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# gulf - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.

# gulf - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.

# gulf - Monday 13 May, 2019

Saudi oil tankers among ships targeted by 'sabotage attacks'

The ships suffered “significant damage” but none of the crew members were harmed.

# gulf - Thursday 16 August, 2018

From The42 BeIN Sports claim 'irrefutable evidence' of Saudi Arabia-based piracy Broadcast Rights

BeIN Sports claim 'irrefutable evidence' of Saudi Arabia-based piracy

“The illegal channel beoutQ is backed by Saudi nationals and openly promoted by leading Saudi figures.”

# gulf - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'Made to be rejected': Qatar looks to reject demands made in Gulf-states row

Gulf states have demanded Qatar agree to complete a list of demands to end the blockade against it.

# gulf - Monday 5 June, 2017

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar due to 'terrorist links'

Airlines Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia will cancel flights to and from Qatar from tomorrow.

# gulf - Thursday 11 February, 2016

49 people have died in an enormous prison brawl in Mexico

The prisoners involved fought with sticks and blades and ignited a fire. 12 others were injured, five of them seriously.

# gulf - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Thieves dressed as Gulf tourists used chisels to steal hotel safes

Two men have been arrested in France.

# gulf - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

# gulf - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Poll: Should the Taoiseach bring up human rights abuses during Gulf visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Taoiseach bring up human rights abuses during Gulf visit?

Minister Richard Bruton has said the current trade mission to region is not an appropriate time to address the issue.

# gulf - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for 'ambitious' trade mission

They will be accompanied by representatives from almost 90 companies, visiting Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

# gulf - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

# gulf - Friday 11 January, 2013

Saudi king says 30 women can now sit on top advisory council for first time

The 30 women will sit on the previously all-male 150-seat Shura Council which is appointed by the king to advise him on policy.

# gulf - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Bahrain activist jailed for three years

Nabeel Rajab was found guilty of taking part in illegal gatherings.

# gulf - Monday 13 August, 2012

Saudi Arabia plans 'women-only' city

The female industrial city would allow more women into the workplace while maintaining gender segregation in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

# gulf - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Qatar launches investigation into fatal mall fire Qatar This post contains videos

Qatar launches investigation into fatal mall fire

Thirteen children and six adults, including two firefighters, were killed in yesterday’s blaze.

# gulf - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Iran reveals its latest enemy... Google Maps

The country said Google was ‘fabricating lies’ with its map of the Gulf.

# gulf - Sunday 29 January, 2012

UN nuclear inspectors start investigation in Iran

The inspectors are examining whether Iran really does have a secret atomic weapons programme, which Iran vehemently denies.

# gulf - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill Oil

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill

The first new drilling began in the region in March of this year – and is thriving even after the disastrous BP oil spill.

# gulf - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring

The king of Bahrain says the investigator charged with probing the government’s crackdown on civilian protests uncovered “real shortcomings” from state institutions.

# gulf - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Bahrain to retry medics jailed for treating protesters

The Gulf state will re-examine the cases of 20 medical personnel who were given jail sentences ranging from five to 15 years for treating protesters wounded in anti-government demonstrators.

# gulf - Sunday 8 May, 2011

King of Bahrain orders end to martial law

Three-month-long state of emergency is coming to an end, the monarch declares on the same day 21 people are put on trial for allegedly plotting to overthrow him.

# gulf - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Bahraini government officials extend loyalty pledge campaign to Facebook, Twitter

‘Loyalty books’ had been placed around the country for signature and comments before the online versions were launched.

# gulf - Thursday 17 March, 2011

Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain

As the struggle in Bahrain continues, the Sunni monarchy uses everything at its disposal to retain power – while Shias are hoping their overwhelming population advantage will bring the leadership to its knees.

# gulf - Saturday 19 February, 2011

Jubilant scenes in Bahrain as military withdraws

Thousands are celebrating in capital of Bahrain after the withdrawal of the military, following scores of people being rushed to hospital after violent clashes earlier today.