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2006-05-06 14:07:53

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders called on Iran on Saturday to do more to show it was not trying to obtain an atom bomb, thereby saving the region from another war. Gulf Arab countries, wary of Iranian power since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, share U.S. concern at the prospect of Iran having a nuclear bomb but fear another military conflict in the region after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Gulf Arabs are also worried about the possible...

2006-05-06 13:05:39

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders met in Riyadh on Saturday to seek a peaceful solution to the crisis between Iran and Western nations over Iran's nuclear ambitions, officials and analysts said. Gulf Arab countries, wary of Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, share U.S. concerns about Iran having a nuclear bomb but fear another military conflict in the region after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. "We are consulting on a balanced position that...

2006-05-06 04:02:16

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders who meet in Riyadh on Saturday will call for a peaceful solution to the crisis between Iran and Western nations over its nuclear ambitions, analysts and officials said. Gulf Arab countries, wary of Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, share U.S. concerns about Iran having a nuclear bomb but fear another military conflict in the region after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. "These countries do not want Iran to...

2006-02-22 10:27:48

By Miral Fahmy and Ghaida Ghantous DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers' strident opposition to a Dubai company controlling major seaports reflects a Western phobia of Arabs which could scare off other Middle East investors, Arab analysts said. Several congressmen have vowed to block the sale of British port operator P&O to Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates, a staunch U.S. Gulf ally, citing security concerns even though the deal was approved by the Bush administration....

2006-02-22 09:35:00

By Miral Fahmy and Ghaida Ghantous DUBAI -- U.S. lawmakers' strident opposition to a Dubai company controlling major seaports reflects a Western phobia of Arabs which could scare off other Middle East investors, Arab analysts said. Several congressmen have vowed to block the sale of British port operator P&O to Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates, a staunch U.S. Gulf ally, citing security concerns even though the deal was approved by the Bush administration. Mustafa Alani,...

2005-12-18 12:45:50

By Heba Kandil and Andrew Hammond ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders, alarmed at neighboring Iran's nuclear ambitions, examined proposals for a nuclear-free zone in the world's top oil-producing region during summit talks on Sunday. Delegates said Syria's standoff with the United Nations over the killing of former Lebanese premier Rafik al-Hariri was also discussed during the meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which groups Saudi Arabia, the United Arab...

2005-12-18 11:31:22

By Heba Kandil and Andrew Hammond ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders, alarmed at neighboring Iran's nuclear ambitions, will examine proposals for a nuclear-free zone in the world's top oil-producing region during a summit on Sunday. Syria's standoff with the United Nations over the killing of former Lebanese premier Rafik al-Hariri will also top the agenda of the meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which groups Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,...

2005-12-18 06:00:42

By Heba Kandil and Andrew Hammond ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders, alarmed at neighbouring Iran's nuclear ambitions, will examine proposals for a nuclear-free zone in the world's top oil-producing region when they meet for a summit on Sunday. Syria's standoff with the United Nations over the killing of former Lebanese premier Rafik al-Hariri will also top the agenda of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which groups Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait,...

2005-12-17 01:41:29

By Heba Kandil ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Leaders of six pro-U.S. Gulf Arab states meet on Sunday to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions and a U.N.-Syria standoff, concerned that an escalation of these disputes could rock a region already suffering from instability in Iraq. "There is concern that Iran's nuclear program could be weaponised. At the end of the day they (Iranians) are building a nuclear reactor across the Gulf," one Gulf official said. "There is also concern that if there is...

2005-11-15 12:22:11

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday for not spreading their huge oil wealth around the Middle East to push education, fight poverty and find alternative energy sources. Addressing business leaders in the United Arab Emirates, Clinton said Gulf governments should resist the urge to spend mainly on itself in a new period of high oil prices which analysts say is set to continue for the foreseeable future. "This is a magic...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'