New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:16 PM
As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf's narrow mouth, the Strait of Hormuz, 20% of all crude oil sold passes onto the world market.
IMA to train 20 UAE soldiers for the first time
Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:50 PM
Spear-heading India's outreach to the Middle East in defence cooperation, the Indian Military Academy (IMA) will train the UAE troopers. As part of the programme a 20-member UAE contingent reached the IMA on Wednesday, IMA spokesman Lt Col Amit Dagar said. The 7-week training, between July-18 and August-31, would involve various drills, the bedrock of discipline in the armed forces, Lt Col Dagar said.
Dubai Princess Flees UAE With Money, Kids Post Marriage Break-Up: Reports
Sunday, June 30, 2019, 11:30 AM
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, the sixth wife of Dubai's billionaire ruler, has reportedly fled the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 31 million pounds and their two children following the break-up of their marriage. According to media reports, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE is believed to be in hiding in London.