The Gulf Intelligence
 
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:
Russian-backed separatists enter southeast Ukraine town: pro-government fighter ... Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe: source ... U.S. air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles ... U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet ... Telecom Italia, Telefonica in bidding war for Vivendi's GVT ... Pakistan on tenterhooks as protesters gear up for 'decisive day' ... Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion ... U.S. National Security Council aware of reports that second American killed in Syria ... Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's 'fox hunt' ... FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks ... Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home ... U.S. mother pleads to Islamic State leader for her son's release ... China urges Japan to break from aggressive past after Abe honors war criminals ... Exclusive: GM plans to move some Chevy Equinox assembly to Mexico -source ... Police presence drawing down in Ferguson, Missouri ... U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung ... Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion ... U.S. mother pleads to Islamic State leader for her son's release ... Exclusive: GM moving some production between Mexico and Tennessee ... New Brazil poll shows Silva beating Rousseff in runoff ... Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove ... Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown ... Brazil's Silva winning over investors in presidential race ... Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home ... Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media ...
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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.