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GCC reiterates support for beleaguered Yemen President

 The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen`s beleaguered president against the Shi'ite militia that holds Sana'a, as militiamen opened fire to disperse thousands of his backers demonstrating in the capital.

Gulf states back Qatar in row with Egypt over Libya

 Gulf Arab states voiced support for Qatar Thursday in its row with Egypt, which accused Doha of supporting "terrorism" during discussions about Cairo`s air strikes on jihadist targets in Libya.

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.

UN concerned over Yemen's political crisis

The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern after the Shia Houthis announced that they were taking over Yemen and dissolving Parliament.

Rights groups urge Gulf states to protect migrant workers

International rights and labour groups called Sunday for urgent action to protect migrant workers from abuse in Gulf countries.

GCC ends diplomatic row with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have ended their row with Qatar and have agreed to return their ambassadors to the country, media reported Monday.

Gulf leaders could meet ahead of Qatar summit: Reports

Arab leaders in the Gulf could hold a special meeting to resolve differences within their ranks ahead of a scheduled annual summit in Qatar next month, newspapers said Wednesday.

Islamic State fears make Gulf monarchies set aside differences

Advances by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and US calls for a coalition against them have made Gulf monarchies set aside disputes over Qatar`s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say.

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.

Obama opens way to Gulf grouping military sales

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.

UAE to set up world`s largest solar desalination plant

The UAE would establish world`s largest solar-powered desalination plant that will process more than 22 million gallons of potable water per day.

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.

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.

Gulf Arabs demand end to Iran "interference"

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

FDI in retail would help farmers, boost economy: Vayalar Ravi

"The claim that FDI will harm farmers and small traders is not correct.In fact, it has boosted the economy and their quality of services," Ravi

GDP of GCC economies to grow 5.2% in 2010: IMF

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries will see their gross domestic product grow at 5.2 percent in 2010 on the back of rising oil revenues, the International Monetary Fund has said.

Work on UAE rail network linking GCC to begin next year

A key railway network linking the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states will begin in UAE by the end of next year, a senior official has said.