GCC States Welcome Ouster Of Egypt’s President Mursi

Saudi’s King Abdullah and the UAE government have sent congratulations to Adli Mansour, who had been appointed as interim head of state.

Egypt Army Topples President, Announces Transition

Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is toppled after a year in office as people protested against political upheaval and economic stagnation.

Saudi Grand Mufti Urges Egyptians To Avoid Bloodshed

Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh urged Egypt’s opposing sides to meet to find a solution to the crisis.

Mursi, Egypt Army Pledge Lives In “Final Hours” Showdown

Mursi is either expected to step down or be removed from office once the army deadline passes on Wednesday.

As Egypt Death Toll Rises to 16, Army Says Ready To Die In “Final Hours”

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi have clashed with security forces in Cairo.

UAE Jails 61 For Coup Plot, Says Trial Was “Transparent And Fair”

Eight men were sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, 56 were jailed for 10 years and five for seven years.

Egypt Army “Ready To Deploy In Cities”

The head of the armed forces gave president Mohamed Mursi 48 hours on Monday to end a crisis or face a solution imposed by the military.

Egypt’s Crisis Continues As PM Mursi Rebuffs 48-Hour Army Ultimatum

The head of the armed forces set a 48-hour deadline on Monday for Mursi to agree on a common platform with liberal rivals.

Gulf States Call For U.N. To Prevent Homs Massacre

Sunni Muslim Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar have backed the rebels with arms and money in a fight to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

Saudi Arabia Calls On EU To Arm Syrian Rebels

The European Union lifted restrictions on arming the rebels in May. Britain and France said they would not send weapons before August 1.

Protesters Ransack Egypt’s Ruling Brotherhood Headquarters

Medical and security sources said that at least eight people had been killed in the violence at the besieged building.

Kerry Squeezes In More Talks At End Of Mideast Mission

The top U.S. diplomat has met both Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Former Qatari PM Drove Bold, Maverick Foreign Policy

Sheikh Hamad was replaced as prime minister and foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle following the accession of 33-year-old Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as emir.

Mursi Says Polarised Politics Threatens Democracy

The president blamed unspecified “enemies of Egypt” for sabotaging the democratic system.

New Qatar Emir Says Will Not “Take Direction” In Foreign Affairs

In his first speech as head of state Sheikh Tamim said he would follow in the “path” of his father, architect of an assertive foreign policy.

Kuwait Cabinet Sets Parliamentary Vote For July 27

This is the sixth assembly contest in seven years in the Gulf country.

Qatar To Change PM, Foreign Minister Under New Emir

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani will step down after Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani handed power to his son.

Qatar To Change PM Under New Emir – Reports

The current minister of state for interior affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Naser al-Thani, will succeed the Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani.

Saudi Arabia Labels Syrian War On Rebels “Genocide”

Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal criticised Iran, Russia and Hezbollah for backing and arming Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

IN FULL: Qatar Emir’s Abdication Speech

Here is the text of outgoing Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani’s abdication speech in which he handed over power to his son.

Qatar’s Outgoing Emir, A Visionary For The Gulf State

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has announced the transfer of power to his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

Qatar Declares Bank Holiday On Tuesday

The emir of Qatar is to hand over power to his son the Crown Prince on Tuesday.

Qatar Emir Steps Down, Hands Power To Son

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani had long planned to abdicate in favour of 33-year-old Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim.

Qatar Readies For New Leadership But Little Change Expected

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani will meet ruling family members on Monday amid reports that he intends to hand over power to his crown prince, Sheikh Tamim.

Iran Seizes Two UAE Fishing Boats In Gulf

Twelve UAE nationals were arrested after the boats allegedly crossed into Iran’s territorial waters.

US-Taliban Talks In Qatar Delayed

Senior Afghan officials had accused Washington on Wednesday of breaking assurances to Kabul.

Taliban Confirms Talks With U.S. In Qatar On Thursday

A team of U.S. negotiators arrived in Qatar earlier on Wednesday and held a meeting with Afghan diplomats in the Qatari capital.

UAE To Try 30 Emiratis, Egyptians For Illegal Brotherhood Cell

Ties between Egypt and the UAE have been strained since the revolution that toppled veteran Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak.

Saudi King Congratulates Iran’s New President Rohani

Ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran are tense over many issues, notably the war in Syria.

Kuwait Court Dissolves Parliament, Orders New Elections

The court made its ruling after throwing out an opposition challenge to changes to the electoral system decreed by the emir.