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Opinion: Iran's calculated escalation in the Persian Gulf

Iranian speedboats recently went after a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Despite this provocation, the Iranian regime is not out for war, says Rainer Hermann ...

Opinion: Iran's calculated escalation in the Persian Gulf

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Opinion: A Persian Gulf war can have no winners After the attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, the US is blaming Iran. How credible is the accusation, asks DW's Rainer Sollich, and could there be other powers at play?...
2019-06-15 19:34

US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions. The post US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of O...
2019-06-21 06:17

U.N. chief says essential to avoid escalation in the Gulf United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid "any form of escalation" in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by Iran....
2019-06-23 14:17

Pompeo: US forces in Persian Gulf just a deterrent The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
2019-06-18 21:00

Pompeo says U.S. guarantees safe transit of oil in the Persian Gulf The secretary of state said “the world will come to see” more evidence that Iran was responsible for explosions on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz last week. ...
2019-06-16 17:17

Iran-US tensions flare in the Persian Gulf: What's at stake The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf — a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and their interests....
2019-06-15 19:34

U.S. Forming New Plan to Protect Persian Gulf Shipping An emerging U.S. plan for deterring attacks on tankers that Washington blames on Iran calls for ships from Arab, Asian and other foreign nations to stand watch in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman while maritime patrol planes fly overhead....
2019-06-27 23:51

Airlines Avoid Persian Gulf After Downed Drone Several airlines rerouted flights to avoid airspace over the Persian Gulf after Iran shot down an American military drone, disrupting air travel around one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs....
2019-06-22 15:00

Iranian ships tried to block British oil tanker in Persian Gulf Iranian ships attempted to obstruct a British-flagged commercial oil tanker as it sailed in the Persian Gulf, Britain's Defense Ministry said.        ...
2019-07-11 13:17

UK raises threat level and sends second warship to Persian Gulf The UK has raised the security level for British ships in the Gulf to the highest state of alert, a UK official confirmed to CNN on Friday, as tensions with Iran continue to grow....
2019-07-12 21:17

U.S. forces deployed to Persian Gulf just a deterrent: Mike Pompeo The Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and international shipping, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tu...
2019-06-18 22:34

Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving warnings from a British Navy ship accompanying a commercial tanker, the government said in a statement....
2019-07-11 11:17

Persian Gulf Skirmishes Force Tankers to Take Precautions Against Iran Oil tankers carrying crude from the Middle East are increasingly receiving protection from warships as they pass through one of the world’s most critical waterways after Iran threatened retaliation for economic sanctions....
2019-07-12 20:00

USS Lincoln, USS Kearsarge conduct joint operations in Persian Gulf The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge conducted joint operations with their strike groups in the Persian gulf last week amid rising tensions with Iran....
2019-05-21 17:17

3 Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from a British Navy vessel accompanying a commercial vessel, the government said in a statement....
2019-07-11 10:00

F.A.A. Urges Commercial Flights to ‘Exercise Caution’ Over Persian Gulf Amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, the agency alerted airliners to a growing risk of “misidentification” when flying in the region....
2019-05-21 14:51

With Memories Of MH17 Downing Over Ukraine, Airlines Avoid Persian Gulf Several international airlines said Friday that they had begun diverting flights to avoid some of the airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, where Iran shot down a U.S. drone a day......
2019-06-22 10:51

U.S. guided-missile destroyers McFaul, Gonzalez enter Persian Gulf Two guided-missile destroyers, the USS McFaul and Gonzalez, have entered the Persian Gulf as the United States beefs up its military presence in the region amid increased tensions with Iran....
2019-05-21 17:17

U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Near Persian Gulf, Secretary of State Says (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of “provocative actions” that have ...
2019-06-14 06:00

US carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran The USS Abraham Lincoln, with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and a fighting force of about 70 aircraft, is the centerpiece of the Pentagon's response to what it calls Iranian threats to attack U.S. forces or commercial shipping in the...
2019-06-09 02:51

Iran's Fast Boats and Mines Bring Guerrilla Tactics to Persian Gulf The U.S. conclusion that Iran was behind recent strikes on oil tankers has reignited concern about Iran’s ability to wage guerrilla warfare in one of the world’s most vital waterways....
2019-05-30 21:34

FAA bars U.S. airlines from flying over Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman due to increased tensions with Iran....
2019-06-21 11:17

Air Force fighter planes sent to Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran The military deployed nearly a dozen Air Force fighter jets to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar amid escalating tensions with Iran and threats against American forces in the region. ...
2019-06-29 23:34

Navy Officers Board Indian Crude Oil Carriers Amid Persian Gulf Tension With the distinct possibility of a military conflict between the United States and Iran, the Indian Navy is set to embark officers and sailors onboard Indian crude oil carriers which enter and exit......
2019-06-21 15:17

FAA Bans Flights Near Persian Gulf as President Trump Orders Military Strike Against Iran Then Calls It Off The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order overnight barring U.S.-based airlines from flying over some airspace controlled by Iran. The FAA order came just as news broke that President Donald Trump had ordered a military strike aga...
2019-06-21 13:34

'Britons will soon feel the slap': Iran threatens UK after British navy sends second warship to Persian Gulf The British Navy sent another warship to the Persian Gulf region after one of its destroyers fended off three Iranian ships attempting to harass a British tanker....
2019-07-12 19:51

US military says Iran sought to disrupt American ability to monitor Persian Gulf region when it shot down drone WASHINGTON (AP) — US military says Iran sought to disrupt American ability to monitor Persian Gulf region when it shot down drone. The post US military says Iran sought to disrupt American ability to monitor Persian Gulf region when it shot down dron...
2019-06-20 19:34

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
2019-07-11 02:51

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf’s 1980s ‘Tanker War’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world’s crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted. The attacks are also echoes of...
2019-06-14 15:34

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War' Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted....
2019-06-14 16:34

Trump's Japan visit: Shinzo Abe's calculated pampering of a president Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to indulge US President Donald Trump with lavish gestures of friendship in order to avoid concessions on trade issues. The strategy could work. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo....
2019-05-24 23:34

U.S. seeks death penalty for 'calculated' murder of Chinese grad student U.S. prosecutors argued on Monday that an Illinois man who kidnapped, raped and murdered a Chinese graduate student two years ago should be executed, telling a jury that his crime was one of "calculated" cruelty....
2019-07-08 23:17

U.S. seeks death penalty for 'calculated' murder of grad student from China U.S. prosecutors argued on Monday that an Illinois man who raped and murdered a Chinese graduate student two years ago should be executed, and called on her heartbroken fiance and friends to tell the jury about the victim's kind, optimistic nature....
2019-07-09 17:17

"Cold, Calculated": US Seeks Death Penalty For Chinese Students' Murder U.S. prosecutors argued on Monday that an Illinois man who raped and murdered a Chinese graduate student two years ago should be executed, and called on her heartbroken fiance and friends to tell the......
2019-07-09 07:34

Qatar urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, urging both sides to meet and find a compromise....
2019-06-09 20:51

UAE says attacks on oil tankers are a 'dangerous escalation' Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and on a Saudi airport are a 'major and dangerous escalation' that requires the international community to scramble to protect regional stability and security, the United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for...
2019-06-14 00:51

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday....
2019-07-02 18:17

Trade war escalation 'to cost households £656 a year' The average US household will be left $831 (£656) worse off as a result of the latest hikes in tariffs on Chinese goods in the nations' trade war, according to economists....
2019-05-24 18:00

Trade war escalation fears send markets tumbling World stock markets have fallen on signs that China is ready to use its supply of rare earth chemicals as leverage in the increasingly bitter trade dispute with the US....
2019-05-29 19:17

Qatari foreign minister urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row Qatar has been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told reporters in London on Sunday, urging both sides to meet and find a compromise....
2019-06-09 19:17

US "Bullying" Behind Escalation Of Iran Nuclear Crisis: China China on Monday said "unilateral bullying" by the United States was the cause behind the escalating Iran nuclear crisis, after Tehran announced it was set to breach its uranium enrichment cap....
2019-07-08 13:00

Germany calls for de-escalation of 'explosive' Iran-U.S. tension Confrontation between Washington and Tehran is now "explosive" and could lead to military escalation, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday, becoming the most senior Western official to visit Iran since a war of words erupted last month....
2019-06-10 14:51

EU top diplomat says Europe will try to make sure 'escalation is avoided' between US, Iran The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, insisted the world's largest trading bloc has a crucial role in the diffusing of military tensions between the United States and Iran....
2019-06-20 22:34

Sudan’s military blames protest leaders for escalation KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military blames the protest movement for an escalation as the second day of the opposition’s general strike kicks in. The protesters have been trying to pressure the army to hand over power to civilia...
2019-06-10 11:51

Oman following Yemen escalation with 'great concern': Omani media Oman is following with "great concern the military escalation" in Yemen's war as well as a missile strike on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, the Oman TV News website said on Friday, citing a Foreign Ministry source....
2019-06-14 12:17

U.S. calls Russian, Syrian air strikes 'reckless escalation' in Syria The United States continues to be alarmed by Syrian government and Russian air strikes in northern Syria, saying recent attacks have more than 200 civilians, the State Department said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28 20:34

Buttigieg slams Trump over Iran escalation, vows ‘I’m going to win’ in 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed President Donald Trump for “chest thumping militarism” and warned that the rising tensions with Iran “could very quickly get away from this president.” And at a campaign event in the first-in-t...
2019-05-25 15:34

Tim Cook says China has not targeted Apple despite an escalation in trade tensions Tim Cook told CBS News that China has not targeted Apple as a result of the trade dispute with the U.S. — and he doesn't expect Beijing to do so....
2019-06-05 06:17

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, before calling for calm....
2019-05-21 23:51

Sudan's army rulers end talks as opposition declares 'escalation of revolution' Sudan is lurching closer to a vicious cycle of violence as miltiary rulers and protesters harden their positions. The opposition has vowed to topple the military council after at least 30 protesters were killed....
2019-06-04 06:51

Asia stocks rise after Trump and Xi agree to a pause in tariff escalation Stocks in Asia Pacific rose in Monday morning trade after U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold off on slapping additional tariffs in an effort to resume trade talks....
2019-07-01 03:17

Foreign Office minister to visit Iran to call for 'urgent de-escalation' Andrew Murrison will raise concerns about country’s conduct amid rising tensions A Foreign Office minister is to visit Iran on Sunday and call for “urgent de-escalation in the region”, amid heightening tensions between Tehran and Washington after an ...
2019-06-22 14:34

Trump and Xi Agree to Restart Trade Talks, Avoiding Escalation in Tariff War The agreement, reached at the Group of 20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, represented a temporary cease-fire to give negotiators another chance to forge a permanent accord....
2019-06-29 14:51

Assange's arrest is escalation of Trump’s attacks on free speech, experts say Indictment of WikiLeaks founder comes as Trump keeps up a daily attack on journalists and brands media the ‘enemy of the people’The Trump administration has launched one of the most potent attacks on journalism and the first amendment in US history b...
2019-05-24 17:00

China releases document slamming U.S. for escalation in trade war, says it won't back down China released a document blaming U.S. for the escalation of trade fight. U.S. It says China has kept its word and accuses the U.S. of backtracking        ...
2019-06-02 22:51

'Grave consequences' await if new deadly escalation of violence in Gaza continues - top UN official The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is “deeply concerned by yet another dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of life”. According to news reports, approximately 200 rockets were fire...
2019-05-21 14:32

Trump says he stopped airstrike on Iran in latest escalation of tensions – video report Donald Trump has said the US air force was 'cocked and loaded' to attack three Iranian targets, but he withdrew the order with 10 minutes to spare after being told the airstrikes might kill as many as 150 people. The strikes were planned in retaliati...
2019-06-22 03:51

Trump administration unlikely to move on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation: U.S. official The Trump administration is unlikely to move to revise a 1992 act that gives Hong Kong special trade and business privileges unless there is a dramatic escalation by China in response to street protests there, a senior U.S. official said....
2019-06-14 19:51

