Qatar  04/06/12

Fire at Doha’s main mall kills 19 victims

A massive fire at Qatar’s leading shopping mall that led to the deaths of 19 people will likely lead to an adverse impact on the country’s construction industry and the Qatari economy....
Bahrain  17/05/12

GCC countries fail to agree on Saudi-Bahrain proposed union as Iran threatens

The failure of the GCC to accept or even negotiate a Saudi proposal for further integration is a blow to the Saudi regional position....
Qatar  03/05/12

Qatar faces intensified Arab media and cyber attacks

The intensification of cyber and media attacks against Qatar have substantially increased....
Qatar  03/06/11

Qatar’s FIFA chief candidate withdraws as Qatar accused of corruption

Allegations of bribery and corruption against Qatar in its attempt to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup will likely have reputation as well as economic consequences....
Qatar  17/05/11

Qatar under regional pressure as it pulls out of Yemen role

The regional role of Qatar is under immense pressure....
Bahrain  02/05/11

Iran relations with GCC deteriorate markedly

The relationships between the GCC and Iran have deteriorated on a number of fronts....
Lybia  05/04/11

Qatar recognises Libyan rebels

Qatar became the first Arab country to grant political recognition to the Libyan rebels....
Qatar  01/03/11

Unprecedented anti-regime protests planned in Qatar

There are reports of unprecedented growing unrest in Qatar as Facebook campaigns call for mass protests and the limiting of the role of the country’s first lady....
Dubai  01/02/11

GCC markets tumble after Egypt protests

Stock markets across the GCC have tumbled as a result of the demonstrations in Egypt....
Bahrain  03/01/11

Oil prices remain above $90 per barrel

The increase of oil price to over US$ 90 per barrel is a positive development for all GCC states and Yemen....
Qatar  16/12/10

FIFA awards Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup won, increasing the country’s chances at economic diversification and giving the country a more prominent regional role....
Dubai  01/12/10

Wikileaks claim GCC leaders urged attack on Iran

The US diplomatic cables published by wikileaks is likely to increase the risk of Iranian or Shiite attacks against some GCC states, who are claimed to have pushed the US to bomb Iran....
Qatar  16/11/10

Qatar and UAE to scrap controversial sponsorship system

Qatar and the UAE separately announced that they are considering scrapping the Kafeel or sponsorship system for foreign workers....
Qatar  01/06/10

Qatar moves closer to implementing foreign companies’ corporate tax law

Qatar has moved closer towards implementing the foreign companies’ corporate tax law. Once implemented, it will help the country diversify its economy as it will attract foreign investment....
Bahrain  17/05/10

Iran launches naval Gulf excursuses as GCC states strengthen defenses

Naval exercises by Iran in the Straits of Hormuz have prompted GCC leaders to strengthen their joint defenses and call for a united effort against Iran....
Qatar  17/05/10

Qatar delays implementation of visa rule on Westerners

Qatar stopped the implementation of a plan to require citizens of 33 developed countries from obtaining visa’s prior to visiting the GCC state....
Qatar  03/05/10

Qatar ruler urged to testify in Chelsea Barracks case

A UK high court judge has recommended that the Emir of Qatar appear in court at the hearing of case against Qatari Diar....
Qatar  19/04/10

Qatar makes entry of EU citizens subject to complicated visa rules

Qatar has announced that it will no longer offer visa-free travel to EU and Western citizens....
Qatar  01/04/10

Qatar eases rules on share dealing as shares surge

Qatar is about to relax rules relating to the trading of stocks on its stock market. Although overdue, this will increase Qatar’s competitiveness and contribute positively to the economy....
Bahrain  02/02/10

Iran threatens GCC states if attacked by West

Increasing tensions between the West and Iran increases the risk of Iranian attacks against Western interests in the GCC....

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