Gulf countries demand Netflix remove any objectionable content

The Gulf states have threatened legal action against Netflix unless the streaming giant removes "inappropriate content"

6 Pakistanis sentenced to prison for sloganeering in Masjid-e-Nabvi

A Madina-based court awarded 8 and 10 years in prison to 6 Pakistanis for the disrespectful act of raising slogans in the holy mosque of Masjid-e-Nabvi.

Macron tells Biden that Gulf producers cannot raise oil output

Saudi Arabia is producing 10.5 million bpd and has a nameplate capacity of 12.0 million-12.5 million bpd, which in theory shall allow it to raise production by 2 million.

MBS and Erdogan meet in Turkey with ‘full normalisation’ in sights

Prince Mohammed is on his first tour outside the Gulf region in over three years including a visit to Jordan

Diplomat reveals status of Israel’s relations with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, but in 2020 Gulf allies Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalised ties with the Jewish state.

Oil prices fall after truce in Middle East conflict

Market participants have been concerned about global supplies since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February. Sanctions imposed on Russia over the invasion disrupted oil supplies and drove oil prices to nearly $140 a barrel, the highest in about 14 years.

MBS attempts for softer Saudi image, decades after 9/11

Fifteen Saudis were among the 19 hijackers in the plane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which left nearly 3,000 dead and were plotted by Saudi-born Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

US defense Sec to bolster allies in Gulf after losing face in Afghanistan

While the US would like to focus on the Indo Pacific region to counter China, it can not leave too many loopholes behind for China to fill. China is likely to attract the Gulf states in its own security based institution, The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation given the security trends in South Asia, West Asia and the Middle East.

After UAE, Saudi imposes travel ban over coronavirus fear

Saudi Arabia has restricted travel to and entry from Ethiopia, UAE, Vietnam and Afghanistan over coronavirus concerns, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. The...

938 Pakistani health professionals arrive in Kuwait for employment

Since Kuwait ended its visa restrictions on Pakistan, 938 Pakistani health professionals have traveled to Kuwait seeking employment.

Saudi Arabia cozying up with Iran: What’s driving this change?

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), in a surprise move, struck a conciliatory tone towards arch-rival Iran when he said while talking...

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...