.
- 'Credible evidence' Saudi crown prince is liable for Khashoggi killing, UN says
Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution, and the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible for what happened under international human rights law, a UN report concludes.
CBC News. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:21:19 EDT.
- Evidence suggests Saudi Crown Prince is liable for Khashoggi murder
Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince may be liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a UN rights investigator.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:43:08 +1000.
- Michel Platini released after being questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar
Former Uefa president Michel Platini is released by French anti-corruption investigators after being questioned over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
BBC News. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:01:30 GMT.
- For Saudi Military Vehicle Deal, Canada Weighs Jobs And Human Rights
An agreement for Canada to sell light armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia continues to stir debate.
Jackie Northam. NPR. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:29:32 -0400.
- Russia has no intelligence data on the incident in the Gulf of Oman, says Lavrov
On June 13, two tankers caught on fire after explosions caused by a reported attack in the Gulf of Oman, the details are being investigated
Tass. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:03:00 +0300.
- Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation
PARIS (AP) - Former UEFA president Michel Platini was questioned by police Tuesday after being arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said. ...
John Leicester and Samuel Petrequin. Washington Times. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 05:05:07 -0400.
- Iran And Saudi Arabia Make Surprise Investments Close To Each Other In Australia
Iran and Saudi Arabia have chosen Australia for their latest investment international investments which are aimed at diversifying away from oil.
By Tim Treadgold, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 06:43:00 +0000.
- Pentagon Photos Bolster Claims Iran Behind Tanker Attacks
New color photos and a timeline were released by the Pentagon to bolster its charge Iran was behind an attack on two commercial oil tankers last week in the Gulf of Oman, multiple news outlets reported Monday.
Newsmax. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:40:18 EDT.
- Rove At The Park Opens in Dubai Parks and Resorts
Rove Hotels, a contemporary midscale hotel brand, has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai - Rove At The Park - in Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. ...
Hsyndicate. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:22:08 +0200.
- Norway's blast-hit Front Altair oil tanker leaves Iranian waters
The Norwegian-owned Front Altair oil tanker has left Iran's territorial waters and was under tow to the UAE two days after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman, shipping officials said Saturday.
The Local. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:35:42 +0200.
- Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn't seeking war in region
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the kingdom isn't seeking war in the region, but won't hesitate to deal with any threats to its people and vital interests. ...
Washington Times. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:37:10 -0400.
- Taliban, US Set to Hold Crucial Round of Afghan Peace Talks
Talks in Qatar next week come amid high expectations of a breakthrough in a nearly yearlong effort to end the war in Afghanistan.
Voice of America. Sat, 15 Jun 2019 19:12:03 -0400.
- Energy ETFs Jump on Tanker Attacks: What Lies in Store?
Oil spikes on fear of supply disruption, following attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Will the rally continue?
Sweta Killa. Zacks. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:10:00 GMT.
- US Blames Iran for Attacks on 2 Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman
Secretary Pompeo calls attacks a "clear threat to international security"
Voice of America. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:08:02 -0400.
The Arabian Peninsula is located in southwestern Asia, in a region
known as the Middle East. Nations on the Arabian Peninsula
include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as Oman, Qatar,
Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. To the northwest of the
peninsula lie the Arab States of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Arabic is the primary language of these States.
More news and information about selected Arab nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's capital city is Riyadh, and its national
currency is the Saudi Arabian Riyal. In 2007, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 27,601,000.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2007 was 709,000.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2007, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 6,053,000.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2007 was 2,506,000.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2007, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 3,926,000.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2007 was 3,205,000.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2007 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2007, the UAE's estimated population
The Republic of Yemen's capital city is San'a, and its national currency
is the Yemeni Riyal. Yemen's population in 2007 was estimated at