Kuwait MPs Plan To Question Oil Ministers

Elections in December brought in lawmakers seen as more cooperative with the government.

U.S. Requests Talks With Bahrain Over 2011 Labour Crackdown

The U.S. Labour Department issued a report in December, some 20 months after the general strike, that faulted the Bahrain government for the actions it took.

Kuwaiti Crown Prince Had Back Surgery In Germany

Sheikh Nawaf, 75, is the brother of the ruling emir and is next in line to lead the oil-producing Gulf Arab state.

Saudi King Removes Deputy Defence Minister In Royal Reshuffle

Prince Khaled bin Sultan has been removed from his post, replaced by Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdulrahman.

Kuwaiti Police Teargas Opposition Protest

Musallam al-Barrak, a former member of parliament, was sentenced to five years in jail this week, sparking protests.

FIA President Jean Todt Avoids Bahrain GP

Formula One’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone will attend the race.

Saudi King Tells Ministries To Facilitate $66.7bn Housing Programme

King Abdullah announced the SAR250 billion scheme in 2011 to build 500,000 housing units over several years

Qatar Rejects Criticism For Supporting Syria Rebels

Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani was speaking during a conference in Berlin.

F1’s Bernie Ecclestone Willing To Meet Bahrain Opposition

The 82-year-old British billionaire has said repeatedly that he has no cause for concern ahead of the Bahrain GP.

GCC States Meet Over Iran Nuclear Radiation Fears

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station last week, causing fears of a radiation leak.

Thousands Of Bahrainis Protest Before Formula One

The Gulf Arab state has been hit by unrest since pro-democracy protests broke out in early 2011.

Qatar Throws Egypt $3bn Lifeline Amid IMF Talks

The gas-rich Gulf state has already provided Cairo with $5 billion in loans and grants since Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was elected last year.

US Allies Plan Big Gulf Naval Exercise In May

Representatives from over 30 nations will gather in Bahrain to practise minesweeping and escorting ships.

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies

Baroness Thatcher became the first female prime minister for the United Kingdom in 1979.