Bahrain Denounces Turkish Defence Minister's Hostile Statements against UAE
The Kingdom of Bahrain denounced the hostile statements of the Turkish Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar, against the United Arab Emirates, considering them an unacceptable provocation that contradicts diplomatic norms.
Israel, UAE to Cooperate in Fight against Coronavirus
Israel and the United Arab Emirates will cooperate in the fight against the coronavirus, the two countries said on Thursday, a possible boost to Israeli efforts to normalize relations with Gulf Arab countries.
Gulf Coronavirus Infections Surpass 400,000, Reuters Tally Shows
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in a month to more than 400,000, as the region's two biggest economies this week fully lifted curfews imposed to combat the infection.
Joe Stork: After Nabeel Rajab, Time for UAE to Free Ahmed Mansoor
On June 9, Bahrain allowed HR activist Nabeel Rajab to serve the remainder of his prison sentence at home with his family. Nabeel had been in jail since 2016 on spurious speech charges. Though released he remains silenced, knowing any remarks about Human rights in Bahrain could land him back in prison.
Omani National Fatally Shot near UAE border
An Omani national was fatally shot near the border with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 16, the Omani Embassy in Abu Dhabi reported.
Abu Dhabi Appoints Former Foreign Affairs Ministers as Member in ECSSR Board of Trustees
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has issued a Resolution to form the Board of Trustees of ECSSR, under the chairmanship of Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with membership of Khalid bin Ahmed bin Muhammad Al Khalifa, advisor to the King of Bahrain for Diplomatic Affairs.
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Says only UAE Citizens or Diplomats to Board its Flights from Overseas
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said on Monday that effective immediately only citizens of the United Arab Emirates or diplomats will be able to board its flights from overseas destinations and only if their final destination is Abu Dhabi, the airline said on twitter.
Saudi Imposes Curfew to Curb Coronavirus, UAE Suspends Passenger Flights
Saudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases, while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger flights as of Wednesday, state media reported.
Saudi Arabia Closes its Land Boarders Starting Saturday, Allows Entry of Commercial Trucks Only
Saudi Arabia's decision to close its land border (including the border with Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway) is to come into effect on Saturday (March 7, 2020) night. Its decision comes within a series of precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom to counter the Coronavirus.
Princess Haya: I Feared Dubai Ruler would Abduct my Kids
Jordanian Princess Haya bint al-Hussein told London's High Court that she feared her former husband, the ruler of Dubai, would abduct her two children, take them back to the Gulf Arab state and prevent her from ever seeing them again.
Gulf States Ban Movement of GCC Nationals Using ID until Further Notice
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait decided to suspend the travel of all GCC citizens using the Identity Card until further notice, due to coronavirus outbreak.
UAE Suspends Passenger Ferry Services with Iran over Coronavirus
The United Arab Emirates has suspended passenger ferry services with Iran until further notice over coronavirus fears, the state news agency WAM said on Thursday.
Bahrain Suspends all Flights from Dubai, Sharjah for 48 hours
The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced the suspension of all flights arriving from Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport for a period of 48 hours, effective immediately.
UAE Records Two New Coronavirus Cases, Total Number Reaches 11
The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11.
Deal of the Century Proves Regime’s Disconnect from People in Bahrain
The disconnect between the regime and the people in Bahrain no longer requires a lot of evidence to back it up, as there are numerous examples available. All one needs to do is carefully read and follow the events taking place.
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.