The Gulf Intelligence
 
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:
Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov ... U.S.-led coalition launches air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, Syria ... Ruins and recriminations after rebel advance on two east Ukrainian towns ... Exclusive: U.S. Air Force eyes 28 launches, shared investment for next rockets ... Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting ... Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis' ... Police in Germany's Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat ... Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life ... Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive ... Egypt court sentences top Brotherhood leader to life ... U.S. drone attack in Yemen kills four suspected al Qaeda militants: security sources ... British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' ... Congress averts security agency shutdown with one-week spending fix ... Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta' ... U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties ... House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms ... Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow ... U.S. begins vetting Syrian rebels for military training: Pentagon ... U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties ... Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat ...
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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.