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Bahrain names Abdul Lateef Al Zayani as the next secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council

May 28, 2010
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Bahrain names Abdul Lateef Al Zayani as the next secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Bahrain has named Abdul Lateef Bin Rashid Al Zayani as the next secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The nomination announced late on Thursday evening is expected to put an end to a long mostly silent dispute between Bahrain and Qatar over the issue which had threatened to mar their relations and...
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GCC to reiterate support to UAE over Iran-held islands

May 20, 2010
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will on Sunday reiterate the UAE’s full sovereignty over the three islands held by Iran, the secretary general of the alliance has said. “The GCC foreign ministers at their next meeting in Jeddah will discuss several political issues, mainly the status of the three UAE islands,” Abdul Rahman Al...
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GCC leaders to meet on May 11, discuss rapid intervention force

April 18, 2010
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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders will hold their annual advisory meeting in Riyadh on May 11. The one-day gathering, held between official summits of the heads of the six countries, usually has no specific agenda and is open to all subjects of interest to the member states. “I will brief the GCC leaders about...
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on a ten-day tour of the six Gulf Cooperation Council states

April 14, 2010
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will on Saturday begin a ten-day tour of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, the UN media office in Bahrain has said. “This is an unprecedented effort by the UN human rights office to engage more actively and effectively with the governments and civil society...
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GCC head says that Gulf women’s status still below aspirations

April 10, 2010
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Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdul Rahman Al Atiyyah on Saturday said that Gulf women’s representation in leading posts was below ambitions and did not match their achievements in other areas. Addressing the inaugural session of a seminar on “the role of women in the development process in the GCC member states” in Riyadh,...
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Russia companies hopeful GCC countries will buy their weapons

March 31, 2010
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Russian weapon firms, encouraged by news that the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are willing to spend more on defensive equipment, are optimistic of striking deals in the region, a senior military official has said. Dmitry V Matveev, from the Federal Service for Military Technical Co-operation (FSMTC) of Russia, told Qatari daily Gulf Times that...
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Kuwait, Saudi Arabia agree on ID travel

March 14, 2010
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Kuwait, Saudi Arabia agree on ID travel

Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian citizens will be able to travel between the two countries using their identity cards instead of passports, the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council has said. “The two countries have completed all the measures to enable their citizens to move between the two countries using smart ID cards,” Abdul...
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