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Gulf Crisis: Riyadh opens land border to Qatari pilgrims

Saudi Arabia announced Thursday the royal decision to re-open land border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter the kingdom without electronic permits. Saudi Arabia in June closed its Salwa border with Qatar after the kingdom along with Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of sponsoring terrorism […]

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: Rouhani threatens to walk away from nuclear deal in ‘matter of hours’ if US imposes new sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday Iran would quit the 2015 nuclear deal if Washington imposes new sanctions despite compliance with the historical deal. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time – not a week or a month but within hours – to […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA-Iran: ‘Riyadh ready to renew ties with Teheran,’ Iraqi official

Saudi Arabia is ready to work out a rapprochement with rival Iran, Iraqi interior minister revealed, adding that he has been chosen by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to mediate between the two countries. Qassim al-Araji told his Iranian counterpart that Riyadh is eager to bridge rivalry between the two countries, The New Arab […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Baghdad renews refusal to join Saudi-led bloc against Qatar

The Iraqi Prime Minister has once again refused to join the Saudi-led bloc in the regional diplomatic row opposing Qatar and its neighbors. Haider al-Abadi Sunday said “no” to Bahrain’s invitation to Iraq to join the Saudi-led bloc, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, and cut ties with Qatar, The New […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA-Iraq: Riyadh approves establishment of coordination commission

Saudi Arabia Monday green-lighted the creation of a joint trade commission with Iraq, heralding thus a new diplomatic era between the two countries, 27 years after closure of land borders. “The Cabinet has decided to approve the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Commission and to delegate the Saudi minister of trade and investments to sign […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince Wants to Withdraw from Yemen War

Leaked emails published by Middle East Eye have revealed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wants to withdraw his forces from the war in Yemen. Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel, in an email exchange with Youssef Otaiba, UAE’s ambassador in Washington, wrote that the Crown Prince was “quite clear with Steve […]

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq, Bahrain try to warm up strained ties

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed is currently on a visit to Iraq to boost ties between Manama and Baghdad as their relations have been tense following statements made by Iraqi officials after the conviction of several Bahraini citizens. The visiting Foreign Minister met separately with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Prime Minister Haider […]

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Over 70 gays deported in crackdown on immorality

Kuwaiti authorities have deported 76 men over homosexual behaviors and closed down over 20 parlors used as “gay” massage hubs. “We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any morally distasteful deeds and we refuse to show leniency with anyone who breaks the rules or puts the health of Kuwaiti citizens and residents at risk,” said Mohammad […]

August 12th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

North Korea: Kuwait slaps economic sanctions on Pyongyang

The Gulf country has put into action its pledge to the UN Security to observe sanctions against North Korea. A source at the foreign ministry noted that the sanctions, largely economic, are in line with the country’s upcoming responsibilities when it begins its non-permanent membership of the Security Council early next year, Middle East Monitor […]

August 11th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Man gets 13-year jail time for supporting Hezbollah

A criminal Court in Jeddah found a man guilty of attack against the state and of endorsement of Lebanon-based Shia group Hezbollah, blacklisted as a terrorist group by Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The man is reportedly accused of using Friday sermons to praise the Iran-backed Shia group and […]

August 10th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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