Brexit update: EU agrees to extension

The UK has been granted a three-month Brexit delay to January 31

Trump says ISIS chief Al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

No US personnel were lost in the operation, while “many” of al-Baghdadi’s fighters or companions were killed with him

Indian PM Modi to meet King Salman in Saudi next week

The two sides are expected to finalise a refinery in the state of Maharashtra

Kuwait, Saudi evacuate citizens from Lebanon as public protests continue

Anti-government protests have been gaining momentum across Lebanon

Brexit update: EU and UK agree on deal

Any agreement still has to be ratified in the UK parliament

US urges immediate cease-fire in Syria, sanctions Turkey

The penalties would raise steel tariffs on Turkey back to 50 per cent and the US would halt negotiations over a $100 billion trade pact

Pakistan’s Imran Khan on a mission to enable Iran talks with US, Saudi

During a visit to Iran on Sunday, Khan said he was acting “not as a mediator but as a facilitator” for talks between Tehran and Riyadh

Russian President Vladimir Putin coming to the UAE on Tuesday

The Russian leader will be in the UAE on an official state visit, how second since 2007

Arab League to hold emergency meeting as UAE, EU condemn Turkey’s Syria moves

An emergency meeting has been called for Saturday

Historic charter for Arab women’s rights launched

The Arab Charter on Women’s Rights enumerates 25 rights for Arab women, and is expected to be adopted by the Arab League


Sudan leaders in UAE for official visit

Earlier in the year, UAE and Saudi Arabia pledged $3bn in financial and material support to Sudan

Overseas voting for UAE elections begins

Polls have opened overseas for Federal National Council elections

‘All-out war’ if US or Saudis strike Iran – foreign minister Zarif

Javad Zarif stressed that Iran wasn’t involved in the weekend attacks in Saudi Arabia

UAE leads GCC in social progress – report

The UAE once again tops the GCC in the 2019 Social Progress Index

UAE joins international alliance to protect Gulf shipping

Saudi Arabia also joined the US-led alliance earlier this week

Pompeo meets with Saudi Crown Prince as Trump seeks new Iran sanctions

Pompeo met with Prince Mohammed in Jeddah and discussed the need “to counter the continued threat of the Iranian regime”

Pompeo to visit Saudi, UAE this week to discuss attacks, Iran

The US secretary of state will discuss ways to “counter Iranian aggression” in the region

Attack on Saudi Arabia a ‘dangerous escalation’ – UAE minister

Linking the attack to developments in Yemen is totally “unacceptable”, says Anwar Gargash

Trump vows US ‘locked and loaded’ if Iran was behind Saudi attacks

“There is reason to believe that we know the culprit”, the US President said

Saudi women can now travel without permission from men

More than 1,000 women reportedly crossed entry points in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province alone hours after the restriction was lifted

Iran tanker in standoff with West heads to Greece

The tanker was seized by British Royal Marines near Gibraltar in July

Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected

Saudi energy minister Falih called the latest attack a “terror and sabotage act”

US seeks to seize the Iranian vessel in Gibraltar

The Gibraltar government was poised to release the ship

Iran says Britain might release oil tanker soon, Gibraltar says not yet

British Royal Marines seized the Iranian oil tanker on July 4 off the coast of Gibraltar

British warship sets sail for tanker escort mission in Gulf

HMS Kent will relieve another British ship, the Duncan, already working in the region

A strong call for de-escalation in the region

With the possibility of further conflict with Iran looming, GCC states have urged for a diplomatic solution

UAE minister calls for calm in Yemen’s Aden after clashes break out

Clashes erupted between southern separatists and presidential guards in Aden on Wednesday

Iran says it will further breach nuclear deal in one month unless Europeans act

Fears of a Middle East war with global repercussions have risen since Trump withdrew in May 2018 from the nuclear deal

Oman not mediating in resolving regional tensions

The sultanate said it is in contact with “all parties” in order to maintain stability in the Strait of Hormuz

US dismisses Iran’s announcement that it captured 17 CIA spies

Iran claimed the alleged spies had been arrested in the 12 months to March 2019