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for Persian rice pudding with apricot and pistachios | The simple fix This luxurious, scented dessert is so far removed from the rice pudding you know, you’ll be an instant convertIf I could tell my younger self that one day I would be encouraging people to make rice pudding, I wouldn’t have believed it. It was the dis...
2019-05-21 16:00

Escalation in Syria fighting cause for ‘great concern’ says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured UN chief António Guterres has said that he’s following “with great concern” intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days....
2019-05-21 14:32

Iran Leaves Door Open to Pause in Its Nuclear Escalation as Europe Gears up Trade Mechanism Iran said it would proceed with its plans to stop complying with some limits in the 2015 nuclear accord, but left the door open to a pause in those steps after European countries made progress in opening a trade channel to cushion the blow of U.S. sa...
2019-06-29 02:34

UN chief pays tribute to Egypt’s role in avoiding ‘dramatic’ escalation in conflict across the Gaza-Israel border UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the role played by Egypt in helping to avoid a “dramatic” escalation of violence in Gaza over recent months, as tensions grew over Palestinian protests at the border, Hamas rocket attacks, and...
2019-05-21 14:32

UPDATED: Thousands flee fighting around Libyan capital as Guterres condemns escalation, urges 'immediate halt' to all military operations The UN chief António Guterres strongly condemned  on Monday night the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli, including an aerial attack earlier in the day by aircraft from the self-styled Libyan National A...
2019-05-21 14:32

|OPINION:Tradewarthreatenspeacedividendforstocks The Cold War had a chilling effect on the market for decades. The trade war with China and intensifying tensions with Mexico threaten to do the same, says Stephen Gandel....
2019-06-01 15:51

Opinion: No revolution in the EU The European Parliament will be more heterogeneous than before, so finding a majority and reaching compromise will be a serious challenge, writes Bernd Riegert....
2019-05-28 03:51

|OPINION:Therainbownationneednotbeachildishdaydream South Africa’s past is something people only seem comfortable to engage with based on how it informs their present. When we went to the polls to vote last month, many South Africans, politicians included, sounded off on inequality, race and privilege...
2019-06-03 04:00

|OPINION:SAishobbledbymarketchangeasrandwrestleswithchallenges The downside of being the most liquid emerging market currency is that it’s hard to avoid the impact when investors turn cold on risk assets. Unfortunately, South Africa’s rand has other issues to wrestle with too....
2019-05-30 21:17

Opinion: JLR and BMW is an old alliance rebooted It shouldn't come as that big a surprise to see the two brands partnering up on electrification Nineteen years ago, BMW’s ownership of the then Rover Group was about to hit the rocks. Into its fifth year, the Rover 75 saloon had just arrived in show...
2019-06-06 20:00

Opinion: Sudan must not become another Egypt The conflict between Sudan's ruling military council and protesters is worsening, with reports of deaths and injuries in Khartoum. After months of peaceful protest, demonstrators now deserve Europe's full support....
2019-06-04 06:51

Opinion: The forgotten lessons of D-Day Representatives from a number of countries are commemorating the Allied landing at Normandy 75 years ago with a gigantic show. But some are forgetting the lessons we must learn from World War II, says DW's Martin Muno....
2019-06-05 19:34

Opinion: Think twice about outrageous CEO retirement pay Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche is just the latest to have his retirement pay package highlighted. Though modest by international standards, these payoffs reward mediocrity and must come to an end says DW's Timothy Rooks....
2019-05-23 06:17

Opinion: In the end, it was a backroom deal The nomination of Ursula von der Leyen for European Commission president is a victory for Angela Merkel, but a blow to the EU parliament. There's a lesson the parties can learn from this fiasco, says DW's Barbara Wesel....
2019-07-03 07:34

Opinion: The revolt of the masses 2.0 The French revolution overthrew aristocracy, the velvet one ousted Communist regimes. Today, says Ivaylo Ditchev, massed ranks of digital natives are rising up against the final bastion of inequality: the expert....
2019-05-31 23:00

Opinion: Not your grandparents' Europe Europe has come a long way over two generations, but it's not yet where it needs to be. The EU needs to reform its unequal voting system and give citizens true political voices as Europeans, argues DW's Cristina Burack....
2019-05-21 22:17

|OPINION:Sorry,Amazon.KimKardashianisnowastore Luxury fashion is getting ready for its selfie. If it likes what it sees, the global apparel market could become a battle of the Everything Store against the Everyone Store, says Andrea Felsted....
2019-06-01 15:51

Opinion: What's next for journalism in the Erdogan era? Journalists have had a hard time in Erdogan's Turkey: initially dismissed from their jobs, hundreds went on to be arrested. Now, they're grappling with the publication of a blacklist. What's next, asks Bülent Mumay....
2019-07-11 20:00

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2019-06-03 23:51

Opinion: is the new 1 Series still a driver's car? BMW's shift from rear-wheel drive for the latest 1 Series won't please everyone, but it makes sense when you look at the figures In an increasingly homogenised world, variety is always welcome – and from that perspective alone it’s a shame that BMW ...
2019-05-27 13:17

Opinion: why the McLaren F1 still excites 25 years on from our first spin in the legendary F1, we reflect on the innumerable areas in which it still stands out Just how fast is a McLaren F1? In May 1994, an eager 14-year-old picked up a copy of Autocar that promised to reveal all. Inside, a...
2019-06-08 14:00

Opinion: Two all-English finals? Be careful what you wish for... Liverpool and Tottenham in the Champions League final, Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa League final. Is it all a question of money? And do German teams need to spend more to keep up? No and no, writes DW's Matt Ford....
2019-05-31 10:34

Opinion: America is failing its workers With the 2020 presidential debates officially underway, the candidates need to be asked about their positions on some fundamental worker rights. The United States is the world's wealthiest nation, but when it comes to basic rights like paid leave and...
2019-07-02 16:34

Opinion: Is the only safe Jew in Germany an invisible one? That the German government's anti-Semitism commissioner advised Jews against wearing a yarmulke is a scandal. If Felix Klein is right, then German society has a fundamental problem, writes Michel Friedman....
2019-05-31 10:34

Opinion: The US and Germany — an everyday estrangement US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just been to Berlin. The composed diplomatic courtesy shows just how far Germany and the US have drifted apart, writes DW's Jens Thurau....
2019-05-31 23:00

Opinion: Why we remember Tiananmen Square Thirty years have gone by since the world watched the Tiananmen Square massacre in China. So why must we remember the events of June 4? It's a deceptively simple question, says academic Perry Link....
2019-06-04 06:51

Opinion: Ford's new Puma is a fresh take on the SUV The 'very European' new compact SUV could be the future of the family car The sense of excitement senior Ford people have for the Puma is clear. Ford has taken an admirably fresh look at the booming compact SUV market and decided that another scaled...
2019-06-27 22:00

Opinion: Car design - the new Mission Impossible? i8 fulfilled its objective as a 'statement piece' for early EV adopters Why planning ten years ahead is getting harder than ever Who’d be BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk, a man consistently accused of popping “all-new” designs out of...
2019-06-27 22:00

Opinion: Hong Kong wants democracy More than one million people took to Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest the new extradition-to-China law. What they're calling for is totally legitimate, says Alexander Görlach....
2019-06-12 15:34

Opinion: The significance of Germany's Basic Law Most Germans greatly value their Basic Law, which is also a result of Germany's dark Nazi past. But even so, Germany must work hard to preserve its democracy, argues former constitutional judge Udo Di Fabio....
2019-05-23 15:34

Opinion: Last chance for German carmakers Emissions-cheating scandals hitting German car manufacturers have strained relations between policymakers and the auto industry in the country. But DW's Henrik Böhme says it's still the carmakers calling the shots....
2019-06-28 07:00

Opinion: Trump vs. Huawei, and the end of the smartphone? The trade spat between Washington and Beijing has reached a new level, with successful Chinese telecoms equipment provider Huawei stuck in the eye of the storm. Where will this all end, asks DW's Henrik Böhme....
2019-05-24 23:34

Opinion: Thailand's democratic dictatorship Although Thailand's military junta has now been formally elected into office, its hold on power shows that the country's politics are a tangled hybrid of democracy and authoritarianism, says Pravit Rojanaphruk....
2019-06-06 16:17

Opinion: Why Jon Stewart fights for the 9/11 heroes In a recent congressional hearing, Jon Stewart displayed passionate conviction for the men and women sickened by exposure to Ground Zero toxins. His testimony has resonated around the country....
2019-06-14 06:34

Mississippi Gulf Coast food and fun Coastal Mississippi is a place to seek out fresh, local cuisine, dive into the region’s history and discover everyday magic in the local towns.       ...
2019-06-10 18:00

Two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman Ships owned by companies in Norway and Singapore were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions are high in the region following attacks on four vessels last month....
2019-06-13 15:17

The oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were attacked Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
2019-06-14 16:34

NHC says 20% chance of cyclone over Gulf of Mexico A broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has a 20% chance of developing into a cyclone, down from 40% earlier, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 20:51

Opinion: Is too much being asked for France as it hosts World Cup? France is trying to become first team to hold the men's and women's World Cup titles at same time.        ...
2019-06-07 00:00

Opinion: Why Canadian GP controversy is good for Formula 1 Vettel rejoined circuit just ahead of Hamilton Sebastian Vettel's contentious penalty for his Canadian Grand Prix moment has sparked plenty of debate Several of us were talking about the Canadian Grand Prix in the office this morning – or, specifi...
2019-06-10 15:17

Opinion: 1999 World Cup team still the best the US has had — for now Picking the best U.S. women's soccer team is a nearly impossible task, but since Ali Kreiger raised the question, Nancy Armour gives it a shot.       ...
2019-06-23 23:34

Opinion: What does Volkswagen's new Nurburging record prove? The ID R has just become one of the most important cars on the planet after tearing around the Nordschleife in just over six minutes How do you follow up setting an outright record on the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, one of the world’s oldest...
2019-06-03 18:51

Opinion: In Tehran, diplomatic hope dies last German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas' Iran trip made clear that Europe’s role in the Middle East is little more than that of a well-meaning extra. Yet these diplomatic efforts are still important, says Matthias von Hein....
2019-06-11 04:51

Opinion: New Porsche 718 GT4 receives the engine it deserves Naturally aspirated, 911-derived flat-six is good news for eco-warriors and thrill-seekers alike Much of the new Cayman GT4’s mechanical make-up seems familiar. The last-generation version had a Porsche GT department suspension overhaul and an aero ...
2019-06-18 05:00

U.S. World Cup goal celebrations polarizes opinion The United States' record 13-0 drubbing of Thailand at the Women's World Cup on Tuesday did not sit well with everybody, with opinion divided on whether the team should have so mercilessly punished a hapless opponent....
2019-06-12 03:34

Opinion: Myanmar's Suu Kyi cozying up to Orban is absurd Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, have issued a joint anti-Muslim statement. The Burmese leader has finally lost the moral standing she once enjoyed, says Verena Hölzl....
2019-06-08 05:51

Opinion: a beginner's guide to the Nurburgring 24 hours Fantastic machinery, crazy fans and action-packed racing should make the N24 a fixture on any petrolhead’s calendar The Nürburgring is a place that enjoys hallowed status within the collective psyche of petrolheads everywhere. For decades, the treac...
2019-06-27 22:00

Opinion: Hong Kong unrest has no end in sight The Hong Kong government has put a controversial extradition law on ice. But the government's suspension will not solve the unrest, it only means a temporary respite, says DW's Philipp Bilsky....
2019-06-15 19:34

Opinion: The fine art of defusing Italy's budget row The European Commission has once again said that Italy's fiscal policies lack prudence and violate the bloc's budget rules. DW's Andreas Rostek looks at Brussels' attempts to bring Rome to its senses....
2019-06-05 19:34

Opinion: Theresa May's toxic Brexit legacy Don't be fooled by the tears she shed. Prime Minister Theresa May stumbled her way through a disjointed and dysfunctional Brexit process and has left the UK in a shocking state of paralysis, writes Rob Mudge....
2019-06-07 05:00

