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Oman assures to highlight Indian Occupation of Kashmir at GCC

A ten-member Omani parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of the Majles A'Shura of Sultanate of Oman Khalid bin Hilal Nasser Al Maawali called on Chairman parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Syed Fakhar Imam.

Gulf states voice concern over US 9/11 bill

RIYADH: Gulf Arab states expressed concern on Monday over a bill passed by the US Congress that would allow relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for compensation.

IMF urges Gulf states to adapt to lower oil prices

DUBAI: The International Monetary Fund forecast Monday economic growth in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council will be 1.8 percent this year, down from 3.3 percent in 2015, and urged spending cutbacks.

Low oil prices put strains on Gulf currency pegs

KUWAIT CITY: Weak oil prices pose a threat to Gulf Arab states' currency pegs against the dollar, but the energy-rich region is unlikely to abandon the policy yet, analysts say.

Pope shocked by ‘diabolical’ attack on Yemen care home

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has slammed as "diabolical" an attack on an elderly care home in Yemen in which at least 16 people were killed, including four nuns, the Vatican said Saturday.

Gulf states declare Lebanon’s Hezbollah a ‘terrorist’ group

RIYADH: Gulf monarchies on Wednesday declared Lebanon's Hezbollah a "terrorist" group, in the latest regional move against the Shiite organisation fighting in support of Syria's regime.

Gulf stocks reel on sliding oil prices

KUWAIT CITY: Share prices in energy-rich Gulf Arab states fell sharply at the start of the week Sunday, dragged down after oil prices plunged to new lows.

Gulf agrees new contract for domestic workers ahead of Asia meet

ABU DHABI: Gulf labour ministers Tuesday agreed on minimum terms in the contracts of domestic staff to improve the widely criticised working conditions of over 2.4 million foreign maids, an official said.

Gulf leaders in Saudi for surprise GCC meeting

RIYADH: Gulf leaders including the emirs of Kuwait and Qatar arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to attend a previously unannounced meeting of Gulf leaders aimed at resolving differences with Doha.

Gulf summit talks put off as Islamists spat simmers

RIYADH: Gulf monarchies have indefinitely postponed a ministerial meeting ahead of their annual summit, an official said Monday, amid a simmering dispute over Islamists between Qatar and three other members.

Islamic banks set to boost Gulf market share: S&P

DUBAI: Islamic banks are set to boost their market share in the energy-rich Gulf states to nearly 30 percent in the next five years, ratings agency Standard & Poor's said on Monday.