U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

Milan / Italy – – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Loyd J. Austin III on Tuesday thanked members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for their roles in Afghanistan evacuation efforts, according to press releases In a phone call with United Arab Emirates ‘ Sheikh Mohammed bin  Zayed (Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi), Secretary … More U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

POLITICS | Gulf Arab Ministers Discuss Steps To Resolve Diplomatic Dispute

Gulf Arab foreign ministers held a virtual meeting on Sunday ahead of a summit to discuss steps towards ending a diplomatic row that has undermined regional stability and thwarted Washington’s efforts to form a united front against Iran.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain served diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it … More POLITICS | Gulf Arab Ministers Discuss Steps To Resolve Diplomatic Dispute

BREAKING NEWS |King Salman Invites Gulf Leaders For Riyadh Summit

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has formally invited leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the 41st group summit being held in Riyadh on January 5 next year. The invitation was sent through GCC Secretary – General Dr. Nayef Falah, a statement from the group said. Among the first to receive the … More BREAKING NEWS |King Salman Invites Gulf Leaders For Riyadh Summit

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