House Rejects Saudi Weapons Sales; Trump to Veto
The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto.
U.N. Says Yemeni Warring Sides Agree Port Ceasefire Moves
Yemen's warring parties have agreed new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Monday.
Keffiyeh Wrap of Naturalized Bahraini of Yemeni Origin Stirs up Social Media
The Keffiyeh wrap of a naturalized Bahraini journalist, who’s a Yemeni national, while taking part in a TV interview turned into a topic of ridicule on social media after it looked gigantic and occupied half of the TV screen.
UAE Troop Drawdown in Yemen was Agreed with Saudi Arabia: Official
The United Arab Emirates had been planning its recent troop drawdown in Yemen for over a year and coordinated its move with key ally Saudi Arabia, a senior Emirati official said on Monday.
3.4 Million BD Bid for Constructing Pavilion for Bahrain in World Expo 2020 in Dubai
The Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities (BACA) proposed a tender to construct the Pavilion for the Kingdom of Bahrain for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Two bids were proposed, the lowest of them was 3.4 million dinars, and the highest was approximately 5 million dinars.
Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan’s Bashir was Destined to Fall
On the night of April 10, Sudan's feared spymaster, Salah Gosh, visited President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in his palace to reassure the leader that mass protests posed no threat to his rule.
UAE Denies Shipping Weapons to Libya
The UAE denied Tuesday it shipped US missiles to Libya, which is under a UN arms embargo, after a democratic senator warned Washington could cut off arms sales to the Emirates.
UAE Approves 13 Sectors Eligible for up to 100% Foreign Ownership: State News
The United Arab Emirates will allow up to 100% foreign ownership of some companies operating in 13 sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, and renewable energy, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.
After Selling Its Sovereignty to Saudi Arabia & UAE, Bahrain Thinks Palestine Can be Sold Too
The so-called deal of the century is based on an economic rather than political solution that is being pushed by the Gulf States supporting the deal. This US-Gulf settlement does not include a political solution or any discussion about the State of Palestine.
State Minister for Financial Affairs to Lead UAE Delegation to Bahrain Meeting
The United Arab Emirates said on Monday minister of state for financial affairs Obeid al-Tayer will lead its delegation to a meeting in Bahrain on an economic blueprint for Middle East peace.
Bahrain: Where did Gulf Financial Aid Go?
The budget approved by the Government did not contain any information on the Gulf support allocated by 3 States to Bahrain, which raises many questions on the disbursement mechanisms and implementation monitoring.
Airlines Halt Hormuz Flights amid US-Iran Crisis
Some of the world's leading carriers including British Airways, Qantas and Singapore Airlines on Friday suspended flights over the Strait of Hormuz, as Iran-US tensions flare over the downing of a drone.
Iran's Zarif Tweets that Downed U.S. Drone Took off from UAE
Iran's foreign minister said on Twitter that a U.S. military drone that was shot down by Tehran on Thursday had taken off from the United Arab Emirates.
Yemen's Houthis Say They Hit Saudi Power Station with Missile
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis struck a power station in Saudi Arabia's al-Shuqaiq city, in the southern province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, their Al Masirah TV said on Wednesday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities.
Yemen's Houthis to Allow U.N. to Inspect Ships in Hodeidah: Sources
Yemen's Houthi movement and the United Nations have agreed on a mechanism to inspect ships docking at Hodeidah following the group's withdrawal from three Red Sea ports under a U.N.-sponsored deal, a Houthi official and a U.N. source said.
U.N. Food Chief Warns Aid Suspension in Yemen Likely to Start this Week
United Nations food chief David Beasley warned on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack of independence in Houthi-controlled areas.
Riyadh, Abu Dhabi Urge Action to Secure Energy Supplies in Gulf Waters
Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Saturday called for decisive action to protect energy supplies amid a tense US-Iran standoff as two tankers attacked in a vital Gulf shipping channel headed to port.
World Court Rejects UAE's Request of Measures against Qatar
The International Court of Justice on Friday denied a request by the United Arab Emirates for special measures against Qatar to relieve a bitter two-year-old crisis.
Republicans in Congress Push Back on Trump Weapons Packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE
U.S. Republican members of Congress pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying it was "unfortunate" the administration used an emergency declaration to avoid Congressional review.
Outrage against Bahrain’s Deal Rises: Regime Polishing Betrayal as Act of Peace and Prosperity
Frustration and angry reactions in the Arab and Islamic world have been ongoing since Bahrain announced hosting Trump’s so-called deal of the century at the end of June. Widespread outrage has been raised against Bahrain, whose government, along with Saudi Arabia and the UAE have made a platform for publicly betraying the Palestinian cause and a corridor for normalization deals with the Zionist enemy.