The Gulf Intelligence
 
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:
Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit ... Greece does not have the money to make June IMF repayment: interior minister ... Islamic State killed 400 people in Syria's Palmyra: state TV ... Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia ... Saudi king vows to punish those behind suicide attack: agency ... Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side ... Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help ... Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi ... Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy ... Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects ... Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes ... Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution' ... Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution' ... Arab air strikes hit military bases in Yemen ... Greek PM says on final stretch toward deal with lenders ... Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N. ... Fate of U.S. domestic surveillance program uncertain after Senate vote ... In chaos of deadly Texas gang fight, self-defense claims may abound ... Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi ... Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California ...
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Jim Krane
Country:United States
Biography:Jim Krane is the author of the recent book "City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism," published in the UK as "Dubai: The Story of the World's Fastest City." He is a longtime journalist who reported from the Middle East and beyond as the Associated Press' Dubai-based Gulf correspondent from 2005-2007. In Dubai, he covered the economic boom and developments that have transformed the Emirate into one of the world's most dynamic and globalized cities. He traveled and reported extensively in the GCC states as well as Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. Prior to moving to Dubai, Jim spent more than a year in Iraq, covering the war and related events for AP. Previously, Jim was an AP Business writer in New York, covering technology news.Jim also reported for US newspapers including The Star-Ledger (New Jersey); The News-Tribune (New Jersey); The Laredo Morning Times (Texas); APBNews.com, a now defunct criminal justice news service; and Newhouse Newspapers online operations. He is the winner of several journalism awards, including the 2003 AP Managing Editors Deadline Reporting Award, received for coverage of Saddam Hussein's capture in Iraq. Jim Krane has a master's in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a bachelor's in International Studies from the City College of New York. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Dubai School of Government during 2007-08, and is currently researching Gulf energy issues at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.