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Six Arab films that should be at the Oscars

25 February, 2017

Every year a few critically acclaimed productions from the MENA region go unnoticed by the Academy, and 2017 is no exception.

Saudi 'sin' backlash against first Comic-Con fest

24 February, 2017

The kingdom's first Comic-Con pop culture festival sparked controversy among Saudi Twitterati, reflecting the challenge faced by authorities trying to gradually introduce entertainment to the Islamic

Croatia exporting record amounts of aging ammunition to Saudis

24 February, 2017

A review of government export data shows that Zagreb exported more ammunition in the first 9 months of 2016 than it had in the four years previous.

Saudi minister in talks with Iran team over hajj

24 February, 2017

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual hajj despite ruptured ties between the two countries

UAE signs over $5bn in deals at arms fair

23 February, 2017

The UAE signed an order with Raytheon of the United States worth more than $740 million and with Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport for anti-tank missiles valued at $710 million.

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

23 February, 2017

The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against Qatar and Saudi Arabia, writes Marc Cher-Leparrain.

No closure as Saudi-Egyptian tensions sour real-estate deals

23 February, 2017

Several Egyptian real estate developers have suspended housing deals in Saudi Arabia amid political tensions between the two countries.

BAE profits up 13% while Middle East burns

23 February, 2017

BAE, the world's third biggest arms manufacturer reported a boost in earnings in 2016 - one of the deadliest years for civilians in the Middle East.

Weapons exporter's profits soar during Middle East deadly arms-binge

23 February, 2017

BAE, the world's third biggest arms manufacturer reported a boost in earnings in 2016 - one of the deadliest years for civilians in the Middle East.

Yemen president says Saudi allocated $10bn for reconstruction

23 February, 2017

Yemen's president said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has earmarked $10 billion for the reconstruction of provinces retaken from Houthi rebels, though the kingdom has not announced the aid.

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