Gulf Leaders In Riyadh For 42nd GCC Summit

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Gulf leaders arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday for the 42nd Gulf Cooperation Council summit, which is set to explore avenues for tighter cooperation and integration in the region. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman first received the Omani delegation, headed by the deputy prime minister, before welcoming Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al – … More Gulf Leaders In Riyadh For 42nd GCC Summit

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 | Saudi Arabia Condemns Nice Church Attack

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia condemned an attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice that killed three people on Thursday. The Kingdom’s foreign ministry expressed its categorical rejection of the extremist attack in Notre Dame Basilica and others like it, and said that they are inconsistent with all religions, … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Condemns Nice Church Attack

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

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

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends Entry Of GCC Citizens To Mecca And Medina: Foreign Ministry

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens to Mecca and Medina, the foreign ministry announced in a statement published by the state agency on Friday. The statement added it will exclude from the decision the citizens of the GCC who had been in Saudi Arabia for … More TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends Entry Of GCC Citizens To Mecca And Medina: Foreign Ministry

SAUDI ARABIA | GCC Meeting To Be Held on December 10 in Riyadh

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will meet in Riyadh this month. King Salman will chair the 40th session of the GCC Supreme Council on December 10, GCC Secretary General Abdel-Latif Al Zayani said. A preparatory meeting will take place a day before. GCC leaders will discuss … More SAUDI ARABIA | GCC Meeting To Be Held on December 10 in Riyadh