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Germany warns of regional `proxy war` in Iraq

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 15:21

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war".

Bahrain opposition to boycott legislative election

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 02:19

Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.

UAE backs Saudis with Muslim Brotherhood blacklist

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 19:11

The United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind neighbouring Saudi Arabia`s decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, increasing Gulf Arab pressure on the Islamist group.

Obama opens way to Gulf grouping military sales

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 04:59

President Barack Obama ruled that a regional grouping of Gulf Arab states should be allowed to buy certain US defense articles, deepening ties with a grouping wary of Iran`s regional influence.

Mideast turmoil, union proposal top Gulf summit agenda

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 11:14

Gulf Arab states will hold a summit this week to discuss a controversial proposal to form an EU-like union at a time of regional turmoil and fresh Iranian overtures.

Iran`s Zarif reassures Gulf Arabs over nuclear deal

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 01:10

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif assured Gulf Arab states on Sunday his country`s nuclear deal with the West is in their interest and also announced plans to visit Saudi Arabia.

Gulf Arabs demand end to Iran "interference"

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 18:03

Gulf Arab leaders, at a summit on Tuesday, called on Iran to end its interference in Gulf Arab matters.

Gulf cannot `tolerate` unrest: Saudi official

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 23:30

A senior Saudi official says Gulf Arab states must quash any Arab Spring-inspired unrest or risk threats to their leadership across the oil-rich region.

America`s uneasy Gulf allies adding to arsenals

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 11:15

In the past two months, the Defense Department has notified Congress of possible deals totaling more than USD 11.3 billion to Gulf states.

Saudi Arabia creates maximum jobs in Gulf in 2011: Report

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 16:11

The Arab Spring in 2011 failed to impact the job market in Gulf region as Saudi Arabia topped the list in creating new jobs, a new report has said.

Not seeking more funds from Gulf states: IMF

Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 18:25

The International Monetary Fund is not seeking more funds from Gulf Arab oil exporters to bolster its resources, and the region faces no major danger from the euro zone debt crisis, the IMF's Deputy Managing Director Nemat Shafik said on Saturday.

Gulf Arab states reject Iran "interference"

Last Updated: Monday, April 04, 2011, 09:22

Iran has objected to the despatch of Saudi Arabia`s troops to Bahrain.