Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Kuwait on Wednesday, as part of a lightning two-nation tour aimed at mending ties with Gulf neighbours strained by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
Iranian President Rouhani will visit Oman and Kuwait both in one day in an attempt to build diplomatic bridges.
A human rights activist has been targeted by the state for harassment, and now sees his family banned from travel.
Antonio Guterres will travel to Turkey later on Thursday for talks ahead of a whirlwind tour of five Arab countries.
Could the Iranian nuclear deal be the next victim in the line of Trump’s new measures, asks Stasa Salacanin.
The world cup of military football teams was hosted by the victorious Gulf nation, writes Uri Levy.
North Korea, Syria, Egypt and Iran were among the countries competing in the military football world cup, held in Oman, despite their armies being guilty of appalling human rights abuses.
Two Omani women elected during recent council elections will be the sole representatives of a province for the first time, helping shift attitudes on gender roles from conservatives.
OPEC production cap will not hinder exports to one of the kingdom's markets, says the deputy Saudi minister.
Firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has added his voice to a growing cacophony of objectors to pledges made by Trump to move Washington's Israeli embassy to Jerusalem