Gulf Arab States

Qatari, Saudi Leaders Share Phone Call, Start New Dispute

Leaders in Qatar and Saudi Arabia spoke by telephone early Saturday in their first high-level contact since an Arab diplomatic crisis engulfed Doha three months ago, but now even terms of what they discussed have created a new dispute.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the 4th Summit of Arab States and South American countries in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on November 11, 2015. The summit aims to strengthen ties between the geographically distant but economically powerful regions. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP / FAYEZ …

U.S. Approves Boeing, Lockheed Fighter Jet Sales to Gulf: Sources

The United States on Wednesday began notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co (BA.N) fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, and more than $1 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) jets to Bahrain, sources familiar with the decision said.

Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, a twin-engine, supersonic, all weather multirole fighter takes part in a flying display at the Farnborough Airshow, south west of London, on July 12, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran and Russia Seek to Topple the Saudi Monarchy

The Wall Street Journal ran an editorial on Sunday afternoon titled, “Who Lost the Saudis?” It lays out a convincing case for why Russia and Iran are out to get the House of Saud—which, for all of its many, many flaws, is still an impediment to the agenda of America’s primary geopolitical adversaries.

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Saudi Arabia WON’T Take Migrants, WILL Build 200 New Mosques in Germany

A scathing editorial in German newspaper the Frankfurter Allgemeine has criticised Saudi Arabia and other Arab states for their inaction over the migrant crisis, and twisted priorities in Islamising Europe. In many cases, refugees and economic migrants have travelled thousands of miles

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Gulf Arab States to Kerry: Iran Should Not Meddle in Our Affairs

The deal reached between Iran and U.S.-led world powers should lead to cooperation with the Islamic Republic and stability in the region, Sunni Gulf Arab states told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, adding that they do not want Iran to meddle with the internal affairs of their neighbors.