With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way.
The drastic realignment of international alliances leaves vulnerable Muslims with few powerful friends.
The virus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei late last year and has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the US, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
Recently, several US soldiers pleaded guilty to stealing money earmarked for Afghanistan reconstruction, but it’s not the first time Americans have been caught stealing from other countries’ pockets.
Soleimani was well known for maintaining a low profile and moving with a tight security detail and yet the US had precise coordinates to bump him off.
The Saudi-led bloc has shown signs that it wants to ease pressure on Qatar after nearly three years of a blockade against Doha.
A number of policy setbacks have pushed Saudi Arabia to revisit its blockade of Qatar raising the spectre of a potential rapprochement.
Football diplomacy and the Saudi king's decision to invite the Qatari emir to a Gulf summit in Riyadh led to speculation about an imminent diplomatic breakthrough between Gulf rivals.
By establishing formal diplomatic relations with the Houthis, Iran complicates Riyadh’s attempts to reach a deal with the Yemeni rebel group.
Kuwait’s state-run news agency, KUNA, reported that Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Sabah formally submitted his Cabinet’s resignation to the country’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah al Sabah.
A window for rapprochement in the Gulf could be in the offing as the US tones down its rhetoric on Iran pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to take a step back.
Animal activists are trying to stop shipment of more than 60,000 goats, sheep, and cows to Kuwaiti by saying many of the crammed animals would die on the way.
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