Recent News Headlines : Arabian Peninsula

SAAD HARIRI WITHDRAWS RESIGNATION AFTER CABINET MEETING


Prime Minister Saad Hariri has revoked his resignation after Lebanon's cabinet voted to affirm its disengagement from conflicts in the Arab world... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 94

GCC STRUCTURE MAY HAVE TO CHANGE


In October, Sheikh Sabah, who has been mediating between Qatar and the Saudi-led bloc, warned of the potential collapse of the GCC if the crisis continued... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 45

KEY GCC SUMMIT OVERSHADOWED BY DIPLOMATIC RIFT


Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE cut ties with Qatar on June 5 after accusing it of supporting terrorism, allegations that Qatar strongly denies... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 1493

TIMELINE: WAR, FAMINE AND FAILED TALKS IN YEMEN


Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ousted Yemeni leader, has been killed by Houthi rebels near the country's capital Sanaa, according to officials from his own political party... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 577

HOUTHIS KILL FLEEING YEMENI EX-PRESIDENT SALEH AFTER ALLIANCE COLLAPSES AS FIGHTING RAGES IN SANAA


Yemen's ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed by Houthi rebels on Monday as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 0

ANALYSIS SUGGESTS U.S. PATRIOTS MISSED MISSILE FIRED FROM YEMEN TOWARD RIYADH AIRPORT


When Shiite rebels blasted a ballistic missile from Yemen toward the Saudi capital last month, Riyadh officials said they had intercepted and destroyed the... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 4

ALI ABDULLA SALEH KILLED FOR 'TREASON'


The official story was clear Saudi forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebel group last month at Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 1806

YEMEN'S EX-PRESIDENT KILLED AS FIGHTING SHAKES CAPITAL SANAA


The Huthi-controlled interior ministry in Sanaa announced Mr Saleh's death on the rebels' Al-Masirah television station... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 0

YEMEN EX-PRESIDENT KILLED AS FIGHTING SHAKES CAPITAL


Sayyid said Saleh and other top party officials had came under Huthi gunfire as they fled Sanaa... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 0

YEMEN EX-PRESIDENT KILLED AS FIGHTING SHAKES CAPITAL


Sayyid said Saleh and other top party officials had came under Huthi gunfire as they fled Sanaa... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 0

GULF MINISTERS HOLD KEY TALKS BEFORE GCC SUMMIT


Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah are the only heads of state confirmed to attend... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 33

HOUTHIS TAKE OVER YEMENI CAPITAL SANAA, ANNOUNCE 'END OF CRISIS' - LOCAL MEDIA


On Monday, Yemen's embattled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ordered his armed forces to launch a massive military offensive against Houthis in Sanaa... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 3158

HOUTHIS SAY THEY KILLED FORMER YEMENI PRESIDENT ALI ABDULLAH SALEH, AS PACT UNRAVELS


The Houthis announced Saleh's killing in a statement on Monday, after the al-Mithaq newspaper affiliated with Saleh earlier denied rumours of his death... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 17

YEMEN'S SALEH: THE EX-PRESIDENT WHO CLUNG TO POWER


A stocky man with piercing eyes and a moustache, Saleh was for decades Yemen's most powerful man... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 0

YEMEN'S SALEH: THE EX-PRESIDENT WHO CLUNG TO POWER


A stocky man with piercing eyes and a moustache, Saleh was for decades Yemen's most powerful man... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 0

YEMEN: EX-PRESIDENT ALI ABDULLAH SALEH KILLED


A dominant figure in Yemen, Saleh, 75, ruled the Arabian Peninsula country for more than three decades before being deposed in 2012... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 11645

SECRET BEHIND JAPAN'S FESTIVE FLOWER POWER


Moment US stadium demolition fails Jump to media player Detroit's Pontiac Silverdome stadium is still standing after Sunday's planned demolition didn't go to plan... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 13

QATAR'S EMIR TO ATTEND GULF SUMMIT


Kabalan said that Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in particular, were still keen on Qatar surrendering completely to their demands ... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 1870

YEMEN REBEL ALLIANCE CRUMBLES AS 'STREET WAR' ROCKS CAPITAL


The Huthis have warned that Saudi Arabia and its allies will pay a heavy price in their own capitals for Mr Saleh's great treason ... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 0

KUWAIT'S EMIR MEETS GCC CHIEF BEFORE GULF SUMMIT


Six months into the Qatar-GCC crisis, the worst in the region in decades, Gulf leaders are set to meet in Kuwait City... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 581

EXCLUSIVE: KUSHNER IS LEAVING TILLERSON IN THE DARK ON MIDDLE EAST TALKS, SOURCES SAY


The State Department's concerns about Kushner's approach predate reports this week that Trump may move to oust Tillerson by the end of the year... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 4291

HOW CAN THE ARAB WORLD SIDESTEP THE PULL OF THE ABYSS?


