A video grab shows Yemeni pro-government forces firing a heavy machine gun near  Hodeidah airport on Friday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Forces from an alliance of Arab states seized the entrance to the airport in Yemen’s main port city on Friday, in an offensive against the Iran-aligne(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)