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Pompeo failed to replicate UAE-Israel deal, here's why

31 August, 2020

Comment: Pompeo's failure to garner more UAE-style normalisation agreements suggests that Arab public opinion still counts for something, writes Rami Khouri.

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

30 August, 2020

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid efforts to reform labour laws.

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

28 August, 2020

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

28 August, 2020

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

Israel to hold tenders for VIP flight to UAE

27 August, 2020

It follows a controversial normalisation agreement between the UAE and Israel.

Pompeo heads home after Israel-focused Middle East tour

27 August, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed home apparently empty-handed after stops in Bahrain, Oman and Sudan.

Pompeo arrives in Bahrain on Mideast charm offensive

25 August, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Manama, the third leg of the tour that has already taken place in Jerusalem and Khartoum.

Will Saudi follow suit and normalise relations with Israel?

25 August, 2020

Comment: Saudi Arabia may normalise relations with Israel eventually, but it has different, more complex set of considerations to the UAE, writes Courtney Freer.

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

25 August, 2020

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the 'misleading' claims.

Emirati dissidents form anti-normalisation movement after UAE-Israel deal

24 August, 2020

A new Emirati-led movement against UAE-Israel normalisation group.

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