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GCC chief commends Arab solidarity with Palestine

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 10:54 GMT

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf lauded the supportive stance expressed by the Arab foreign ministers council towards Palestinians.

Egypt imposes entry visa fees on GCC citizens

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 - 06:16 GMT

The new decision did not specify the value of the fee imposed on GCC citizens for obtaining the visa.

GCC tourism spending in Egypt to hit $2.3B in 2020

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 - 11:29 GMT

Egypt's total tourism revenues recorded $16.4 billion in 2019 and are expected to shoot up to $29.7 billion within the coming 5 years.

EgyptAir receives 3rd Airbus A330-200 P2F converted plane

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 - 10:38 GMT

EgyptAir Cargo received the third Airbus A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft, which has just arrived at Cairo International Airport from Germany.

Sisi, Bahrain King discuss regional developments, security

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 - 03:36 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Saturday a phone call from King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Saudi Arabia defends cutting ties with Qatar

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 - 12:32 GMT

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it has severed diplomatic ties with Qatar to protect the kingdom’s national security from terrorism and extremism.

Gulf nations approve US request to deploy troops in Arabian Gulf

Sat, 18 May 2019 - 02:30 GMT

Tensions have escalated following attacks this week on a Saudi oil pipeline and a number of cargo ships in the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Fujairah in the UAE.

Hussein Al Jassmi celebrates his 39th birthday

Sat, 25 Aug 2018 - 01:16 GMT

The star is considered one of the most influential Arab singers having achieved great success in the Egyptian community.

Timeline: 1st anniversary of the Arab-Qatar rift

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 11:51 GMT

One year ago, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain decided to cut ties with the oil-rich state of Qatar over accusations of funding terrorism.

GCC supports strikes against Syrian regime

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - 08:44 GMT

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) supported on Saturday the U.S.-led air strikes against military targets belonging to the Syrian regime.

GCC, UN chief mull counter-terrorism efforts

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - 03:20 GMT

Secretary-General of the GCC Abdullatif Rashid Al-Zayani met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the High-level International Conference.

Qatar to recognize Bitcoin to cover up terror finance: Qatari Leaks

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 11:47 GMT

Qatari Leaks released a video on Sunday claiming that the Qatari ruling intends to recognize virtual currencies

Oil at $70 is no quick fix for Gulf economies

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 - 12:30 GMT

The Brent oil price has surged to three-year highs around $70 a barrel, from around $55 three months ago.

U.S. magazine reveals Qatari dependency on mercenaries

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 10:53 GMT

“Qatar is dependent on foreign support, including mercenaries,” Washington-based website revealed on Sunday.

Defense News magazine: Doha to recruit militants

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 12:37 GMT

Qatar started a huge air power buildup, raising questions about its ability to improve its technology amidst the crisis with the Arab Quartet.

Kuwait invites Qatar to Gulf summit

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 11:39 GMT

Kuwait on Thursday invited Qatar to a summit of Gulf countries next week in the first such invitation in a months-long Saudi-led diplomatic boycott of Doha.

Gulf crisis threatens “Hasm al-Uqban” military drills

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian said on Saturday that the annual military drills (Hasm al-Uqban) between America and members of the GCC to be abolished.

Firm decision needed to drop Qatar’s GCC membership: Khalfan

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 11:54 GMT

Dhahi Khalfan, Dubai's former police chief, asserted that a firm decision to revoke Qatar’s membership in the GCC should be taken.

Arab politicians call for Qatar’s removal from all Arab councils

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 10:45 GMT

With the passing of nearly five months since the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar refused to comply with the Arab Quartet’s demands.

Parliament supports dropping Qatar’s GCC membership

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - 04:08 GMT

Qatar’s ongoing support of terrorism will be met by escalations from the Arab Quartet.

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