Israeli PM Bennett Visits Abu Dhabi, Meets with UAE President
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, an Israeli statement said.
Israelis to be Allowed into Qatar for World Cup, Officials Say
Israelis will be able to attend 2022 World Cup games in Qatar, Israeli ministers said on Thursday, in a move they said would open "a new door" to a country with which Israel does not currently have formal diplomatic relations.
Biden should not Visit Saudi, Meet Crown Prince: US Lawmaker Adam Schiff
US President Joe Biden should not visit Saudi Arabia or meet its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US intelligence, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday.
Israel Signs UAE Free Trade Deal, Its First in Arab World
Israel signed a free trade deal with the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, its first with an Arab country, building on their US-brokered normalization of relations in 2020.
Amnesty International Urges UAE to Release Dissidents Held Past Jail Term
Amnesty International has called on authorities in the United Arab Emirates to release a group of dissidents who the human rights group said had completed prison terms earlier this year but not yet been freed.
U.S Secretly Mediating Deal between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt
The U.S. administration is secretly negotiating a deal between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt that might lead to a normalization of relations between the Saudi kingdom and the Jewish State, the Axios news outlet reported.
Saudi Foreign Minister: Our Hands Remain Outstretched to Tehran
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud said on Tuesday that there had been some progress in talks with Iran but "not enough" and that the kingdom's hands remain outstretched to Tehran.
Saudi Arabia Executes Yemeni, Two Saudi Shiites
The Saudi authorities executed Mohammed Abdulbaset Al-Muallami, Yemeni national, and two Saudi Shiite prisoners of conscience from Al-Qatif.
Mohammad bin Zayed Elected as UAE President after Demise of Khalifa bin Zayed
The Kuwaiti New Agency announced on Saturday (May 14, 2022) that the Kuwaiti Higher Federal Council elected Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohmmad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as UAE president.
Kushner Establishes New Fund to Invest Saudi Money in Israeli Startups
Jared Kushner's new private-equity fund is planning to invest millions of dollars of Saudi Arabia's money in Israeli startups, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), who cited people familiar with the investment plan.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Plead Guilty to Illegal Lobbying and Hiding Gifts
Richard G. Olson, a retired diplomat who recently served as ambassador to Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, said he would plead guilty to charges of illegally lobbying for the government of Qatar and failure to disclose gifts he received while he was an ambassador, according to court documents.
UAE's First Fully Equipped Jewish Neighborhood to be Established: Israeli Newspaper
The United Arab Emirates' senior-most rabbi has revealed plans to develop the Gulf Cooperation Council's first dedicated Jewish neighborhood, containing faculties and institutions for the thousands of Jews who have made the Emirates their home.
Israel, Middle Eastern Allies Working on Air Defense Pact
Israel and Middle Eastern allies are reportedly working to develop a joint defense system to shield their territories against Iranian missiles and drones.
Yemenis Launch Attacks with Drones and Missiles on Targets in Saudi Arabia, including an Aramco Oil Terminal
Saudi Arabia admitted on Friday (March 25, 2022) to being attacked by Yemeni drones and missiles in a number of areas. The most notable consequence of these strikes was a huge fire at an Aramco station in Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia Says It's not Responsible for Any Oil Shortage from Houthi Attacks
Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would not bear responsibility for any global oil supply shortages after attacks on its oil facilities by the Iran-aligned Houthis, in a sign of growing Saudi frustration with Washington's handling of Yemen and Iran.
Syria's Assad Visits UAE, First Trip to Arab State since War Began
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad traveled to the United Arab Emirates on Friday, his first visit to an Arab state since the Syrian war began in 2011, underlining warming ties with a U.S.-allied country that once backed rebels who sought his ouster.
HRW: Saudi's Execution of 81 Men is Brutal Show of its Autocratic Rule and Justice System
Human Rights Watch condemned on Tuesday (March 15, 2022) what it deemed rampant and systemic abuses in Saudi Arabia's criminal justice system after the recent mass execution of 81 individuals, suggesting that it is highly unlikely that any of the men received a fair trial.
UN Decries Mass Execution in Saudi Arabia
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned "the mass execution" carried out on Saturday against 81 convicts in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Released after 10 Years in Prison
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was released from prison on Friday after spending 10 years behind bars, his wife said, but rights groups said he is still banned from travel for another 10 years.
U.S. Urges Saudis to Review Cases of "Prisoners of Conscience"
The United States urged ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to review cases of "prisoners of conscience" and lift travel bans and other restrictions imposed on women's rights activists previously released from jail.