Gulf

Saudi king blasts Iran for ‘naked aggression’ in the Gulf

Saudi Arabia‘s king has accused the kingdom’s key rival, Iran, of developing nuclear and ballistic missiles which threaten regional and global stability, telling regional leaders that action is needed to stop Iranian “escalations” following a series of attacks on oil assets in the Gulf. The comments by King Salman Abdul Aziz came as Saudi Arabia on[…]

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Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

It remains unclear whether the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait will have any positive effect on the ongoing fractures between Qatar and a number of Gulf states, analysts say, as the regional body gears into a symbolic rather than functional role. The 38th summit approaches amid the backdrop[…]

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Saudi-led group: Qatar not serious about demands

Four Arab nations that have imposed a blockade on Qatar for its alleged support for terrorism have issued a statement saying that Doha’s response to their demands to end the crisis was “not serious”. Wednesday’s statement came after foreign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain[…]

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Tracing the scent of oud

If your olfactory senses have been intrigued by the origins of Oud, then Scent from Heaven is a must-watch upcoming Al Jazeera documentary about one of the world’s rarest and most expensive commodities. Also known as Agarwood and Gaharu, kilo for kilo Oud costs more than gold and in recent[…]

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