Arts & Culture

Fund to protect heritage sites in war zones approved

Around 40 nations agree to create safe havens for endangered art works as well as protecting heritage sites.

Fund to protect heritage sites in war zones approved

Saudi Arabia

Saudi busts cell targeting World Cup football match

Eight arrested for planning attacks on security forces and a qualifying match in Jeddah, with other suspects at large.

Saudi busts cell targeting World Cup football match

Middle East

Hard times for Oman's Strait smugglers

New taxes and the lifting of sanctions on Iran could contribute to smuggling's decline in the Strait of Hormuz.

Hard times for Oman's Strait smugglers

Eid Al-Adha 2016

Eid al-Adha holiday: How many days is it by country?

Eid al-Adha is celebrated for four days but holidays in 2016 range from 12 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Eid al-Adha holiday: How many days is it by country?

Guantanamo Bay

Washington transfers 15 Guantanamo prisoners to UAE

The move marks the largest single transfer of Guantanamo prisoners under Obama's government.

Washington transfers 15 Guantanamo prisoners to UAE

Oil Price

Oil surges on report OPEC will cooperate to cut output

Wall Street Journal report quotes UAE energy minister saying OPEC will work with other producers to lower production.

Oil surges on report OPEC will cooperate to cut output

War & Conflict

UAE 'ready' to put boots on the ground in Syria

Announcement comes after Syria issues threat, warning to send back any unwelcome foreign troops "in coffins".

UAE says it is ready to send ground troops to Syria

Sport

Pakistan Super League: Morale booster or gimmick?

Will a 19-day Twenty20 league held offshore revive the ailing fortunes of the national cricket team?

Middle East

Analysis: How can war-torn Yemen find peace?

The country needs a dealer who can "redistribute the cards" and convince the various players to invest in peace.

Analysis: How can war-torn Yemen find peace?

Middle East

Dubai firm pledges to restore gutted luxury hotel

Property developer Emaar says the Address Downtown will be restored "to all its glory" after New Years Eve fire.

Opinion

Gulf States: A burning priority for ISIL?

Recent history shows that ISIL operatives and followers will stop at nothing in striking countries they target.

Olivier Guitta

by Olivier Guitta

Olivier Guitta

Opinion

Addressing fault-lines within the Saudi-led coalition

Before embarking on peace negotiations, the coalition should agree on how to deal with al-Islah party.

Sultan Barakat

by Sultan Barakat

Sultan Barakat

War & Conflict

Yemen truce starts as warring sides meet in Switzerland

Seven-day ceasefire called by Saudi-led force takes effect, while warring sides hold closed-door talks in Switzerland.

Yemen truce starts as warring sides meet in Switzerland

War & Conflict

Arab coalition pushes Yemen ceasefire back after attack

Delayed truce announcement by Saudi-led force comes after two senior officers killed in an attack near the city of Taiz.

Arab coalition pushes Yemen ceasefire back after attack

Counting the Cost

Shutting up shop: Why's ADIA closing its London office?

We look at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority's decision to close its London office and what this means for UK-UAE ties.