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Persian Gulf: An arm of the Indian Ocean in western Asia
The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest. The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline.


U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers [Video]

U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers

The U.S. Navy has put its first laser-equipped destroyer to sea.

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Gulf states report new rise in coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections.
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Three Gulf states, Iraq report first coronavirus cases, linked to Iran

Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Iraq on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all people who had been in Iran, which raised its toll from the disease to 12 dead and 61 infected.
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Magnitude 5.8 quake hits in vicinity of Iran's Qeshm island in the Gulf: Fars

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit in the vicinity of Iran's Qeshm island in the Gulf, the Fars news agency reported on Sunday.
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Oman sees biggest Gulf clash risk in Strait of Hormuz

The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region, Oman's foreign minister said, due in part to the growing number of military vessels from..
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Middle East's $2 Trillion Wealth Could Be Gone by 2034, IMF Says

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India's communication satellite GSAT-30 successfully launched by ISRO

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US warns vessels transiting Persian Gulf

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Russia says urging Gulf nations to consider a joint security mechanism

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region.
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Japan pursues regional diplomacy to defuse Gulf tensions

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Prime..
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Japan's Abe meets Saudi king amid threats in Persian Gulf

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Iranian Jet Crash Has Eerie Historical Parallel

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Inside the UN, diplomats are losing sleep over Trump's assassination of Soleimani

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Iran seizes vessel in Strait of Hormuz for suspected fuel smuggling

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Qatar says its Gaza aid to continue through March 2020 at least

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US military presence in Persian Gulf led to disaster, rise in extremism: Iran FM

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Qatar sees 'small progress' in resolving Gulf dispute, still believes in GCC

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Saudi king invites Qatar emir to GCC summit

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Doha: Saudi King Salman has invited Qatar’s emir to a meeting next week of the Gulf regional bloc in Riyadh, Qatari state media said Tuesday, without specifying if Doha had accepted. The invitation..
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Another Iran attack in Middle East ‘very possible’

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French minister criticises US over 'unanswered' Iran attacks

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PM Modi reaffirms India's support to diplomacy, dialogue for maintaining peace in Persian Gulf

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Iran's president says "single blunder" could "fuel big fire" in Persian Gulf

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‘Your presence has always been a calamity’: Iranian president demands US get out of Persian Gulf

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