Category: GCC


The U.A.E. said on Thursday that it was ending the mission of North Korea’s non-resident ambassador and terminating its own envoy’s services in Pyongyang, according to the official Twitter account of state news agency WAM. The U.A.E. would also stop […]


Female singers returned to state-run television in Saudi Arabia after a ban that lasted over 30 years, in the country’s latest step towards projecting a more progressive image. Al-Thaqafiya, Riyadh’s channel dedicated to cultural programmes, aired a lengthy concert of iconic […]


A quartet of Arab countries blockading Qatar could drop a key demand in their 13-point ultimatum, according to media reports.The demand to close Al-Jazeera news network has already been rejected by Qatar, and could now be withdrawn by the Saudi-led bloc which has […]


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks on Wednesday with four Arab states boycotting Qatar as part of a round of intense shuttle diplomacy aimed at resolving the regional crisis. Tillerson flew into Saudi Arabia where he met King […]


Gulf officials declared on April 17, 2014, the end of what they described as a mere misunderstanding among “brothers of the same family”, and the relations among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had returned to their normal “purity […]


Qatar faces new sanctions from Arab countries that have cut ties with the Gulf emirate, as a deadline for Doha to comply with a list of demands loomed Sunday, Saudi-owned television Al Arabiya reported. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), […]


Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on Wednesday set out for Dubai in hopes of containing an unprecedented diplomatic row between Qatar and a handful of other Arab states, according to the official Kuwait News Agency. © Copyright Andolu Ajansi read […]