Opinion: Georgians oppose Russian meddling Hundreds of Georgians were injured protesting against Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov addressing Orthodox law-makers in parliament. A veritable political crisis might be looming, says Christian F. Trippe....
2019-06-23 10:00

Nancy Pelosi Had a Good Opinion For a Change Asked about the horrific photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria which made headlines earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that entering the U.S. shouldn’t be a crime....
2019-06-27 21:51

Opinion: Germany faces turbulent times The resignation of Social Democrat leader Andrea Nahles makes early elections in Germany more likely. But both the CDU and the SPD should avoid any hasty decisions, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl....
2019-06-02 15:17

Opinion: The exciting season the Bundesliga needed The Bundesliga season is over, and although Bayern Munich have won the title for the seventh consecutive time, DW's Jonathan Harding thinks this has still been a season for the ages....
2019-05-21 22:17

Opinion: Eurovision demonstrates the power of empathy This year's Eurovision Song Contest entries varied from a call to action to end capitalism to pure party songs. The winner won on a personal note, says DW's Rick Fulker....
2019-05-21 22:17

Opinion: The price of the EU's inaction in the Middle East As the EU has adopted a noticeably more pragmatic stance towards Arab autocrats, shifts in the balance of power within this strategically vital region are ­triggering realpolitik, says DW's Loay Mudhoon....
2019-05-23 06:17

Opinion: Huawei's 5G plan for Germany is a bad deal China does everything it can to block access to information, particularly from the foreign press. So letting a Chinese firm build Germany's 5G network is naive, to say the least, says DW Director General Peter Limbourg....
2019-07-09 20:00

Opinion: If it wants to take next step, Big 12 needs to win in the College Football Playoff Oklahoma has made the College Football Playoff three of the last four seasons. But for the Big 12 to take the next step it must win on biggest stage.       ...
2019-07-16 04:17

Opinion: Why Formula E is succeeding in New York City An exciting season finale proves the electric race series is maturing quickly, and that manufacturers are firmly on board Even in its third season on the calendar, there’s something surreal – and a little incongruous – about the ABB Formula E Champ...
2019-07-16 01:34

Opinion: Major League Baseball is at a crossroads. What does it want to become? Baseball is at a crossroads. Juiced balls, intentional or not, is among the litany of anxieties that are troubling the players and the union.       ...
2019-07-10 10:17

Opinion: Gay men are nearly invisible in golf, but we’re not non-existent Someday a PGA Tour golfer will come out to the pleasant realization that what was to him a seismic announcement is barely worth the noting.       ...
2019-06-30 22:00

Opinion: This is where the top remaining NBA free agents should sign We’re making our best pitch to each of the top remaining NBA free agents about where they should go once signing period begins at 6 p.m. Sunday.       ...
2019-06-30 16:34

Opinion: Jaguar gets on the front foot with an electric XJ Electric XJ will follow in the footsteps of Jaguar's EV pioneer, the I-Pace JLR's plans for an electric XJ have been confirmed, and could be the first step in a significant regeneration for the brand You’ve got to admire the boldness of JLR’s new ...
2019-07-05 12:34

Opinion: Unnecessary Sea-Watch 3 provocations from both sides The arrest of the "Sea-Watch 3" captain raises the question of who stands to benefit from such acts of protest. Ultimately, it may play into the hands of Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, writes Bernd Riegert....
2019-07-01 20:34

Opinion: Russia frozen on climate change Vladimir Putin has talked about global warming's toll as Siberia's Irkutsk region struggles to recover from floods. But there's a simple reason why Russia won't get behind climate protection policies, says Andrey Gurkov....
2019-07-06 19:17

Opinion: Language between self-censorship and political correctness What society perceives, and how people feel, is influenced in no small way by language. That's why there have always been attempts to control language and thus thought, writes Alexander Görlach....
2019-05-30 17:17

Second opinion on DJI Osmo Action, the GoPro killer A second take on a quick review shows settings that have too many options and can't be read well in bright sunlight. But camera offers many great features.        ...
2019-05-21 14:32

Opinion: The EU's future and the European Parliament vote Will the elections for the European Parliament really determine the future of the EU? DW's Felix Steiner urges voters to remain calm and exercise their constitutional rights....
2019-05-25 12:00

Opinion: Are the good years over for German firms? When BASF, the world's largest chemical company, drastically slashes its earnings forecast, it's an alarm signal for the German economy as a whole, say DW's Henrik Böhme....
2019-07-10 13:00

Opinion: Winners and losers from a spectacular Indianapolis 500 Simon Pagenaud scored his first victory and NBC broadcast its first Indy 500, but neither meteorologists nor Marco Andretti had a good day.        ...
2019-05-28 16:51

Tanker attacks in the Gulf — evidence or warmongering? For the US government, it is clear that Iran is responsible for the explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. As proof, a video and 13 photos have been published so far. What do they show? DW investigates....
2019-06-21 17:51

NHC says 70% chance of cyclone over northeastern Gulf of Mexico A broad low pressure area that has emerged over Apalachee Bay in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
2019-07-09 23:51

Tropical depression likely to form in Gulf of Mexico: U.S. NHC A storm system in the Gulf of Mexico could develop into a tropical depression later on Thursday, likely bringing hurricane conditions across the north-central gulf coast over the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
2019-07-11 08:34

Oil jumps 3% to $63 as Iran shoots down U.S. drone in Gulf Oil rose by more than 3% to above $63 a barrel on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-20 15:00

How the Gulf War combat debut of 'stealth and GPS' transformed war When GPS-enabled sensors pinpointed enemy targets, surveillance aircraft monitored enemy troop movements and stealth bombers eluded radar tracking from air defenses in the opening days of Operation Desert Storm decades ago -- in January of 1991 – ver...
2019-05-24 20:17

Oil jumps 3% toward $64 as Iran shoots down U.S. drone in Gulf Oil rose more than 3% toward $64 a barrel on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-20 17:17

Oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico restart after Barry US oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the US offshore drilling regulator said....
2019-07-16 01:51

NHC says 40% chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has 40% chance of developing into a cyclone, down from 60% earlier, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 20:51

Here's the possible fallout from the Gulf of Oman tanker explosions The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. John Kilduff, Again Capital founding partner and a CNBC contributor, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss....
2019-06-13 18:00

Nobody Wants War After Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman: China Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to......
2019-06-14 17:17

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging the resolution of differences through dialogue....
2019-06-14 11:00

China's Xi says Gulf stands at 'crossroads of war and peace' The Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation and is "standing at a crossroads of war and peace", Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday, calling for calm and restraint and talks to resolve the issue....
2019-06-28 05:34

Opinion: This NBA Finals will be remembered for soap operas off the court The NBA has a celebrity culture, is immersed in social media and the proximity of fans to the playing surface creates a unique environment.       ...
2019-06-13 23:00

Opinion: With or without Kevin Durant, these Warriors have nothing left to prove The mental strength the Warriors have shown to keep this NBA Finals series alive solidified them as one of the proudest, most distinguished champions.       ...
2019-06-13 07:34

Opinion: Chief US salesman strikes a deal with Poland US President Trump has received his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, with an air show over the White House. This rare honor seals Trump's latest "deal." Both sides will benefit, writes DW’s Bartosz Dudek....
2019-06-13 15:17

Opinion: Phil Mickelson says he needed to make changes and he'll be better for it Phil Mickelson, who's 15-18 pounds lighter than he was 15 days ago, says, 'I have so much energy, mental clarity' after six-day fast.        ...
2019-07-16 03:17

Opinion: German YouTuber takes on Angela Merkel's CDU A 26-year-old YouTuber is making headlines with his tirade against the Christian Democrats. Many disagree with the man's tone, but his video makes an important contribution to democracy, DW's Fabian von der Mark writes....
2019-05-23 22:17

Opinion: The USWNT had better win the World Cup or legacy will be that of celebration flap The U.S. women's national team needs to win this year's World Cup or they'll only be remembered for their celebration debacle in win over Thailand.       ...
2019-06-21 18:00

Opinion: The Tiger from the Masters goes missing during first round of PGA Championship The Masters this was not. Tiger Woods' dream of winning a second consecutive major title is not officially over, but it’s not exactly alive and well.        ...
2019-05-21 22:17

Opinion: How good are U.S. women? Game against Sweden will be indication In the last 10 games between the teams, the Americans are 3-4-3. And one of those losses is perhaps the most galling in the USWNT's history.       ...
2019-06-19 01:51

Opinion: why the Discovery Sport is crucial for Land Rover Brand's biggest seller needs to be a hit with customers if it will help boost revenue The new Discovery Sport might be easy to overlook in Land Rover’s busy launch schedule. It’s neither as eagerly anticipated as the second-generation Range Rover Ev...
2019-05-21 23:34

Opinion: Carli Lloyd wants to start, but she wants another World Cup title even more Carli Lloyd is playing in her third World Cup, but is coming off the bench for the first time thanks to an abundance of talent at forward.       ...
2019-06-14 20:51

Opinion: Erdogan's ego trip buying Russian arms Turkey is determined to buy a Russian air defense system. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan no longer respects NATO. It's a dangerous decision — especially for the alliance, writes Peter Sturm....
2019-06-14 20:17

Opinion: US women owe no apologies for celebrating 13-0 blowout of Thailand The U.S. women beat Thailand 13-0 in its World Cup opener. How's that any different than a college football team running up the score?       ...
2019-06-12 03:17

Opinion: Merkel entitled to privacy over health concerns How much should the German public know about any of Chancellor Angela Merkel's potential illnesses? She, too, has a right to her privacy — the same as every other German citizen, says Felix Steiner....
2019-07-13 20:00

Opinion: China pulling the strings in Hong Kong The message of the mass protests in Hong Kong is clear: China's interference is not welcome. But city leaders aren't listening. The basic principle of "one country, two systems" is in jeopardy, says Dang Yuan....
2019-06-16 20:34

Opinion: New Signs That India's Economy - and Credibility - Is In Crisis Now, Arvind Subramanian, a well-regarded economist who was till last year one of PM Narendra Modi's most senior advisers, has argued in a Harvard working paper that the country's official figures......
2019-06-13 09:00

Opinion: Modi's election victory starts a new era for India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his BJP party, have won India's general election. On the way to victory, Modi has completely changed the country and ushered in a new era for Indian politics, says DW's Mahesh Jha....
2019-05-23 15:34

Opinion: MLB needs to watch out. This Dodgers rotation is historically good It's been a bit of a question mark in recent years, but the Dodgers' starting pitching is primed for an all-time great year – and deep into October.       ...
2019-06-10 23:00

Opinion: German politician's murder is an attack on democracy Politician Walter Lübcke may have been murdered by a right-wing extremist. If that turns out to be the case, the killer was targeting the heart of Germany's democratic system, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau....
2019-06-19 07:17

Opinion: Brexit sinks Theresa May's UK prime ministership The beleaguered PM has thrown in the towel: She could not deliver on Brexit as promised. But her successor, too, will find that reconciling the Brexit dream with reality will be an impossible task, Barbara Wesel writes....
2019-05-24 23:34

Opinion: Drake is annoying and the Warriors need to ignore his shenanigans The NBA Finals are here, the Raptors took a thrilling victory over the dynastic Warriors in Game 1, and all anyone wants to talk about is Drake.        ...
2019-05-31 20:51

Opinion: C'mon, FIFA. Let the women have their day with World Cup final FIFA allowed two confederations to schedule championship games of men's tournaments on the same day as the World Cup final for the women.       ...
2019-07-07 03:34

How Cardi B Changed Anna Wintour's Opinion of Her Style Cardi B has won over Anna Wintour. In a new segment of Vogue's "Go Ask Anna," the iconic editor-in-chief was asked to weigh in on the Grammy-winning rapper's style. One......
2019-07-03 23:51

Opinion: Merkel's Harvard speech is noteworthy for what she didn't say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's poignant and personal commencement speech at Harvard University was also a thinly veiled appeal to reject Trumpism. But more interesting than what she said was what she did not say....
2019-05-31 05:17

Opinion: Has Kevin Durant played his last game with the Warriors? Several questions surround Kevin Durant's absence with a strained calf. Are the Warriors better without him? What does this mean for his future?        ...
2019-05-29 07:51

