Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing terrorist HezbollahIranian Deputy FM claims Gulf states 'harmed Lebanese security' by banning Iran-proxy terrorists, lauds group's attacks on Israel.
Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist organizationSix Gulf nations formally blacklist Lebanese Iran-proxy, in sign of Sunni states grouping against Iran axis.
Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassadorGulf kingdom joins Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan in breaking ties with Iran as Sunni-Shi'ite rift expands.
Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from IsraelGCC is set to purchase system via the US so as to defend against growing Iranian threat, in signs of a begrudging defense alliance.
Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran DealGulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say they want further assurances on their own security.
Report: US to Offer Saudis Bunker Buster BombsThe United States is likely to offer Saudi Arabia its advanced GBU-28 bunker buster bombs - so far only provided to Israel - report says.
Iran: Saudis 'Will Pay for Invading Yemen'Iran on Thursday threatened Saudi Arabia that 'the smoke of the war in Yemen will reach the eyes of the Saudis.'
Saudis could Turn to Pakistan for Nukes, Congress WarnedThe Sunni states may abandon Washington, says Rep. Ros-Lehtinen. Experts say Saudis, under threat, may procure nuclear weapon from Pakistan.
Gulf States Pull Ambassadors from Qatar Over Islamist SupportFearing that they may be the next victims of Islamists, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates slam Qatar.
Unlike EU, Gulf States to Sanction All of HizbullahGulf states to impose sanctions against Hizbullah that will see all arms of the group being labelled as a terrorist organization.
Peres, Livni Commend EU Hizbullah Ban as ‘Wise Step’Pres. Shimon Peres commended the European Union’s partial ban of the Hizbullah terrorist organization as a “necessary, wise step”
Gulf States Pursue Collective Ban on HizbullahNoose tightens on Iranian-backed terror group as Gulf nations examine ways to implement regional ban
Gulf Countries Coordinating Sanctions on HizbullahSenior GCC officials met in Riyadh to coordinate sanctions against Hizbullah because of its support for the Syrian regime.
Gulf States to Sanction Hizbullah MembersGulf Cooperation Council to take action against Hizbullah loyalists because of the group's involvement in the Syrian war.
Gulf States to Consider Measures Against HizbullahGulf States will consider taking measures against Hizbullah if it continues its involvement in Syria’s civil war.
GCC Lashes Out at Iran, Calls for Transition in SyriaThe six Gulf states demand an immediate halt to Iran's "interference" in their internal affairs.
Kuwaiti Court: Opinions Threaten National SecurityA 26-year old Kuwaiti man will spend 10 years in prison for 'endangering state security' by insulting the Prophet Mohammad, others.
Saudi Arabia Warns Iran: 'Don't Interfere in Unity with Bahrain'Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are moving toward unification, and waring Iran not to interfere.
Iran Rattles Saber at Google in Persian Gulf DisputeTehran will sue Google if it does not return the name 'Persian Gulf' to its maps; Google left the body unnamed.
Iran Fueling Rivals’ Gulf Union DriveThe six-member GCC may have delayed its announcement of a Gulf Union, but Iran's constant rhetorical sniping has motivated quicker action
Four GCC Members Plan to Form Core of SuperstateBahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have hinted they will form a diplomatic and military union with Oman and the UAE soon to follow....
Iran Threatens Military Action Over Abu MusaAbu Musa, which commands the vital Strait of Hormuz, has become the focal point of tension between Tehran and its GCC rivals
Island Row Heats Up Persian GulfIran has started rattling its saber at the six-member GCC ahead of talks over an island dispute between Tehran and the UAE
Iran Worried Over US Missile ShieldIran has "advised" neighboring Arab states to reject a US missile shield project that would protect them from Tehran's missiles.
Dubai Police Chief: Islamists Plotting Against GulfDubai's top cop says the Muslim Brotherhood is plotting to seize power in the six Gulf arab monarchies by 2016.
GCC Begins Shift Towards UnionThe six-member GCC has begun formal talks to forge a diplomatic and military union that could share a border with Israel in the near future.
Iran Threatens Gulf Arabs Over 'US Plots'Iran's parliamentary speaker tells Gulf Arab states there will be 'consequences' if they continue to aid US sanctions on Iran.
Gulf Arabs Pressuring Hamas Not to Go to IranHamas chief Ismail Haniyeh is reportedly being pressured by Arab leaders in the Gulf not to meet with Iran's Ahmadinejad in Tehran
Iran-Kuwait Oil Feud Feeds Gulf TensionsOil lies at the heart of tensions between Iran and its Gulf Arab neighbors as they vie for hegemony over the world's key oil reserves.
