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India, Gulf Cooperation Council agree to pursue free trade agreement; resume talks, says Piyush Goyal
India's exports to the GCC member countries grew by 58.26 per cent to about $44 billion in 2021-22 against $27.8 billion in 2020-21, according to data from the commerce ministry
'US will not walk away from Middle East,' says Joe Biden
While the U.S. has played an important role in encouraging a months-long ceasefire in Yemen, his decision to reverse a Trump-era move that had listed Yemen's rebel Houthis as a terrorist group has outraged the Emirati and Saudi leadership
Expat quota bill set to impact 8 lakh Indians in Kuwait; foreign workers in Gulf bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic
According to the draft expat quota bill, Indians, currently the largest expat community in Kuwait with a population of 1.45 million, should not exceed 15 percent of the population
US-Iran crisis: With massive shale reserve, America no longer hostage to West Asia fuel; India can ill-afford to be fence sitter for oil needs
The events following the killing of General Soleimani should serve to show this cannot last: India might not have the luxury of sitting in the stands as the next West Asia crisis plays out.
Narendra Modi awarded Order of Zayed by Abu Dhabi's crown prince for boosting bilateral ties between India, UAE
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honour during a visit Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation.
Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab League meetings on 30 May over fresh tensions with Iran
Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday
India to retain position as world's top recipient of remittances in 2018, says World Bank report
India will retain its position as the world's top recipient of remittances this year, the World Bank said in a report.
Kerala floods: People from state working in the Gulf go all out to send aid, relief materials back home
With the internet down and calls not getting through and not knowing where their loved ones are is harrowing.
Saudi Arabia slams Israel for adopting law defining itself as nation-state of Jewish people, says it perpetuates 'racial discrimination'
Saudi Arabia expressed its disapproval regarding Israel adopting a law that defined it as the nation-state of Jews. Saudi said that the move could perpetuate "racial discrimination"
India must explore new strategies to counter Pakistan's hostility, and do it without firing a single bullet
India needs to explore more effective methods of neutralising this threat. In his classic treatise The Art of War, Sun Tzu had argued that the perfect strategy would be to subdue the enemy without fighting. Novel strategies need to be explored to make the cost of Pakistan's unrelenting hostility literally unaffordable.
UAE and Saudi Arabia's boycott of Qatar creates rift between US allies in Arab Gulf, compromises Washington's grip on Iran
A shift in traditional alliances found in the Arab Gulf has become apparent in the wake of Saudi Arabia and the UAE's year-old trade embargo on Qatar.
Dubai Police chief's stinging tweets on Pakistan more than outburst; reveal Islamabad's unsteady relations with Saudi-led GCC bloc
Khalfan may be a maverick but as the top security official he won't fly off the handle on issues that can affect Dubai's bilateral relations with Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia, China and Turkey join hands to block US move against Pakistan at Financial Action Task Force
China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey—the three close allies of Pakistan—have joined hands to block a move by the Trump administration to place Islamabad on an international terror-financing watch list, a US media report said on Thursday.
Narendra Modi meets French PM Edouard Philippe in Dubai, says he 'looks forward to' Emmanuel Macron's India visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his French counterpart Edouard Philippe and had a "good discussion" on ways to boost bilateral strategic ties ahead of President Emmanuel Macron's first visit to India next month
Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision: India's 'independent' stand reflects neutrality over Israel-Palestine issue
On 6 December, US president Donald Trump, in an unprecedented policy move, recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced that the American embassy will soon be moved out of Tel Aviv into the sharply contested holy city. This is an affirmative validation of the decades-old Israeli claim on west Jerusalem and a tacit attestation to its claim on East Jerusalem, as opposed to the corresponding claim by Palestine. These counter-claims remain key flashpoints in the limping dialogue process between the two parties.
Qatar diplomatic crisis: UAE, Saudi Arabia to form new economic partnership group, separate from GCC
UAE announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council, a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar
Qatar's emir to attend crucial Gulf Cooperation Council summit, political crisis in region will top agenda
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council this coming week
Qatar introduces visa-free entry for 80 nationalities to boost tourism as Gulf diplomatic spat continues
Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, on Wednesday introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism.
Gulf diplomatic crisis: China asks Qatar, Arab countries to resolve standoff within Gulf Cooperation Council
China's foreign minister has called on Qatar and four Arab nations to resolve their diplomatic crisis through talks within the Gulf Cooperation Council
Kuwait orders closure of cultural mission, expels Iranian diplomats over terror links
Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats and closed some embassy missions after the emirate's top court convicted a "terror" cell of links to the Islamic republic.