Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing terrorist Hezbollah

Iranian Deputy FM claims Gulf states 'harmed Lebanese security' by banning Iran-proxy terrorists, lauds group's attacks on Israel.Ari Yashar, 3/3/2016, 4:14 PM

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Six Gulf nations formally blacklist Lebanese Iran-proxy, in sign of Sunni states grouping against Iran axis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 12:08 PM

Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassador

Gulf kingdom joins Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan in breaking ties with Iran as Sunni-Shi'ite rift expands.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2016, 12:21 PM

Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from Israel

GCC is set to purchase system via the US so as to defend against growing Iranian threat, in signs of a begrudging defense alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2015, 9:24 AM

Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran Deal

Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say they want further assurances on their own security.Elad Benari, 8/4/2015, 3:16 AM

Report: US to Offer Saudis Bunker Buster Bombs

The United States is likely to offer Saudi Arabia its advanced GBU-28 bunker buster bombs - so far only provided to Israel - report says.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 9:40 AM

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.'Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 12:55 PM

Saudis could Turn to Pakistan for Nukes, Congress Warned

The Sunni states may abandon Washington, says Rep. Ros-Lehtinen. Experts say Saudis, under threat, may procure nuclear weapon from Pakistan.Arutz Sheva, 5/29/2014, 7:54 AM

Gulf States Pull Ambassadors from Qatar Over Islamist Support

Fearing that they may be the next victims of Islamists, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates slam Qatar.David Lev, 3/6/2014, 8:02 AM

Unlike EU, Gulf States to Sanction All of Hizbullah

Gulf states to impose sanctions against Hizbullah that will see all arms of the group being labelled as a terrorist organization.Elad Benari, 7/29/2013, 5:15 AM

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”Chana Ya'ar, 7/22/2013, 4:48 PM

Gulf States Pursue Collective Ban on Hizbullah

Noose tightens on Iranian-backed terror group as Gulf nations examine ways to implement regional banChana Ya'ar, 7/18/2013, 12:35 PM

Gulf Countries Coordinating Sanctions on Hizbullah

Senior GCC officials met in Riyadh to coordinate sanctions against Hizbullah because of its support for the Syrian regime.Elad Benari, 7/5/2013, 6:13 AM

Gulf States to Sanction Hizbullah Members

Gulf Cooperation Council to take action against Hizbullah loyalists because of the group's involvement in the Syrian war.Elad Benari, 6/11/2013, 5:45 AM

Gulf States to Consider Measures Against Hizbullah

Gulf States will consider taking measures against Hizbullah if it continues its involvement in Syria’s civil war.Elad Benari, 6/3/2013, 3:42 AM

GCC Lashes Out at Iran, Calls for Transition in Syria

The six Gulf states demand an immediate halt to Iran's "interference" in their internal affairs.Elad Benari, 12/26/2012, 5:46 AM

Kuwaiti Court: Opinions Threaten National Security

A 26-year old Kuwaiti man will spend 10 years in prison for 'endangering state security' by insulting the Prophet Mohammad, others.Gabe Kahn, 6/4/2012, 7:48 PM

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.Chana Ya'ar, 5/24/2012, 12:44 PM

Iran Rattles Saber at Google in Persian Gulf Dispute

Tehran will sue Google if it does not return the name 'Persian Gulf' to its maps; Google left the body unnamed.Gabe Kahn, 5/18/2012, 3:10 AM

Iran Fueling Rivals’ Gulf Union Drive

The six-member GCC may have delayed its announcement of a Gulf Union, but Iran's constant rhetorical sniping has motivated quicker action Gabe Kahn, 5/16/2012, 8:25 PM

Four GCC Members Plan to Form Core of Superstate

Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have hinted they will form a diplomatic and military union with Oman and the UAE soon to follow....Gabe Kahn, 5/14/2012, 7:16 PM

Iran Threatens Military Action Over Abu Musa

Abu Musa, which commands the vital Strait of Hormuz, has become the focal point of tension between Tehran and its GCC rivalsGabe Kahn, 4/19/2012, 1:50 PM

Island Row Heats Up Persian Gulf

Iran has started rattling its saber at the six-member GCC ahead of talks over an island dispute between Tehran and the UAEGabe Kahn, 4/16/2012, 8:21 PM

Iran Worried Over US Missile Shield

Iran has "advised" neighboring Arab states to reject a US missile shield project that would protect them from Tehran's missiles.Gabe Kahn, 4/4/2012, 9:33 PM

Dubai Police Chief: Islamists Plotting Against Gulf

Dubai's top cop says the Muslim Brotherhood is plotting to seize power in the six Gulf arab monarchies by 2016.Gabe Kahn., 3/27/2012, 8:35 PM

GCC Begins Shift Towards Union

The 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.Gabe Kahn., 3/5/2012, 6:37 PM

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.Gabe Kahn., 2/13/2012, 6:58 PM

Gulf Arabs Pressuring Hamas Not to Go to Iran

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh is reportedly being pressured by Arab leaders in the Gulf not to meet with Iran's Ahmadinejad in TehranGabe Kahn., 2/8/2012, 12:28 PM

