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 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,”

Kuwait joins 3 Gulf states in issuing Lebanon travel warning

The Gulf state of Kuwait on Monday urged its citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon and also asked those already present there to leave after deadly clashes linked to the Syrian conflict left two people killed in Beirut. The foreign ministry called on Kuwaitis to cancel travel plans to Lebanon

Protesters and police resort to violence in Oman [Photos]

Protesters set a supermarket ablaze and gathered in several sites in a seaside town in Oman on Monday in a third consecutive day of unrest that has included deadly clashes in the strategic Gulf nation. Police shot dead two demonstrators as the wave of protests sweeping the Arab world engulfed the normally placid sultanate of […]