Topic: U.S. Fifth Fleet
Bahrain and Libya, too, are upping the ante of repression in a way Tunisia and Egypt did not. Will it work?
02/18/2011 01:23 pm
A confluence of big-power influence runs through the tiny Gulf state of Bahrain. The outcome of protests there are critical to the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Obama needs to act boldly but carefully.
02/18/2011 12:43 pm
It’s common knowledge that the Israeli government considers Iran an existential threat, and that it has been trying to persuade the US to act more forcefully. And while there have always been rumblings of discontent with Iran among Arab nations, the WikiLeaks release Sunday provides concrete evidence that Israel isn’t the only one in the region to feel worried. The now-disclosed but formerly secret diplomatic cables reveal that several Sunni-led Arab nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, also sought to curb Shiite-led Iran. Below are five Arab countries keeping a watchful eye.
11/29/2010 05:32 pm
The WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables could put Arab leaders in a tight spot – and make America's diplomatic dance a bit more awkward in the region.
11/29/2010 05:10 pm
Iran mass graves have been dug for US troops if they attack, a former Revolutionary Guard commander has said.
08/10/2010 04:57 pm
Japanese oil tanker M. Star was subject last month to a terrorist attack, UAE inspectors said Friday, raising fears of a new campaign targeting global oil interests.
08/06/2010 02:32 pm
Some are pointing fingers at Iran, which has threatened to close off the strategic Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for sanctions, for denting a Japanese oil tanker this week. Some 40 percent of the world's oil shipments pass through the strait.
07/30/2010 09:35 am
Iran's war games in the Persian Gulf began earlier than usual this year with a display of new attack speed boats and rhetoric.
04/22/2010 06:23 pm
In Pictures Somali pirates
Pirates are now holding more than 10 ships and 200 crew members of different nationalities, according to maritime officials.
12/29/2009 11:35 am