Amnesty International documents that Gulf’s Arab monarchies have used the pandemic as a pretext to increase repressive measures. A new human rights report by Amnesty International (AI), shows that Covid-19 restrictions have created a perfect opportunity for Arab autocratic states, like the UAE and Saudi Arabia, to increase the suppression[…]
Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz has said he is seeking “non-aggression” agreements with Gulf states, as relations between the two sides warm against common foe Iran. The Israeli minister, who met Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in July, wrote on Twitter on Sunday that the aim was[…]
Ibrahim Al-Senussi, a counsellor to Sudanese president, has called on Arab Gulf states to end their disputes and achieve unity in order to confront Israel, which is occupying the Palestinian territories. “We do not appreciate the disagreement between the Gulf states and the siege imposed by the UAE, Bahrain, and[…]
Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies said Qatar “will receive a reply in due time” after the group of countries confirmed receiving a response to their list of demands. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced on June 5 they were severing ties with Qatar and later[…]
Saudi Arabia and three allies boycotting Qatar have agreed to a request by Kuwait to extend by 48 hours Sunday’s deadline for Doha to comply with a set of demands, according to a joint statement on Saudi state news agency SPA. Kuwait had received a response by Qatar to a[…]
Qatar will never surrender to the pressure being applied by its Arab neighbours and won’t change its independent foreign policy to resolve disputes that have put the region on edge, Qatar’s foreign minister has told Al Jazeera. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made the remarks in Doha on Thursday,[…]
Gulf Arab countries condemned the Syrian government’s handling of a ceasefire and evacuation in Aleppo and called on Thursday for civilians trying to flee the war-torn city to be protected. An emergency meeting of Arab League representatives convened at Qatar’s request discussed the situation in Aleppo, where an evacuation of[…]
The United States will deter and confront aggression against Gulf Arab countries, who continue to have concerns about threats from Iran, President Barack Obama said after meeting their leaders to iron out strains in their alliance. “I reaffirmed the policy of the United States to use all elements of our[…]
US President Barack Obama on Thursday updated leaders from Gulf states on international efforts to forge a nuclear deal with Iran, said Ben Rhodes, US deputy national security adviser. Rhodes said the US would welcome support from Gulf countries for the deal, which many Arab leaders are concerned would empower[…]
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