U.S., Gulf countries seek to advance missile defense plan

The United States and its Gulf partners are looking to deepen cooperation on missile defense as tensions rise with Iran, and announcements could come soon on new purchases, U.S. officials said on Friday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials in New York

Iran backed sleeping terror cells in the Arabian Gulf?

Bahrain’s security service has reportedly notified its counterparts in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Gulf states about some armed terrorist groups’ plans to launch sabotage operations in these countries in case Iran is attacked due to its nuclear file, reports Al-Qabas daily. Informed sources said the Bahraini intelligence report was prepared on the basis of confessions […]

Iran spy ring reports set off Gulf Arab alarm bells

Gulf Arab states, hosts to US and Western military bases, fear the discovery of a purported Iranian spy ring in Kuwait will make it harder to stay out of the fray of any conflict over Iran’s nuclear program. The ensuing tensions following the Kuwaiti arrests, details of which remain scant, may further polarize Gulf States […]

Iran begins war games in Gulf, Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard on Thursday started large-scale war games in the Persian Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported. Iran has been holding military maneuvers in the gulf and the Strait of Hormuz annually since 2006 to show off its military capabilities. The last four editions of the games were held […]

Gulf oil rig explosion leaves at least 11 missing

Rescuers searched waters off Louisiana’s coast Wednesday after an explosion and fire on an offshore drilling platform left seven workers badly hurt and 11 missing. Most of the 126 people were believed to have escaped safely after the explosion on the rig Deepwater Horizon at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer […]