Trump Reveals Deal of Century, Thanks Bahrain, UAE and Oman
US President Donald Trump announced the deal of the century aimed at ending the Palestinian issue, on Tuesday (January 28, 2020) at a press conference in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid the absence of any representative of the Palestinian authority.
Special Report: White House Veterans Helped Gulf Monarchy Build Secret Surveillance Unit
In the years after 9/11, former U.S. counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke warned Congress that the country needed more expansive spying powers to prevent another catastrophe. Five years after leaving government, he shopped the same idea to an enthusiastic partner: an Arab monarchy with deep pockets.
Peace Deal for Yemen's South Stumbles as Deadline Expires
The Yemeni government and southern separatists have failed to meet a deadline to establish a power-sharing government, an ominous sign for hopes of a wider deal to end years of war.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Hopeful Gulf Crisis will End Soon
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain to Take Part in Gulf Football Cup in Doha
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced they will participate in the upcoming Gulf Cup football tournament in Qatar, to be held between November 24 and December 6.
Princess Haya in Court for London Hearing in Legal Battle with Dubai's Ruler
Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the estranged wife of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, appeared in a British court on Tuesday for the latest hearing in the couple’s legal battle over the welfare of their children.
WhatsApp Sues Israeli Firm over Attempts to Hack Phones of Activists in Countries including Bahrain
WhatsApp on Tuesday sued Israeli technology firm NSO Group, accusing it of using the Facebook-owned messaging service to conduct cyber espionage on journalists, human rights activists and others.
UAE Withdraws its Troops from Aden, Hands Control to Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that its troops have left Yemen's southern port of Aden and returned home, handing over control to Saudi Arabia which is leading an Arab military coalition engaged in Yemen.
DP World Chairman Says Djibouti dispute Hurt Company's Ability to Borrow
Global ports operator DP World has struggled to borrow from banks to finance new investments since a port it partially owns in Djibouti was seized by the government there in 2018, its chairman said on Monday.
India Turns to UAE for Extra LPG Imports as Saudi Arabia Cuts Supplies
India will get two additional cargoes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from United Arab Emirate's Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) to make up for a shortfall from Saudi Arabia, two government officials said.
Yemen's Houthis Propose to Saudi Arabia that Both Sides Halt Missile Strikes
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis will stop aiming missile and drone attacks at Saudi Arabia if a coalition targeting Yemen does the same, a Houthi official said on Friday, nearly a week after the Houthis claimed a strike on Saudi oil facilities.
Twitter Suspends Saudi Royal Adviser Qahtani, Fake Gulf Accounts
Twitter suspended the account of former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani on Friday, nearly a year after he was sacked over his suspected role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Yemen's Houthis Threaten to Attack United Arab Emirates Targets
Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday it had identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, in an attempt to underscore its military clout following a weekend attack it claims to have carried out on Saudi oil facilities.
Yemen Houthi Drones, Missiles Defy Years of Saudi Air Strikes
At a weapons exhibition in July in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, military officials whipped silken sheets off what they said were newly-developed drones and missiles.
US, Bahrain Discuss Security Issues amid Iran Tensions
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa discussed Tuesday issues of mutual security concern, the Pentagon said amid heightened tensions in the region concerning Iran.
Saudi Arabia Defends Yemen's Hadi Government against UAE-Backed Separatists
Saudi Arabia called on southern Yemeni separatists on Thursday to cede control of Aden and voiced its support for the government, an indication that its rift with close ally United Arab Emirates had deepened.
Washington in Talks with Houthis to End Conflict in Yemen
Washington is in talks with Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in a bid to end the country's war, a top US official said on Thursday, the first such contact in more than four years.
Yemen's Government Starts Indirect Talks with Southern Separatists in Saudi Arabia: Officials
Yemeni government officials have begun indirect talks with United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah to end fighting in Aden and other southern provinces, a Yemeni official said on Wednesday.
Bahrain and UAE's Statements on Lebanon Come in Framework of Communications Israel Carries out with Countries: Israeli Minister
Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz put the condemning statements of Bahrain and Emirates - who refrained from condemning the Israeli attacks on Lebanon - on Hezbollah response against his country's army on Sunday in the framework of "the secret communications Israel carries out with the two countries".
Saudi Arabia Boosts Troop Levels in South Yemen as Tensions Rise
Saudi Arabia has deployed more troops in southern Yemen to try to contain clashes between nominal allies in the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis that risk further fragmenting the country.