GCC focuses on Iran

The critical importance of regional stability topped the agenda at the 42nd annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Saudi Arabia. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner Saudi Arabia’s Crown…

OPEC output tight amid COVID lockdowns

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is preparing to assess its current policy of holding back millions of barrels of daily supply as the third wave of the…

UN: urgent help needed to avert Yemen crisis

The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of the people in need. Sir Mark Andrew Lowcock, a British economist who serves as the Under-Secretary-General…

US urges regional unity to thwart Iran

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has warned that the ongoing rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors has lasted too long. “The dispute has continued for too…

Gulf Arab states tighten anti-virus restrictions

Arab member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are increasing measures to combat the coronavirus amid a corresponding rise in mortality rates and infections. The total of fatalities in…

Washington blocks UNSC resolution condemning Israel

The United States was forced to veto a Kuwait-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that sought to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian protesters along the Gaza Strip's border fence,…