Bahrain Ready to Work with Estranged Qatar on Airspace Sovereignty
Bahrain is ready to work on Qatar's ambition to gain control of its own airspace, a government spokesperson said, in a sign of a rapprochement between the two estranged states.
New Israeli Government Jumps to Deepen Ties with Emirates, Bahrain
The Israeli press reported that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is planning to travel to the United Arab Emirates next week for a two-day visit. It will be his first foreign trip since taking up his post, and the first visit ever of an Israeli minister to the country, according to the Al-Monitor website.
Emirati HR Defender Alaa Al-Siddiq Dies in UK
Emirati human rights defender Alaa Al-Siddiq died on Saturday (June 19, 2021) in London.
Saudi Authorities Execute Mostafa Al Darwish over Charge of "Disobeying the Guardianship"
The Saudi authorities executed on Tuesday (May 15, 2021) Mostafa Al Darwish over charge of "disobeying the guardianship", according to an official statement issued by the Interior Ministry.
Gaza War Ruined Normalization Path, Put UAE and Bahrain Rulers in Awkward Position
Researcher Hussein Ibish said in an article published in "Bloomberg" website that Gaza war ruined normalization of relations between Israel and Arab stated.
Saudi Arabia Closes its Airspace to Israeli Flight
On Tuesday, an Israeli airline canceled a scheduled flight to Dubai after the Saudi authorities refused to allow it to pass over the kingdom, according to Hebrew media.
Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire in Yemen, Houthis sceptical
Saudi Arabia presented a new peace initiative on Monday to end the war in Yemen, including a nationwide ceasefire and the reopening of air and sea links, but its Houthi enemies said the offer did not appear to go far enough to lift a blockade.
Sultanate of Oman to Impose 5% VAT as of Next April
As of April, the Sultanate of Oman imposes a 5% value-added tax on goods and services, becoming the fourth Gulf state to adopt this measure in the face of the collapse in oil prices, on which its economies depend heavily.
UAE Announces Establishment of $10 billion Fund for Investments in Israel
The United Arab Emirates announced the establishment of a $10 billion fund aimed at investing in strategic sectors in Israe
Agnes Callamard: Washington's Failure to Punish bin Salman is "Extremely Dangerous"
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, affirmed that the failure of the United States to take action against the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in connection with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is "extremely dangerous."
U.S. Report on Khashoggi Death Expected to Single out Saudi Crown Prince: Sources
A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.
Saudi Authorities Release Activist Loujain Al-Hathloul
The Saudi authorities released human rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul. "Loujain is at home!" her sister Lina tweeted, posting a picture of Loujain's face.
AACC Addresses Defense Minister to End Export of Military arms to Saudi Arabia, UAE
Responding to the decision of US President Joe Biden's administration to temporarily suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a coalition of civil society groups called on the Australian Government to follow his lead.
Saudi to Reopen Qatar Embassy in Coming Days: Saudi Minister
Saudi Arabia expects to re-open its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, Saudi's foreign minister said on Saturday, following a U.S.-backed detente last week in a three-year-old dispute between Arab states.
Omani Sultan's Eldest Son to Succeed him under New Law
Oman’s Sultan Haitham will be succeeded by his eldest son Dhi Yazan, according to a new basic law published on Tuesday that creates a new position of crown prince and establishes succession from ruler to the eldest son.
Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Egypt Starting 18 January 2021
Qatar airways the Qatari flag carrier announced on Wednesday the resumption of its flights to Egypt starting with services to the capital Cairo on 18 January 2021, followed by Alexandria, a Mediterranean port city on 25 January, the airline announced in a tweet.
Kuwait's Cabinet Submits Resignation in Standoff with Parliament
Kuwait's Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah presented the resignation of his cabinet to the country's ruler on Wednesday, days before the premier was due to be questioned in parliament over his choice of ministers and other issues.
Oman Sultan Issues New Law Of Succession
Oman's sultan has issued a new law on the appointment of a crown prince for the first time in the country's history, aimed at creating a more "specific and stable" transfer of power, according to a royal decree.
U.S. to Designate Yemen's Houthi Movement as Foreign Terrorist Group
The outgoing U.S. administration is to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, a move the United Nations warned could undermine peace talks and make it harder to feed Yemenis enduring the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
Qatar and Saudi Arabia to Resume Direct Flights
Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines will resume flights between Doha and Riyadh from Monday in a reopening of airspace as part of a political rapprochement in a three-year-old dispute.