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Persian Gulf Arab states hold extraordinary meeting on Qatar

Persian Gulf Arab states hold extraordinary meeting on Qatar

Foreign ministers from Persian Gulf Arab countries are holding an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh in a bid to defuse tensions between Qatar and three other members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, an official has said. Saudi Arabia, as well... (Continue reading)

Obama nixes meeting with Persian Gulf monarchs amid divisions

Obama nixes meeting with Persian Gulf monarchs amid divisions

The White House has canceled plans for a meeting later this month between President Barack Obama and Persian Gulf monarchs in Saudi Arabia based on tensions among US allies in the region. The summit was to include leaders of the... (Continue reading)

US, France end military drills in Persian Gulf

US, France end military drills in Persian Gulf

The US Navy has announced that the United States and France wrapped up combined carrier strike group operations in the Middle East on Sunday after five weeks. The exercises began in late December in the Gulf of Oman, in the... (Continue reading)

Commander: Iranian Drones Track, Record Video of US Warships in Persian Gulf

Commander: Iranian Drones Track, Record Video of US Warships in Persian Gulf

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavash Jarreh reiterated the country’s naval power in the Persian Gulf, and said the Navy’s drones have tracked, photographed and recorded videos of US warships in the waterway several times. “Our... (Continue reading)

Iran Air Force launches drill in Persian Gulf

Iran Air Force launches drill in Persian Gulf

Iran Air Force has launched military exercises over southern coasts of the country in the Persian Gulf. The two-day drill, which kicked off on Friday, is the main and second phase of a large-scale drill codenamed Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 4... (Continue reading)

Iran kicks off major aerial drill over Persian Gulf

Iran kicks off major aerial drill over Persian Gulf

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force (IRIAF) has launched massive military exercises over the Persian Gulf waters in the south of the country. The drill which kicked off on Friday involves units from all IRIAF bases, and is the... (Continue reading)

Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq says anti-regime demonstrators are to stage fresh protest rallies across the Persian Gulf state on Friday

Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq says anti-regime demonstrators are to stage fresh protest rallies across the Persian Gulf state on Friday

Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq says anti-regime demonstrators are to stage fresh protest rallies across the Persian Gulf state on Friday. Al-Wefaq said in a statement issued on Thursday that all the major opposition parties in Bahrain are set to... (Continue reading)

IRGC Navy Seizes Contraband Goods in Persian Gulf

IRGC Navy Seizes Contraband Goods in Persian Gulf

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval forces seized contraband goods from smugglers in the Persian Gulf waters. The IRGC Navy’s coast guards patrolling the Persian Gulf waters near Iran’s Qeshm Island encountered several vessels carrying contraband goods, local officials... (Continue reading)

US, allies to hold military exercise in Persian Gulf

US, allies to hold military exercise in Persian Gulf

The United States and over 30 of its allies, including Britain and most of the Arab kingdoms, are planning to hold a military exercise in the Persian Gulf, Press TV reports. Washington claims the drill, which is reportedly scheduled to... (Continue reading)

US fighter jet crashes in Persian Gulf, crew rescued

US fighter jet crashes in Persian Gulf, crew rescued

A US Navy jet fighter has crashed into the Persian Gulf near the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, but the crew members survived the crash, the Navy has said. An engine failure presumably caused the F/A-18F Super Hornet’s crash... (Continue reading)

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