Latest Persian Gulf states Stories

2005-09-23 14:42:29

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday strongly rejected Saudi fears Iraq is heading toward disintegration and urged Baghdad's neighbors to be more supportive of Iraq's government. On Thursday, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said Iraq was heading toward disintegration and he feared other countries in the region would be drawn into the conflict. Asked to comment on the minister's remarks, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told a...

2005-07-19 07:06:36

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was found dead on Tuesday at an American military camp in the southern Kuwaiti desert, the U.S. military said. A military statement said the soldier, who was not named pending notification of his family, was not killed in combat. "A full investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway," it added. American-allied Kuwait, used as the launch pad for the 2003 U.S.-led war on Iraq, is home to some 30,000 U.S. soldiers and nearly 12,000...

2005-07-06 06:57:02

By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq and the United States sought toprevent an exodus of diplomats from Baghdad on Wednesday afteran ambush prompted Pakistan to pull out its ambassador,Bahrain's envoy was shot and Egypt's was kidnapped. The Pakistani and Bahraini diplomats were both attacked bygunmen in their cars on Tuesday, just three days after Egyptianchief of mission Ihab el-Sherif was snatched from the streets. Al Qaeda's wing in Iraq said it was holding Sherif. Thegroup has...

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