Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.
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.
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.
In the past two months, the Defense Department has notified Congress of possible deals totaling more than USD 11.3 billion to Gulf states.
Forces from the GCC would protect Bahrain`s strategic facilities.
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