Gulf Cooperation Council
Nov 16, 2012 15:17 EST
Western nations on Friday pushed Egypt to persuade Palestinian militants to end rocket attacks from Gaza and backed Israel's right to self-defense, laying bare a new divide with the Arab world.
Nov 16, 2012 13:26 EST
Syrian opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib in London on Friday met British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who said he would decide within days whether to officially recognise the newly united coalition.
Nov 16, 2012 06:10 EST
Saudi King Abdullah has called for reason and wisdom during a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in which he discussed the latest clashes between Gaza and Israel, state news agency SPA reported.
Nov 16, 2012 06:08 EST
Syrian opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib was meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Friday in London, seeking UK recognition and pressing for an end to an EU arms embargo.
Nov 14, 2012 17:25 EST
Syria's regime unleashed tank fire and air strikes on rebels on Wednesday as it slammed France for recognising an opposition bloc formed in Qatar which it said amounted to a "declaration of war".
Nov 14, 2012 05:45 EST
Syria's regime unleashed tanks and warplanes against rebels as battles raged on Wednesday, after France recognised the newly united political opposition and raised the prospect of arming its fighters.
Nov 13, 2012 15:42 EST
France recognised the newly formed opposition National Coalition on Tuesday as the sole representative of the Syrian people, the first Western country to do so, and said the question of arming them must now be reviewed.
Nov 13, 2012 12:51 EST
Syria's new opposition chief on Tuesday called on world powers to arm President Bashar al-Assad's foes, as Arab and EU leaders urged his coalition to seek broader support inside the war-torn country.
Nov 13, 2012 08:39 EST
Deadly fighting raged in Syria on Tuesday, a watchdog said, as Arab and European leaders urged the newly united opposition to seek broader support even after it was recognised by Gulf states.
Nov 13, 2012 05:59 EST
Deadly fighting raged near Damascus and in Syria's northeast on Tuesday, as the Arab League urged more groups to join a newly formed opposition bloc that won swift recognition from the Gulf states.
Nov 12, 2012 17:12 EST
The six Gulf states recognised a newly formed opposition bloc as the Syrian people's legitimate representative on Monday, as border violence stoked fears of a spillover of the 20-month conflict.
Nov 12, 2012 14:21 EST
The six Gulf states recognised a newly formed opposition bloc as the Syrian people's legitimate representative on Monday, as border violence stoked fears of a spillover of Syria's 20-month conflict.
Nov 04, 2012 16:15 EST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Cairo on Sunday with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi for talks about the Syrian conflict, agreeing on the need to move forward but finding little common ground.
Nov 04, 2012 13:32 EST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov flew to Cairo on Sunday as he kicked off a flurry of diplomatic activity focusing on the 19-month-old conflict in ally Syria.
Nov 04, 2012 11:04 EST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was on his way to Cairo on Sunday, state media said, as he kicks off a flurry of diplomatic activity focussing on the 19-month-old conflict in ally Syria.
Oct 26, 2012 14:05 EDT
Morocco, facing slower growth and effects of the economic crisis in European partners, aims to attract investments from the oil-rich monarchies of the Gulf which King Mohammed VI has toured.
Oct 13, 2012 11:22 EDT
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, current chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, travels next week to Azerbaijan and Kuwait to attend forums on boosting cooperation in Asia, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.
Sep 28, 2012 19:16 EDT
The United States is pushing Gulf countries to develop missile defense plans, amid what they see is a rising threat from Iran, US officials said Friday.
Sep 08, 2012 12:40 EDT
Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi faces the arduous task of seeking an end to a bloody conflict that has dim hopes of a peaceful outcome, as world powers remain divided over a solution, analysts say.
Sep 03, 2012 08:04 EDT
The chief of the Red Cross was on Monday headed to Syria on a humanitarian mission, his office said, as an air strike on a northern rebel bastion killed 18 people and a car bomb rocked a Damascus suburb.