The Gulf Intelligence
 
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:
EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine ... At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza ... Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus ... U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now ... Time almost up for Argentina to avoid debt default ... Economy seen regaining muscle in second quarter ... Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens ... Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent ... Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan ... Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent ... U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now ... Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus ... EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine ... U.S. home prices down in May, but consumer confidence strong ... U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine ... Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus ... Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine ... Obama wrote Putin about violation of nuclear treaty -White House ... Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens ... Renting drives U.S. homeownership to 19-year low ... IMF warns of potential risks to global growth ... Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock ... China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft ... A mixed quarter for bets on U.S. stock volatility ... At least 30 people killed in Libya's Benghazi in heavy fighting ...
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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.