Russian Foreign Minister Visits Bahrain, Heads to Riyadh to Meet Gulf Counterparts
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, on Monday (May 30, 2022), at Al Sakhir Palace, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Bahrain News Agency reported.
Saudi Foreign Minister: Our Hands Remain Outstretched to Tehran
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud said on Tuesday that there had been some progress in talks with Iran but "not enough" and that the kingdom's hands remain outstretched to Tehran.
HRW Demands EU to Shed Light on HR Violations in Gulf
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent a letter to the European Union on its new partnership with the Gulf and called on the EU to shed light on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Gulf region.
Saudi Arabia Manages the Gulf through Coordination Councils after Failure of GCC Working System
It is not a secret that Bahrain and the UAE are not satisfied with the Saudi push for reconciliation with Qatar, and their forced entry into this reconciliation during the Gulf Summit held in January 2021.
When will Bahrain Know that Its Interests are Priorities, not Saudi Arabia
How much proof does the government of Bahrain need to realize that Saudi Arabia is not its mother, older sister or aunt, because the balance of interests is not ruled by such sentimental labels.
No Signs of Progress in Relations between Bahrain and Qatar: Reuters
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have begun tackling thorny issues with Qatar to rebuild ties, easing an inter-Arab feud seen by the United States as benefiting only mutual enemy Iran, but two Gulf states have been slow to follow suit as promised, diplomats say.
Diplomatic Blow to Manama Authorities, UAE Starts Bilateral Dialogue with Qatar under Kuwaiti Auspices
Despite the ferocity the Bahraini regime shows at home, it is confirmed day in and day out that it has no substantial value at the regional and global level.
GCC Leaders Change Name of "Joint Peninsula Shield Forces Command" to "GCC Unified Military Command"
Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council states signed the final communique of the 41st Gulf Summit, hosted by the Saudi Al-Ula country on Tuesday (January 5, 2021).
Flight Restriction not Lifted though Gulf Crisis Ended
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister confirmed that the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain reopened their air, land and sea borders to Qatar after the countries ended their three-year siege, Al Jazeera reports.
GCC Unites to Seek U.N. Extension of Iran Arms Embargo
The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a move pushed strongly by the United States.
Iran Says GCC Call for Tehran Arms Embargo Extension is "Unrealistic"
Iran has rejected as "unrealistic" a call by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Tehran that ends in October, state TV reported on Monday.
Gulf Deficits Expected to Hit $490bln by 2023, Standard & Poor's Report
Countries of the energy-rich Gulf are expected to accumulate $490 billion in deficits by 2023 due to the double hit of low oil prices and the coronavirus slowdown, Standard and Poors said in a report.
Oman Switches to Fiscal Surplus after Spending Cuts
Oman switched to a fiscal surplus in the first four months of the year after it cut public spending amid low oil prices and the coronavirus crisis, official figures showed.
Egypt Imposes Visa Fees on Bahrainis and Gulf Nationals
The Egyptian authorities decided to impose entry visa fees on GCC nationals as of today. This move comes at a time Cairo is experiencing an economic crisis, as a result of the new Coronavirus outbreak.
Saudi Arabia: Prisoner of Conscience Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid Dies while in Detention
Commenting on the reports of the death of Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid, a prisoner of conscience who died while in custody in Saudi Arabia, Lynn Maalouf, from Amnesty International, said: "We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid while in detention because of his peaceful activities."
Gulf States Approve Kuwait's Proposal to Create Unified Food Security Network
The Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) six Arab monarchies have approved Kuwait's proposal for a common network for food supply safety.
IMF: Oil-rich Gulf Arab states may Spend Savings in 15 Years
Energy-rich Gulf Arab states could burn through all their savings in the next 15 years as worries about climate change and supply from new competitors dampen oil prices, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday, advising the nations to rein in their spending.
Qatar's Emir Skips GCC Summit, Blockade Countries Accuse Qatar of Lack of Seriousness
Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani missed the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Next GCC Summit to be Held in Bahrain: Newspaper
The Al-Ayam local newspaper said that the upcoming GCC summit (41st session) to be held in Bahrain's capital Manama.
Al-Wefaq in Open Letter to GCC Summit: Gulf Nationals Seek Stability and Reform
Al-Wefaq sent an open letter to the GCC meeting held in Riyadh in which it stressed that the GCC summit has great responsibilities towards working to provide security and stability in the region by keeping it far from local, regional and international tensions, reducing internal escalation and ending the strain with neighboring countries completely.