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18/05/2019

The Latest: Iraq says Exxon Mobil staff are evacuating

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An Iraqi oil official says employees of energy giant Exxon Mobil have started evacuating an oil field in the southern province of Basra. The evacuation comes amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said all those who are being evacuated are foreigners or Iraqis who hold other nationalities. The official did not give...
18/05/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

U.S. diplomats are warning that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed Saturday by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to global air travel. It also served as a grim reminder that 30 years ago, the U.S. mistook an Iranian passenger jet for a warplane after their last naval battle with Tehran, killing all 290 people aboard. Concerns about a possible conflict have flared since the White House ordered...
16/05/2019

The Latest: Qatar trying to defuse tensions amid Iran crisis

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The Qatar-funded satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera says that Doha is trying to "defuse escalating tensions" across the Persian Gulf. Al-Jazeera cited an anonymous official on Wednesday night as saying that Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani had traveled to Tehran in recent days to speak with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif. Al-Jazeera said the U.S. was aware of the trip in advance, but did not elaborate further. FlightRadar24.com, a...

14/05/2019

The Latest: Spain pulls its frigate from near Persian Gulf

The Latest on the reported sabotage attacks on ships near the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Spain has temporarily pulled out a frigate that was part of a U.S.-led combat fleet from waters near the Persian Gulf, where tensions are mounting between the United States and Iran. The Spanish Ministry of Defense says the Méndez Núñez frigate, with 215 sailors on board, will not cross the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf together with the fleet headed by the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. The Ministry declined to elaborate on...
13/05/2019

The Latest: Saudi says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage

The Latest on alleged sabotage of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says two Saudi oil tankers were targeted in a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and sustained "significant damage." Khalid Al-Falih made the comments in a statement carried early Monday by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. He said the two tankers were targeted off the coast of Fujairah. He said one tanker was en route to the kingdom to be loaded with Saudi crude oil to send to the United States. He...
13/05/2019

Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq

Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq, decades after it closed its diplomatic post. Oman's Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. The sultanate, on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, said it would "contribute to the development of relations between the two countries." Iraq's Foreign Ministry earlier said it anticipated Oman would reopen its embassy. Oman had closed its embassy in Iraq after dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. The warming ties to Iraq follow Saudi Arabia in April opening a new consulate in Baghdad, part of efforts by Sunni Arab-ruled states...

13/05/2019

US issues new warning to ships after 'sabotage' off UAE

The U.S. has issued a new alert to maritime traffic over alleged "acts of sabotage" of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates amid heightened regional tensions between American and Iran. The U.S. Maritime Administration, which stressing the incidents had not been confirmed, warned shippers early Monday to exercise caution when traveling past Fujairah, a port city on the eastern edge of the United Arab Emirates on the Gulf of Oman. It gave coordinates of the alleged sabotage, putting it just north of Fujairah. The UAE on Sunday said the sabotage targeted four boats, without elaborating or naming...
07/05/2019

Qatar to send money for West Bank, Gaza after Israel truce

Qatar on Tuesday said it is sending $480 million to Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip after a cease-fire deal ended the deadliest fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants since a 2014 war. Qatar's Foreign Ministry said $300 million would support health and education programs of the Palestinian Authority, while $180 million would go toward "urgent humanitarian relief" in U.N. programs and toward electricity. The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip suffers from chronic electricity shortages. The recent two-day outbreak of violence killed 25 people in Gaza, both militants and civilians, and four civilians in Israel. Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem...
07/05/2019

US-Iran tensions rise ahead of anniversary of deal pullout

A sudden White House announcement that a U.S. aircraft carrier and a bomber wing would be deployed in the Persian Gulf to counter Iran comes just days ahead of the anniversary of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw America from Tehran's nuclear deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is said to be planning a speech Wednesday on the anniversary to discuss the next steps Tehran will take in confronting the U.S. Officials in the Islamic Republic previously warned that Iran might increase its uranium enrichment, potentially pulling away from a deal it has sought to salvage for months. The military has...

05/05/2019

Month of Ramadan fasting for many Muslims begins Monday

Muslims in Southeast Asia and much of the Middle East, including Iraq and Saudi Arabia, are starting the fasting month of Ramadan on Monday. Millions more, however, in India, Pakistan and Iran, will likely be marking the start of the lunar month on Tuesday based on moon sightings. Across the world, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk each day for the entire month of Ramadan, abstaining from food and drink and engaging in intense nightly worship, in addition to five daily prayers. For those fasting, that means around 15 hours without food, water, cigarettes or any caffeine. Ramadan fasting is...
25/04/2019

Israel says it will join 2020 World Expo in Dubai

Israel's Foreign Ministry says Israel will participate in next year's World Expo hosted by the United Arab Emirates, in another sign of warming relations with Gulf Arab states. The ministry said Thursday it "looks forward to sharing our innovative spirit and advances" in such fields as water, information and medical technologies at the 2020 Expo in Dubai. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Israel's participation as another expression of the state's "rising status in the world and the region." Despite their lack of diplomatic relations, Sunni Arab states, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have quietly inched closer to...
04/04/2019

W Dubai The Palm is launching an epic fitness-focused vacation package

W Hotels across the globe nail modern, luxurious and cool vibes all at once - and now the brand is introducing a chic vacation package at its The Palm location for fitness fans.  Starting on Thursday April 11, W Dubai – The Palm is hosting the first FUEL Weekend in the Middle East, and will combine celebrity-loved workouts, epic parties and delicious and healthy cuisine at its stunning beach location. We love the brand’s DETOX. RETOX. REPEAT. philosophy to give guests everything they need for a life in balance, and in detail, the workouts will include Barry's Bootcamp on the...