Gulf Cooperation Council
At a GCC summit in Kuwait City, the United Arab Emirates announce a political and military alliance with Saudi Arabia.
Latest development in six-month-long Qatar dispute throws future of Gulf Cooperation Council into doubt
- The Guardian
- The Gulf Cooperation Council formally designates Lebanon's Hezbollah militia a terrorist organization. The GCC member states are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
- Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the first time.
- Saudi Arabia, and subsequently the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, urge all citizens currently in Lebanon to leave the country immediately. Recently, Saudi Arabia declared that a missile attack on its airport from Yemen was "an act of war" by Lebanon.
- Qatar files a legal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning the embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates in June. The parties have 60 days to settle the complaint to avoid WTO litigation.
- Human rights activists accuse forces led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE of kidnapping and torturing people during the Yemeni conflict.