Russia's Lukoil signed a supplementary agreement with Iraq’s Basra Oil Company to extend its development and production contract on the West Qurna-2 oil field by ten years to 2045.
A team from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is to visit the UAE before February, as the Abu Dhabi government continues efforts to secure its removal from the Paris-based money laundering watchdog’s 'grey list' of jurisdictions under increased monitoring.
Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) covering a total of 1.5GW of solar photovoltaic power, under round four of the National Renewable Energy Programme.
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha, meaning integrity) has released summaries of 21 recent cases, offering an insight into its work, the scale of some corruption cases and its willingness to indict senior officials.
Bahrain's recently-appointed Civil Service Bureau president Sheikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al-Khalifaheld talks with Prime Minister and Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa at Gudaibiya Palace late October.
The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) said on 26 October that a fifth serviceman, Major Mohammed Salem Mohammed Anber, had died one day earlier.
Sheikh Theyab Bin Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, son of UAE President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, travelled to Muscat in early November.
British Conservative Party member of parliament Bob Stewart was found guilty of racially abusing a Bahraini human rights activist, in a case at Westminster Magistrates Court early November.
Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani removed Lieutenant General Abdulwahab Al-Saadi as Counter Terrorism Service chief on 1 November.
While the United States is further building up its naval projection in the region, Chinese PLA Navy’s ships have continued to make port calls around the Gulf.
UAE Air Force (UAEAF) aircraft have started an airlift to Ethiopia, flying C-17 and C-130 cargo planes to the Ethiopian Air Force’s main base at Harar Meda military airport, 40km south-east of Addis Ababa.
Iran’s consul general in Jeddah Hassan Zarnegar Abarqouie left Tehran early November to take up his post, eight months after Saudi Arabia and the Islamic republic agreed to restore diplomatic ties in a China-brokered deal.
Qatari Sheikha Sara Bint Hamad Al-Thani, a little-known daughter of Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, graduated with a master’s degree from the Joaan Bin Jassim Academy for Defence Studies.
Bahrain's King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa pulled out of attending the finals of the sixth Nasser Bin Hamad Marine Heritage Season, held at the Bahrain National Museum's outdoor arena on 4 November. No reason was given for his withdrawal.
Oman's Sultan Haitham Al-Said appointed new governors to three of the sultanate's 11 provinces: Masoud Said Hashim Al-Hashmi for South Al-Batinah, Mahmoud Yahya Sulaiman Al-Thuhli for North Al-Sharqiyah, and Sheikh Ahmed Musallam Suhail Jidad Al-Kithiri for Al-Wusta.
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