GCC

Kuwait's emir meets GCC chief ahead of Gulf summit

Six months into the Qatar-GCC crisis, the worst in the region in decades, Gulf leaders are set to meet in Kuwait City.

Kuwait

Qatar blockade: GCC summit unlikely to resolve crisis

Kuwait is expected to host a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council starting on Tuesday. It comes as the regional alliance is facing its worst crisis in decades, with the blockade of Qatar.

Kuwait

Kuwait 'sends out invitations' for GCC December summit

The annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit will be held on December 5-6 in Kuwait City, a diplomatic source has said.

Kuwait 'to host' GCC summit in December

Inside Story

Who is to blame for the GCC crisis impasse?

The emir of Qatar says he is ready to talk but that blockading countries have no desire to.

Opinion

Will the GCC fall apart?

A meeting of the GCC countries is scheduled for December and decisions will need to be made on its future.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Middle East

Kuwaiti emir accepts resignation of government

Resignation comes as parliament is scheduled to hold two votes of no-confidence against information minister.

Kuwaiti emir accepts resignation of government

Politics

Who is Masoud Barzani?

Former fighter against Saddam's forces sought to lead Iraqi Kurds to independence but ended up as its biggest casualty.

Who is Masoud Barzani?

Qatar

Qatar commits to Kuwait's mediation on Gulf crisis

Doha reiterates call for its citizens and media outlets 'to avoid slipping into the abuse of Gulf symbols'.

Qatar commits to Kuwait's mediation on Gulf crisis

Kuwait

Kuwait emir warns of GCC collapse and crisis escalation

Sheikh Sabah cautions that the Gulf Cooperation Council may crumble if the dispute with Qatar is not resolved.

Kuwait emir warns of GCC collapse and crisis escalation

GCC

Analysis: Will the GCC's fate be decided at Camp David?

The next few weeks will be crucial for the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council as the Gulf crisis persists.

Analysis: Will the GCC's fate be decided at Camp David?

Middle East

Qatar donates $30m to help Harvey victims in Texas

Qatar's contribution is the largest from a foreign government to assist the devastated stretches of the Texas coast.

Qatar donates $30m to help Harvey victims in Texas

Middle East

War 'stopped' between Qatar, blockading Arab nations

Kuwait's emir says military action by four Arab countries blockading Qatar has been averted as Trump changes his tone.

War 'stopped' between Qatar, blockading Arab nations

Middle East

Trump offers to mediate Gulf crisis to see 'united GCC'

The US and Kuwaiti leaders voice optimism for a diplomatic solution to ongoing dispute between Qatar and its neighbours.

Donald Trump calls for 'united GCC', offers to mediate

Middle East

Kuwaiti emir to meet Trump as Gulf crisis continues

Sheikh Sabah will travel to Washington as he seeks to resolve months-old dispute between Qatar and its neighbours.

Kuwaiti emir to meet Trump as Gulf crisis continues

Inside Story

What can Russia do to help end the Gulf crisis?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has held news conference with his Qatari counterpart in Doha.