Iran Arrests Militants Linked to Attack on Revolutionary Guards
Revolutionary Guards have broken up a group of militants in southeast Iran who were linked to a suicide bombing that killed 27 guards near the border with Pakistan last week, the Corps said on Monday.
In Clip Leaked by Netanyahu, Bahraini FM Seen Attacking Iran & Defending Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Thursday leaked a video in which the foreign ministers of three Arab countries, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, can be seen harshly attacking Iran and defending Israel.
US Vice President Hails Sight of Netanyahu ‘Breaking Bread’ with Bahrain, Saudi & Emirati Leaders in Warsaw Conference
US Vice President Mike Pence hailed the symbolic importance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “breaking bread” with Arab leaders at a Mideast conference in Warsaw, saying he hoped it heralded further cooperation to come.
Qatar Informs UNSC about Bahraini Aircraft Violation of Airspace, Reserves Right to Respond
The Qatari government accused Bahraini forces of violating its sovereignty by continuous breaches of Qatari airspace, stressing on reserving the right to respond and taking the necessary measures to stop these violations.
Amnesty Accuses UAE of Diverting Arms to Militias in Yemen
Amnesty International accused the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday of diverting arms supplied by Western and other states to "unaccountable militias accused of war crimes" in Yemen.
U.N. Envoy Says Yemen Prisoner Swap would Help Peace Process
A U.N. special envoy told warring Yemenis on Tuesday that rapid implementation of a prisoner swap deal would help advance efforts at a political settlement of a nearly four-year-old war.
UAE Used Cyber Super-Weapon to Spy on iPhones of Foes
A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations.
AFP: A Bad Year-End for Arab Human Rights Defenders
Courts in the Gulf and Egypt have upheld jail terms against leading activists in a crackdown on protesting through social media, marking a somber end to 2018 for rights campaigners.
UAE Reopens Damascus Embassy after Seven Years
The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the Arab fold.
Head of U.N. Team to Monitor Hodeidah Ceasefire Arrives in Yemen
The head of a United Nations advance team tasked with monitoring a ceasefire between the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed government forces in Yemen's Hodeidah has arrived in Yemen, U.N. and local officials said on Saturday.
WTO to Investigate Qatari Allegations of Saudi Piracy
The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday it would investigate Qatar’s allegations of intellectual property breaches against Saudi Arabia, despite the kingdom’s objection that the WTO had no standing to hear the case.
U.N. Proposes Yemen's Warring Parties Pull out of Key Port
The United Nations proposed at initial talks between Yemen’s warring parties on Tuesday that they withdraw from the contested port city of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions facing famine, and place it under the control of an interim entity.
Qatar's Emir Receives Invite from Saudi King to Attend Gulf Arab Summit
Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has received a written invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to attend an annual Gulf Arab summit being held in Riyadh on Dec. 9, the Qatar News Agency said on Tuesday.
UAE Frees Briton Sentenced to Life as Spy after Pardon
The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned and released a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting a request for clemency after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to membership of the UK’s MI6 intelligence service.
UAE Signals Jailed UK Academic could be Freed in “Amicable Solution”
The United Arab Emirates signaled on Friday a British academic it jailed for life on spying charges could be freed after his family appealed for clemency in a case that has strained ties between the longstanding allies.
U.N. Envoy to Yemen Arrives in Red Sea City of Hodeidah
The U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, arrived on Friday in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, witnesses said.
Saudi Crown Prince Goes on Tour of Arab States amid Khashoggi Storm
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday at the start of a tour of several Arab countries, his first trip abroad since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that caused a global outcry.
UAE Jails Briton for Life for Spying, UK Assails “Unacceptable” Ruling
A UAE court sentenced a British academic to life in prison on charges of spying for the British government on Wednesday, in a move Britain said would have serious diplomatic consequences for relations between the old allies.
Clashes Resume in Yemen's Hodeidah after Houthis Say Open to Truce
Intense fighting broke out in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah late on Monday, shattering a lull in violence that had raised hopes for a ceasefire between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi insurgents as the United Nations tried to resume peace talks.
Yemen’s Houthis Halt Missile Attacks on Saudi Coalition: Reuters
Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.