Anwar Gargash

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Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, has called on the UN Security Council to help hold accountable the perpetrators of an attack on four oil tankers off the coast of the  UAE last month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month were “most likely” perpetrated by a “state actor”, the United Nations(...)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the US Navy  aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea on Thursday. Handout photograph: Reuters

Escalation by the US and Iran could rapidly result in a catastrophic collision, due either to deliberate action or miscalculation, the International C(...)

 Yemeni pro-government forces on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida on Wednesday. Photograph:  Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi-led coalition forces have halted an offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Hodeida port after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) called for “ear(...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting the crowd during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran, Iran, today. Behind him is a portrait of his predecessor,  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran as an Islamic Republic. Khamenei has held the position of supreme leader for almost 30 years. Photograph: Handout/EPA

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday that US president Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanct(...)

 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas stated: ‘Palestine was – and shall remain – on the side of Saudi Arabia.’ Photograph:  Abbas Momani / AFP

Arab governments have, belatedly, rallied round Riyadh over the disappearance and presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi while visiting t(...)

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, pauses while speaking during the UN general assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday with Mr Trump vowin(...)

A Yemeni girl (C) suffering from kidney failure receives dialysis treatment in the capital Sanaa on August 28th. Photograph: Getty Images

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen have caused heavy civilian casualties and some may amount to war crimes, UN human rights ex(...)

Scouts carry the coffin of a boy during funerals  for children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in  Saada, northern Yemen.  Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

Thousands of mourners on Monday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the deadliest (...)

A girl stands behind a fence at a school to which she and her family have been evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters in Hodeidah, Yemen. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

Talks are at an advanced stage for the United Nations to take over the administration of the vital port of Hodeidah under siege from a Saudi-led coali(...)

 Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said he was ready to turn a “new page” in ties with the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis, if it stopped attacks on Yemeni citizens and lifted a siege. Photograph: AFP

A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, local media said, lending support to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh (...)

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