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Kushner made 'secret' Riyadh visit to discuss Israel-Palestinian conflict

30 October, 2017

An official at the White House revealed that Jared Kushner made a secret four-day visit to Saudi Arabia before travelling to Israel last week.

This parrot can recite Quran and people are amazed

29 October, 2017

A bird referred to as a 'miracle parrot' turned heads in the Middle East this week, with videos showing him recite the Quran going viral.

Saudi crown prince insists Aramco IPO 'still on track'

28 October, 2017

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has insisted the planned part privatisation of the country's national oil company will go ahead, as planned, in 2018.

UAE bans Israeli flag, anthem as judoka wins gold

27 October, 2017

An Israeli judoka won a gold medal at a competition in Abu Dhabi on Thursday but did not compete under the Israeli flag or have the national anthem played.

Saudi Arabia to make $1billion Virgin Galactic investment

27 October, 2017

Riyadh's bid to modernise and shed its stuffy image will now involve a huge investment in Richard Branson's space tourism enterprise.

Abadi in Iran after visits to Turkey, Jordan, KSA

26 October, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in Iran after recent stops in Turkey and Jordan, and meetings with US officials and allies eager to pull Baghdad into their political orbit.

Saudi Arabia's bridge to Africa 'will require Israeli approval'

26 October, 2017

Expert says that the inclusion of the Israeli-controlled Straits of Tiran in Saudi Arabia's ambitious $500bn plan suggests secret coordination.

Riyadh announces ambitious $500bn investment zone with Jordan, Egypt

25 October, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced the biggest plan yet to emerge from Riyadh's drive to restructure its economy.

Cambridge University's Arabic language students barred from Palestine

24 October, 2017

Arabic language students from the top British university will no longer be able to study in Palestinian territories for their year abroad after Israeli authorities refused to grant visa renewals.

Iraqi PM, Iraqi Shia cleric hold talks in Jordan

23 October, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held talks late on Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah while influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr met with Jordan's Prince Ghazi.

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