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

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco slammed over migrant worker dressed as sanitiser

Viral photos of worker wearing a hand-sanitiser dispenser in Saudi oil giant Aramco's offices slammed as 'racist'.

Saudi Aramco slammed over migrant worker dressed as sanitiser

Health

Qatar announces closure of schools, universities over coronavirus

Qatar also temporarily banned the entry of travellers from 14 nations as the number of cases in the country rose to 15.

Qatar announces closure of schools, universities over coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Saudi locks down Qatif as coronavirus surges in the Gulf

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it temporarily halted movement in and out of the oil-producing Qatif region.

Saudi locks down Qatif as coronavirus surges in the Gulf

Coronavirus pandemic

Travel bans, events scrapped: Gulf reacts to coronavirus outbreak

Gulf countries introduce range of measures aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Travel bans, events scrapped: Gulf reacts to coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus pandemic

Qatar reports first coronavirus case in citizen who was in Iran

The 36-year-old patient is in stable condition, the health ministry said, and had been quarantined since Thursday.

Qatar reports first coronavirus case in citizen who was in Iran

Saudi Arabia

Saudi nationals sentenced for 'offering intelligence to Iran'

Saudi court sentences a citizen to death and seven to jail time on charges of treason and spying for Iran.

Saudi nationals sentenced for 'offering intelligence to Iran'

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

AJ Impact

Trump plan for Palestine could deal blow to Israel's economy

US 'peace to prosperity' proposal could stoke conflict in Middle East, with annexation likely to have negative effects.

Trump plan for Palestine could deal blow to Israel's economy

Qatar

Qatari emir accepts prime minister's resignation, names successor

Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani replaces PM Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Qatari emir accepts prime minister's resignation, names successor

Oman

World leaders pour into Oman to offer condolences for Qaboos

Dignitaries pay respects to Sultan Haitham as Gulf state enters second day of mourning after predecessor's death.

World leaders pour into Oman to offer condolences for Qaboos

Middle East

Oman's new sultan faces diplomatic, economic challenges

Haitham bin Tariq has indicated he will maintain the country's independent foreign policy in a troubled Gulf region.

Oman's new sultan faces diplomatic, economic challenges

Middle East

Oman's Sultan Qaboos, a negotiator in a volatile region

Qaboos was a direct descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Said dynasty and he ruled the Gulf state since 1970.

Oman's Sultan Qaboos, a negotiator in a volatile region

Oman

Haitham bin Tariq sworn in as Oman's new sultan

The former culture minister has been named as successor to late Sultan Qaboos.

Middle East

Top 10 sports events of 2019 in the Middle East and North Africa

Al Jazeera takes a look at the 10 biggest sporting moments that made headlines in the MENA region this year.

Top 10 sports events of 2019 in the Middle East and North Africa