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 […]
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and its ideological affiliates in the Arab Spring uprisings has stoked fears among Gulf Arab governments that the United States may one day abandon its traditional allies as it warms up to Islamists.
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,”
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
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is considering requests from Morocco and Jordan to join the Gulf Arab political bloc, the secretary general said in a news conference on Tuesday in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Gulf Arab states have accused Iran of interfering in their regional affairs with the alleged aim of “sowing discord and destruction.”
No one could have predicted that an enraged Tunisian fruit vendor who lit himself on fire in frustration against government policies would inspire millions to take to the streets in protest of government policies and economic duress.
Oman has reconciled with the United Arab Emirates after Kuwaiti mediation succeeded in resolving tensions over an alleged spy ring, a foreign ministry official said Friday.
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 […]
The gift given by the wise men to the baby Jesus probably came across the deserts from Oman. The BBC’s Jeremy Howell visits the country to ask whether a commodity that was once worth its weight in gold could be reborn as a treatment for cancer. Oman’s Land of Frankincense is an 11-hour drive southwards […]