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Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts decision by Gulf monarchies to classify it as a "terror" organization.Ben Ariel, 04/03/2016 04:46
Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing Hezbollah

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.Ari Yashar, 03/03/2016 16:14
Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist group

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist group

Six Gulf nations formally blacklist Lebanese Iran-proxy, in sign of Sunni states grouping against Iran axis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2016 12:08
Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassador

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, 05/01/2016 12:21
Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from Israel

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, 14/10/2015 09:24
Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran

Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran

Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say they want further assurances on their own security.Elad Benari, 04/08/2015 03:16
Report: US to Offer Saudis Bunker Busters

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.Moshe Cohen, 07/05/2015 09:40
Iran: Saudis 'Will Pay for Invading Yemen'

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, 26/03/2015 12:55
Saudis 'could Turn to Pakistan for Nukes'

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.Arutz Sheva, 29/05/2014 07:54
Gulf States Withdraw Ambassadors from Qatar

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.David Lev, 06/03/2014 08:02
Gulf States to Sanction All of Hizbullah

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, 29/07/2013 05:15
Peres, Livni Commend Hizbullah Ban as ‘Wise Step’

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”Chana Ya'ar, 22/07/2013 16:48
Gulf States Pursue Collective Ban on Hizbullah

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, 18/07/2013 12:35
Gulf Countries Coordinating Sanctions 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.Elad Benari, 05/07/2013 06:13
Gulf States to Sanction Hizbullah Members

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, 11/06/2013 05:45
Gulf States to Consider Measures Against Hizbullah

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, 03/06/2013 03:42
GCC Lashes Out at Iran, Calls for Syria Transition

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.Elad Benari, 26/12/2012 05:46
Kuwaiti Court: Opinions Threaten National Security

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, 04/06/2012 19:48
Saudi Arabia Warns Iran on Bahrain Unity Plan

Saudi Arabia Warns Iran on Bahrain Unity Plan

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are moving toward unification, and waring Iran not to interfere.Chana Ya'ar, 24/05/2012 12:44
Iran Rattles Saber at Google in Gulf Dispute

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.Gabe Kahn, 18/05/2012 03:10
Iran Fueling Rivals’ Gulf Union Drive

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, 16/05/2012 20:25
Four GCC Members Plan to Form Core of Superstate

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, 14/05/2012 19:16
Iran Threatens Military Action Over Abu Musa

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, 19/04/2012 13:50
Island Row Heats Up Persian Gulf

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, 16/04/2012 20:21
Iran Worried Over US Missile Shield

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, 04/04/2012 21:33
Dubai Police: 'Islamists Plotting Against Gulf'

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.Gabe Kahn., 27/03/2012 20:35
GCC Begins Shift Towards Union

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., 05/03/2012 18:37
Iran Threatens Gulf Arabs Over 'US Plots'

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., 13/02/2012 18:58
Gulf Arabs Pressuring Hamas Not to Go to Iran

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., 08/02/2012 12:28
Iran-Kuwait Oil Feud Feeds Gulf Tensions

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., 05/01/2012 03:47
A-Jad: Gulf Arabs are Western Pawns

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., 28/12/2011 21:01
Iran Says Naval Maneuvers Send 'Message of Peace'

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., 22/12/2011 19:00
Gulf States Rally Around Saudi Call for "Union"

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., 21/12/2011 21:57
Saudi King Calls for Arab Super State

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., 19/12/2011 22:11
Riyadh-Tehran Security Talks Amid Rising Tensions

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?Gabe Kahn., 15/12/2011 00:13
GCC Eyeing Egypt in Caliphate Drive

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 20:47
Goodbye Saleh: Yemen Forms Unity Government

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., 07/12/2011 19:57
NATO Opening Gulf Center in Kuwait

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., 06/12/2011 20:03
Yemen's Saleh 4th Arab Leader to Fall?

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, 23/11/2011 13:46
Bahrain is Iran's 'Crown Jewel'

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., 02/11/2011 00:14
Yemen: Saleh, Protesters Thumb Nose at UN

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., 25/10/2011 04:11
Arab League Rejects GCC Push to Suspend Syria

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., 18/10/2011 00:16
Arab League to Debate Suspending Syria

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., 16/10/2011 14:51
GCC Blasts Iran for Sowing Instability

GCC Blasts Iran for Sowing Instability

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., 06/10/2011 18:20
Yemen: At Least 56 Killed in Renewed Clashes

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., 20/09/2011 20:32
Saleh Authorizes Power Transfer Talks

Saleh Authorizes Power Transfer Talks

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Slaeh authorized his deputy to negotiate a power transfer with the opposition.Gabe Kahn., 12/09/2011 20:48
UN: Syrian Death Toll Tops 2,600

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., 12/09/2011 19:28
Riyadh Meeting to Discuss Jordan's GCC Induction

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., 08/09/2011 22:57
Tehran Says Saudi Security Top Priority

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., 31/08/2011 19:00
Saleh: 'Elections As Soon As Possible'

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., 30/08/2011 17:41
Dubai Police Commander 'Israel Dangerous'

Dubai Police Commander 'Israel Dangerous'

Dubai's police commander has called for an 'Interpol-like' agency for GCC countries citing Israel's 'dangerous influence.'Gabe Kahn., 17/08/2011 17:31
Analysis: Syria and the 'Saudi Dawn'

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., 14/08/2011 09:10
Jordan Going Nuclear

Jordan Going Nuclear

Jordan will announce the winning bidder for the construction of its first nuclear power plant in the coming months.Gabe Kahn., 11/08/2011 21:01
Jordan to Join GCC in September

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., 08/08/2011 19:40
Bahrain Denies Saudi Deployments

Bahrain Denies Saudi Deployments

After renewed protests last Friday which saw tens of thousands take to the streets, Bahraini officials deny new Saudi troop deploymentsGabe Kahn., 25/07/2011 15:56
Six Killed in Sanaa Violence

Six Killed in Sanaa Violence

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., 19/07/2011 21:36
Arab Spring: US Presses Saleh

Arab Spring: US Presses Saleh

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., 11/07/2011 23:02