Pakistan delegation heads to Saudi Arabia after Yemen request

Pakistan`s government said Thursday it will dispatch a top civil-military delegation to Saudi Arabia following Riyadh`s request that it join a coalition to defend Yemen`s president, promising a "strong response" to any threat to the Gulf kingdom.

GCC summons Swedish ambassador over minister's remarks

Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani on Thursday summoned Swedish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt to register a protest against a criticism of the Kingdom's judicial system by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom.

Surprise GCC meeting eases Qatar tensions

Gulf leaders agreed Sunday to return Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini envoys to Qatar, ending eight months of tense relations with the gas-rich state over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Iran must change to improve ties with Gulf: analysts

Iran must prove through actions that it is willing to make key policy changes to mend fences with Gulf Arabs, analysts said ahead of a landmark visit by Kuwait`s emir.

Gulf gains stability as Qatar dispute ends, confirms Qatari foreign Minister

Qatar`s dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting his country had made no concessions.

GCC seeks Syria ceasefire for Haj

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has called on the Syrian regime to arrange a cease-fire with rebels out of respect for the sanctity of the Haj.

Homosexuals to be barred from entering Kuwait

Kuwait claims it has developed a medical test to detect homosexuals in order to prevent them from entering the country or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Daily Mail reported.

Bahrain to host GCC united military command

Bahrain will host the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) United Military Command to deter threats against the region and further strengthen military ties between the six oil-rich states, Bahraini foreign minister said.

GCC leaders welcome Gulf Union proposal

The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries have welcomed a proposal from the Saudi king for a Gulf Union.

`Jordan`s entry into GCC will boost trade ties`

Jordan`s bid to join the GCC will not only enhance trade and investment opportunities within the kingdom, but will also reinforce historical ties between Arab countries, a study claims.

GCC vows to seek end to Yemeni crisis

Yemen`s Gulf neighbors have renewed an offer to mediate in Yemen`s bloody political crisis.

Killing bin Laden helps fight against terror: GCC

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation
Council Wednesday called for "intensified efforts" to fight all forms of terror after welcoming the killing of Osama bin Laden.

GCC awaits Saleh signal to revive Yemen plan

Gulf mediators were awaiting a
"signal" from embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to
revive their plan to end months of political unrest, an
opposition spokesman told agency.

GCC ministers reject Yemen `conspiracy` claim

Yemen`s embattled President has said that Qatar was involved in a `conspiracy` against his country.

Muammar Gaddafi`s regime illegitimate: GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council calls for establishing contacts with Libyan rebels.

`Plight of migrant workers key area of concern in GCC`

Plight of migrant workers remain
among the key areas of concerns in the Gulf nations, the top
UN human rights official has said and asked for abolition of
the abusive sponsoring system for hiring them.

Iran, GCC call Hamas assassination act of `terror`

The Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council joined today the chorus denouncing the murder of a Hamas leader in Dubai, both calling it an act of terror and Tehran squarely laying the blame on Israel.