10 Facts About The Largest Peninsula In The World

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The Arabian peninsula or Arabia is the largest peninsula in the world. Also known as the Island of Arabs or Jazirat-Al-Arab, it is located in the southwestern part of Asia. It is bounded by important gulfs and seas which serve as vital shipping lanes, connecting the Middle East with the other world economies.

The Arabian peninsula has a total area of about 1,250,000 square miles. It is surrounded by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden from the southwest. The southeastern coast faces the Arabian Sea...


Navy: Complacency, Lack of Critical Thinking Led to Red Hill Spill

A command investigation released by the U.S. Navy on Friday – just ahead of a long holiday weekend – details a series of substantial errors in the months leading up to the disastrous fuel spill at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Honolulu, which ultimately led to the site's closure. 

The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility is a unique asset. Between 1940-43, the Department of War carved 20 giant tanks out of a solid basalt ridge outside Honolulu, then connected them by pipeline to the...


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