NEWS ALERT | GCC Condemns Houthi Militia’s Launch Of Drone Towards Saudi Arabia

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Dr. Nayef Al Hajraf condemned on Tuesday the Houthi terrorist militia launching of a bomb-laden drone towards the city of Najran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a statement, Al Hajraf also denounced the continuation of systematic and deliberate terrorist’s attacks by … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | GCC Condemns Houthi Militia’s Launch Of Drone Towards Saudi Arabia

NEWS | GCC Unites To Seek U.N. Extension of Iran Arms Embargo

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a mpve pushed strongly by the United States. The secretariat of the GCC, made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, said in a statement … Continue reading NEWS | GCC Unites To Seek U.N. Extension of Iran Arms Embargo

ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

DUBAI – Economic activity in the Gulf will contract sharply this year before recovering in 2021, hit by the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and an oil price crash, a quarterly Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Analysts in the July 7-20 poll see a deep economic contraction in the hydrocarbon – producing region this … Continue reading ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will see their economies shrink by 7.6% this year, an International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday, revising downwards April forecast nearly 3%. The six GCC nations are, with varying degree, facing steep economic declines as the slowdown in business activity due to the coronavirus … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

BUSINESS | Gulf Arab States To Create Food Supply Safety Network Over Coronavirus Outbreak: Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) six Arab monarchies have approved Kuwait’s proposal for a common network for food supply safety, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Thursday. The decision was taken after a virtual meeting of GCC trade and industry ministers to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on food … Continue reading BUSINESS | Gulf Arab States To Create Food Supply Safety Network Over Coronavirus Outbreak: Kuwait News Agency

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Coronavirus Cases Pass 500; Emirates Cancels Most Passenger Flights

RIYADH -  Saudi Arabia reported a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases on Sunday while the United Arab Emirates pumped more money into its economy as its state-owned carrier Emirates said it would halt almost all passenger flights. Saudi Arabia recorded 119 new cases of the virus for a total of 511, the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Coronavirus Cases Pass 500; Emirates Cancels Most Passenger Flights

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Suspends Entry Of GCC Nationals Until Approval Of Pre – Examination Mechanism: WAM

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states until the approval of the pre-examination mechanism, starting at midnight today, WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry.

BREAKING NEWS | GCC Health Ministers Review Anti-Coronavirus Measures

RIYADH – Gulf Cooperation Council , GCC, health ministers on Saturday discussed the latest developments of the coronavirus, COVID-19, the current situation in each member country, including the procedures followed in outlets and statistics related to the novel virus. The meeting, which was conducted via a visual communication channel, also addressed the readiness of the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | GCC Health Ministers Review Anti-Coronavirus Measures

NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan

DUBAI| RIYADH – The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum and the Ferrari World theme park, from March 15-31, as Gulf states stepped up measures against coronavirus. The UAE central bank also announced a 100 billion (AED) ($27 billion) economic plan … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Restrict Entry For Gulf Citizens, Residents – SPA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday barred citizens and residents of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from entering the kingdom for 14 days after returning from outside the region due to coronavirus concerns, state news agency. Travelers coming from any fellow GCC states – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Restrict Entry For Gulf Citizens, Residents – SPA