Kuwait: figures on Saudi-led coalition-authored blacklist banned from entry

Kuwait has joined Qatar-boycotting countries as it bans individuals named on the bloc’s terror list from entering its territory. The move, according local media Al-Rai, is meant to avoid political and diplomatic embarrassment with the other Gulf Cooperation Council members. Read more

Borris Johnson Tackles PM’s GCC Rapprochement Efforts

United Kingdom’s efforts to reinforce ties with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been dealt a blow as reports that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson criticized the council’s regional policies emerge as he prepares to tour the region in Read more

Lebanon: Cabinet’s Frustration Increasing as Presidency Vacuum Continues

Member of Parliament Ammar Houry rung alarming bells that a cabinet row fueled by the Free Patriotic Movement’s “criminal” political activities could lead to another civil war because the party’s action in “defending Christian rights doesn’t happen this way.” Sources Read more

Bahraini MPs Call for Declaration of War against Hezbollah, Terrorist Organizations

Bahraini Parliamentarians called for a declaration of war against Hezbollah, and other radical and terrorist organizations operating in the region. They also singled out Iran and its allies alleging that their risky practices pose a threat to Arab countries especially Read more

Iran is a Danger to Bahrain, Interior Minister

Bahrain’s Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifa, expounded before clerics, members of parliament and newspapers’ editors in chief the “dangers” posed to Bahrain by some countries, singling out Iran due to its detrimental actions targeting the kingdom’s security and stability. Read more

Lebanon: Saad Hariri Breaks Silence, Urges Parliament to Elect President

Saad Hariri, a Lebanese politician close to Saudi Arabia who has been on a self-imposed exile since the toppling of his cabinet in 2011, returned to his native country to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the assassination of his father; Read more