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Egyptian authorities reject alleged leaks against GCC countries
Diplomatic reconciliation between Qatar and Egypt resulted from Saudi and US pressure: analysts
State institutions and dialogue are key to region’s stability, says Egypt FM
Egyptian foreign minister is on two-day trip to the Gulf country to discuss international security in Middle East
The Gulf monarchy itself subdued an Arab Spring-inspired rebellion in 2011
Bahrain held parliamentary and municipal elections Saturday, opposition boycotted the vote
By James M. Dorsey Wealthy Gulf states have invited Jordan and Morocco to compete in future Gulf Cups as part of a bid to strengthen their fragile six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at a time that they have at best papered over deep rifts within the group. The invitation follows an earlier stalled attempt to …
Saudi monarch says agreement with Qatar included “support for Egypt”
Kuwait beat Iraq with a goal in the 90th minute, while Saudi Arabia beat Bahrain with a clean score of 3-0 in the second round.
Decision follows a meeting of Gulf leaders in Riyadh, who reached an agreement seeking unity of GCC states
Obama stresses there is no “quick fix” in military and ideological fight against ISIS
Egypt’s religious institutions play important role in fight against ISIS, says Kerry
Egypt shared new high commissioner’s concerns on the developments in the Middle East at 27th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva
US says Bahrain’s actions “not consistent” with partnership
The president held talks with top officials of Arabic countries that had vocally supported Egypt’s July power shift
Heads of states and foreign delegations land in Cairo for the Sunday ceremony
White House says it is looking forward to working with Egypt’s new president, but also shared concerns
Special forces partake in simulated situation training in the Gulf
Bahraini ministry expresses continued support for Egypt’s roadmap
Gulf air force exercises intended to deepen Bahrain-Egypt strategic relationship
Reuters – The Bahrain-based International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) will develop its first standard contract template for sukuk (Islamic bonds), and aims to double the number of its standards as early as next year, its chief executive told Reuters. A standard for leasing-based sukuk will be developed first by the IIFM, a non-profit industry body …
Foreign minister and Arab League Secretary General discuss terrorism and regional issues
Reuters – Egyptian investment firm Pioneers Holding posted a 37% increase in net profits for last year, it said in a bourse statement on Wednesday. Pioneers made EGP 358m ($51m) in 2013 compared with EGP 260.5m in the previous year, it said. The firm, which specialises in brokerage services, said earlier this year it planned …
The head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Jarba, repeated calls on the international community to supply rebels with “sophisticated weapons”.
Relations between Egypt and the Gulf state have been strained over Doha’s backing for Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in July following nationwide protests.
The move represents a major escalation against the Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and indicates rising concern in Riyadh over the potential risks to domestic security of Saudi extremists fighting in Syria.
Foreign ministry says removal of ambassadors from Qatar shows opposition to the country’s “attitudes and policies”
The three Gulf Arab states made the decision following what newspapers described as a “stormy” late Tuesday meeting of foreign ministers from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh.
Reuters – Bahrain’s Al Salam Bank has launched a listed sharia-compliant real estate investment trust (REIT) that will invest in a portfolio of Asian properties, the lender said on Tuesday. The REIT will invest in between 15 and 35 properties and be managed by Swiss-based B&I Capital AG, with Al Salam providing seed capital for …
Al Baraka says it plans to add 81 branches to its network in 2014, in countries including Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan and Egypt