The Gulf Intelligence
 
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:
U.S. consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008 ... Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security ... Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter ... Gazprom to resume gas supply after Ukraine pays $2.2 billion ... U.S. third-quarter wage gains largest since 2008 ... Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves ... Euro zone inflation edges up to dim chance of new ECB action ... Iran hits back after West chastises Tehran on rights ... Kurds' battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders ... Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows ... Wal-Mart to expand discounts as retail price war heats up ... Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step down ... Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt ... Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic ... Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State ... Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail ... Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine ... Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' ... Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap ... Citigroup sets aside $600 million more to cover legal costs ... Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion money trap ... Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor ... Burkina army imposes interim government after crowd burns parliament ... Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal ... Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist ...
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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.