No Iran Threat, Top British Officer Says, Contradicting US

Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troops DESPARDES News Report –…

Drones Used to Target Saudi Aramco Facility in Riyadh

SAEED HAIDER – Explosive-laden drones attacked Saudi Arabian Oil Company’s (Saudi Aramco) oil facilities near Riyadh…

Mercury Rising in the Middle East. Back to the Future?

DESPARDES News Monitor – “Fireworks have begun. Crude prices (are) in for jump. Trump is faced…

Ship Sabotage in UAE: Gulf Oil Supply at Risk. ‘Dangerous Game Unfolding’

Dangerous game unfolding in the region. Tehran being blamed. Why would Iran do this now? Anyone…

UAE’s Proposed Fund Plans for Expats ‘Would Attract, Retain Global Talents’

BE2C2 Report – A fifth of UAE companies face end of service liabilities of over $15…

Abraaj Founder Naqvi Given More Time to Raise $20Mln Bail

Arif Naqvi was arrested in Britain last month and has been awaiting possible extradition to the…

Rising U.S. Tensions With Iran Weigh on Gulf Stock Markets

REUTERS – Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell on Sunday, in line with most Gulf markets, after…

US Making ‘Defensive Moves in Mideast Over Iran Fears’

USS Arlington, Patriot Missiles to Join Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in Middle East DESPARDES News Monitor:…

Qatar to Receive 24 Apache Helicopters for $3 Billion

The proposed sale would double the number of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters the Gulf country currently…