Yemen has launched a $1.2 billion fund to give back tens of thousands of southern Yemenis jobs they lost after the 1994 civil war, a minister said on Tuesday, part of efforts to revive talks aimed at ending longstanding political divisions.
Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai appeared in public for the first time in more than a year on Thursday to face trial in eastern China, the final chapter of the country's most politically charged case in more than three decades.
Turkey believes Damascus is now portraying the Syrian crisis as a Sunni-Shi'ite conflict to mask President Bashar al-Assad's loss of political authority, according to a senior adviser to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
Bahraini authorities have reportedly approached some opposition societies in a bid to end the political stalemate in the kingdom, said a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper.
Three political groups -- National Democratic Act
Political parties from across Egypt's political spectrum threatened to boycott elections scheduled to start in November unless the country's military rulers amend the election law.
Parties made their boycott threat in a joint statement as
The 32nd GCC Summit will be held in Saudi Arabia next year, instead of Bahrain.
'The decision follows directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and His Majesty King Hamad's desire,' Saudi Second Deputy Premi
An optimistic outlook has been predicted for the Gulf region by 2020, when its economy will flourish despite political stagnation.
Bahrain, the UAE and Qatar are the most likely to follow this prediction as they are thriving and growing in
Eighteen people were killed and more than 800 wounded in Bangkok's worst political violence in 18 years between troops and 'red shirt' protesters demanding that the government step down and call an early election.
The death tol
More Bahrainis are to be trained in political development, to help push forward the country's reforms, under a United Nations scheme.
The UN Democracy Fund has allocated more than $300,000 towards the project.
The training programm
Political upheaval in Kuwait will not affect plans for a giant new oil refinery and US firm Fluor Corporation is close to winning a $2 billion contract to build part of the plant, Kuwaiti officials said.
Kuwait's ruler dissolved parliament