Opinion: This is easily one of the 20 most embarrassing Knicks moments since 2017 To call the Knicks a "clown shoes operation" would be an insult to clown shoes. Day 1 of NBA free agency was the latest in embarrassments.       ...
2019-07-01 18:17

Opinion: Why this World Cup will show how investing in women pays off Although the U.S. women continue to fight U.S. Soccer over discrimination ahead of the World Cup, investment in the game is coming from elsewhere.        ...
2019-05-31 01:17

Opinion: Women's World Cup hurt by lack of organization Germany's win against Nigeria was played in front of an almost full house. This is the exception rather than the rule, owing partly to FIFA's lack of planning. The women's game deserves better, argues DW's Felix Tamsut....
2019-06-23 10:00

Opinion: South Africa’s new government: compromise over renewal After days of speculation, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has formed his new government. His cabinet shows a clear intent of reform, but it also shows Ramaphosa’s need to compromise, writes DW’s Claus Stäcker....
2019-05-30 19:00

Opinion: Golf sensation Amy Bockerstette has it all figured out. She can play, too Here's the thing: Amy Bockerstette is a nice person, yes. But Amy can play. Amy’s got game. Amy has what we hackers never will: A repeatable swing.       ...
2019-06-27 20:34

Opinion: What Ursula von der Leyen learned from Angela Merkel The EU is a game with three summits and, in the end, a German wins? In this case, yes. But Ursula von der Leyen's years in Berlin will prove ideal preparation for the European Commission, says DW's Maximiliane Koschyk....
2019-07-03 22:34

Opinion: Led by Megan Rapinoe, this World Cup should be a seminal moment From her comments about Donald Trump to her criticism of FIFA, Megan Rapinoe has been the perfect voice for the Women's World Cup. Now it's up to FIFA to follow her lead and show they are serious about the women's game....
2019-07-07 22:34

Opinion: Africa's new free trade zone is still just a dream Trade within Africa has enormous potential. Whether a new free trade zone on the continent will realize that potential is up to the more than 50 nations participating in it, writes DW's Claus Stäcker....
2019-07-09 05:51

Opinion: Rolling out the red carpet for 'nasty' leaders is actually rather British Seeing Donald Trump go after London Mayor Sadiq Khan was as predictable as seeing Trump spell his name wrong. But Khan's mistaken about one thing, Mark Hallam says; it's very British to fawn over this misogynist fibber....
2019-06-03 15:51

Opinion: Disappointment and hope in Germany's World Cup exit Germany are out of the Women's World Cup. DW's Jonathan Harding thinks that although the defeat was deserved and the manner of the exit was disappointing, this Germany team is right at the start of their development....
2019-06-30 00:34

Opinion: Kevin Durant is all of us on social media, and he should never stop He’s way too accessible on Twitter and Instagram. He’s hilariously defensive, especially for a two-time NBA Finals MVP. And he shouldn't change.        ...
2019-05-30 02:34

Opinion: Sebastian Kurz, the stone-faced chancellor After 17 months in office, the chancellor's former coalition partners, as well as the opposition, no longer have confidence in him. The vote was an unnecessary piece of political drama, Norbert Mappes-Niediek writes....
2019-05-28 20:34

Opinion: Kawhi Leonard getting vengeance against Warriors in NBA Finals Kawhi Leonard says he isn't out for revenge for 2017, but the Warriors must feel like the Raptors star has a score to settle this NBA Finals.       ...
2019-06-08 08:51

Opinion: How the Raptors turned the series around to reach the NBA Finals After falling behind 2-0, Raptors coach Nick Nurse made a series of adjustments that sparked a turnaround and led Toronto to the NBA Finals.        ...
2019-05-26 22:00

Opinion: Donald Trump sets US up for conflict with Iran Donald Trump nearly took the Middle East to the brink with airstrikes against Iran. The US president's aggressive stance is sabotaging his professed efforts for peace in the Middle East, DW's Peter Philipp writes....
2019-06-21 17:51

Opinion: NBA should be embarrassed about wrong hats being worn at the draft With the trade not being recognized by the league, a number of players on Thursday night had to have their photos taken with wrong hats on.       ...
2019-06-21 18:00

Wall St. climbs as oil jumps after Gulf tanker attacks U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after two days of declines, as energy shares rebounded with oil on concerns of a supply disruption following attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-14 00:00

UK-flagged tanker reported 'safe and well' after stop in Gulf The UK-flagged supertanker Pacific Voyager that halted in the Gulf on Saturday is "safe and well," a British official told Reuters, after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel....
2019-07-06 22:00

Latest on suspected attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Here is the latest from Reuters on attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil is shipped:...
2019-06-13 16:51

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas production begins restarting after Barry U.S. offshore oil producers restarted 4% of the production shut by Tropical Storm Barry last week, according to a report on Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)....
2019-07-15 22:34

The Latest: UN chief says world can’t afford Gulf conflict OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The U.N. chief says the world can’t afford the conflict as tensions rise between Iran and the United States. U.N. Secretary-General ...
2019-06-28 06:17

World Cannot Afford Major Confrontation In The Gulf, Says UN Chief The world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, as the Security Council prepared to meet to discuss suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the......
2019-06-13 18:34

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas producers begin restarting after Barry U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said....
2019-07-16 00:00

China's Xi says the Gulf region stands at 'crossroads of war and peace' Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that the Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation following increased tensions between Iran and the United States....
2019-06-28 08:51

Oil prices jump 3% on tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Attacks near the world's busiest sea lane for oil shipments come amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States and its Gulf allies....
2019-06-13 16:51

Oil tanker filmed ablaze in the Gulf of Oman – video Two oil tankers have been hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews evacuated, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck. In this video, one of the tankers can be seen on fire but still afloatTw...
2019-06-13 21:51

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
2019-06-13 22:34

Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier As the plumes rise from a brazen attack in the Gulf of Oman, oil brokers and diplomats are panicking about another lurch toward confrontation In the Middle East. Why it happened and who did it is not easy to explain, not least because it doesn't appe...
2019-06-14 00:00

| Russia, China warn US over sending 1 000 new troops to the Gulf The US is "pumping up tensions" and could open "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after announcing it will deploy 1 000 more troops to the already volatile region, Russia and China have said....
2019-06-19 15:17

Iran warns war would spread across Gulf, threaten U.S. troops Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops, a senior Iranian military commander said on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would impose further sanctions on the Islamic Republic....
2019-06-23 15:34

Gulf of Mexico U.S. oil output cut by 53% ahead of storm - U.S. govt Energy companies have cut crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico by 53.39%, or 1 million barrels per day (bpd), ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Thur...
2019-07-11 22:17

Migrants in the Gulf see dreams of higher wages ruined More than a million foreign workers have been sent packing as Gulf leaders face pressure to hire more locals. Despite the region's reputation for exploitation and rigidity, many foreigners still dream of Arabia....
2019-06-18 13:34

Trump creates doubt over use of U.S. force to protect Gulf oil U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran....
2019-06-18 21:00

Russia Blames US Over British Oil Tanker Incident In Gulf Russia on Thursday blamed Washington for the escalation in tensions with Tehran after Britain said Iranian ships had attempted to impede a British oil tanker in Gulf waters....
2019-07-11 13:17

U.S. producers cut a third of Gulf of Mexico production as storm approaches Crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday was cut by nearly a third, or 602,715 barrels per day (bpd), as a storm threatened offshore oil production, according to figures released by a U.S. regulator....
2019-07-10 21:51

U.S. oil firms cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico output ahead of storm U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of offshore Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened production....
2019-07-10 21:51

Oil majors evacuate U.S. Gulf platform staff before storm Major U.S. oil producers on Tuesday began evacuating and shutting in production at their deepwater Gulf of Mexico platforms in advance of a tropical disturbance expected to become a storm this week....
2019-07-10 11:34

Oil up $2 on U.S. crude stocks draw, Gulf of Mexico storm Oil prices gained $2 a barrel on Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories shrank more than expected and as major producers evacuated rigs in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of an expected storm....
2019-07-10 19:51

Oil gains on U.S. inventory drawdown, Gulf of Mexico storm Oil prices rose more than 2% on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. inventories fell more than expected and as major U.S. producers evacuated rigs in the Gulf of Mexico before a storm....
2019-07-10 14:17

Gulf Fisheries Are Under Siege—Now Comes Tropical Storm Barry Surges of polluted water have decimated crab, oyster, and shrimp populations and killed hundreds of dolphins. To fishermen, Tropical Storm Barry is very bad news....
2019-07-12 18:17

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in the region....
2019-06-16 14:51

Rouhani says U.S. drone's 'intrusion' stokes tensions in Gulf President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the United States of stoking tensions in the Gulf through what Iran has called the violation of its airspace by a U.S. military drone, which Tehran shot down, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....
2019-06-23 14:17

Why Tanker Blasts in the Gulf of Oman Have Put the World on Edge Unexplained explosions that crippled two tankers have raised alarms about potential military conflagration in the Middle East. How has that happened?...
2019-06-14 23:34

Top NRI Businessmen In Gulf Praise Union Budget 2019 Several leading Non-Resident Indians and businessmen in the Gulf region on Friday welcomed India's Union Budget for 2019-20 and listed rural electrification, agricultural, support to start-ups, women......
2019-07-05 18:34

Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows. A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from the hull of a stricken tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The object may have been a limpet mine....
2019-06-15 06:34

Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman Sailors evacuated from two tankers in distress near the strategic strait of HormuzTwo oil tankers have been hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, leaving one ablaze and the other adrift, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers ...
2019-06-13 15:51

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil output cut by 59% due to storm: government Almost 59 percent, or 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Fr...
2019-07-13 00:00

UK-flagged tanker stopped in Gulf reported 'safe and well' UK-flagged supertanker Pacific Voyager which halted in the Gulf on Saturday is "safe and well", a British official told Reuters, after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel....
2019-07-06 14:17

UK to send a second warship to the Gulf amid crisis with Iran MoD says destroyer will be deployed within days to protect British commercial oil tankers The UK is stepping up its military presence in the Gulf by sending a second warship to the region to protect British commercial oil tankers, the Ministry of Def...
2019-07-12 20:17

More than 260 dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast since February Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are investigating why bottlenose dolphins are stranding themselves at an unusually high rate in the Northern Gulf of Mexico this year...
2019-06-15 21:51

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a major military confrontation could erupt between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-20 11:51

Ships in Gulf were attacked, other vessels at risk: INTERTANKO The tanker association INTERTANKO said on Thursday that two vessels had been attacked in the Middle East and there were growing worries for the safety of ships and their crews sailing through the Strait of Hormuz....
2019-06-13 13:51

US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf A U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to de-escalate tensions between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-03 18:34

Iran warns any clash in the Gulf would push oil prices above $100 U.S. military vessels in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries would push oil prices above $100 a barrel....
2019-06-02 11:17

US Navy assisting two tankers targeted in Gulf of Oman DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, were reportedly attacked on Thursday, the U.S. Navy said, with one adrift and on fire amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran and a...
2019-06-13 11:34

Israeli leader uncharacteristically quiet over Gulf crisis JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a vocal critic of Iran over the years, accusing the Islamic Republic of sinister intentions at every opportunity. But the outspoken Israel leader has remained uncharacteristically qu...
2019-05-29 08:51

Near-record ‘dead zone’ predicted in Gulf of Mexico NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” — an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. Widespread downpours around the Mississippi River Basin have led to record amo...
2019-06-11 07:51

Iran backed down in Gulf due to US 'deterrence', says American general Head of central command says he remains concerned about ‘very real’ threat and Tehran’s potential for aggressionIran has chosen to “step back and recalculate” after making preparations for an apparent attack against US forces in the Gulf region, but ...
2019-06-07 10:51

The giant Trump baby and other stunts that took on the president — and polarized opinion As protesters gathered in London to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's state visit to the U.K. on Tuesday, the 20-foot tall blimp portraying him as an angry, orange baby was inflated once again....
2019-06-04 20:34

