The popular uprisings of 2011 mostly failed, but they gave the region a taste for democracy that continues to whet an appetite for change.
The U.S. Defense Department awarded the AH-1Z targeting system production contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. The deal, which is a modification to a previous contract, worth almost $49.6 million and adds scope for the production and delivery of 19 AN/AAQ-30A target sight systems for AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters. The $49.6 million agreement between the U.S. […]
The announcement by Kuwait was not confirmed by Saudi Arabia, which has led a Gulf boycott of Qatar for more than three years.
Diplomatic sweeteners for joining the Abraham Accords that were offered to Morocco, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates could be rejected by Congress or reversed by the incoming Biden administration.
The Trump administration wants Saudi Arabia to open its airspace to Qatari flights that are currently paying millions of dollars to route over Iran.
A fight over the council’s presidency is seen by some as an effort by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia to put a more compliant state in control ahead of greater involvement by the Biden administration.