Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb appointed a former ambassador to Washington as foreign minister and a university professor as minister for international cooperation, a cabinet spokesman said on Monday.
Spokesman Hossam El-K
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said on Wednesday that there can be no role in Syria's transition for President Bashar al-Assad and those whose hands are "stained in blood".
In a speech to an internation
The GCC seeks to consolidate a new concept of regional security emphasising the geopolitical dimension of the region, Bahrain's Foreign Minister said as he delivered a key address at the United Nations (UN) yesterday.
Senior US and European envoys met the foreign minister of Egypt's army-installed government on Saturday in a push to resolve the political crisis brought on by the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi and to head off more bloodshed.
Egypt's new military-backed cabinet made clear on Saturday it wanted to play an assertive role in regional politics, urging Ethiopia to attend talks over a dam on the Nile and stressing it sought change in Syria.
The European Union (EU) has donated 1.25 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in humanitarian and other support for Syria and neighbouring countries, a report said.
Lebanon and Jordan will also benefit from the aid package, which aims to
Bahrain is ready to "open a new page" in relations with Iran - provided it proves its commitment to stop interfering in the internal affairs of the Gulf, said a top government official.
Tehran should also ensure it fully
Talks that could lead to a historic GCC-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have reached the final stages, and the deal could be signed soon, said Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
"The EU-GCC FTA i
Al Jazeera television website said on Wednesday that Qatar will appoint a new foreign minister to replace veteran diplomat Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani following the accession of a new emir.
The satellite channel said that current M
Russia will not scrap plans to deliver an air defence system to Syria despite Western opposition because it would help deter "hotheads" intent on intervention in the two-year-old conflict, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.