Opinion: There is a 100 percent chance Phil Mickelson won’t win this US Open This should have been Phil Mickelson's chance to crown a legendary career and vault himself into a select group of greats, but he's angered the Golf Gods.        ...
2019-06-12 21:17

Opinion: Jürgen Klopp's holistic approach the real winner Liverpool have won the Champions League, and Jürgen Klopp has finally overcome his losing streak in finals. But the real victory of the day comes in Klopp's approach to this success, writes DW's Jonathan Harding....
2019-06-02 06:17

Opinion: NASCAR point standings more important than you think at halfway mark Since NASCAR began awarding stage points in 2017, only one driver outside the 16-driver cutoff at the midway mark has made it into the playoffs.        ...
2019-06-01 00:17

Opinion: Georgia caught up in Russia's geopolitical power struggle Georgia is in turmoil. Hundreds of people were injured in protests earlier this week in Tbilisi, and the parliamentary speaker was forced to resign. A veritable political crisis might be looming, says Christian Trippe....
2019-06-23 13:51

Opinion: Outdated NBA free-agent moratorium rules need to change Rules preventing NBA teams from contacting players before a set date once had a purpose. Teams ignore the rules today, and league should change them.       ...
2019-06-30 14:34

Opinion: Artemi Panarin gives Rangers star-power promise The Rangers won big by signing Artemi Panarin to a seven-year contract. He immediately accelerates their rebuild.       ...
2019-07-01 20:17

Opinion: Lamar Jackson is still make-or-break gamble at QB for Ravens Lamar Jackson showed plenty of promise for the Ravens as a rookie, but the QB will have to make significant strides as the starter in his second year.       ...
2019-06-14 05:00

Opinion: Patriots' challenge in offseason is to merge new elements with old ones As the Patriots look to launch their Super Bowl title defense, there will be plenty of changes and new wrinkles to account for this season.        ...
2019-06-05 00:01

Opinion: NASCAR Cup drivers take notice after Trucks disqualification, suspension When NASCAR stripped Ross Chastain of his win in the Iowa Trucks race, the decision reverberated among drivers and teams in the Cup Series.       ...
2019-06-27 20:34

Opinion: Megan Rapinoe doing something right if she's setting Donald Trump off President Donald Trump initially directed rage at the wrong Twitter account, employed thinly veiled racism in attacking World Cup player Megan Rapinoe       ...
2019-06-27 20:34

Opinion: New Flying Spur shows Bentley's commitment to comfort Crewe's new luxury saloon boasts the model's most sophisticated suspension yet, but it will have to work extra hard Bentley demands its cars do a great deal. In fact, there’s a pretty strong argument that the Bentayga SUV has the broadest remit of a...
2019-06-11 16:00

Opinion: U.S. women called a lot of things at World Cup, but slackers won't be one of them USWNT coach Jill Ellis says her team will play to win, even though Group F winner likely will have to play France and England to get to title game.       ...
2019-06-17 19:34

Opinion: Vulnerable Warriors facing the biggest test of their dynasty Injury-riddled and down 2-1, the Warriors are more vulnerable than ever. And getting back Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson doesn't guarantee anything.        ...
2019-06-06 10:34

Opinion: MLB umpires union's outburst was childish, unacceptable The MLB Umpires Association lashed out on Tuesday about the perceived leniency of Manny Machado's one-game suspension.       ...
2019-06-19 20:17

Opinion: Three years later, Sweden still talking trash about Rio Olympic win over U.S. women Their loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics was the U.S. women's earliest exit at a major international tournament.       ...
2019-06-19 22:51

Opinion: NBA draft exciting, fast-paced and totally overrated The picks and moves during the NBA draft won't seem nearly as important after Thursday night's initial brouhaha.       ...
2019-06-20 08:17

Opinion: After decades of dominance, the rest of the world is catching up with the USWNT Rather than two or three favorites, there are five or six countries with legitimate title aspirations at this World Cup       ...
2019-06-08 20:17

Opinion: Expect Industry Status For Real Estate Sector The Indian real estate sector is the most highly taxed with the combination of high direct and indirect taxes, stamp duties and levies for development approvals....
2019-06-21 16:34

Opinion: NFL expanding season to 18 games? Not if Titans CB Logan Ryan can help it Logan Ryan keeps right perspective about upcoming NFL labor talks by saying that expanding the regular season to 18 games would be a mistake.        ...
2019-06-05 22:51

Opinion: Moldovan crisis a test case for Russia-US cooperation The power struggle in Moldova continues: Two presidents and two governments, with the international community being surprisingly in agreement. It stands as a test for future developments, writes Robert Schwartz....
2019-06-13 08:34

Opinion: Trump's London visit was celebration lacking an occasion The US first family likely enjoyed their fancy trip to the palace, hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. Trump got to share his tuppence worth, but for what? Even the monarch's veiled hints fell on deaf ears, says Bernd Riegert....
2019-06-05 04:17

Opinion: Youth baseball brawl latest example of parents being babies Last week's news of a group of Colorado parents fighting each other at a youth baseball game didn't surprise columnist Mitch Albom.       ...
2019-06-23 23:34

Opinion: Germany's awkward search for a national identity continues Expect the soul-searching about what it means to be German to continue after changes to the Nationality Act. The old standards used to establish a national identity no longer apply, writes DW Zoran Arbutina....
2019-07-01 20:34

Opinion: Kyrie Irving finally got to choose his team. What will he do with this chance? Kyrie Irving has his dream situation in Brooklyn alongside Kevin Durant. Can he enhance his legacy or will this stop be another disappointment?       ...
2019-07-01 22:34

Opinion: Nothing against Sweden, but World Cup final deserves a fresher matchup Sweden and the Netherlands play Wednesday to determine the USWNT's opponent in Sunday’s World Cup final. Who to root for should be obvious.       ...
2019-07-03 06:01

Opinion: Deutsche Bank halts global adventure in lending The days when Deutsche Bank officials played big to win big are over. The lender's new credo is "back to the roots." The plan to overhaul Deutsche Bank is radical, DW's Henrik Böhme writes, but the outcome remains open....
2019-07-08 14:00

Opinion: College football's postseason schedule is entirely wrong If the College Football Playoff semifinals are supposed to be the centerpiece of the sport, they should be the last games played every year.        ...
2019-05-24 00:51

Opinion: In trying to clear air, Magic Johnson sullies himself, Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson likes to profess how much he loves the Lakers and Buss family. Yet he managed to trash all of them - and further sully his reputation.        ...
2019-05-21 14:51

Opinion: Simon Pagenaud achieves the dream: Indianapolis 500 immortality Perseverance helped Simon Pagenaud pull off a historic victory at Sunday's 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.        ...
2019-05-27 05:00

Opinion: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the real winner of the Home Run Derby Decades from now, you'll be hard-pressed to recall that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and his 91 HRs was actually not the official winner of the 2019 Derby.       ...
2019-07-09 14:51

Europe's top court sets date for opinion on Facebook privacy Europe's top court will give an opinion on Dec. 12 on Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems' landmark case against Facebook, which will affect how hundreds of thousands of companies transfer personal data worldwide....
2019-07-09 21:34

Opinion: Warriors' uncommon belief in themselves has lifted them to NBA Finals yet again On top of the Warriors' prodigious talent is an unmatched hunger to win and belief in themselves. That combination has them in the NBA Finals again.        ...
2019-05-21 14:51

Opinion: Union Berlin fans prove they’re ready for the Bundesliga Union Berlin fans have made a name for themselves as some of the most creative supporters in German football. Their club reaching the Bundesliga for the first time ever would do them justice, argues DW’s Felix Tamsut....
2019-05-24 00:51

Opinion: Bucks, Raptors battling to be served as fodder for the Warriors The Eastern Conference finals between the Bucks and Raptors have evolved into something really good. But is it going to matter in the end?        ...
2019-05-23 20:17

Opinion: NBC Sports should not air interview with Lance Armstrong, a pariah and cheater Lance Armstrong, the worst sports cheat ever, somehow got NBC Sports to interview him and listen to his nonsense. The network still has time to cancel this fiasco.        ...
2019-05-24 18:51

Opinion: The candidates are wrong. It's a mistake to pay off college graduates' debt Whether you think Elizabeth Warren's and Bernie Sanders' calls to forgive student loan debt are thoughtful policy solutions or pandering to Millennial voters, there's no question the senators are speaking to a jarring problem. Americans hold nearly $...
2019-07-04 01:17

Opinion: NASCAR marks end of an era with last July 4th weekend race at Daytona For 61 years, NASCAR has celebrated Independence Day at Daytona International Speedway, but Saturday's night's Coke Zero 400 marks the end of an era.       ...
2019-07-04 03:51

Opinion: Greek government change amid beach holiday For the time being, the conservative victory in Greece's snap elections spells the end for Alexis Tsipras' "leftist revolution." The voters are disenchanted, argues DW's Spiros Moskovou....
2019-07-08 14:00

Opinion: Decades later, we're wondering about steroids in baseball – again Here we are two decades later, with MLB having one of the most extensive drug-testing programs, and we’re left wondering if history is repeating itself.       ...
2019-07-08 20:17

Opinion: Coco Gauff looks like special talent. But no one should try to rush her development As Coco Gauff, 15, storms through Wimbledon, she looks like a real talent. But the WTA and everyone around her must resist urge to speed up process.        ...
2019-07-06 00:34

Iran-US dispute grows over attacks on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Tensions remain high as Arab League calls for restraint – and Labour warns of UK being drawn into conflictDivisions over responsibility for last week’s attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman deepened this weekend amid warnings over the danger ...
2019-06-16 07:51

India deploys destroyer, patrol vessel to Gulf of Oman The Indian Navy said Friday it has deployed two warships to the Gulf of Oman to protect the country's shipping vessels amid heightened tensions in the Middle East....
2019-06-21 16:00

Kuwait moves to protect its ports amid Gulf tensions Kuwait's navy and ports authority will prepare security plans to protect the key OPEC exporter's ports, state news agency KUNA said on Saturday, amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West....
2019-07-13 23:00

Oil hits six-week high as storm builds in Gulf of Mexico Oil futures hit a six-week high on Thursday as a storm built in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening crude output, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted ongoing tensions in the region....
2019-07-11 06:34

British oil tanker in the Gulf ‘harassed’ by Iranian boats: U.S. officials The incident occurred almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria....
2019-07-11 07:00

Iran says it is responsible for Gulf security, calls on US forces to leave "We call on U.S. forces to finish their presence in the region as they are the main source of crisis and instability," a senior Iranian security official was quoted as saying by state TV....
2019-06-17 16:51

Tropical Storm Barry shuts 70% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output Nearly 70% or 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Saturday...
2019-07-13 20:51

Oil at 6-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions Oil prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted tensions in the region....
2019-07-11 12:34

US sending troops to Mideast amid Gulf tensions over Iran The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
2019-06-18 17:51

Hundreds of dolphins stranded, wash up dead along US Gulf Coast Hundreds of dolphins have washed up dead along the US Gulf Coast in recent months — an event so strange it’s been deemed an “unusual mortality event” by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. More than 261 bottlenose dolph...
2019-06-18 04:00

Damaged Tankers Reach Safe Waters After Gulf Attacks Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran....
2019-06-17 11:51

U.S. oil companies slash Gulf of Mexico production as storm bears down U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains....
2019-07-11 02:34

BP evacuates staff, shuts in production at four U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms BP Plc on Tuesday began to evacuate and shut in production at four offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platforms as a developing weather disturbance moves across the Gulf of Mexico, a company spokesman said....
2019-07-10 11:34

Gulf Arab states support right of Saudi, UAE to defend interests Gulf Arab states voiced support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to take any action required to defend their security following recent attacks on their oil assets....
2019-05-31 03:34

Biggest ever seaweed bloom stretches from Gulf of Mexico to Africa Thousands of kilometers of the pungent, slimy algae has built up over the past decade, partly due to climate change. Mexico has spent millions removing the seaweed from its beaches....
2019-07-05 18:17

