Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign peace deal at Saudi Arabia summit

Peace agreement bolsters historic peace accord between former Horn of Africa enemies after two decades of enmity.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign peace deal at Saudi Arabia summit

Opinion

Are the Saudis set to turn up the heat on Lebanon?

Saudi Arabia could easily target Lebanon with another set of measures to destabilise its economy.

Bill Law

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Bill Law

Yemen

Houthis 'sign memorandum' with UN to transport wounded abroad

Rebel group claims the agreement will allow critically ill patients to be air-lifted abroad for treatment.

Houthis 'sign memorandum' with UN to transport wounded abroad

Business & Economy

'Saudi and Russia taking oil market hostage': Iran

Iran's OPEC chief Hossein Kazempour Ardebili says Saudi and Russian actions are a result of US attempts to cut Iran off.

Iran OPEC chief: 'Saudi and Russia are taking oil market hostage'

Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign new peace agreement in Saudi: UN

UN chief Antonio Guterres to be among those attending Sunday's signing ceremony in western city of Jeddah.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign new peace agreement in Saudi: UN

Yemen

Houthis: 15 killed in coalition air raids on Yemen's Hodeidah

Reported attack on a strategic highway comes as the UN warns of an imminent famine if violence is not brought to an end.

Houthis: 15 killed in coalition air raids on Yemen's Hodeidah

Middle East

Riyadh-based Flynas to recruit Saudi women as co-pilots

Nearly 1,000 Saudi women apply for co-pilot jobs with Flynas in 24 hours as the landmark recruitment drive begins.

Riyadh-based Flynas to recruit Saudi women as co-pilots

Yemen

Yemeni civilian lives 'hang in balance' in Hodeidah

Hundreds of thousands of lives hang in the balance as fighting in port city threatens food supply, says UN official.

UN warns of 'incalculable human cost' in Yemen's Hodeidah

Spain

Spain makes U-turn, will now sell 400 missiles to Saudi Arabia

FM Josep Borrell says deal will go ahead a week after it was stopped amid concerns over civilian deaths in Yemen.

Spain makes U-turn, will now sell 400 missiles to Saudi Arabia

Yemen

Yemeni army seizes key Houthi supply routes into Hodeidah

Roads connecting key port city to rebel-held Sanaa have reportedly been taken over by Yemeni government forces.

Yemeni army seizes key Houthi supply routes into Hodeidah

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests man over 'offensive' breakfast with woman

Egyptian man charged with failing to abide by gender laws after video showing him being fed bread by a woman goes viral.

Saudi Arabia arrests man over 'offensive' breakfast with woman

Yemen

'Dozens killed' in Hodeidah attacks after peace talks collapse

Fears of escalation after UN-sponsored peace talks between Yemen's government and Houthi rebels are abandoned in Geneva.

'Dozens killed' in Hodeidah attacks after peace talks collapse

Saudi Arabia

Saudi king's brother 'considers exile' after Yemen war criticism

Senior royal Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz said King Salman and his crown prince were responsible for the war in Yemen.

Saudi king's brother 'considers exile' after Yemen war criticism

Yemen

Houthis will attend Geneva talks 'if demands are met'

Rebel group says it wants three guarantees from the UN before it will attend talks that have been postponed twice.

Houthis will attend Geneva talks 'if demands are met'

GCC

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

In the next five years, military spending by the six GCC countries is likely to reach $117bn.

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report