Kuwait Times: A number of MPs yesterday warned the government against what they called "rushed" appointments in the oil sector after the government reshuffled leading posts in the vital sector amid a bitter controversy over a $ 2.2 billion payment to US’ Dow Chemical. The Cabinet at the weekend suspended leading officials at state-owned Petrochemicals Industries Co, which signed the multibillion-dollar deal with Dow, and referred the whole issue to the public prosecution.
The Peninsula: The UAE yesterday called for political action to stop what it called "the repressive machine" in Damascus, ahead of an international conference aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict.
Arab News: The Gulf Cooperation Council yesterday condemned Iranian threats to Bahrain as un-Islamic and asked Tehran to reconsider its approach to Arabian Gulf countries.
An Iranian official has warned the Manama regime against the ramifications of a recent raid by Bahraini forces on prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Qassem’s house.