Jamal Elshayyal

Jamal Elshayyal

Qatar

Qatar slams UAE over detention of royal family member

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani is the latest in a line of public figures to accuse Abu Dhabi of holding them against their will.

Qatar slams UAE over detention of royal family member

Egypt

Leaks reveal workings of Egypt's most powerful force

Recordings of phone calls show how public figures are told by intelligence officers what to say on TV.

Leaks reveal workings of Egypt's most powerful force

Egypt

Egypt's Shafik withdraws presidential election bid

A New York Times report says Shafik could have been influenced by the government to withdraw from the race. It is the latest in a series of leaks.

Egypt's Shafik withdraws presidential election bid

Battle for Jerusalem

Global protests mark US Jerusalem move

People around the world are protesting in solidarity with the Palestinian people against the US decision on Jerusalem.

Global protests mark US Jerusalem move

Europe

UK hosts conference on Saudi crisis

Saudi Arabia's heir to the throne, Mohammed bin Salman's policies have been the focus of a conference in London attended by analysts, academics and senior political figures.

UK hosts conference on Saudi crisis

Middle East

Qatar to introduce minimum wage for labour workers

The UN's International Labour Organisation has closed a complaint over the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar.

Qatar to introduce minimum wage for labour workers

Middle East

Trump praises bin Salman's political purge, but Saudi stocks fall

The arrest of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, owner of the Rotana media group and significant shares of Apple, Twitter and Fox News, caused a drop in shares of Kingdom Holdings.

Trump praises bin Salman's political purge, but Saudi stocks fall

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's 'Game of Thobes'

Major weekend developments will have seismic implications, not just on Saudi Arabia, but the region and beyond.

Saudi Arabia's 'Game of Thobes'

GCC

Analysis: Will the GCC's fate be decided at Camp David?

The next few weeks will be crucial for the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council as the Gulf crisis persists.

Analysis: Will the GCC's fate be decided at Camp David?

Middle East

Syria football team’s World Cup bid overshadowed by politics

Syria’s national football team will face Australia on Thursday in a crucial World Cup play-off for Russia 2018.

Syria football team’s World Cup bid overshadowed by politics

Middle East

History lost: Destruction of Syria's UNESCO World Heritage sites

Syria has a rich history that goes back centuries.

History lost: Destruction of Syria's UNESCO World Heritage sites

Middle East

Qatar's emir officially inaugurates Hamad Port

New Hamad Port inaugurated as part of a wider plan to increase non-petroleum exports.

Qatar's emir officially inaugurates Hamad Port