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.
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.
Riyadh to Host Gulf Summit, Reconcile with Qatar Next Week
Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah revealed yesterday the date Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE with reconcile with Qatar, the Anadolu Agency reported.
After Deleting News on Meeting Al-Saaraj: What is Left of You O’King
In Bahrain Mirror File (Two Decades in Darkness), former MP Matar Matar said “What is the value of any constitutional document if the UAE is the one that controls the national airport, the US controls the fifth fleet, while Saudi Arabia supplies Bahrain with oil for refining and controls the arrival of more than 80% of Bahrain's visitors through the causeway?"
Qatari Foreign Minister's Saudi Visit Seen Easing Gulf Rift
Qatar’s foreign minister has made an unannounced visit to Riyadh, two sources told Reuters, amid signs that a 2-1/2-year rift among U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states could soon subside.
Bahrain Muslim Brotherhood Newspaper Stops Publishing
Al-Naba newspaper, affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Bahrain, announced that it will temporarily stop publishing. Meanwhile, Chairman of board of directors said that this decision is due "restructuring".
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 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.
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.