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Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

16 October, 2020

More than 350 prisoners were freed on the second day of a landmark exchange between Yemen's warring sides.

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

15 October, 2020

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Hard-won Yemen prisoner swap gets under way

15 October, 2020

A prison exchange between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have begun.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

15 October, 2020

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Emirati ship docks in Israeli port for first time

13 October, 2020

The UAE and Israel have continued strengthening economic ties since signing a controversial normalisation deal last month.

Oman to bring in five-percent VAT for first time

12 October, 2020

Oman will impose VAT for the first time from 2021 due to the economic downturn caused by coronavirus and low oil prices, becoming the fourth GCC state to do so.

Secret Morocco delegation visited Israel: reports

12 October, 2020

Israeli media reported a secret visit by a Moroccan security delegation to Tel Aviv.

Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

11 October, 2020

Omer Adam was invited to perform at a synagogue in Dubai to celebrate a Jewish holiday.

Saudi Arabia could buy stake in UAE supermarket chain

07 October, 2020

Lulu is one of the biggest supermarket chains in the Gulf region.

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

07 October, 2020

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, writes Courtney Freer.

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