Yemeni Source: Aircraft Attacking Yemen Launching from Bahrain
Information on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, indicated that "Yemen has unequivocally informed Gulf states that any aircraft taking off from those countries to attack Yemen will be directly and decisively responded to, including Bahrain."
Bahrain Deficit to Reach 8% of GDP, Gulf States Budgets Deficit Touches 267 Billion
A recent report by "Arqaam Capital" predicted that the economies of the Gulf States will suffer a significant deficit for 2020 fiscal year, amid major pressures resulting from the sharp fall in oil prices and consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Jawad Fairooz: London Conference is Unified Gulf Voice Demanding Radical Reform in Region
President of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights Jawad Fairooz said the aspired reforms conference in Gulf which will be held in London today will be a unified gulf voice directed to the international society, public opinion and peoples of the region, to demand radical political, human rights and media reform in the Gulf.
Bahrain-UK Bilateral Trade Hits £1.1 Billion
Bilateral trade between Bahrain and the UK reached about £1.1 billion (2018-March 2019), according to latest figures revealed two days ago.
After Selling Its Sovereignty to Saudi Arabia & UAE, Bahrain Thinks Palestine Can be Sold Too
The so-called deal of the century is based on an economic rather than political solution that is being pushed by the Gulf States supporting the deal. This US-Gulf settlement does not include a political solution or any discussion about the State of Palestine.
Saudi Crown Prince to Asharq Al-Awsat: Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want War in the Region
"Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region but will not hesitate to deal with any threat to its people and sovereignty," Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammad bin Salman told Asharq Al-Awsat daily newspaper.
Saudi Arabia to Convene Arab Leaders over Recent Attacks
Saudi Arabia's King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week's attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates, the foreign ministry said on Saturday.
A Beggar Regime: What’s Expected of the $10 Billion Gulf Aid?
The Bahraini regime's plan went well as it managed to get $10 billion dollars in Gulf support. This support is sufficient to cover the “regime’s deficit” over the next five years. We, as Bahrainis, wish this, but we do not trust that the regime will behave well.
Saudi Fund for Development Funds Road Projects, Medical Care Center in Bahrain worth $25 Billion
The Bahraini government signed yesterday two deals worth $25 million with the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).
Bahrain’s Budget in Serious Condition, Awaits Gulf Support in November
A source close to the government said that “the budget of the ministries in Bahrain is in a very precarious situation, as there are no financial allocations to implement the projects approved in the financial budgets.
Reuters: Bahrain's Parliament Approves Draft VAT Law
Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see value-added tax (VAT) imposed for the first time in the kingdom, state news agency BNA reported.
Reuters: Saudi, Kuwait, UAE to Sign $10 Billion Bahrain Aid Deal
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will soon sign an agreement to provide up to $10 billion of financial support to Bahrain, Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday, quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source.
Bahrain Officially Agrees to USD 10 billion Support Deal with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait
Bahrain announced comprehensive package of reforms that will secure Kingdom’s long-term fiscal stability, stating that it signed a USD 10 billion financial support agreement with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.
Bahrain Signs USD 10 Billion Financial Gulf Support Agreement
A Financial Support Agreement worth USD 10 billion has been signed between the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Saudi, Emirati and Kuwaiti governments.
Analyst at Brookings Institution: Alignment of Interest between Sunni Arab States Led by Saudi Arabia and Israel Unusual
A political analyst at the Brookings Institution said what we witness in Middle East of alignment of interest between the Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia and Israel is very interesting.
Gulf States Don’t Intend to Raise VAT to 10%, Kuwaiti Official
Gulf officials have ruled out any plans by GCC states to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate to 10 percent.
Kuwaiti Writer: Gulf States Refuse Hiring Bahrainis for Sectarian Reason
Kuwaiti writer and researcher on Gulf affairs Nasser Al-Abdali said that Gulf states refuse to hire Bahraini youths for a sectarian reason, indicating that “there are 35 million workers in the 6 Gulf states, however, Bahraini youths are the most unemployed in Gulf. The other states refuse to hire them for a sectarian reason.”
Gulf States Advise Citizens against Traveling to Lebanon
Three Gulf states advised their citizens against traveling to Lebanon on Thursday and asked those already there to leave as soon as possible, amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Lebanon and Yemen.
IMF Urges Gulf States to Speed up Switch from Oil
The IMF on Tuesday advised energy-rich Gulf economies to speed up their diversification away from oil after projecting the worst growth for the region since the global financial crisis.
Egypt Says Bahrain, Kuwait and UAE to Lift Ban on its Agriculture Exports
Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to lift a ban on imports of Egyptian agricultural products, Egypt said on Sunday.