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Low oil prices cause Gulf stock markets to plummet

22 October, 2017

Violent geopolitical events in the region and collapsed oil prices have dented liquidity levels, according to a new report published on Sunday.

US diplomat Tillerson joins landmark Saudi-Iraq meeting

22 October, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended the first meeting of the joint Saudi-Iraqi coordination council in Riyadh on Sunday as part of his second visit to the Middle East.

Iraq PM arrives on Saudi visit amid warming relations

21 October, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Riyadh for a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations between the Arab neighbours.

Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

21 October, 2017

During Tillerson's Middle East visit, he hopes to achieve a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighbouring Iran.

Tillerson blames Saudi bloc for impasse in Qatar crisis

20 October, 2017

The US will again try to resolve a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads back to the region to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

'Child killers': Kuwaiti official expels lsraeli delegation from conference

19 October, 2017

A Kuwaiti official attending an international conference in Russia was widely praised on Wednesday after criticising Israel and kicking out its representative from the hall.

First Saudi flight lands in Baghdad after 27 years

18 October, 2017

The first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990 launched on Wednesday - signs of strengthening ties between Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

18 October, 2017

Gulf states currently blockading Qatar have tried to woo Kuwait by promising to boycott a football tournament in Doha unless a FIFA ban on Kuwait is lifted.

'Oil production cuts might not be needed,' Kuwait says

16 October, 2017

Oil producers might not need to cut production beyond March if all OPEC members fully comply with their output pledges, a Kuwaiti minister has claimed.

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

16 October, 2017

Syria's national team stars return to club action, but continue to shine - with some attracting attention from bigger teams abroad, despite losing to Australia in the World Cup qualifiers.

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