The Middle East owes many of its problems to a long history of foreign invasions... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 10

QATAR-GCC CRISIS: 'LOYALTIES CAN SHIFT OVERNIGHT'


Six months into the Qatar-GCC crisis, which has opened an unprecedented rift among the Gulf countries, the opposing sides appear no closer to a resolution... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 3816

SAUDI ARABIA INTERCEPTS SECOND YEMEN MISSILE IN A MONTH


The Huthi-run Al-Masira television channel said Thursday's missile hit a military target inside Saudi Arabia, but the coalition contradicted that claim... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 0

YEMEN HUTHIS CLAIM BALLISTIC MISSILE HITS SAUDI TARGET


Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of supplying the Huthis with arms. Iran's foreign ministry has denied the accusation... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 1

EX-EGYPT PM AHMED SHAFIQ 'BLOCKED FROM LEAVING UAE'


The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are among the staunchest supporters of the current Egyptian president, so they have an interest in Sisi continuing... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 897

ROUHANI: SAUDI TENSIONS WITH IRAN 'TO COVER UP DEFEATS'


Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of arming Houthi rebels in Yemen and blamed it for a missile attack north of its capital earlier in November... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 2259

ANGER OVER GREEK PLAN TO SELL WEAPONS TO SAUDI ARABIA


Greece plans to sell 66m euros worth of surplus bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia amid ongoing war in Yemen... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 2024

UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSOR, TRUMP IS ACTUALLY DEALING WITH THE MIDDLE EAST


Things are changing fast. Saudi Arabia and Israel have moved towards an understanding on Iran, their mutual enemy... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 32

QATAR CALLS FOR RENEWED PUSH AGAINST 'TERROR GROUPS'


Qatar's foreign minister says countries must not use fighting terror as an excuse to attack opponents... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 1122

Trending News Headlines : Arabian Peninsula

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE PROMISES 'RETURN TO MODERATE ISLAM'


Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 21823

MOGADISHU TRUCK BOMBINGS ARE DEADLIEST ATTACK IN DECADES


One of the strikes, on July 30, killed Ali Jabal, a Shabab commander who led forces and conducted attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 21736

YEMEN'S HOUTHIS FIRE BALLISTIC MISSILE AT RIYADH


Saudi security official says missile fired from Yemen intercepted near the capital's King Khalid International Airport... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 13014

AHEAD OF HAJJ, SAUDI IMAM DECRIES INTER-MUSLIM CONFLICT


Saudi Arabia says Qatar is seeking to politicise the ritual for diplomatic gains... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 10831

HOPES FADE FOR QATAR RESIDENTS TO PERFORM HAJJ


Qatari authorities subsequently accused Saudi Arabia of politicising Hajj and jeopardising the pilgrimage to Mecca by refusing to guarantee their pilgrims' safety... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 8361

SAUDI WOMEN DRIVING BAN LIFTED: EUPHORIA AND SARCASM


However, reactions from around the world pointed out that Saudi Arabia's new decree was not as progressive as the kingdom hoped it would be received... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 6633

FLOODS KILL DOZENS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN YEMEN


At least 15 killed in Ibb and Taiz provinces after heavy rains trigger flash flooding, sweeping away dozens of cars... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 5813

QATAR READY TO TALK TO END GULF CRISIS


Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is on his first foreign trip since Qatar's diplomatic rift with its Arab neighbours... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 5656

QATAR AGREES TO BUY 24 FIGHTER JETS FROM BRITAIN


This will be the first major defence contract with Qatar, one of the UK's strategic partners, Fallon said... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 5562

