News and updates about GCC

Jews of the Gulf states unite

Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie, the Rabbi of the new Association of Gulf Jewish Communities, speaks to Arutz Sheva about the new unifying initiative

Jews of the Gulf states uniteplayer

Congress to EU: Declare Hezbollah a terror group

Congress members urge EU to do as Gulf states and outlaw both military and political branches of Hezbollah, to actually harm the terrorists.

Congress urges EU to declare Hezbollah a terror group

Nasrallah: Relations with Israel will fail

Hezbollah leader connects between Gulf state blacklist and normalizing ties with Israel, says most Arabs still view Israel as an enemy.

Nasrallah: Arab states who want relations with Israel will fail

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts decision by Gulf monarchies to classify it as a "terror" organization.

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing Hezbollah

Iranian Deputy FM claims Gulf states 'harmed Lebanese security' by banning Iran-proxy terrorists, lauds group's attacks on Israel.

Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing terrorist Hezbollah

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist group

Six Gulf nations formally blacklist Lebanese Iran-proxy, in sign of Sunni states grouping against Iran axis.

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

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.

Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassador

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.

Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from Israel

Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran

Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say they want further assurances on their own security.

Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran Deal

Report: US to Offer Saudis Bunker Busters

The United States is likely to offer Saudi Arabia its advanced GBU-28 bunker buster bombs - so far only provided to Israel - report says.

Report: US to Offer Saudis Bunker Buster Bombs

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.'

Iran: Saudis 'Will Pay for Invading Yemen'

Saudis 'could Turn to Pakistan for Nukes'

The Sunni states may abandon Washington, says Rep. Ros-Lehtinen. Experts say Saudis, under threat, may procure nuclear weapon from Pakistan.

Saudis could Turn to Pakistan for Nukes, Congress Warnedplayer

Gulf States Withdraw Ambassadors from Qatar

Fearing that they may be the next victims of Islamists, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates slam Qatar.

Gulf States Pull Ambassadors from Qatar Over Islamist Support

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.

Unlike EU, Gulf States to Sanction All of Hizbullah

Peres, Livni Commend 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”

Peres, Livni Commend EU Hizbullah Ban as ‘Wise Step’

Gulf States Pursue Collective Ban on Hizbullah

Noose tightens on Iranian-backed terror group as Gulf nations examine ways to implement regional ban

Gulf States Pursue Collective Ban on Hizbullah

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.

Gulf Countries Coordinating Sanctions on Hizbullah

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.

Gulf States to Sanction Hizbullah Members

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.

Gulf States to Consider Measures Against Hizbullah

GCC Lashes Out at Iran, Calls for Syria Transition

The six Gulf states demand an immediate halt to Iran's "interference" in their internal affairs.

GCC Lashes Out at Iran, Calls for Transition in Syria

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.

Kuwaiti Court: Opinions Threaten National Security

Saudi Arabia Warns Iran on Bahrain Unity Plan

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are moving toward unification, and waring Iran not to interfere.

Saudi Arabia Warns Iran: 'Don't Interfere in Unity with Bahrain'

Iran Rattles Saber at Google in Gulf Dispute

Tehran will sue Google if it does not return the name 'Persian Gulf' to its maps; Google left the body unnamed.

Iran Rattles Saber at Google in Persian Gulf Dispute

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

Iran Fueling Rivals’ Gulf Union Drive

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....

Four GCC Members Plan to Form Core of Superstate

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 rivals

Iran Threatens Military Action Over Abu Musa

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 UAE

Island Row Heats Up Persian Gulf

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.

Iran Worried Over US Missile Shield

Dubai Police: '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.

Dubai Police Chief: Islamists Plotting Against Gulf

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.

GCC Begins Shift Towards Union

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.

Iran Threatens Gulf Arabs Over 'US Plots'

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 Tehran

Gulf Arabs Pressuring Hamas Not to Go to Iran

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.

Iran-Kuwait Oil Feud Feeds Gulf Tensions

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."

A-Jad: Gulf Arabs are Western Pawns

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.

Iran Says Naval Maneuvers Send 'Message of Peace'

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.

Gulf States Rally Around Saudi Call for "Union"

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?

Saudi King Calls for Arab Super State

Riyadh-Tehran 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?

Riyadh and Tehran Hold Security Talks Amid Rising Tensions

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.

GCC Eyeing Egypt in Caliphate Drive

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.

Goodbye Saleh: Yemen Forms Unity Government