Persian Gulf

Iran says it brought down 'enemy' spy drone

A revolutionary guard pointing to a US RQ-170 drone captured by Iran, in December 2011. Photo: Reuters

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have brought down a foreign surveillance drone during a military exercise, the official Islamic Republic News Agency said on Saturday.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 10:16am

US warns Iran after failed attack on drone over Gulf

An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft as it prepares for take-off. Photo: AFP

Tehran 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.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Iran deploys Russian-made submarine in Gulf

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast. Photo: Xinhua

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 exercises nearby, Iranian state television reported on Tuesday.

18 Sep 2012 - 9:15pm

Memory's desert raid still on cards

Tony Cruz will forge ahead with his Dubai plans for California Memory, despite the gallant grey pulling up sore after a disappointing third in Sunday's Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup.

California Memory loomed behind Ambitious Dragon, but didn't produce his usual sprint when running home, and yesterday morning's routine check-up by Cruz revealed why.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dynamic Blitz a test case for Dubai sojourn

It may have been forced upon them to some extent, but connections of Dynamic Blitz have taken the sensible path with the sprinter by going to Dubai's international carnival and his results may seal that same road as a fixture for the future.

26 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

A delightful crossroads of spices, smells and colours

Whether as a destination in itself, a hub for the Middle East, or as a stopping-off point en route to Europe, Africa or further afield, Dubai is a magnet for tourism. Visitors find themselves entranced by Dubai's growing number of attractions, from trophy architectural projects to natural wonders and exciting experiences.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

QE II Cup holder Presvis takes it easy

Defending Audemars Piguet QE II Cup winner Presvis might be worrying a few observers with his minimal participation at trackwork this week, but Luca Cumani's travelling foreman, Charlie Henson, is not one.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

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 of racing in history on Saturday.

30 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Change of tactics the secret of Ming Hoi Treasure's success

It was One World away - or at least half a world away - from Darren Beadman's assignment in the Group One Golden Shaheen 12 hours earlier, but a win aboard Ming Hoi Treasure had the veteran hoop smiling nonetheless.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

US$2b Meydan complex in a race against time for grand opening on World Cup night

They don't do things by halves in Dubai, but the problem with the new Meydan racecourse is that the job is still only half done.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

On the Rails

While connections of Sacred Kingdom appeared to have publicly forsaken ideas of racing in Dubai on World Cup night in March, they will no doubt be keeping an ear out as the Dubai International Racing carnival begins next week.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

State Construction sees mainland sales rising to 40pc of revenue

China State Construction International Holdings expects mainland sales to contribute 40 per cent of its revenue by 2015 from 11 per cent at present, as it secures more infrastructure projects.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Dubai debt scare shows fragility of global rally

I could never quite shake off the impression that it was all an illusion, that all those glittering skyscrapers, eight-lane highways and artificial islands were being generated by a huge virtual reality machine,' recalls one long-time resident of Dubai who moved to Hong Kong last year.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Dubai success would top off good month

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Wife's advice pays dividends

Peter Lawrie obviously knows who to listen to when it really matters. After a two-under-par 68 left him on six-under and within striking distance of the leading group, Lawrie (pictured) revealed it was his wife who urged him to come to Hong Kong - as she thought the Open would be the perfect warm up for the European Tour season-ender in Dubai.

14 Nov 2009 - 12:00am