Gulf countries, opposition say Houthi takeover in Yemen a "coup"

 The Gulf Cooperation Council has accused Shi`ite Houthi rebels of staging a coup in Yemen after they announced they were dissolving parliament and forming a new government, Kuwait`s official news agency said on Saturday.

Complaints by Indian workers working in Gulf on the rise: Govt

Complaints from Indian workers in some Gulf countries have shown an upward trend with the highest number those in Qatar in the last one year, the government told Rajya Sabha.

Even a Muslim from India is called a Hindu in Gulf countries: Goa CM

Hindu is a word used by "non-Indians referring to Indians, many times irrespective of religion" and in the Gulf countries even a Muslim from India is called a Hindu, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

Kerry to discuss possible oil supply disruptions from Iraq conflict: Official

US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss with Gulf countries this week possible oil disruptions from the Iraq conflict, a senior State Department official said on Sunday.

Govt steps have helped reduce problems of NRIs in Gulf: Vayalar

With an aim of addressing problems faced by Indian workers in Gulf countries, the government has taken measures and as a result complaints of exploitation have come down significantly, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said on Wednesday.

Gulf countries plans centre to monitor nuke radiation

Gulf nations are planning to establish a centre to monitor radiation in order to avoid nuclear hazards in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Finding last resting place for Indians in Gulf: Vayalar Ravi

To ease the legal troubles and logistical hassles of families of Indians who die in the Gulf countries, India has funded half of the $1.64-million funeral home project of the Indian community living in Sharjah.

CPI-M in Kerala protest against cancellation of AI services

Protesting Air India`s cancellation of several services to Gulf countries, CPI(M) organised a `people`s march` to airports in the state.

India women migrants vulnerable to exploitation in Gulf : UN

Indian women migrants end up in vulnerable situations while working for employers in Gulf as justice is out of their reach,a UN report said.

Govt to set up women shelter homes in 17 countries

The government has decided to set up shelter homes for Indian women in distress in 17 countries, most of which are in labour intensive Gulf region.

Gulf countries meet in Istanbul

Foreign ministers of six Gulf countries are meeting in Istanbul to explore new ways of cooperation with Turkey amid Iran threats.

Iran warns Gulf countries not to replace its oil

EU countries have agreed in principle to embargo imports of Iranian as part of the latest efforts to step up heat on Tehran.

Arab League stops short of suspending Syria

Gulf countries seeking to suspend Syria`s membership to the Arab League failed to gain enough support.

Top US official travelling to Gulf countries

Jeffrey Feltman will travel to the Middle East in view of the series of uprisings in the region.

Nepal lifts ban on women working in Gulf countries

Nepal has lifted a ban on women travelling to Gulf countries to work and introduced new rules designed to protect them.

Ansari favours `Look West` policy focusing on Gulf region

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said India should `Look West` focusing on the Gulf countries as such a policy will help it in safeguarding and promoting its interests there.

Saudi Arabia offers six-month amnesty to foreigners

Saudi Arabia has announced a six-month amnesty for hundreds of illegal foreigners overstaying their visas, and they would be allowed to leave the Kingdom without punishment.

Gulf countries to set up human rights panel

GCC wants to ensure more accurate auditing of human rights record in region.

Gulf countries high on global rich list

Three of the world`s six nations, with the highest number of millionaires, were in the Gulf region, a new report has revealed.

GCC population to touch 53 million by 2020

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world and is expected to touch 53 million by 2020, a new research report has revealed.