Monday, August 2, 2021

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...

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

Autocrats get some things right The second decade of the 21st century has been bookended by protest. The decade was ushered in by protest across the...

Increased sectarian violence in Pakistan, why is the Gulf silent?

Silent about rising sectarian violence in Pakistan, Gulf states vying for religious soft power risk exposing the limitations of their concepts of an undefined...

Saudi Arabia to open airspace, borders ending 3 year blockade of Qatar

Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, US and Kuwaiti officials said Monday, a major step towards ending a diplomatic rift...

US aircraft carrier to stay in Gulf amid ‘recent threats’ : Pentagon

The US reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Gulf Sunday, with the Pentagon saying that due to “recent threats”...

Israel and Arab world: four accords and secret visit

Morocco on Thursday became the latest Arab state to recognise Israel, after three other agreements that were reached this year. Here is a recap of...

Saudi Arabia denies any visa change for Pakistanis

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia denied any changes to the visa policy for Pakistani citizens traveling to the Kingdom. While addressing the media Saudi envoy, Nawaful...

Biden & Yemen: Will He Do The Right Thing Even For The Wrong Reasons?

Pro-Yemeni activists hope that Biden will stay true to his prior promise to stop funding the GCC’s War on Yemen, but even if he...

UAE says supports Saudi efforts to resolve Gulf crisis

The UAE said Tuesday it supports Saudi efforts to end a three-year Gulf dispute, Abu Dhabi’s first reaction to recent statements suggesting the rift...

Dubai eyes $5 bn trade with Israel as Saudi prince highlights Palestinians woes

The Chairman of Dubai Ports (DP) World, the biggest port operator in the city, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has said that trade between the...