A raft of parliamentary proposals had to be scrapped in Bahrain as the final session of parliament's four-year legislative term descended into farce.
It began with first vice-chairman Abdulla Al Dossary ask
Iran's proposal for the sale of natural gas to Turkey did not include a discount, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday, adding that Turkey will await a decision from the international court of arbitration on pricing.
Bahraini MPs are again trying to ban alcohol shortly before the end of their four-year term in parliament.
They have unanimously approved an urgent proposal that calls on the government to come up with a timeli
Egypt and Jordan could become members of the Peninsula Defence Shield - if a parliamentary proposal is passed.
The draft bill was unanimously approved by MPs yesterday, who referred it to the foreign affairs, d
A parlimentary proposal to create a governmental committee to study the issue of runaway housemaids and find solutions has been approved by Bahrain's Cabinet.
Two other proposals were also approved and will be implemented with
Egypt's proposed ban on the import of motorbikes and three-wheelers, or 'tuk-tuks', would have an "adverse impact" on GB Auto, the country's largest car assembler, the company said.
Two- and three-wheeler
The Emirates Banks Association is discussing proposed caps on mortgages with the UAE's central bank, hoping to raise the limits while curbing speculation in the real estate market, the industry body's chairman said on Sunday.
Arab and Western drafters of a UN Security Council resolution aimed at stopping Syria's bloody upheaval have revised their text in a last-ditch effort to avoid a Russian veto, though the new draft includes language Moscow has rejected.
Arab League foreign ministers proposed on Sunday that Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad hand over power to a deputy and set up a new unity government, after their earlier peace plan failed to end 10 months of bloodshed.
China is considering a proposal to create an energy 'super-ministry' as part of a sweeping cabinet reshuffle in 2013, two independent sources said, a step that would help Beijing impose its will on an industry beset by bureaucratic infight