Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa gave an interview to Israel’s Channel 13 in June – a first.
Screenshot, Official Youtube of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
With the opening of a synagogue in Dubai and warmer relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, some Arab states suddenly appear to be more open to friendship with Israel and Jews. Why?
The ongoing conflict between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours could be about to spill onto the football fields of northern England.
Here’s … Donny.
From May 2, any countries buying oil from Iran can expect US sanctions.
Cyber attacks need two components – the tools to exploit vulnerabilities and the people with the expertise to deploy them.
Durham University student Matthew Hedges has been jailed for life for 'spying' in UAE.
The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
Everybody needs good neighbours.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain convene to discuss their common enemy.
There are strong signs that Riyadh has begun a campaign to promote regime change. But the Saudi strategy appears to be backfiring.
Nearly all of Qatar’s residents live in its capital, Doha.
Doha skyline via www.shutterstock.com
Saudi Arabia and the UAE led a group of countries that have severed all ties to fellow American ally Qatar over its foreign policy. The US will play a key role in whether it accedes to their demands.
What's so 'brotherly' about a major diplomatic spat?
The skyline of Doha, Qatar.
Gregory Hawken Kramer
Qatar has used its wealth to adopt policies sometimes rivaling Saudi Arabia’s. Think, for example, of the popular Al-Jazeera. Now the Saudis seem determined to limit Qatari influence as much as possible.
Doha, under a cloud.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have butted heads before, but this time seems different.
Ahmed Cherkaoui (Morocco), Les Miroirs Rouges, 1980. Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
The interventionist foreign policy of the Gulf states is increasingly at odds with their economic security.
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It's a daunting technical challenge. But the key question is whether such engineering is socially acceptable.
A nuclear-capable Pakistani missile during testing in 2011. The international community hopes other aspiring nuclear nations can develop nuclear power without the military muscle.
Through history, nuclear power has gone hand in hand with the nuclear arms race. But does it have to be this way? Closer international cooperation can help nations embrace nuclear power peacefully.
Jordanian students rally in support of Muath al-Kassasbeh.
The execution of the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by Islamic State was both horrific and barbarous – and part of a well-calculated strategy. By killing this young man in this manner, and with maximum…
The sands of time will turn against the desert oil states.
Oil prices have now almost halved in six months to below $60/barrel thanks to OPEC’s refusal to cut production. This means all the member countries are revising their government spending policies. While…
All for one?
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
The decision by President Obama to launch missile and air strikes against Islamic State (IS) and the al-Qaeda affiliate “Khorasan” in Syria draws the United States ever closer to yet another prolonged…