Comment: The honeymoon is over for the Egyptian president, and his support may ebb away in the wake of the islands debacle, writes Robert Springborg.
Analysis: Two years of squabbling over plunging prices almost disbanded the oil cartel, but after several non-OPEC countries got on board to limit production, OPEC's back in the game.
A German plane travelling from Oman was grounded in Kuwait after a fake bomb threat.
Five people, including two women, were arrested in separate raids across Europe for their connections to the militant Islamic State group, authorities said on Friday.
A soldier was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital after shooting himself with his own military-issued rifle at a base in Kuwait.
After falling out with Saudi Arabia last year Egypt has had to look elsewhere for its petroleum needs. Iraq and Kuwait appear to have answered the rescue call.
Comment: Beyond using its veto, the US has a variety of other methods it can use to get its way, writes Ian Sinclair.
The school's headmaster and two children were among those killed in the northern Yemeni district of Nihm.
Qatar and Bahrain recently announced plans to reform their migrant labour laws in the face of criticism. But on Sunday Riyadh baulked at suggestions it could follow suit.
Watch Now: Baghdad held its annual parade on Friday, to mark the 96th foundation anniversary of the Iraqi Armed Forces a powerful but diversionary force in the country.