Coronavirus pandemic

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Gulf states take new steps in an attempt to curb coronavirus as Bahrain blames Iran for covering up spread of disease.

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

AJ Impact

Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?

The virus is casting a shadow on Expo 2020 Dubai, whose goal is to attract 11 million foreign visitors.

Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?

Qatar

Qatar says talks to end GCC crisis were suspended in January

Foreign minister says while efforts to resolve row were unsuccessful, Doha open to 'any offer to resolve' issue.

Qatar says talks to end GCC crisis were suspended in January

Middle East

Key events that shaped the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

Uprisings, elections and conflicts: some of the key moments of an eventful year in the region.

Key events that shaped the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

GCC

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

Riyadh summit's final statement echoes need for cooperation as officials say mediation efforts to resolve rift continue.

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

Sport

Gulf Cup 2019: Football, blockade and an 'historic' win

A look back at the regional tournament in Qatar, played amid a two-year diplomatic dispute and won by Bahrain.

Arabian Gulf Cup: Football, blockade and an 'historic' win

GCC

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Recent developments point to a possible thaw in relations between the blockading Gulf countries and Qatar.

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Football

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Bahrain win maiden Arabian Gulf Cup after losing their previous four finals in the competition.

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Football

Bahrain stun Saudi to lift 'historic' first Gulf Cup

Qatar's emir crowns Bahrain after their maiden victory in the final of regional football tournament hosted by Doha.

Football

Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia to lift first Gulf Cup trophy

Mohamed al-Romaihi scored for the Pearl Divers in the second half of the match held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia to lift first Gulf Cup trophy

Middle East

Bahraini dissident says embassy staff tried to kill him

Bahraini activist claims diplomatic staff tried to push him off the roof then tried to kill him inside the embassy.

Football

Qatar to play UAE in Doha amid signs of thaw in Gulf dispute

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to take part in this year's Gulf Cup in Qatar, raising hopes of end to Gulf dispute.

Qatar to play UAE in Doha amid signs of thaw in Gulf dispute

Qatar

Emir says Qatar has overcome obstacles of Gulf blockade

Sheikh Tamim lays out economic achievements, says Doha ready to resolve disputes based on principle of mutual respect.

Emir says Qatar has overcome obstacles of Gulf blockade

AJ Impact

White House picks Thomas Storch as new senior trade adviser

Storch was previously senior director for global economics, finance, and development at the National Security Council.

White House picks Thomas Storch as new senior trade adviser

Bahrain

Rights groups slam Bahrain over detention of female activists

Recent report finds nine women were arrested without search warrants and were subjected to physical and sexual assaults.

Rights groups slam Bahrain over detention of female activists