Britain replaces warship in Gulf, to maintain continuous presence Britain said on Friday it would deploy the destroyer HMS Duncan warship to the Gulf to replace HMS Montrose, maintaining a continuous presence there during a time of heightened tension in the region....
2019-07-12 14:34

Gulf between US Open prize funds for women and men remains a chasm Second major of the season gets under way at the Country Club of Charleston on Thursday but the $5.5m purse is dwarfed by the men’s of $12.5mThe USGA normally has to wait until June before the annual necessity to hunker down as criticism flies from a...
2019-05-29 18:51

Iran shows growing fury in the Gulf. It really is desperate to talk The British Heritage super tanker is owned by BP, under a British flag, and on charter to an Anglo-Dutch company, so it's unsurprising that the ship appeared to abandon suddenly its plans over the weekend as it sailed within sight of Iran....
2019-07-12 01:17

Britain sends second warship to gulf amid tensions with Iran: Sky Britain is sending a second warship to the Gulf amid growing tensions with Iran after Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar last week, Sky News reported....
2019-07-12 14:34

Britain raises security level for UK ships in the Gulf to 'critical' The UK has raised the security level for British ships in the Gulf to the highest state of alert, a British official confirmed to CNN on Friday, as tensions with Iran continue to grow....
2019-07-12 14:51

Brewing tropical system in Gulf of Mexico may exacerbate flooding A brewing tropical system not only has the potential to become the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season but may also add to the severity and extent of flooding over the central United States this week....
2019-06-04 04:51

Oil at six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions Oil prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted tensions in the region....
2019-07-11 14:34

With Barry bearing down, Gulf Coast braces for up to 24 inches of rain As Barry strengthened Thursday and inched closer to shore, residents in the Gulf states were rushing to prepare ahead of the storm's expected landfall on Saturday....
2019-07-12 14:51

A tropical depression is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week (WDSU/NBC News) New Orleans is bracing for heavy rains and wind as forecasters warn a possible tropical depression could form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week. City leaders are in constant communication with the National Weather Service and city...
2019-07-10 11:17

Tropical storm brewing off U.S. Gulf Coast, likely to hit Louisiana as hurricane A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico and aimed at water-logged New Orleans was expected to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by late Friday or early Saturday, forecasters said....
2019-07-11 17:34

Shell, Chevron U.S. Gulf Coast refineries monitoring weather Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas coastal refineries operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp were monitoring a developing weather disturbance in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico that may produce heavy wind and rain later this week, company s...
2019-07-10 11:34

Iran rejects US blame for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US believes Iran was behind Thursday's attack on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions had already been high since attacks on four vessels last month....
2019-06-14 06:17

UK- U.S. talks on building up military presence in Gulf ongoing, says Britain Discussions between Britain and the United States on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Friday amid tensions with Iran....
2019-07-12 13:51

Pompeo: Iran responsible for attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
2019-06-13 21:00

US blames Iran for the twin tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran on Wednesday. The Trump Administration has announced they hold Iran responsible for the attack. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports....
2019-06-15 02:34

Tanker Kokuka Courageous damaged in Gulf incident: manager The Kokuka Courageous tanker was damaged in a security incident in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a spokesman for the vessel's manager BSM Ship Management (Singapore) said....
2019-06-13 11:17

Iran denies responsibility for the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Iranian government's denials. CNBC's Kayla...
2019-06-15 02:34

UPDATE 2-U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas producers begin restarting after Barry U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said....
2019-07-15 23:34

Report: US shipping tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman near Iran The "Squawk Box" team reports on the breaking news that the U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran....
2019-06-13 18:00

U.S. Navy: assisting tankers after 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman U.S. Naval forces are assisting tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving two distress calls on Thursday, the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters....
2019-06-13 11:17

US Navy Receives Distress Calls From 2 Ships In Gulf Of Oman The US Fifth Fleet said on Thursday that its vessels in the Middle East have received distress calls from two tankers reportedly under attack in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-13 18:34

Wall St. higher as oil surges after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman U.S. stocks continued their climb on Thursday after two days of declines as energy shares gained on higher oil prices following suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-13 19:00

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea....
2019-06-15 00:17

Oil surges on Gulf tanker attacks, Treasury yields fall Oil futures jumped on Thursday after suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran, while U.S. Treasury yields edged lower as economic data seemed to strengthen the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year....
2019-06-13 19:00

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears Two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States....
2019-06-13 19:34

UK agrees Iran behind suspected tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman: BBC The British government agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a BBC reporter wrote on Twitter....
2019-06-14 00:51

UK maritime safety body investigating 'incident' in Gulf of Oman An oil tanker managed by Bermuda based shipping company Frontline suffered a fire on Thursday morning while sailing through the Gulf of Oman, a spokesman for the company told CNN on Thursday....
2019-06-13 12:34

Wall Street climbs as oil jumps after Gulf tanker attacks U.S. stocks continued to gain on Thursday after two days of declines, as energy shares turned attractive after oil prices rose sharply on concerns of supply disruption following suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-13 20:51

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-14 19:51

Jim Cramer: The Gulf of Oman tanker attack is a story about US oil independence The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. CNBC's Jim Cramer and Carl Quintanilla discuss what this might mean for business and the markets....
2019-06-13 18:00

NOAA Investigates Surge in Dead Dolphins Along the Gulf Coast Since the beginning of February, over 260 bottlenose dolphin strandings have been documented along the northern Gulf Coast, prompting the declaration of an “unusual mortality event.” The reason for the strandings isn’t entirely clear, but indications...
2019-06-15 17:51

Oil surges after Gulf tanker attacks, stocks claw higher Suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran saw oil markets erupt out of their recent slump on Thursday and kept traders gobbling up ultra-safe government bonds, gold and the Japanese yen....
2019-06-13 16:00

| US navy says received distress calls from two ships in Gulf of Oman The US Fifth Fleet has said that its vessels in the Middle East have received distress calls from two tankers reportedly under attack in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-13 16:34

Factbox: Latest on suspected attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Here is the latest from Reuters on suspected attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil is shipped:...
2019-06-13 13:51

Gulf tanker attacks threaten energy security, IEA's Birol says Attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman threaten global energy security, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said on Friday....
2019-06-14 11:00

Footage captures aftermath of Gulf of Oman tanker attack The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and Jim Cramer discuss what the possible fallout....
2019-06-13 18:00

Hundreds of dolphins have died along Gulf Coast since February, scientists say At least 279 animals have been stranded, triple the usual figure, and 98% have died, prompting investigationAt least 279 dolphins have become stranded across much of the US Gulf Coast since the start of February, triple the usual number, and about 98...
2019-06-15 19:00

Opinion: Boston Bruins' sputtering No. 1 line must be better against St. Louis Blues Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy predicts Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak will play best game of the Stanley Cup Final in Game 3.        ...
2019-06-01 04:01

Opinion: Clarity On Taxes To Boost Investor Confidence In Start-Up Ecosystem Start-ups need clarity on taxes. It would also be helpful if they are offered hand-holding, especially when it comes to compliances and regulatory affairs....
2019-06-21 16:34

Opinion: Big Three have owned men's tennis, but young guns may break through at Wimbledon For the sake of tennis, there could be no better outcome to Wimbledon than one of the sport’s promising stars shaking up the Big Three.        ...
2019-06-29 19:51

Opinion: Any embarrassment over USWNT's lopsided win over Thailand belongs to FIFA The gap between the haves and the have-nots remains glaring, and there seems to be little incentive from the sport’s power brokers to change that.       ...
2019-06-13 07:34

Opinion: Winners/losers of quarterfinals -- France wins the World Cup, sort of France wins over public and Sweden finally beats Germany at a major tournament for first time since 1991: Winners and losers from quarterfinals.       ...
2019-06-30 22:00

Opinion: In inaugural year, MLB's new All-Star Game voting system got it right It would seem that the Major League Baseball's new All-Star Game voting system did what it was intended to do.       ...
2019-06-28 14:51

Opinion: Brooks Koepka deserves more recognition for the way he has dominated golf world Brooks Koepka is making history in front of our eyes with four major wins in the last 23 months. It's time he got the recognition he deserves.        ...
2019-05-21 22:17

Opinion: Warriors' dynasty crumbles in Game 4 loss to Raptors There was desperation simmering under the surface in a must-win Game 4, and the Warriors probably played their last game ever at Oracle Arena.       ...
2019-06-08 07:51

Opinion: At 41 and playing in her seventh World Cup, Brazil's Formiga one for the ages When Brazilian superstar Formiga, now 41, made her World Cup debut in 1995, 150 players at this year's tournament had not yet been born.       ...
2019-06-08 20:17

Opinion: Is coach Steve Kerr one of NBA's greatest? He will be if Warriors win this title With all the headwinds facing the Warriors now, winning this title may be enough to put Steve Kerr on the same tier as the best who’ve ever done it.        ...
2019-06-05 01:34

Opinion: Only arrogant if you can't back it up and US women do, advancing to World Cup final Alex Morgan sips tea and Alyssa Naeher shuts down England as the U.S. women advance to the World Cup final with a 2-1 win.       ...
2019-07-02 23:51

Joe Biden's position on abortion is upsetting the Left, but he's a lot closer to America's opinion than they are The average American doesn't have a philosophically consistent opinion on abortion. But decades of polling indicate a clear picture of how the majority of the country feels....
2019-06-06 00:17

Opinion: Steph Curry sees what it's like to play without All-Stars surrounding him Steph Curry was spectacular in Game 3, but it wasn't enough for the injury-depleted Warriors to beat the Raptors.        ...
2019-06-06 07:34

Opinion: Warriors' Splash Brothers need help vs. Raptors — ASAP With Kevin Durant unavailable to come to the immediate rescue, the Golden State Warriors need more from their supporting cast.        ...
2019-05-31 20:51

Opinion: Warriors need Kevin Durant if they want to beat Raptors for NBA title three-peat Golden State is trailing in the NBA Finals for the first time during its spectacular run, and it's clear now the Warriors aren't better without KD.        ...
2019-05-31 06:51

Opinion: US confidence rubbing some opponents the wrong way, and that's a good thing US women rolled through group stage with a record 18 goals and three shutouts, and the trash talking on all sides should be considered a good thing.       ...
2019-06-23 23:34

Opinion: The games were ridiculous, but MLB's London Series was a huge success The Yankees and Red Sox combined for 50 runs in the two-game set at London Stadium, the first MLB games ever played in Europe.       ...
2019-06-30 22:00

Opinion: Not everybody is supporting US women's team in 2019 World Cup quest With Spain in the rear-view mirror and France on the horizon, most American sports fans are all on board with the U.S. women’s World Cup soccer team       ...
2019-06-27 20:34

Opinion: UConn rejoining the Big East means the school has given up on football program UConn is expected to exit the AAC as soon as it formally receives a Big East invitation, which will boost basketball but means football is dead.       ...
2019-06-23 00:00

Opinion: Raptors show in Game 4 that they can win without a fully functional Kawhi Leonard The Toronto Raptors showed in Eastern Conference finals Game 4 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks that they can win when Kawhi Leonard isn't at his best.        ...
2019-05-22 08:34

Opinion: Cardinals celebrate Albert Pujols in emotional return to St. Louis Albert Pujols returned to St. Louis as a visitor for the first time since leaving the Cardinals in 2011, and fans welcomed him back with open arms.       ...
2019-06-22 05:51

UK PM May's party slumps to third place amid Brexit crisis: opinion poll British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives would slump to third place if a general election were held now, according to a new opinion poll, as voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit would punish the main political parties....
2019-05-31 01:00

Opinion: It's up to baseball fans to demand MLB teams add more protective netting After a 4-year-old girl was hit in the head by a foul ball on Wednesday, it's time for fans to demand that MLB teams add more protective netting at ballparks.        ...
2019-05-30 23:00

Opinion: As he carts around Bethpage Black, John Daly shows how tired his act has become In latest PGA Championship showing most notable for his riding a cart, John Daly remains proof that growing old and growing up are mutually exclusive.        ...
2019-05-21 22:17

