Feb 5, 2017

Usually sweltering Qatar suffers its coldest ever day

The desert state of Qatar recorded the lowest ever temperature in the country's history Sunday — just 1.5 degrees Celsius — according to a statement posted online by state media. Abu Samra weather station in the southwest of the country recorded the temperature, equivalent to ...

Persian Gulf could be too hot for humans by 2100

Nov 7, 2015

Persian Gulf could be too hot for humans by 2100

Global warming could create peaks of humid heat in the Persian Gulf beyond human tolerance by the end of the century, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change. If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, heat waves occurring on average once ...

May 19, 2015

U.S. moves forward with Gulf states

If the Gulf states prove to be more accommodating of U.S. foreign policy objectives than Israel, then that could be a geopolitical shift that rivals the return of Iran to regional politics.