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# gulf - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf
# Energy Security
# Energy Security

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:15 PM 13,592 Views 67 Comments

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
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

Sep 21st 2019, 8:08 AM 11,617 Views 57 Comments

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'
# Tension
# Tension

Saudi oil tankers among ships targeted by 'sabotage attacks'

May 13th 2019, 10:35 PM 16,059 Views 27 Comments

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

# gulf - Thursday 16 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 16th 2018, 1:09 PM 10,433 Views 6 Comments

“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 Apart
# Gulf Apart

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

Jul 2nd 2017, 2:55 PM 10,442 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Bridge The Gulf
# Bridge The Gulf

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

Jun 5th 2017, 12:04 PM 33,914 Views 57 Comments

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
# Topo Chico
# Topo Chico

49 people have died in an enormous prison brawl in Mexico

Feb 11th 2016, 7:40 PM 19,695 Views 22 Comments

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
# Stethoscopes And Chisels
# Stethoscopes And Chisels

Thieves dressed as Gulf tourists used chisels to steal hotel safes

Aug 29th 2015, 11:57 PM 14,614 Views 6 Comments

Two men have been arrested in France.

# gulf - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

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

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,144 Views 129 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 9th 2014, 9:33 AM 9,942 Views 84 Comments

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
# Year Of Jobs
# Year Of Jobs

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

Jan 4th 2014, 9:01 AM 7,419 Views 108 Comments

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'
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Apr 30th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,374 Views 49 Comments

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
# One Small Step
# One Small Step

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

Jan 11th 2013, 3:47 PM 6,686 Views 51 Comments

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
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahrain activist jailed for three years

Aug 16th 2012, 11:08 AM 1,900 Views 8 Comments

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

# gulf - Monday 13 August, 2012

Saudi Arabia plans 'women-only' city
# Gender Gulf
# Gender Gulf

Saudi Arabia plans 'women-only' city

Aug 13th 2012, 3:15 PM 8,530 Views 37 Comments

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
# Qatar

Qatar launches investigation into fatal mall fire

May 29th 2012, 8:40 PM 2,393 Views 1 Comment

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
# Map Wars
# Map Wars

Iran reveals its latest enemy... Google Maps

May 6th 2012, 1:46 PM 8,104 Views 39 Comments

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
# Nukes
# Nukes

UN nuclear inspectors start investigation in Iran

Jan 29th 2012, 12:40 PM 1,530 Views 19 Comments

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
# Oil

Drilling thrives 18 months after BP oil spill

Dec 31st 2011, 7:00 PM 3,130 Views 8 Comments

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
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring

Nov 23rd 2011, 10:01 PM 1,891 Views 2 Comments

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
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahrain to retry medics jailed for treating protesters

Oct 6th 2011, 11:40 AM 186 Views 4 Comments

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
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

King of Bahrain orders end to martial law

May 8th 2011, 5:00 PM 651 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahraini government officials extend loyalty pledge campaign to Facebook, Twitter

May 7th 2011, 4:35 PM 560 Views 0 Comments

‘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
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain

Mar 17th 2011, 10:44 AM 428 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Jubilant scenes in Bahrain as military withdraws

Feb 19th 2011, 3:55 PM 1,450 Views 0 Comments

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.