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Arm of the Indian Ocean in western Asia

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Persian Gulf: Arm of the Indian Ocean in western Asia
The Persian Gulf, sometimes called the Arabian Gulf, is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Arabian Sea located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz. The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline.

In the same boat: the Gulf Coast sailing scene bringing communities together [Video]

In the same boat: the Gulf Coast sailing scene bringing communities together

With more than 1300km of coastline, the Arabian Gulf is a popular spot for sailing, and during winter, weather conditions are ideal with minimal tides and predictable winds

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Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday arrived in Tehran where he will meet his Iranian counterpart and discuss bilateral defence ties. India on Friday said that it was “deeply concerned” about..
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Qatar's foreign minister says there is a new initiative to end Gulf crisis

Qatar's foreign minister said on Friday there is a new initiative to end the three-year-old Gulf crisis and that Qatar is open to negotiations, Qatar's Al Jazeera broadcaster reported on its twitter..
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U.S. naval coalition creates insecurity in the Gulf: Iran military statement

The American naval coalition in the Gulf creates insecurity, the Iranian military said in a statement on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency.
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Iran summons Swiss ambassador as U.S. representative in Tehran over Gulf tensions: IRIB

Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the country, over recent Gulf tensions, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday, according to..
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Guards chief: U.S. warships will be destroyed if they threaten Iran in Gulf

Iran will destroy U.S. warships if its security is threatened in the Gulf, the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards told state TV on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump warned Tehran..
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Dubai imposes two-week lockdown as Gulf states step up coronavirus fight

Dubai imposed a two-week lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures in big cities to contain the spread of the..
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Saudi Arabia restricts movement, other Gulf states limit entry as coronavirus spreads

Saudi Arabia closed malls, restaurants, cafes and public parks on Sunday while Qatar and Oman imposed entry restrictions as Gulf Arab states broadened efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and..
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Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of "biological aggression" by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp the passports of Bahraini travelers.
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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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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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India's communication satellite GSAT-30 successfully launched by ISRO

The satellite will provide communication services to Indian mainland and islands through Ku-band and wide coverage covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia through C-ban
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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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Qatar will continue providing humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip into next year, the gas-rich Gulf state's envoy to the Palestinian enclave said on Wednesday, a pledge that may help stave off conflict..
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There has been small progress in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbors, the Gulf state's foreign minister said on Saturday, just days after its premier visited Saudi..
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