Saudi Arabia urges Egypt to end row with Qatar

The Saudi monarch has called on Egypt to follow its steps in ending a months-long dispute with Qatar after an agreement was reached earlier this week. The agreement, if implemented, promises to put an end to the worst diplomatic rift to hit the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In statements issued on the Saudi official news […]

Lebanese expats could suffer because of Aoun’s remarks

Arab Gulf Countries were moving toward taking restrictive measures toward Lebanese expats in light of remarks made by the Free Patriotic Movement leader regarding the Bahrain anti-regime movement, according to a report by Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar. The Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdul Latif al-Zayani informed the Lebanese Chargé d’Affaires in Riyadh

Threats by Iran lead to joint GCC defense pact

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional grouping of six oil-producing countries in the Middle East, has decided to establish a joint defense system to meet what it called growing regional threats. Briefing reporters on the conclusion of a two-day GCC summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on Tuesday, Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said the summit […]

GCC recognises new Syria opposition bloc

The Gulf Cooperation Council said Monday its six member states have recognised the newly formed National Coalition of the Syrian opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. “The states of the council announce recognising the National Coalition for the Forces of the Syrian Revolution and Opposition… as the legitimate representative of the brotherly […]

GCC nations urge Lebanon to steer clear of Syria crisis

The Gulf Cooperation Council on Sunday called on the Lebanese parties not to involve their country in the Syrian crisis. In a statement issued at the end of its regular meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia the foreign ministers of the six Gulf states underlined their support for Lebanon’s “security, stability, sovereignty and unity,”