The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned US commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.
Bahrain has received the first installment of a multi-billion-dollar support package from key Persian Gulf allies as the kingdom’s economy struggles with a current account gap and a large state budget deficit, which have dragged down prices of its international bonds and pushed its national currency against the US dollar.
A new report shows major Bahraini opposition figures and activists, who have been stripped of their nationality by Manama, are not among hundreds of those people whose citizenship will be restored under a recent amnesty order by the king of the Persian Gulf’s tiny island country.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday held offensive-combat drone exercises in the Persian Gulf, involving dozens of RQ-170 stealth unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that Iran has manufactured based on a model of a US Sentinel drone it captured unharmed in 2011.
Iran will start bunkering operations at a newly-built ship fueling terminal on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm by next month, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said Wednesday.