The political developments in Egypt, where the newly elected president Mohammed Morsi is engaged in a bitter dispute with Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi has created new wedges in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Saudi government sources confirmed today that they have sent thousands of additional troops to the Eastern province, in a move intended to reduce the chances of a rebellion by the Shiite minority.
Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the current King of Bahrain and the Supreme Commander of the Bahraini Armed Forces, today inaugurated the new Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) Headquarters, located in the South-eastern part of the main island.
Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, this week said that the flow of arms in to the hands of Syrian rebels is fuelling the violence there.
The American defence exports for the fiscal year 2012 have exceeded $50 billion, setting a new record.
Yemeni government troops, supported by armed tribal militia today captured two rural areas which were under occupation by Al Qaeda backed insurgent groups for the last several months.