Iran-Kuwait Oil Feud Feeds Gulf Tensions

Oil 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.Gabe Kahn., 1/5/2012, 3:47 AM

A-Jad: Gulf Arabs are Western Pawns

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused his Gulf Arab rivals of being "pawns" and "playing in a US plot."Gabe Kahn., 12/28/2011, 9:01 PM

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.Gabe Kahn., 12/22/2011, 7:00 PM

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.Gabe Kahn., 12/21/2011, 9:57 PM

Saudi King Calls for Arab Super State

Saudi King Abdullah I has called for the formation of an Arab Union that would dominate the Middle East - is this Israel's future adversary?Gabe Kahn., 12/19/2011, 10:11 PM

Riyadh and Tehran Hold Security Talks Amid Rising Tensions

Intelligence officials from Iran and Saudi Arabia met to discuss "issues of common concern," but is Saudi patience running thin?Gabe Kahn., 12/15/2011, 12:13 AM

GCC Eyeing Egypt in Caliphate Drive

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has added Egypt to the list of countries it may induct as it moves towards confederation.Gabe Kahn., 12/12/2011, 8:47 PM

Goodbye Saleh: Yemen Forms Unity Government

The Gulf-brokered transition of power is underway in Yemen even as clashes rock the capital of Sanaa; Hadi to replace Saleh soon.Gabe Kahn., 12/7/2011, 7:57 PM

NATO Opening Gulf Center in Kuwait

NATO is reportedly advancing plans to improve bilateral defense pacts with the GCC amid heightened tensions with Iran.Gabe Kahn., 12/6/2011, 8:03 PM

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. Chana Ya'ar, 11/23/2011, 1:46 PM

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.Gabe Kahn., 11/2/2011, 12:14 AM

Yemen: Saleh, Protesters Thumb Nose at UN

Clashes continue as neither Yemeni president Abdullah Ali Saleh or those calling for his ouster are impressed by the UN.Gabe Kahn., 10/25/2011, 4:11 AM

Arab League Rejects GCC Push to Suspend Syria

The Arab League has opted to seek a dialogue between Syrian president Bashar Assad and opposition leaders over suspension.Gabe Kahn., 10/18/2011, 12:16 AM

Arab League to Debate Suspending Syria

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies want Syria suspended from the Arab League as unrest in the country spirals towards civil war.Gabe Kahn., 10/16/2011, 2:51 PM

GCC Blasts Iran for Sowing Instability After Saudi Riots

The six Sunni monarchies of the GCC have blasted Shiite Persian Iran for its alleged involvement in riots in the Saudi province of Qatif.Gabe Kahn., 10/6/2011, 6:20 PM

Yemen: At Least 56 Killed in Renewed Clashes

At least 56 are dead in Yemen after protesters stormed an army base, sparking a prolonged gunfight between defenders and army defectors.Gabe Kahn., 9/20/2011, 8:32 PM

Yemen's Saleh Authorizes Power Transfer Talks

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Slaeh authorized his deputy to negotiate a power transfer with the opposition.Gabe Kahn., 9/12/2011, 8:48 PM

UN: Syrian Death Toll Tops 2,600

UN Human Rights commissioner Navi Pillay says the civilian death toll in Syria has reached 2,600.Gabe Kahn., 9/12/2011, 7:28 PM

Riyadh Meeting to Discuss Jordan's GCC Induction

Foreign ministers from Jordan and Gulf Arab states are to meet in Riyahd to discuss Jordan's induction into the council.Gabe Kahn., 9/8/2011, 10:57 PM

Iran Doth Protest! Tehran Says Saudi Security Top Priority

Feigning shock over Saudi concern, officials in Tehran claim the security of Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Allies is its top concern. Gabe Kahn., 8/31/2011, 7:00 PM

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.'Gabe Kahn., 8/30/2011, 5:41 PM

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.'Gabe Kahn., 8/17/2011, 5:31 PM

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. Gabe Kahn., 8/14/2011, 9:10 AM

Jordan Going Nuclear

Jordan will announce the winning bidder for the construction of its first nuclear power plant in the coming months.Gabe Kahn., 8/11/2011, 9:01 PM

Jordan to Join GCC in September

Jordan will begin the process of integrating into the six-member GCC in September, placing the would-be super-state on Israel's border.Gabe Kahn., 8/8/2011, 7:40 PM

Bahrain Denies New Saudi Deployments

After renewed protests last Friday which saw tens of thousands take to the streets, Bahraini officials deny new Saudi troop deploymentsGabe Kahn., 7/25/2011, 3:56 PM

Six Killed in Sanaa Violence as Saleh Holds Fast

Violence has erupted in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the first time since President Ali Abdullah Saleh was taken to Saudi Arabia for treatment.Gabe Kahn., 7/19/2011, 9:36 PM

Arab Spring: US Finally Pushing Saleh to Step Down

After months of murky policy in Yemen the US has finally made a direct appeal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.Gabe Kahn., 7/11/2011, 11:02 PM

GCC Pressing for Quick Yemen Resolution

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council says it is putting its full weight behind a resolution to Yemen's political crisis.Gabe Kahn., 6/15/2011, 10:36 PM