A-Jad: Gulf Arabs are Western PawnsIranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused his Gulf Arab rivals of being "pawns" and "playing in a US plot."
Iran Says Naval Maneuvers Send 'Message of Peace'Iran continues to rattle its saber at Gulf States and the West while saying that flexing its military might should reassure its neighbors.
Gulf States Rally Around Saudi Call for "Union"Gulf Cooperation Council delegates rallied around Saudi King Abdullah's call for confederation - resolving to make it so.
Saudi King Calls for Arab Super StateSaudi King Abdullah I has called for the formation of an Arab Union that would dominate the Middle East - is this Israel's future adversary?
Riyadh and Tehran Hold Security Talks Amid Rising TensionsIntelligence officials from Iran and Saudi Arabia met to discuss "issues of common concern," but is Saudi patience running thin?
GCC Eyeing Egypt in Caliphate DriveThe six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has added Egypt to the list of countries it may induct as it moves towards confederation.
Goodbye Saleh: Yemen Forms Unity GovernmentThe Gulf-brokered transition of power is underway in Yemen even as clashes rock the capital of Sanaa; Hadi to replace Saleh soon.
NATO Opening Gulf Center in KuwaitNATO is reportedly advancing plans to improve bilateral defense pacts with the GCC amid heightened tensions with Iran.
Yemen's Saleh 4th Arab Leader to Fall?Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has flown to Saudi Arabia allegedly to sign a deal to end his reign of power.
Bahrain is Iran's 'Crown Jewel'Bahrain's foreign minister says Iran sees the island kingdom as the crown jewel in its efforts to dominate the Persian Gulf.
Yemen: Saleh, Protesters Thumb Nose at UNClashes continue as neither Yemeni president Abdullah Ali Saleh or those calling for his ouster are impressed by the UN.
Arab League Rejects GCC Push to Suspend SyriaThe Arab League has opted to seek a dialogue between Syrian president Bashar Assad and opposition leaders over suspension.
Arab League to Debate Suspending SyriaSaudi Arabia and its Gulf allies want Syria suspended from the Arab League as unrest in the country spirals towards civil war.
GCC Blasts Iran for Sowing Instability After Saudi RiotsThe six Sunni monarchies of the GCC have blasted Shiite Persian Iran for its alleged involvement in riots in the Saudi province of Qatif.
Yemen: At Least 56 Killed in Renewed ClashesAt least 56 are dead in Yemen after protesters stormed an army base, sparking a prolonged gunfight between defenders and army defectors.
Yemen's Saleh Authorizes Power Transfer TalksYemeni president Ali Abdullah Slaeh authorized his deputy to negotiate a power transfer with the opposition.
UN: Syrian Death Toll Tops 2,600UN Human Rights commissioner Navi Pillay says the civilian death toll in Syria has reached 2,600.
Riyadh Meeting to Discuss Jordan's GCC InductionForeign ministers from Jordan and Gulf Arab states are to meet in Riyahd to discuss Jordan's induction into the council.
Iran Doth Protest! Tehran Says Saudi Security Top PriorityFeigning shock over Saudi concern, officials in Tehran claim the security of Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Allies is its top concern.
Saleh: 'Elections As Soon As Possible'Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will hand over power to his vice president and 'hold elections as soon as possible.'
Dubai Police Commander Cites Israel's 'Dangerous Influence'Dubai's police commander has called for an 'Interpol-like' agency for GCC countries citing Israel's 'dangerous influence.'
Analysis: Syria and the 'Saudi Dawn'Saudi Arabia's sharp condemnation of Syria signals it is no longer willing to wait for Washington to take the lead in the Mideast.
Jordan Going NuclearJordan will announce the winning bidder for the construction of its first nuclear power plant in the coming months.
Jordan to Join GCC in SeptemberJordan will begin the process of integrating into the six-member GCC in September, placing the would-be super-state on Israel's border.
Bahrain Denies New Saudi DeploymentsAfter renewed protests last Friday which saw tens of thousands take to the streets, Bahraini officials deny new Saudi troop deployments
Six Killed in Sanaa Violence as Saleh Holds FastViolence has erupted in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the first time since President Ali Abdullah Saleh was taken to Saudi Arabia for treatment.
Arab Spring: US Finally Pushing Saleh to Step DownAfter months of murky policy in Yemen the US has finally made a direct appeal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.
GCC Pressing for Quick Yemen ResolutionThe six-member Gulf Cooperation Council says it is putting its full weight behind a resolution to Yemen's political crisis.