Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:55AM
A photo released by Kuwaiti Emiri Diwan shows Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (2nd-R), Emir of Kuwait, reading a message received from the Emir of Qatar after it was delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (2nd-L), at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on July 3, 2017. (via AFP)
A photo released by Kuwaiti Emiri Diwan shows Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (2nd-R), Emir of Kuwait, reading a message received from the Emir of Qatar after it was delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (2nd-L), at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on July 3, 2017. (via AFP)
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

GCC nearing its end?

Saudi Arabia and its allies, namely the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt, have been locked in a bitter dispute with Qatar over the past weeks. The deepening dispute has been impacting regional and international equations. The widening rift is threatening the very existence of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council since Qatar is a key GCC member.

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

UK's arms sales to Saudi Arabia is legal: that's a ruling by London's High Court and a blow to campaigners who were trying to block UK's weapons exports to the oil-rich Persian Gulf Arab Kingdom. The legal battle was launched by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade to prevent weapons sale to Riyadh which is responsible for widespread rights violations and war crimes in Yemen. The decision has been described as "green light" to further arms exports to Saudi Arabia Quote despite the clear risk they will be used to commit violations. The ruling has raised concerns among rights campaigners and activists that more civilian lives would be lost in the war-ravaged country.