Saudi ‘does not want war, but will respond to any threat’ – minister

Adel Al Jubeir said the Iranian regime is not looking for security and stability in the region

US pulls some government employees from Iraq

The US military reaffirmed concerns about possible imminent threats from Iran to its troops in Iraq

Kuwait’s opposition MPs urge Prime Minister to resign

Opposition MPs have filed two grilling motions against the PM in the last few weeks

Trump denies US plan to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran threat

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Tehran does not seek war with the US

US envoy urges response ‘short of war’ to tankers attack off UAE coast

Four commercial vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged on Sunday near Fujairah

Iran rolls back nuclear pledges but stops short of violating pact

US President Donald Trump pulled out of the deal last year, and subsequently reimposed tough sanctions on Iran

Pentagon says US carrier, bombers sent to Middle East on ‘credible threat’ by Iran

The Trump administration’s efforts to impose political and economic isolation on Tehran began last year

US deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran – senior official

‘The US is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack’, John Bolton said

Arab states support Sudan transition, want stability – UAE minister

“We have experienced all-out chaos in the region and, sensibly, don’t need more of it,” says Anwar Gargash

Kuwait looks at Iran’s threats to block Strait of Hormuz “with concern”

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards made a threat to close the strategic waterway

UAE minister hails Trump’s veto of US Congress resolution on Yemen

The resolution sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen

US officially designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group

US law already punishes US persons who deal with the IRGC with up to 20 years in prison

UAE, Saudi welcome Sudan’s transitional military council

Saudi has also promised to send an emergency aid package to Khartoum

Sudan’s Bashir ousted by military and placed under arrest

Defence minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said a military council was now running the country

UAE female pilot vying to head UN aviation council pledges neutrality in Qatar rift

Aysha al Hamili, the UAE’s first female pilot, aims to become ICAO’s first female council president

Gulf countries reject US recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli

GCC nations said the territory was occupied Arab land, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE adding that the move is an impediment to peace

Saudi Arabia says it is too early to restore ties with Syria

Saudi ally, the UAE, reopened its embassy in Damascus in December

UAE official says Iran’s stance over disputed islands is ‘illogical’

The ownership of the three islands has been the subject of a longstanding diplomatic dispute between the two countries

India welcomes Pakistan’s return of captured pilot, as powers urge de-escalation

Wing Commander Abhinandan, became the human face of the flare-up between the two nations

Pakistan says it will return captured Indian pilot as foreign powers urge de-escalation

Several countries have offered diplomatic assistance to de-escalate the confrontation between two countries

US’s Kushner in week-long GCC trip to seek support for Mideast peace plan

Kushner and Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, held talks in the UAE on Monday

UAE to host Libyan meeting to try reopen El Sharara oilfield

The 315,000 barrel-a-day El Sharara field has been closed since state guards and tribesmen seized it in December

Arab League, EU seek common ground on crises in Yemen, Syria and Libya

A joint summit of Arab and European leaders took place in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

UAE denies change in policy regarding access to Qatar at ports

A news report had claimed that the UAE had eased a ban on shipping to and from Qatar

Lebanon economy needs urgent ‘surgery’ to avoid collapse – PM Hariri in Dubai

After nine months of wrangling over cabinet portfolios, Lebanon’s politicians finally formed a government 10 days ago

UAE accuses Qatar of banning its products, files WTO complaint

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt have imposed a diplomatic, trade and transport boycott of Qatar since June 2017

Bahrain upholds life sentence against opposition leaders charged with spying for Qatar

Al-Wefaq members Sheikh Ali Salman, Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali Alaswad were sentenced to life imprisonment in November

Saudi foreign ministry denies reopening Damascus embassy

The UAE re-opened its embassy in Damascus last month

US’s Pompeo meets Saudi leaders, cancels Kuwait visit

The US official is cutting short the rest of his Middle East trip to attend a family funeral

US secretary of state Pompeo urges GCC states to heal rift

Pompeo is currently on a tour of the Middle East