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Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in 'Qatar spy case'

21 June, 2018

Bahrain opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been acquitted on charges that he spied for Qatar, in a case that attracted widespread criticism.

#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

21 June, 2018

World Cup 2018: Despite strong performances from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran, the Middle Eastern teams couldn't catch a break in their second round of World Cup games.

Saudi, Iran brace for tense OPEC meet in Vienna

20 June, 2018

Observers expect Friday's OPEC gathering to be one of the most heated meetings between the oil producing cartel in years.

Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

20 June, 2018

The UAE, a US ally, has been accused of rampant sexual abuse of Yemeni prisoners, most held without charge or trial.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

20 June, 2018

Three matches in one day - don't miss all the action from Portugal-Morocco, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia and Iran-Spain at Russia 2018. Keep refreshing this page for all the updates!

Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

20 June, 2018

Saudi Arabia has announced 25 June as the deadline for tenders of a controversial canal project that will turn the State of Qatar into an island.

Saudi Arabia continues 'unrelenting crackdown' on women's rights activists

20 June, 2018

Days ahead of the end of the driving ban, two more women's rights campaigners have been arrested.

Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

19 June, 2018

The most important day in Egyptian football history ended with a bitter 3-1 loss to the Russians in St. Petersburg.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

19 June, 2018

Don't miss a moment as Egypt vie to break Arab teams' losing streak at Russia2018. Refresh this page to get up-to-the-minute updates

Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace plan with Jordan king

19 June, 2018

Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and envoy Jason Greenblatt are on a regional tour to discuss the so-called "deal of the century".

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