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Head of Saudi entertainment authority sacked

18 June, 2018

The head of Saudi's entertainment authority was sacked, as Mohammed bin Salman continues an image overhaul in the country.

Israel UN officials to visit Bahrain later this month

18 June, 2018

An Israeli delegation will visit Bahrain later this month for a UN cultural agency UNESCO meet in the capital Manama, an official has said.

Qatar and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

16 June, 2018

Qatar's eagerness to provide financial assistance to Jordan signals warming ties between the two countries and could see full diplomatic relations restored.

UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

15 June, 2018

Qatar has condemned the "campaign of political and economic coercion" during a year-long blockade.

Bahrain bans members of dissolved opposition parties from elections

12 June, 2018

The amended law prohibits "leaders and members of political associations dissolved for violating the kingdom's constitution or its laws" from standing in parliamentary elections.

Twenty-seven arrested in Iran over Ramadan 'terrorist' plot

12 June, 2018

The country is a target of Sunni jihadists for its regional role and backing of Shia militias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere.

Blockaded Qatar takes UAE to International Court of Justice

11 June, 2018

Qatar will file a case against the UAE over the "devastating" effect of the blockade on human rights of Qataris.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer billions to crisis-hit Jordan

11 June, 2018

Jordan has been rocked in recent days by mass protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike as the government pushes measures to slash the country's debt.

Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

10 June, 2018

Sheikha Hala bint D'aji Al Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain's crown prince, has died, the country's news agency has reported

UAE attempting to buy property in Jerusalem, cleric warns

09 June, 2018

The United Arab Emirates allegedly trying to buy up property in occupied east Jerusalem close to the Al-Aqsa mosque, a Palestinian cleric has warned.

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