Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve Gulf crisis

Jun 6, 2017

Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve Gulf crisis

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Kuwait is trying to mediate a Gulf crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which have severed ties with the energy-rich travel hub and moved to isolate it from the outside world, Qatar’s foreign minister said Tuesday. The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian ...

U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

Jul 1, 2016

U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

U.S. sailors who were captured in January after straying into Iranian waters committed basic navigational blunders, were quick to surrender and some buckled under questioning, a damning Navy probe released Thursday found. The report into the Jan. 12 incident in the Persian Gulf highlights ...

Jun 30, 2015

One year later, Islamic State's 'caliphate' extends its global reach

The Islamic State group’s so-called caliphate entered its second year Monday with the jihadis expanding their territory in Syria and Iraq and their global reach by claiming to be behind attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait. The extremist group headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced ...

Mar 31, 2015

U.S. leads pledges with $507 million at Syria donor conference

The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors’ conference for Syria on Tuesday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year — the organization’s largest appeal yet for the war-ravaged country. Earlier, Kuwait, ...