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  • The last convoy of solders from the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    U.S. plans significant military presence in Kuwait

    The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.


  • Iran leader's visit to island reignites feud with Emirates

    The Iranian president's recent visit to a Persian Gulf island has reawakened a long-standing but often-overlooked diplomatic dispute between the Islamic republic and the United Arab Emirates.


  • Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    Foreign minister: Syria has duty to confront armed groups

    Syria's foreign minister said Tuesday that "half the universe" is conspiring against his country, as Gulf Arab nations withdrew from a monitoring mission in Syria because the government has failed to stop 10 months of violence.


  • Well-off Bahrainis soon may feel sting of taxes, subsidy cuts

    You could say that Bahrainis have it all — low inflation and unemployment; free housing, health care and college tuition; and discounts on gas, food and utilities. They soon could have one more thing: taxes.


  • Arab states pull diplomats from Syria

    Bahrain and Kuwait joined Saudi Arabia in recalling their ambassadors to Syria on Monday, further isolating Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad as he continues a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters.


  • **FILE** Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh waves to his supporters during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, on April 15, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Gulf mediator gives up on Yemeni political deal

    The head of a coalition of Gulf countries seeking to broker an end to Yemen's political crisis gave up on Wednesday and left the country, opposition and government leaders said.


  • Illustration: Bahrain

    AL KHALIFA: Stability is prerequisite for progress

    On Feb. 14, the winds of change that are sweeping the region hit the shores of Bahrain. Demands for well-paying jobs, transparency in economic affairs and access to better social services were received with good will. There is no doubt that grievances about civil and political rights for all Bahrainis are legitimate. In response, we offered an unconditional dialogue with the opposition so as to maintain the stability of our country and address the demands for reform.


  • A Yemeni police officer holding posters of a demonstrator killed by security forces last March, shouts slogans during a demonstration by anti-government protestors demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, April 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Yemeni police open fire on protesters; 3 killed

    Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters Tuesday, killing at least three amid rising international concern over the strategically located nation.


  • Clerics attend a gathering to condemn the crackdown on the Bahraini opposition, in a seminary in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Iranian clerics have denounced Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia for putting down anti-government protests in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Sadegh Zabbah)

    Iran criticizes Saudi involvement in Bahrain

    About 200 members of Iran's parliament on Wednesday condemned Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Bahrain and urged the Persian Gulf kingdom to use its forces against Israel instead.


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