Gulf States

Trump administration wants Gulf investment in Gaza

The US wants Gulf nations to invest “hundreds of millions of dollars in economic projects” in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, <i>Haaretz</i> reported, “in …

Middle East

Tropical Disturbance to Set up Surf, Weather for Gulf States

A tropical disturbance currently lingering over the northwest Caribbean Sea and Yucatan Peninsula is expected to track northwestward and into the …

Weather

Memo from Florida to Steve Scalise: Keep the rigs—and pollution—on your side of the Gulf

Remembering tar balls, oil slicks and the summer that wasn't.

New Orleans

'New Yorker': How Trump, Israel And The Gulf States Plan To Fight Iran

Israel has quietly formed a partnership with the United Arab Emirates in an effort to check the influence of Iran and shape U.S. foreign policy. Steve Inskeep talks to Adam Entous of <i>The New Yorker</i>.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>For years now, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stressed a …

Politics

Riots In Jordan Put Gulf States On Edge

The oil-rich Gulf States - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates - are not known for easily parting with their petro-dollars. But this …

Middle East

Qatar promises Jordan jobs and $500M in investments

Jordan's royal court says Qatar's foreign minister has promised to invest $500 million in infrastructure projects in the kingdom and provide 10,000 …

Business

The Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

<i>(Ed note: The Gulf Cooperation Council has been under significant strain for the past year, namely because of an ongoing rift between Qatar and its</i> …

Saudi Arabia

PM-Designate Thanks Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE for Supporting Jordan

Jordan’s Prime Minister-designate Omar al-Razzaz thanked on Monday Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirate for the aid package they pledged …

Middle East

Will Gulf aid package help resolve Jordan's economic crisis?

Analysts say the aid offers more symbolic weight than actually helping Jordan wither its worst economic crises in years.<p>The Gulf states' pledge of $2.5bn aid package to Jordan carries more symbolism and moral solidarity than a tangible solution to the country's economic crisis, several current and …

Middle East

Palestinians Appear to Be Losers in Upcoming Trump Peace Plan

The Palestinians appear to be the losers in the anticipated Middle East peace proposal by the Trump administration, <b>The New Yorker</b> reported Monday.<p>The …

Conservative View

Gulf states pledge $2.5 billion aid package to Jordan

Price hikes and subsidy cuts pushed thousands of Jordanians to the streets last week against the government's economic policies.<p>Jordan's King …

World News

Palestinians are the losers in Trump's Middle East plan

"Donald Trump’s New World Order: How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran — and leave the Palestinians and the Obama years …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s New World Order

How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran—and leave the Palestinians and the Obama years behind.

Donald Trump

3 Gulf States Pledge $2.5 Billion In Aid To Jordan

According to a joint statement from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, the three nations are pledging $2.5 billion in aid.<p>Three Gulf …

United Arab Emirates

How Qatar Weathered the Gulf Crisis

In June 2017, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and instituted an economic and trade embargo …

Council on Foreign Relations

Saudi Arabia, Two Gulf States Pledge $2.5 Billion Jordan Aid

Saudi Arabia and two Persian Gulf nations pledged $2.5 billion to help support Jordan’s economy after a proposed income-tax increase sparked some of …

Saudi Arabia

Report: Three injured at ExxonMobil plant in Baton Rouge Monday, company officials say

Three people were injured at the ExxonMobil chemical plant in Baton Rouge on Monday morning, according to a report.

Baton Rouge

Gulf states pledge $2.5bn to help Jordan quell protests | Financial Times

Three Gulf states have pledged $2.5bn in aid to Jordan to help Amman contain anger over austerity measures that has triggered mass protests across …

Economics

U.A.E Official Remittances Rose 17 Percent

Neuberger Berman Managing Director Middle East and Africa Jahangir Aka discusses U.A.E remittances, and talks about foreign investment rules in the …

Middle East

Jordan crisis: Why Gulf States are rushing to step in

Fearing a second Arab Spring at their doorstep, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States are eager to help Jordan's economy.<p>Saudi Arabia will host a regional summit to discuss the ongoing economic crisis in Jordan, where a proposed income tax law recently prompted some of the largest protests in …

Middle East

Jordan pins hopes on billion dollar Gulf aid package - officials | Reuters

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan is pinning hopes on oil-rich Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia committing to a multi-billion dollar aid package to help it weather an economic crisis that sparked rare street protests over austerity plans, officials said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators chant slogan during a protest …

Foreign Aid

Pompeo’s Iran speech backs European leaders into a corner, Gulf states welcome Pompeo’s hard line on Iran, Some steps Maduro could take, Spiritual...

Deutsche Welle / Bonn, Germany<p>Pompeo’s Iran speech backs European leaders into a corner<p>“Only three years ago, [Mike] Pompeo had ranted against the …

Foreign Policy

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

By: <b>Matt Sullivan, Director of Athletics Communications</b><p><b>LAFAYETTE –</b> The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and McNeese State University announced on Thursday a …

College Sports

Get ready now: Hurricane season 2018

It's that time of the year again along the Gulf Coast.

Gulf Coast

Qatar council backs permanent residency law for foreigners

DOHA (AFP) -<p>Qatar has moved closer to granting permanent residency to foreigners after its senior legislative body approved a draft law, first announced in the wake of the ongoing Gulf crisis.<p>State media reported the Shura Council agreed on Monday to back a law which would grant residency to …

Immigration

Storm Alberto is bringing heavy rain and dangerous flood risks to Gulf states this holiday weekend

The approach of Subtropical Storm Alberto has prompted the governors of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi to declare states of emergency, warning …

Weather

1st named storm of Atlantic season could hit Gulf states Memorial Day

<b>UPDATE @ 11:27 a.m. (MAY 25):</b><p>As Storm Center 7 Meteorologists forecasted, a broad area of low pressure that has been located over the tip of the …

Weather

Rain expected on Friday, Saturday spurs flash flood watch for South Louisiana | NOLA.com

A flash flood watch has been issued for the New Orleans area and much of South Louisiana and the Mississippi Coast, due to forecasted storms that …

Weather

2 Gulf states: Recreational red snapper season opens Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Recreational red snapper seasons open Friday in state and federal waters off Louisiana and Mississippi. Openings are …

San Antonio

Delta to return to India after open-skies settlements

Delta Air Lines will resume service to India with nonstop flights to Mumbai, saying that recent government agreements with two Gulf states have …

Air Travel