Opinion: 50 years ago, the 1969 Mets helped heal a nation in turmoil As the Vietnam War raged, the 1969 New York Mets came along and their underdog story was something everyone in America could get behind.       ...
2019-06-15 15:34

Opinion: Believe the hype. France shows why it's a World Cup favorite with dominant win France is trying to become the first country to hold both men's and women's World Cup titles. Friday's win over South Korea showed that's possible.       ...
2019-06-08 04:34

Opinion: India's Exotic Funds Are A $40 Billion Time-Bomb For Investors Exotic funds, designed for wealthy investors, have grown to $40 billion from nothing in just seven years, expanding by 71% in the 12 months through March...
2019-06-19 14:34

Opinion: Rory McIlroy on a roll and serving notice to U.S. Open field After three consecutive missed cuts at the U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy changed his plan of attack this year for the national championship.        ...
2019-06-13 03:34

Opinion: Raptors star Kawhi Leonard making his case for best player in the NBA Kawhi Leonard has carried the Raptors to the brink of the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, and he's done it less than 100% healthy.        ...
2019-05-24 12:00

Opinion: In today's NBA, every summer can be a blockbuster, whether players are free agents or not Players have the power in the NBA and they wield it at will. Just look at the wild deals from this summer, which didn't include just free agents.       ...
2019-07-13 04:51

Opinion: Kevin Durant's Game 5 injury is a failure on many levels Kevin Durant left Game 5 in the second quarter after sustaining a lower-leg injury. He should have never played Monday.       ...
2019-06-11 06:51

Opinion: Economic Situation To Weigh Heavily On Resource Allocation Decisions With an allocation of Rs 4,04,365 crore in 2018-19, the Ministry of Defence's total allocation accounts for about 17 per cent of the central government expenditure, though in terms of its share in......
2019-06-18 16:34

Opinion: US women aren't backing off at World Cup as they dominate Chile Carli Lloyd becomes the first player with a goal in six consecutive World Cup games in the Americans' 3-0 rout against Chile on Sunday.       ...
2019-06-17 04:34

Opinion: Don't hold your breath for quick NFL action to allow medical marijuana Don’t hold your breath if you’re thinking the NFL is on the brink of giving players to green light to smoke their pain away with marijuana.        ...
2019-05-23 04:34

Opinion: After losing Game 5, the Raptors aren't in trouble — yet The Raptors are still in the driver's seat with a 3-2 series lead, but the pressure is on as the series heads back to Oakland for Game 6.       ...
2019-06-11 16:17

Opinion: Fire and rage of Alexander Rossi steals show again at Indy 500 The 2019 Indianapolis 500 was won by the icy cool of Simon Pagenaud but will be remembered for the raging fire of the man he held off, Alexander Rossi        ...
2019-05-27 02:51

Opinion: EU election result spells an uncertain future for the German government In Germany, at least, Europe-friendly parties are the winners of the EU vote. However, the SPD's defeat is so devastating that it puts Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition in danger, writes DW’s Editor-in-Chief, Ines Pohl....
2019-05-27 03:34

Opinion: Opponents aren't only factor working against US women at World Cup US women have the toughest path and will get the least amount of rest among the favorites in the World Cup knockout rounds.       ...
2019-06-23 00:00

Opinion: Megan Rapinoe embodies all the swagger, fearlessness of the US World Cup team The U.S. women’s team took over New York as it did the World Cup – with a swagger and fearlessness never before seen in so many young American women.       ...
2019-07-11 01:00

Opinion: Rant about World Cup goals if it makes you feel better, but U.S. women not listening Since arriving in France, the Americans have spoken often of “the bubble.” They’ve closed ranks, and largely closed themselves off, to stay focused.       ...
2019-06-13 19:51

Opinion: U.S. women can chase World Cup title, fight for equality at same time The entire women's national team has sued U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination, including claims that some earn 38 percent of what men earn.       ...
2019-06-09 19:17

Opinion: Women's World Cup soccer still gets second-class treatment from FIFA Global soccer leader FIFA says it cares about development of the women's game, but even with the World Cup approaching, the women are still getting second-class treatment.        ...
2019-05-25 00:00

Opinion: One play should not define Bill Buckner. The former MLB All-Star epitomized class It’s so grossly unfair, and so cruel, that people actually believed one ground ball in a World Series Game defined Bill Buckner, who died on Monday.        ...
2019-05-28 16:51

Barry strengthens into category 1 hurricane; Gulf Coast braces for impact Tropical Storm Barry is making its final approach toward the Gulf Coast on Saturday morning. Residents in the region who weren't put under voluntary evacuation were told to shelter in place....
2019-07-13 18:51

Japan shipping company Kokuka Sangyo says its tanker was attacked in Gulf The president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo Ltd said one of its tankers had been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, its president told reporters at a news conference....
2019-06-13 13:51

MIDEAST-STOCKS-Financials lift Dubai, most Gulf markets rise Dubai stocks rose on Sunday, lifted by financials and real estate, while other Gulf markets also gained after falling in recent sessions amid concerns about rising geopolitical risk in the region....
2019-06-30 14:51

Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman: shipping firms Two oil tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews have been evacuated, shipping firms and industry sources said on Thursday, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck....
2019-06-13 11:17

Mike Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’Iran denies responsibility for early-morning attackThe US has blamed Iran for an early-morning assault on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which ended a Japanese mediation effort and raised fears o...
2019-06-13 21:51

'Flying objects' damaged Japanese tanker during attack in Gulf of Oman Two "flying objects" damaged a Japanese tanker owned by Kokuka Sangyo Co in an attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, but there was no damage to the cargo of methanol, the company president said on Friday....
2019-06-14 11:00

Oil Tankers Attacked Again in Gulf of Oman, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict At least two tankers have been hit near where four tankers were damaged last month, according the Iranian news media and a shipping industry official....
2019-06-13 10:51

Asia stocks sag ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks sagged on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-14 09:00

Exclusive: UAE scales down military presence in Yemen as Gulf tensions flare The United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, is scaling back its military presence there as worsening U.S.-Iran tensions threaten security closer to home, four western diplomatic sources said....
2019-06-28 13:17

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi leads Gulf lower after attacks on tankers The Saudi Arabian stock market snapped a five-day winning streak as attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman dampened investor sentiment in the region, while all major Gulf markets also declined. Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on...
2019-06-13 16:51

Oil hits six-week high as rigs brace for Gulf of Mexico storm Oil futures hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted ongoing tensions in the region....
2019-07-11 10:00

In Gulf of Oman, Tankers Are Struck Again, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict Suspected attacks forced the crews of two tankers to abandon ship, near where four tankers were damaged last month. It was not clear who was involved....
2019-06-13 17:34

UPDATE 7-U.S. oil companies slash Gulf of Mexico production as storm bears down U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains....
2019-07-11 00:34

Trump reportedly agrees to send more troops to Gulf to deter Iran, just not 10K MORE TROOPS AFTER ALL: President Trump seemed disinclined to send any more troops to the Persian Gulf region to counter Iran just before he got a briefing on the security situation from his acting defense secretary at the White House yesterday aftern...
2019-05-24 16:17

Tropical Storm Expected to Form in Gulf as Rain Pounds New Orleans With the Mississippi already running high, the threat of a storm surge and more heavy rain has New Orleans bracing for flooding when the storm reaches land, expected over the weekend....
2019-07-10 23:34

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, oil prices rise Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident....
2019-06-14 00:51

Oil prices jump 4.5% on U.S. crude stocks draw, Gulf of Mexico storm Oil prices rose 4.5% a barrel on Wednesday to their highest level in more than a month after U.S. crude inventories shrank and as major producers cut nearly a third of offshore Gulf of Mexico production ahead of an expected storm....
2019-07-10 21:51

John Bolton to present his evidence that Iran backed Gulf attacks Trump national security advisor says he could show evidence as early as next weekThe US national security advisor, John Bolton, has said he is to present evidence to the UN security council as early as next week that he claims will show Iran was behi...
2019-05-30 18:51

Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf: IRIB Iran has dismissed as "fabricated" reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran's IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying....
2019-07-06 14:17

2 Oil Tankers "Attacked" In Gulf of Oman, Crew Jumped Into Water, Rescued Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the waters of the Gulf of Oman Thursday, sending world oil prices soaring as Iran helped rescue stricken crew members....
2019-06-13 18:34

Chevron joins producers' rush to evacuate Gulf of Mexico oil platforms U.S. oil producer Chevron Corp on Tuesday began shutting in and evacuating five production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, joining a move by major oil companies to prepare for a tropical storm....
2019-07-10 11:34

BHP removing offshore workers from two Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of storm BHP Billiton on Tuesday said it began evacuating workers and reducing operations at two offshore platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a safety precaution ahead of an approaching storm....
2019-07-10 11:34

Egypt condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman: foreign ministry Egypt condemned on Thursday any acts that undermine the safety of waterways in the Gulf region, the foreign ministry said, after two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-14 00:51

Qatar calls for international probe into tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Qatar called for an international investigation into attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and a de-escalation of tensions in the region....
2019-06-14 00:51

U.S. oil producers shut offshore output as storm forms in Gulf of Mexico Anadarko Petroleum Corp has joined major U.S. oil producers shutting production and withdrawing staff from offshore platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico ahead of a storm threatening oil-producing areas....
2019-07-10 19:51

Millions face flooding risk as storm strengthens in Gulf of Mexico Powerful rains lashed parts of the Deep South on Thursday morning, packing winds just short of tropical storm force — with the potential to develop into a Category 1 hurricane by the end of the week, forecasters warned. Flash flood watches are in eff...
2019-07-11 16:51

Exxon evacuating workers from Gulf of Mexico platforms as storm nears Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday said it has removed non-essential staff from three U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms, but expected a storm forming in the Gulf to have little effect on its oil and gas production....
2019-07-10 19:51

Shell confirms two killed after accident at Auger platform in Gulf of Mexico Royal Dutch Shell confirmed two fatalities as a result of an incident at its Auger Tension Leg Platform in the deep-water U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning....
2019-07-01 15:51

The Trump Administration May Bypass Congress to Export Weapons to Gulf States The White House may bypass Congress to export billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that are now on hold. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other officials are pushing for the enacting of an emergency provision ...
2019-05-24 09:00

MotoGP star Rossi to share Ferrari 488 GT3 in 2019 Gulf 12 Hours MotoGP star Valentino Rossi will contest this year's Gulf 12 Hours alongside his half-brother Luca Marini and his long-time advisor and friend Uccio Salucci in Ferrari 488 GT3...
2019-05-31 15:51

Up to 2 feet of rain to deluge Gulf states as storm brews offshore Residents along the Gulf Coast should begin bracing for heavy rainfall and a storm surge as the formation of a tropical storm -- the second named system of the Atlantic hurricane season -- is possible later this week....
2019-07-10 23:00

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman The secretary of state offered no evidence, but said the actions fit into a pattern. The assertion is certain to fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders....
2019-06-13 23:51

The Gulf of Mexico's 'Dead Zone' Could Balloon to Over 8,000 Square Miles This Summer The Midwest floods portended a bad year for the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone way back in March—it was just a question of how bad things could get. Now with a few months more date, scientists have an answer.Read more......
2019-06-11 00:34

US Navy says it is assisting 2 oil tankers targeted in ‘reported attack’ in Gulf of Oman DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US Navy says it is assisting 2 oil tankers targeted in ‘reported attack’ in Gulf of Oman. The post US Navy says it is assisting 2 oil tankers targeted in ‘reported attack’ in Gulf of Oman app...
2019-06-13 09:51

Hundreds of dolphins stranded, wash up dead along US Gulf Coast, officials say Hundreds of dolphins have washed up dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast in recent months — an event so strange it's been deemed an "unusual mortality event" by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration....
2019-06-16 14:17

U.S. and Gulf allies face tough task protecting oil shipping lanes The United States and its allies may need to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes, Gulf sources and experts said....
2019-06-14 18:00

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
2019-06-23 01:17

Near-record 'dead zone' forecast off U.S. Gulf coast, threatening fish A near record-sized "dead zone" of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers said....
2019-06-11 15:17

