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Spain PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

16 September, 2018

The Spanish government defended sending weapons to Saudi Arabia after previously pledging to block the delivery of weapons to the Gulf state.

Yemen's Houthis launch cross-border missile at Jizan: rebel media

15 September, 2018

Houthi rebels in Yemen said they launched a cross-border missile targeting Saudi Arabia's Jizan province.

Trump's endgame in Palestine

13 September, 2018

Comment: Trump's recent decision to defund the UNRWA is part of a broader attempt to destroy the Palestinian national movement, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Spain confirms U-turn on multi-million dollar Saudi weapons sale

13 September, 2018

Despite clamour from rights groups, Spain's FM confirmed the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia will go ahead to honour a deal struck under the previous administration.

US 'certifies' UAE-Saudi 'efforts' in reducing Yemen civilian deaths

12 September, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he has 'certified' that the Saudi-led coalition is making efforts to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen, but rights groups remain skeptical.

Arab foreign ministers rally behind UNRWA after funding cut

11 September, 2018

Some Arab states have pledged millions of dollars to plug the shortfall after the Trump administration cut its $300m contribution to the agency.

UN Palestinian refugee agency appeals for funds

10 September, 2018

The head of UNRWA said $200 million is needed to tackle a funding deficit.

Saudi Arabia, UAE to shoot up GCC military spending

07 September, 2018

A spike in military spending by Saudi Arabia and the UAE would result in an expected $100 billion to be spent on defence by the GCC in 2019 alone.

Qatar to invest 10 billion euros in Germany

07 September, 2018

Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said his country would invest some 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in Germany, during an official trip to Berlin on Friday.

Children hospitalised from contaminated food in UAE schools

07 September, 2018

Thirty children were taken ill after eating contaminated food provided to them by their schools in the United Arab Emirates.

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