US National Security Advisor Welcomes Restoration of Diplomatic Ties between Bahrain and Qatar
US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, said "We welcome the restoration of diplomatic ties between Bahrain and Qatar, two close U.S. partners and Major Non-NATO Allies."
Bahrain's King Calls for Resolving Outstanding Issues with Qatar
The King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, called for working toward resolving the outstanding issues with the State of Qatar, stressing the importance of adhering to the statement of the Saudi Al-Ula Summit.
Saudi Arabia Dissolves "Half Elected" Municipal Councils, End their Tasks
The Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing issued an urgent circular regarding the end of the extended period for the work of the current session of municipal councils, thanking the council heads and members for their efforts and fruitful contributions during this session.
Saudi King Sends Letter to Leaders of 4 Gulf States Ahead of Summit to be Held in December
King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, sent written letters to leaders of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait ahead of a Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia
Exiled Saudi Dissidents Launch Opposition Party
A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in Britain, the US and elsewhere announced the launch of an opposition party on Wednesday, the first organized political resistance under King Salman's rule.
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.
Up to 150 Saudi Royals Infected with Coronavirus, King and Crown Prince Seclude themselves: NY Times
Dozens of members of the ruling Saudi royal family have been infected with coronavirus in recent weeks, the New York Times newspaper reported.
Sameer Nass Commences his Post as Chairman of FGCCC
Chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Samir Nass commenced on Monday (February 10, 2020) his post as chairman of the Federation of Chambers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (FGCCC) in its 21st term.
Kuwaiti Al-Hajraf to Take over Position of GCC Secretary-General Next April
Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf to take over the position of Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council as of April 1, 2020.
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.
Qatar State Minister for Foreign Affairs Arrives in Riyadh: QNA
Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, state news agency QNA said, for a preparatory meeting ahead of an annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that could see a thaw in a 2-1/2-year Gulf crisis.
Conference on Needed Reforms in the Gulf to be Held Today in London
A number of organizations specialized in the Gulf are holding a conference entitled "The Gulf States: An Aspired Future" to explore current barriers to development and the reforms that should be considered in order to advance the political, human rights and media environment in the sub-region.
Kuwait Finance Minister’s Resignation Approved
The Kuwaiti authorities approved on Thursday the resignation of Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf, the official Kuwait News Agency KUNA reported.
CIA Warned Norway that Saudi Arabia might Target Palestinian Refugee
The CIA has warned that a prominent Arab activist who is living in the country under asylum protection is facing a potential threat from Saudi Arabia due to publicly criticizing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Guardian revealed in a report on Tuesday.
Woman with Cancer Dies in UAE Jail after Rights Groups, U.N. Call for Release
A woman with terminal cancer who was serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United Arab Emirates has died in jail, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday, two months after the United Nations called for her release on medical grounds.
Fitch Affirms Bahrain at "BB-" Despite Gulf Support
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bahrain's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BB-' with a Stable Outlook.