Saudi moderation may not be fully possible

Two recent reports documenting significant Saudi progress in countering ingrained religious anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-Shiite supremacism as well as anti-Western and other xenophobic attitudes...

White House has yet to reveal the date for Biden-Netanyahu call

President Joe Biden will talk "soon" with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but has no specific plan to do so yet, the White House...

UAE’s ‘Hope’ probe enters Mars orbit in first for Arab world

The United Arab Emirates' "Hope" probe on Monday successfully entered Mars' orbit, making history as the Arab world's first interplanetary mission.The probe is designed...

‘Shame’ culture: Women in Kuwait launch campaign against harassment

Women in Kuwait are defying conservative norms and a culture of "shame" to speak out against harassment for the first time, in a social...

Dubai announces alliance to speed Covid vaccine delivery

Key transport hub Dubai on Sunday announced an initiative to accelerate the delivery of coronavirus vaccines, particularly to developing nations, after the WHO warned...

‘Our history’: modest Doha stadium far cry from World Cup venues

Away from the lavish air conditioning and hand-manicured turf of Qatar's World Cup Stadiums, two of which will host the world's best clubs from...

Saudi team cleans Holy Kaabah at Grand Mosque in record ’40’ minutes

A team of Saudi expert men cleaned the roof of Holy Kaabah in record 40 minutes at the Grand Mosque of Makkah on Tuesday.Management...

Israel army chief prepares to take on Iran’s nuclear capabilities

Israel's army chief said Tuesday he had ordered that plans be drawn up to counter Iran's nuclear capabilities, in the event of a political...

Op-ed: Middle East futures: Decade(s) of defiance and dissent

If the 2010s were a decade of defiance and dissent, the 2020s promise to make mass anti-government protests a fixture of the greater Middle...

Israel to stop new settlement construction in occupied West Bank: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on Israel to halt and reverse its this week’s decision to approve almost 800 new settlement united, most...

Germany hails ‘positive signals’ from Turkey on east Med

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday hailed "positive signals" from Turkey on the thorny issue of gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean during...

A challenging time for E&P sector

After the oil price plunge of 2014-2016, the oil and gas industry were having to rethink the way it worked. The 2014-2016 collapse in...