Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in More »

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

 

Tag Archives: GCC

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit. According to

Jeddah to host first global village in Saudi Arabia

:: For the first time in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah will host a multicultural festival that takes visitors on a virtual tour of 50 countries. The global village will be set up inside Atallah Happy Land Park along the city’s famous

GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to enhance the security, stability, development, prosperity and wellbeing

UAE’s Gargash: GCC continues to function despite Qatar crisis

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) continues to function despite crisis with Qatar. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted saying that the upcoming summit in Riyadh and the

Top GCC military meeting kicks off in Kuwait

:: The Supreme Military Committee of Chiefs of Staff in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states started its 15th meeting on Monday with the participation of all members. The meeting comes as a complement to a series of previous

Pompeo insists on Gulf unity in face of Qatar to confront Iran

:: New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called for unity among the Gulf countries, deeply divided over Qatar, in order to face the challenge posed by Iran. “Gulf unity is necessary and we need to achieve it,”

US State Department approves weapons sale to Bahrain

:: The US State Department approved a potential $911.4 million helicopter and weapons sale to Bahrain, according to the US the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. According to a statement posted on the website of the Department of Defense’s agency, the

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed receive Qatari Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received

Bahraini king receives Qatari opposition figure

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad on Sunday received Qatari opposition figure Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and his delegation at Al-Rawdah Palace in Manama. Sheikh Sultan tweeted that it was an “honor” to meet with the king. During their meeting, they

Licensed GCC lawyers allowed to practice law in Saudi

:: Minister of Justice Waleed Al-Samaani on Monday authorized lawyers from the Gulf states to be allowed to practice law in Saudi Arabia. The decision included adding an article to the executive regulations of the legal system stating that foreign

Saudi Arabia steps into a new era with VAT

:: It is hoped that the levying of a value-added tax (VAT) from Monday will power the Kingdom’s march toward progress and prosperity. The tax is imposed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE within the framework of a unified agreement

US Congressmen call secret Qatar deal into question

:: The Washington Post reported that members of the Congress, in both parties, are calling agreement a US-Qatar Memorandum of Understanding that was signed six months ago, into question. The newspaper added that they are asking to release the deal

Al-Jubeir represents Saudi Arabia at GCC meeting in Kuwait

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: A meeting of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held on Tuesday in Kuwait. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir led the Saudi delegation at the meeting, which was hosted by Kuwait. Welcoming the participants of the

Qatar rift to come into focus as Gulf leaders meet at GCC Summit in Kuwait

:: The 38th annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state will convene in Kuwait on Dec. 5 and 6, Gulf officials said on Wednesday, despite an ongoing dispute between some members of group. A rift between the Gulf Cooperation

Saudi King receives US Secretary of energy

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. At the outset of the reception, the Secretary conveyed to the King and the Crown Prince the greetings of President Donald Trump

Qatar foreign minister joins GCC counterparts in Kuwait meeting

:: Qatar’s foreign minister met his Gulf Arab counterparts on Monday ahead of an annual summit in Kuwait, one of the highest official encounters since some of them cut diplomatic, trade and travel links with Doha six months ago. Sheikh

Consultations in Yemen to form military council headed by Saleh’s nephew

:: Al-Arabiya has learnt from informed sources that the former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is holding consultations to form a military council headed by Colonel Tariq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, the son of his brother, and that it would be

Bahrain FM: Qatar aims to weaken, undermine GCC

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa tweeted “Qatari media targeting the GCC and its secretary-general confirms Qatar’s lack of respect for the council, with it’s goal being to weaken and undermine it,” on Tuesday on his official account.

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