Gates names Marine general to head CentCom - TheDC

US | Sonja Elmquist

If confirmed, Mattis would replace Gen. David Petraeus, who last week assumed command of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Iran bans flights not using the term 'Persian Gulf' - BBC News

World | interns

The transport minister has threatened to impound planes that fail to comply. The nation is most insistent that the stretch of water separating it from its southern neighbors should be known as the Persian Gulf

Iran urges Gulf states not to buy American missiles

US | Pat McMahon

The Iranian government is urging Middle Eastern countries near the Persian Gulf to not buy American missiles