Gulf countries should have been consulted on a landmark agreement to curb Iran's controversial nuclear programme, said top officials last night at a regional security summit in Bahrain.
Delegates from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq welcomed last month's deal between the P5
The 193-member UN General Assembly elected Jordan to the UN Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected its two-year term in protest at the council's failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues.
Saudi Arabia was elected in Octobe
Yemen said on Friday it had regained full control of its Defence Ministry compound in Sanaa a day after a militant attack, claimed by an al Qaeda-affiliated group, killed 56 people, including foreign medical staff.
The Yemeni military's chief of the general staff said in a pr
Postal charges in Bahrain have increased by 300 per cent, a report said.
It is understood the new rates, which came into effect yesterday, apply to local mail and anything sent within the Gulf, according to the report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Qatar has stressed it has had no direct or indirect contact with Syria's regime, as the head of Lebanon's pro-Syria Hizbollah movement said he had received an envoy from Doha.
"Qatar does not have any direct or indirect contacts with the Syrian regime," said the
Iran is due to take part in a major security summit that gets underway in Bahrain tomorrow.
Hundreds of military chiefs and security officials are due to attend the ninth International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue regional security summit, said a report
His Majesty King Hamad has allocated 163,300 sq m to expand the Frontline Headquarters of the Joint Peninsula Shield Force, in recognition of its pivotal role.
His Majesty, incumbent president of the GCC session, ordered the land to be allocated out of keenness on bolstering join
Egypt promised on Wednesday to pay $1.5 billion of the $6 billion it says it owes oil firms, hoping the announcement made at an investment conference will revive confidence in an economy battered by nearly three years of political upheaval.
"There is approval to pay $1.5 bil
Charles Russell, a leading full service law firm, has opened a new office in Qatar as part of its Middle East expansion strategy.
The office will provide clients with specialisms in the real estate, construction, banking and sports sectors, advice and representation in litigation
Egypt has postponed any decision on taking a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF as financial aid from Gulf states has given Cairo some breathing space as it starts to conduct economic reforms, Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Bahaa El-Din said on Tuesday.
Bahaa El-Din said Egypt has so far