Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (left) and his Abu Dhabi counterpart Mohammed bin Zayed during a meeting in   Abu Dhabi, UAE, in  2018. Photograph:Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Emirati and Saudi disagreements over oil production have revealed that the close relations between the once allied de facto rulers of these countries (...)

A Yemeni fighter backed by the Saudi-led coalition fires his weapon during clashes with Houthi rebels on the Kassara frontline near Marib, Yemen on June 20th. Photograph: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

Saudi Arabia and rebel Houthis are closing on terms for a ceasefire in Yemen ahead of negotiations on a peace deal to end the six-year war. The Houth(...)

Israeli media reported that Jordan’s Prince Hussein turned back at an Israeli-operated West Bank crossing due to disagreement over the large number of armed guards in his party. File photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images

Jordanian-Israeli relations are at their lowest point since the two countries signed a peace treaty in 1994. Already-strained relations morphed into a(...)

A fighter of the Southern Transitional Council  watches as a military vehicle belonging to Saudi-backed government forces burns during clashes in the southern Abyan province of Yemen. Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration’s decision to end US support for Saudi Arabia’s offensive war in Yemen amounts to a decisive shift in US policy and heralds a(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: the rapprochement between Tel Aviv and the federation of sheikhdoms is a win. Photograph: Abir Sultan

The Israeli government is to “suspend” plans to annex parts of the West Bank as part of a US-brokered deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates(...)

Senior White House officials Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin and  Robert O’Brien listen as US president Donald Trump announces the agreement between Israel and the UAE at the White House on Thurday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a historic peace deal that will normalise diplomatic relations between the Jewish state and Gulf powe(...)

A girl looks from behind a door before boarding on a United Nations plane to bring her to  Jordan in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Seven critically ill patients and their family members have flown on a United Nations plane to Jordan from Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, inaugurat(...)

 An Iranian Revolutionary Guard jet boat sails around a seized tanker in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, last month. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani/EPA

Emirati and Iranian border and coast guard commanders have met for the first time in six years in Tehran to boost maritime co-operation in the Strait (...)

Kilkenny-born John Carey is fronting the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in the United Arab Emirates in over a decade

Irishman John Carey is fronting the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in the United Arab Emirates in over a decade in a deal worth 3.31 billion di(...)

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