Gulf of Oman Attacks Force Shipping Firms to Tighten Security Governments and tanker companies are stepping up efforts to protect shipping lanes after tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, through which more than a third of the world’s seaborne oil is shipped....
2019-06-14 20:51

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin....
2019-06-19 20:17

Pioneer Natural sees crude exports rising from U.S. Gulf Coast -CFO Pioneer Natural Resources Co is moving about 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude from the Permian basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast, with about 80 percent of that loaded on ships for export, Chief Financial Officer Rich Dealy said on Tuesday....
2019-05-21 23:51

Mike Pompeo urges other countries to help protect tankers after Gulf attacks Secretary of state says shipping security was not exclusively a US problem and stresses that Trump does not want war with IranThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has called on other nations to help safeguard tanker traffic in the Persian Gulf fol...
2019-06-18 22:17

Multinational investigation says 'state actor' responsible for attacks on Gulf oil tankers An international investigation into attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in May has concluded that a "state actor" is the most likely culprit....
2019-06-07 08:34

NOAA: 279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say at least 279 dolphins have stranded across the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists say 98% died. They said during a teleconference Friday...
2019-06-14 19:51

Gulf of Mexico nearly swallows car as Tropical Storm Barry lashes the region An Alabama driver’s car was nearly swallowed by the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Storm Barry began battering the Gulf Coast on Friday afternoon. Images from Dauphin Island, which is off the southern coast of Alabama near Mobile, show a gray Dodge...
2019-07-13 04:51

US Navy’s 5th Fleet says it is ‘aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US Navy’s 5th Fleet says it is ‘aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman’ The post US Navy’s 5th Fleet says it is ‘aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf...
2019-06-13 09:51

US Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and......
2019-06-20 05:00

Marine engineer Boskalis hired to salvage Gulf of Oman tankers Dutch marine engineer Boskalis on Friday said it had has been appointed to salvage both tankers that were hit on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman in a suspected attack....
2019-06-14 13:17

Gulf of Mexico’s catastrophic ‘dead zone’ could be historically huge this summer Scientists warn that the “dead zone” wreaking havoc on marine life in the Gulf of Mexico will cover almost 9,000 square miles this summer. “A recent forecast of the size of the ‘Dead Zone’ in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2019...
2019-06-12 06:17

Gulf Coast Faces Flood and Tornado Risks Even As Barry Weakens NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded...
2019-07-15 19:00

Saudi Arabia demands 'decisive' response to Gulf oil tanker attacks Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the vital oil supply routes in the Gulf must be protected following "terrorist acts." G20 ministers have sought to downplay fears of possible disruption....
2019-06-15 19:34

Iran targeted and missed US drone flying over Gulf of Oman: officials Iran targeted and missed a US drone flying over the Gulf of Oman shortly after the Thursday attack on two tankers there, US officials said. The unmanned aircraft was responding to a distress signal from one of the crippled ships, the officials said t...
2019-06-16 08:00

Important To Know Truth: UN Chief Pushes For Probe Of Gulf Tanker Attacks UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war....
2019-06-14 20:34

Opinion: Andretti Curse, Penske power and possible rain key wide-open Indy 500 All 33 drivers bring compelling narratives to the table ahead of Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, but a few certainly stand out.        ...
2019-05-26 00:00

Opinion: It'll be newcomer vs. champion for World Cup title as Netherlands, US meet in final The Netherlands proves 2017 European title was no fluke by reaching World Cup final with semifinal win against Sweden, will face US for title.       ...
2019-07-04 03:51

Opinion: Win or lose in final, Netherlands emerges from Women's World Cup as a force Netherlands had never qualified for a major international tournament until 2009 European championships. Now here they are in the World Cup final.       ...
2019-07-04 19:00

Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes Contrary to appearances at times, Europeans have become more receptive to immigration in recent decades. That’s one of multiple new findings from an innovative study on European public opinon co-authored by an MIT political scientist. The study ag...
2019-05-21 20:34

Opinion: US women's soccer team personified America at its best with World Cup championship The U.S. women's World Cup title Sunday is one for the ages, for sure. More than that, though, they’re a team for the ages. For this age.       ...
2019-07-08 04:17

Opinion: World Cup puts U.S. women, families in touch with history, our Greatest Generation Six months after U.S. women tour Omaha Beach with 99-year-old World War II veteran Steve Melnikoff, their families get a similar opportunity.       ...
2019-06-19 01:51

Opinion: Warriors' wishful thinking on Kevin Durant has been just as destructive as his absence Wishful thinking on Kevin Durant hasn’t done much for Warriors' play, nor has it sped up healing of calf. Warriors failed from start on his status.       ...
2019-06-10 08:34

Opinion: Americans Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh show there's more than one way to get to World Cup Lindsey Horan became first U.S. woman to skip college. Mallory Pugh followed her four years later. They, and U.S. soccer are the better for it.       ...
2019-06-09 19:17

Opinion: List of issues for NFL's next collective bargaining agreement overshadowed by one thing There's two years left on the NFL's current collective bargaining agreement, but the next deal hinges on several issues. But money towers over it all.        ...
2019-05-25 21:51

Opinion: It's time for Thunder to cut ties with Russell Westbrook, start rebuilding Now that Paul George has moved on to the LA Clippers, general manager Sam Presti needs to focus on future and adding young talent.       ...
2019-07-06 22:17

Opinion: U.S. soccer team bench a lot like White Walkers, and that should scare World Cup foes Americans will have luxury of bringing in players like Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Mallory Pugh as subs at the World Cup next month in France.        ...
2019-05-27 03:17

Merkel heir faces widespread criticism after proposal to regulate online opinion Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir apparent faced criticism from across Germany's political spectrum on Tuesday after she called for rules about expressing online opinions before elections in response to a YouTube video that criticised her par...
2019-05-28 20:34

Opinion: Hiring Juwan Howard as Michigan basketball coach is a major risk Juwan Howard returns to Michigan basketball with no head coaching experience and no track record of recruiting, which is a major cause for concern.        ...
2019-05-23 04:34

Opinion: Masterful moves of coach Nick Nurse have Raptors on brink of first NBA title Once a coaching vagabond of basketball’s minor leagues, Nick Nurse proves NBA teams don't need to keep recycling same names to find big-time coach.       ...
2019-06-08 23:51

Opinion: Rays' Montreal play has huge ripples - and likely means end of MLB in Tampa With the Rays exploring the option of playing games in Montreal in the future, it creates a significant ripple effect on the baseball landscape.       ...
2019-06-21 05:34

Opinion: Serena Williams will never stop equality fight. Billie Jean King would have it no other way Serena Williams told a reporter she would never stop equality fight. Billie Jean King later tweeted her continuing support for Serena and that fight.        ...
2019-07-13 23:17

Opinion: The Women's World Cup showed Europe is on rise. What will USWNT do to keep pace? U.S. Soccer needs to settle lawsuit, bolster NWSL and examine youth structure to keep ahead of European teams at next Women's World Cup.       ...
2019-07-08 20:17

Opinion: With dominant World Cup win over Sweden, USWNT puts the rest of the field on notice With 2-0 World Cup victory over Sweden that clinched top of Group F and avenged most embarrassing loss in team history, USWNT put everyone on notice.       ...
2019-06-21 05:34

Opinion: RJ Hampton passing on college basketball is what NCAA wants, but won't start trend RJ Hampton's decision to pass on college basketball and play professionally in Australia won't upset many and is what the NCAA wants to happen.        ...
2019-05-28 19:17

Party of Ukraine's president leads opinion poll ahead of July vote The new party set up by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who took office last month, could win the most seats in a parliamentary election due on July 21, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 18:51

Opinion polls show ousted Istanbul mayor leading ahead of re-run vote Istanbul's ousted opposition mayor is leading President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party candidate by three percentage points ahead of next month's re-run mayoral election, according to an opinion poll conducted for the AKP campaign....
2019-05-30 18:17

Opinion: Meet comeback kid Nate Lashley, who persevered to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic Nate Lashley persevered to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic by six strokes. His is a comeback story for the ages.       ...
2019-07-01 05:34

How the Supreme Court's Partisan Gerrymandering Opinion Could Solidify Republican Power for Decades In a sweeping gerrymandering opinion, the Supreme Court gives GOP-controlled state legislatures the go-ahead to draw maps that preserve their own power....
2019-06-27 23:51

Opinion: Kemba Walker will be challenged in Boston's system, but keeps Celtics competitive The point guard, who left Charlotte after eight years, finally has a chance to go deep in the NBA playoffs - assuming Boston can keep its nucleus.       ...
2019-07-01 01:34

Opinion: Roger Federer will not forget the sting of this Wimbledon loss to Novak Djokovic It will irk Roger Federer for perhaps the rest of his life that with just one more point, one fewer error this Wimbledon would be much different.        ...
2019-07-15 03:01

Opinion: NASCAR races may be too long, but most drivers say don't touch Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR drivers will argue that many 500-mile and 400-mile races should be shortened but say the 600-mile marathon on Memorial Day weekend is sacred.        ...
2019-05-24 00:51

Opinion: SEC needs to evolve football scheduling amid athletic department budget cuts As the Southeastern Conference convenes for Media Days, non-conference scheduling and athletic department budget cuts should draw more attention.       ...
2019-07-15 18:00

Opinion: LeBron James gets what he wanted as Lakers make move for Anthony Davis With the Warriors now in flux and Anthony Davis now in the fold, LeBron James and the Lakers are under pressure to win big.       ...
2019-06-16 03:34

Opinion: Kevin Durant's injury should serve as cautionary tale for athletes everywhere Game 5 of the NBA Finals will be a seminal moment for athletes everywhere: If you don’t look out for your best interests, who else will?       ...
2019-06-12 03:17

Opinion: Brooks Koepka shows what makes him one of golf's most compelling characters A throwback player with a long list of grudges, Brooks Koepka reaffirmed this with runner-up finish at Pebble Beach: he's one of the game's very best.       ...
2019-06-17 05:34

Opinion: Even NASCAR winners won't give aero package a passing grade Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin have combined for 9 wins in 14 races this year, but each has expressed frustration with rules package.        ...
2019-06-07 14:34

Opinion: Alyssa Naeher makes a statement with penalty save to preserve US win at World Cup Alyssa Naeher, who has been ruthlessly compared to predecessors Hope Solo and Briana Scurry, saved the USWNT in the semifinals vs. England.       ...
2019-07-03 06:01

Opinion: Two weeks in at World Cup, USWNT among winners, while FIFA remains a huge loser Two weeks in at the World Cup, record TV ratings show there is interest in women's sports, but FIFA has done a terrible job of marketing in France.       ...
2019-06-22 05:51

Opinion: Lakers lost out on Kawhi Leonard, but found solace with DeMarcus Cousins The Lakers brought in DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma among others during free agency, adding depth and balance to their roster.       ...
2019-07-07 03:34

Opinion: Megan Rapinoe doesn't back down to anyone, President Trump included President Trump put U.S. co-captain Megan Rapinoe on blast for her comments about a potential White House visit and history of peaceful protests.       ...
2019-06-27 20:34

Tropical depression forecast to form in Gulf of Mexico this week, could strengthen into hurricane After several quiet weeks, a tropical system could form within the next few days in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.        ...
2019-07-09 03:34

Iran's Revolutionary Guards reportedly deny trying to stop British tanker in Gulf Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards rejected on Thursday a U.S. claim that they tried to stop a British tanker in the Gulf a day earlier, the Guards said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency....
2019-07-11 12:00

Oil steadies on dim OPEC demand outlook, pares gains from Gulf of Mexico storm Oil prices steadied on Thursday as OPEC forecast slower demand for its crude next year, with crude futures easing from their highest in more than a month after U.S. producers cut nearly a third of their output in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of what coul...
2019-07-11 20:00

More than 260 dolphins found stranded along the Gulf Coast since February. Scientists aren't sure why. More than 260 bottle nose dolphins have been founded stranded along the Northern Gulf of Mexico since Feb. 1, 2019.        ...
2019-06-17 06:00