Opinion

Repression in the UAE: The case of Matthew Hedges

The failure of the West to take a firm stand on repression in the UAE has precipitated Hedges' detention.

Samuel Ramani

by Samuel Ramani

Samuel Ramani

Middle East

Israeli minister in Oman to attend transport conference

Yisrael Katz's trip comes less than two weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Sultan Qaboos in Muscat.

Israeli minister in Oman to attend transport conference

Yemen

Yemen troops make gains as air raids pound Houthi-held Hodeidah

Saudi-backed Yemeni forces claim to have captured two areas on the outskirts of the port city of Hodeidah.

Yemen troops make gains as air raids pound Houthi-held Hodeidah

Yemen

Saudi coalition attacks airbase, missile sites in Sanaa

More than 20 raids target the al-Dulaimi airbase in Sanaa after the US demands warring parties enter into peace talks.

Saudi-UAE alliance attack airbase, missile sites in Yemen capital

Opinion

A tale of two Gulf crown princes

The fallout of Khashoggi's murder is also threatening the interests of UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Inside Story

US calls for halt to the Saudi-backed war in Yemen

Thousands have been killed in more than three years of fighting and at least 14 million people are facing famine.

Yemen

US defence chief demands Yemen ceasefire; peace talks in 30 days

James Mattis says the US has watched the bloody conflict 'long enough' and he wants 'dropping of bombs' to stop.

US defence chief demands Yemen ceasefire; peace talks in 30 days

Yemen

Carrying bloodstained backpacks, Yemeni children return to class

The absence of 42 boys who were killed in a Saudi-led attack on a school bus weighs heavily on young survivors.

Carrying bloodstained backpacks, Yemeni children return to class

Israel

Secret no more: Israel's outreach to Gulf Arab states

Prime Minister Netanyahu has for years boasted about ties with key Arab states, but those ties were rarely visible.

 Secret no more: Israel's outreach to Gulf Arab states

United Arab Emirates

British scholar jailed in UAE released on bail

Matthew Hedges, 31, in solitary confinement for the past six months, is accused of spying for a foreign government.

British scholar jailed in UAE released on bail

Bahrain

Bahrain says 'Arab NATO' to be formed by next year

The alliance aims to include six Gulf countries and Egypt, though Saudi-led blockade on Qatar remains an obstacle.

Bahrain says 'Arab NATO' to be formed by next year

United Arab Emirates

Eleven Israelis take part in UAE judo competition

Players taking part in the competition that was temporarily suspended last year over a ban on Israeli symbols.

11 Israelis take part in UAE judo competition

Middle East

Yemen: Saudi-UAE coalition probes into market attack

A farmers' market became the latest target of Saudi-Emirati-led air strikes in Yemen that claimed at least 21 lives.

Middle East

Khashoggi case: How 'loyal' Arab media echoed the Saudi line

Riyadh's financial clout among the Arab media helped the kingdom get favourable coverage of the Khashoggi affair.

Khashoggi case: How 'loyal' Arab media echoed the Saudi line

Yemen

Deadly air attack hits vegetable market in Hodeidah

Locals and medical workers say at least 10 were killed in attack on a group of farmers.

Deadly air attack hits vegetable market in Hodeidah