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    Green buildings on the rise in Persian Gulf states

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 04:11pm by Associated Press in Doha

    ... seem an oddity in this tiny Gulf nation which has plenty of oil and gas and, according to the International Energy Agency, the highest per capita emissions in the world, closely followed by Gulf neighbours Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. But attitudes about energy use are changing across the Gulf. There is a growing recognition that the once seemingly limitless ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    Iran deploys Russian-made submarine in Gulf

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 09:15pm by Associated Press in Tehran

    ... Associated Press in Tehran Tehran has deployed one of its Russian-made submarines in the Persian Gulf, just days after the United States and more than two dozen allies began naval ... program since 1992 and has several smaller Iranian-built submarines. Tuesday’s announcement came two days after US-led naval exercises got under way in the waters of the Persian Gulf ...

  3. News - World - IRAN

    US warns Iran after failed attack on drone over Gulf

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... and Washington warned each other yesterday after officials on both sides confirmed Iranian warplanes shot at a US military surveillance drone flying over the Persian Gulf near Iran last week. Deputy ... minister Ahmad Vahidi said: "Last week an anonymous plane entered the space over the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf area which, due to the timely, ...

  4. A rich grouping of marked contrasts

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... that an advanced civilisation had flourished there thousands of years ago. It has been ruled by the Muslim Caliphs, the Persians, Portuguese and the Dutch before becoming a part of the Al Qawasim State. How to get there: Gulf Air maintains a hub at Abu Dhabi Airport. Passengers from Hong Kong must change planes in Bahrain. ...

  5. How Gulf shipping dangers threaten Asia

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... appears that someone- maybe a prankster- almost triggered a shoot-out this month in the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. It could have escalated into a wider conflict with global reverberations, particularly for oil-importing Asian countries. The latest incident involving Iranian challenges to US warships as they pass into and out of the Gulf also highlights how ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    US orders aircraft carrier to the Gulf as it weighs military options on Iraq

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran says US hasn't yet asked for help US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved to the Persian Gulf yesterday, readying ... Arabian Sea, will be accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea and the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun. The ships were expected to complete their transit into the Gulf ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    Iran says it brought down 'enemy' spy drone

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 10:07am by Reuters in London

    ... two miniature US-made surveillance drones over the past 17 months. Several drone incidents over the past year or so have highlighted tension in the Persian Gulf as Iran and the United States ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHINA DAILY, GUARDIAN, Gulf News

    ... is just starting out, but the omens are by no means all bad. (London)   3. Gulf News The global economy relies on Chinese growth far too much for its own good. If this falters, then the tentative ...

  9. Dubai success would top off good month

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott It's been a lucrative trip out to Asia for Poulter after the Englishman picked up the Barclays Singapore Open at the start of the month and then stormed up the leaderboard yesterday with a 62 that took him to joint fifth on 14-under. Pou ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam Dubai splashes the cash with racing extravaganza As Hong Kong was enjoying a weekend of brilliant rugby and raucous partying, bankrupt Dubai briefly returned to lavish opulence. The new Meydan Racecourse put on the most expensive single day ...




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