U.S. Senate Backs Sale of Missiles to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. Senate rejected a resolution on Tuesday that would have prohibited the proposed sale of advanced medium range air-to-air missiles, missile launchers and other weapons and support to Saudi Arabia.
Kuwait: Al-Maatouk Released after being Investigated as "Witness"
The Kuwaiti Public Prosecution released Secretary-General of the Islamic Alliance Sheikh Hussein Al-Maatouk after investigating him for hours on the morning of Tuesday (December 7, 2021).
UAE Security Official Pays Rare Visit to Iran to Discuss Ties, Regional Issues
The United Arab Emirates' senior national security adviser met his Iranian counterpart and hardline President Ebrahim Raisi in a rare visit to Iran on Monday, a move aimed at overcoming their long-standing differences and increasing cooperation.
UAE Government Announces Four and Half Day Working Week, Saturday-Sunday Weekend
The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia and Oman Open First Direct Land Link
Saudi Arabia and Oman on Tuesday opened the first direct land crossing between the two Gulf neighbours, they said in a joint statement
Kuwait: Public Prosecution Summons Sheikh Hussein Al-Maatouk Few Days after his Return to Country under Emiri Pardon
The Kuwaiti Public Prosecution sent (Monday, December 6, 2021) a subpoena to the Secretary-General of the Islamic Alliance Sheikh Hussein Al-Maatouk asking him to appear to investigate him over the case of the Charitable Committee of the Imam Al-Hussein Mosque, over which 15 people have been arrested for weeks.
Saudi Crown Prince Starts Gulf Tour Today ahead of Gulf Summit
The German Press Agency (DPA) said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will embark on a tour of Gulf states, including the Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, the Emirates and Kuwait.
U.N. Urged to Restore Scrutiny of War Crimes in Yemen
Activist groups called on the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday to create a new panel of independent experts to collect and preserve evidence of possible war crimes by all sides in Yemen's bitter conflict for future prosecution.
Kuwait's Emir Tasks Crown Prince with Naming PM
Kuwait's emir has temporarily handed over to its crown prince, his designated successor, some of his main constitutional duties including naming the prime minister, swearing in the cabinet and issuing laws, according to a decree issued on Tuesday.
Young Saudi Shi'ite whose Death Sentence was commuted Leaves Jail
Saudi authorities have freed a young Shi'ite Muslim whose death sentence had been commuted to 10 years in prison under recent legislative reforms, rights groups said.
Kuwait Releases "Al-Abdali Cell", Expected Return of Opposition from Turkey following Royal Amnesty
The Kuwaiti security authorities released on Sunday (November 14, 2021) suspects in what is known as "Al-Abdali Cell", which includes a large number of Kuwaiti Shiite activists.
Qatar Foreign Minister Visits UAE as Relations Thaw
Qatar's foreign minister visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he met with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Wednesday, state news agency WAM reported, as the two Gulf states work on improving bilateral ties after years of a bitter rivalry.
Saudi Authorities Execute Youth from Al-Qatif for Participating in Protests in 2011
The Saudi authorities executed a youth from Al-Qatif on Monday over charge of "destabilizing peace in the Kingdom".
Saudi Arabia Increases Executions in 2021 after 2020 Fall: Amnesty
Saudi Arabia ramped up executions in the first half of 2021 following a drop during its term as G20 president in 2020, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
UAE Opens Israel Embassy after Normalization Deal
The United Arab Emirates opened an embassy in Israel Wednesday, housed in Tel Aviv's new stock exchange building, in the latest normalization move under a deal brokered by Washington last year.
Qatar sets up Supervisory Body for First Legislative Elections
Qatar has set up a committee to oversee its first legislative elections, due to be held in October, its interior ministry said on Sunday.
British Army "Secretly Operating" in Yemen
British troops are conducting secret operations in Yemen training Saudi forces, according to a report by the investigative website Declassified.
Italy to Ease Restrictions on Arms Sales to UAE, Saudi
Italy has loosened restrictions on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported government sources saying yesterday, in a move aimed at easing diplomatic tensions with the two Gulf states.
Case of Sheikh Al-Zakzaky Adjourned until July 28 for Ruling
Nigerian court adjourned the case of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky, until July 28 for ruling.
Saudi Arabia Releases HR Activists Samar Badawi and Nassima Al-Sadaha, Eulogy Reciter Mohammad Bou Jbara
The Saudi authorities released on Sunday (June 27, 2021) two prominent human rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima Al-Sadah after being held in detention for nearly three years within a vast campaign that included dozens of activists in the kingdom. The authorities also released eulogy reciter Mohammad Bou Jbara.