SAUDI ARABIA WOMEN STILL CAN'T DO THESE 6 THINGS


Saudi women got the right to drive, but here are 6 things they still cant do... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 4771

QATAR CONDEMNS DEADLY ATTACK ON SAUDI PALACE IN JEDDAH


Qatar has condemned an attack on a palace guard post in the western Saudi city of Jeddah, which left two security officers dead... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 4578

SAUDIS 'SHOULD FUND ALL HUMANITARIAN AID' IN YEMEN


Saudi Arabia alone should fund all steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger in war-torn Yemen, a top UN official has said... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 4519

YEMENI PRESIDENT HADI 'UNDER HOUSE ARREST' IN RIYADH


Officials tell AP ban prompted by enmity between Hadi and UAE, which is part of Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen war... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 4286

KUWAIT EMIR WARNS OF GCC COLLAPSE AND CRISIS ESCALATION


The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, warned of the collapse of the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 4092

SAUDI-LED COALITION FIGHTING IN YEMEN HINTS AT ACT OF WAR BY IRAN


He also pointed to Saudi Arabia's deals with Washington and London for arms being used in Yemen... READ MORE

6th November, 2017 4035

UN BLACKLISTS SAUDI-LED ALLIANCE FOR YEMEN CHILD DEATHS


The blacklist also named the Houthi rebel group, Yemen government forces, pro-government militia and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula for violations against children in 2016... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 4025

UK FIRMS MAKE HUGE PROFITS ON ARM SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA


British companies selling weapons have earned hundreds of millions of dollars by selling arms to Saudi Arabia during the ongoing war in Yemen, a report says... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 3061

CHILDREN AMONG DEAD AS FRESH AIR STRIKES HIT YEMEN


The conflict in Yemen has escalated dramatically since March 2015, when Saudi-led forces launched a military operation against rebels... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 2740

SAUDI-LED COALITION ADMITS ATTACK ON CIVILIANS IN YEMEN


The Saudi-led military coalition took responsibility on Saturday for an air strike conducted a day earlier in Yemen's capital Sanaa that killed 14 civilians, including several children... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 2654

ARAB NATIONS BLOCKADING QATAR EXPAND BLACKLIST


Saudi Arabia and its allies, which have imposed a land, sea, and air blockade on Qatar since June, accuse Doha of supporting terrorism... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 2443

WILL SAUDIS IMPOSE QATAR-STYLE BLOCKADE ON LEBANON?


They want Lebanon to be disassociated from Hezbollah... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 2321

HEZBOLLAH SAYS SAUDI DECLARES LEBANON WAR WITH HARIRI DETENTION


It is clear that Saudi Arabia and Saudi officials have declared war on Lebanon and on Hezbollah in Lebanon, he said... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 2318

BAHRAIN FM CALLS ON ARAB NATIONS TO CONFRONT IRAN


'Blunt interference' In his opening remarks in Cairo, Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, condemned Iranian activity in the region... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 2300

US AIDING SAUDI 'WAR CRIMES' IN YEMEN


The United States is helping Saudi Arabia commit war crimes in Yemen, according to US Congressman Ro Khanna... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 2152

SAUDIS TO EASE YEMEN SIEGE BUT MILLIONS TO STILL SUFFER


Humanitarian aid alone cannot meet the needs of Yemenis who are unjustly bearing the brunt of this war... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 2023

CIA DOCUMENTS OFFER INSIGHT INTO OSAMA BIN LADEN'S MIND


Bin Laden suggested that al-Qaeda could speed things up Yemen by assassinating the Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who later was deposed... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 1966

UN AGREES TO SEND WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATORS TO YEMEN


The war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people, according to the UN... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 1954

ANALYSIS | SAUDI ARABIA'S CROWN PRINCE MAKES A POWER PLAY AT HOME AND ABROAD


In the Middle East right now, all eyes are on Riyadh... READ MORE

6th November, 2017 1951

QATAR EMIR: TRUMP OFFERED US MEETING TO END GULF CRISIS


Sheikh Tamim tells 60 Minutes says he has not had any responses from the Saudi-led group of countries blockading Qatar... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1903

SNAPCHAT BLOCKS AL JAZEERA IN SAUDI ARABIA


Saudi Arabia told the social media company that the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel violated local laws... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 1871


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