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Saudi Arabia, UAE launch 44 joint projects in economy, military

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Thursday, announced a new alliance of joint economic development and military strategy through 44 projects, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Kuwait: Not resolving GCC crisis is destructive to region

Kuwait's deputy foreign minister said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-states were determined to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Gulf because not doing so would be destructive to the region, the official KUNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Somalia warns Dubai Ports World against violating its sovereignty

Somalia's foreign minister said Dubai state-owned port operator DP World should reconsider its contract with the breakaway region of Somaliland and work with federal authorities so the East African country's sovereignty is not violated.

Donald Trump to hold bilateral meetings with Qatar, Saudi, UAE

Several leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump over the next couple of months, a US official has said.

Pakistan reinstated on terrorism list

A global money-laundering watchdog has placed Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, Indian media and a diplomatic source said on Friday.

Qatar’s emir to attend Gulf summit – foreign minister

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend a key summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait this week, according to Qatar's foreign minister.

Regional chaos a result of power game – Qatar FM

A "power game" in the Middle East and the Mediterranean has led to a series of proxy wars that have entrenched regional divisions, says Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

Bahrain re-opens border dispute with Qatar

Bahrain has claimed the right to take Qatari territory, as tensions between the two Gulf countries heighten amid political deadlock.

US treasury secretary praises cooperation with Qatar

The United States and Qatar have agreed to enhance cooperation on "counterterrorism", according to a joint statement issued after a visit by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to the Qatari capital Doha.

Qatar’s membership in GCC should be frozen – Bahrain’s Khalid Ahmed

Bahrain Foreign Minister, Khalid Ahmed, on Monday said Qatar’s membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, should be frozen until it meets the demands of the Arab Quartet.

UK-GCC free-trade talks put on hold as Gulf rift persists

Talks about establishing a free-trade agreement between the UK and the GCC have been put on hold as the GCC rift persists, The Guardian reported.

The pursuit of ‘fiscal’ federalism

What is fiscal federalism? In economics, it is a subfield of public finance that studies the financial relations — revenue and expenditure — between the different levels of government in a federation.

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