Agency: Qatari Emir Amends Laws to Bolster Fight against Terrorism
Qatar's ruler has amended the country's anti-terrorism laws in a royal decree issued on Thursday, state news agency QNA reported, in a move that appears aimed at countering charges the Gulf Arab state supports terrorism.
White House: Trump, Saudi King Discuss Qatar Dispute
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman on Friday to discuss efforts to resolve the month-long dispute between Qatar and four Gulf Arab states, the White House said.
US, UK, Kuwait Urge Swift Negotiated Solution to Qatar
Accompanied by Kuwaiti mediators, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Doha on Tuesday (July 11, 2017) for talks with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, over the crisis.
Qatar Working with U.S., Kuwaitis on Response to Gulf Demands: Minister
Qatar said on Thursday it was working with the United States and Kuwait to respond to a list of demands presented by Arab states who have accused Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation that ignited a regional crisis between the U.S. allies.
Reuters: German Minister sees Danger in "Trumpification" of Conflict in Gulf
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed alarm about the sudden escalation of tensions in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia and other states abruptly broke off ties with Qatar, warning of the dangers of "Trumpification" of relations in the region.
U.S. Air Force Secretary not Concerned about Air Base in Qatar, Reuters
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told a Senate committee she was not concerned about the U.S. air base in Qatar despite Saudi Arabia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.
Leaks: UAE Ambassador Calls for Moving US Base in Qatar for Hosting Hamas Meetings
Documents leaked from the email of UAE Ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, revealed his call for Washington to move the US military base in Doha.
Khalifa bin Salman Calls to Strengthen Relations with New US Administration
Bahrain’s Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa called to strengthen the interests of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in accordance with those of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), while dealing with the new US administration.
Three Gulf Central Banks Hike Rates to Avert Currency Pressure after Fed Move
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain raised interest rates within minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to do so on Wednesday as they scrambled to avoid downward pressure on their currencies due to low oil prices.
US Defence Minister Takes Part in Manama Dialogue
Bahrain’s Defence Minister Yusef bin Ahmed Al Jalahma received on Friday (December 9, 2016) his US counterpart Ashton Carter and his accompanying delegation on arrival at Bahrain International Airport to take part in the 12th edition of Manama Dialogue.
Bahraini MP: US Ambassador Reassured There’s No Change in Washington's Policies towards Manama after Trump’s Win
Bahraini MP said he received reassurances from US Ambassador that his country’s policy towards Bahrain will not change.
Bahraini King Congratulates Trump on Presidency, Commends Historic Ties
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, congratulated Donald Trump on becoming President of the United States of America. He noted that he is looking forward to “cooperating on all levels” with his country.
Germany to Press U.S. to Reduce Iran Sanctions: Economy Minister
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel promised on Monday to remind the United States of its commitment to reduce sanctions against Iran, as he courted business ties during a two-day trip to the Islamic State.
Hamad bin Isa Granted “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Saudi-Funded Organization
An American organization funded by Saudi Arabia granted the “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Gulf May Arm Rebels Now Syria Truce is Dead: U.S. Officials
The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.
Iran has No Reason to Point Finger over Sanctions, U.S. Says
The United States has kept its side of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, and Tehran has no reason to complain that Washington has not done enough on lifting sanctions against it, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Monday.
Senate Sets Wednesday Vote on Obama VETO of Saudi September 11 Bill
The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Obama Vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi Bill, Sets up Showdown with Congress
President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency.
Bahraini Investcorp Bank Purchases American Tower for $223 Million
ky News Channel said that the Bahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp purchased on Sunday an administrative building in Washington for $223.5 million.
Houthis Study U.S. Truce Proposal for Yemen - Negotiator
A senior U.S. diplomat has presented a proposal for a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen to the country's dominant Houthis at a meeting in Oman, a member of the Houthi negotiating team said on Thursday.