Breaking News

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two regional powers.

13,000 'single men' evicted from 'family neighbourhoods' in Sharjah

The New Arab Staff

13,000 'single men' evicted from 'family neighbourhoods' in Sharjah

Thousands of men, most of who are migrant workers, have been evicted from their homes, in some cases with little warning.

UAE's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Tel Aviv

The New Arab Staff

UAE's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Tel Aviv

Ambassador Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah is scheduled to meet with top Israeli officials including Prime Minister Netanyahu.

UAE dismantles Eritrea base

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

Courtney Freer

Evolving notions of citizenship in UAE and the Gulf

Comment: UAE's plan to expand citizenship reflects a nation keen to shore up its assets while protecting access to this traditionally exclusive status, writes Courtney Freer.

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The New Arab Staff

Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The i24NEWS is now available to UAE households, after the country's controversial normalisation agreement with Israel.

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The United Nations has called on regional 'monitors' to observe the fragile ceasefire between the GNA and Khalifa Haftar's forces.

Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

The New Arab Staff

Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

Tens of thousands of Israeli tourists flocked to the UAE in just two weeks, a report said, driving a tourism boom in the Gulf country.

Israel fears Iran 'recruiting Emirati and Bahraini agents': report

The New Arab Staff

Israel fears Iran 'recruiting Emirati and Bahraini agents': report

With little time to screen tourists coming into the country, Israel could face security threats from Emirati and Bahraini agents working for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE launches tourist visas for Israelis

The United Arab Emirates have opened up a channel of tourism with Israel.

The New Arab Staff

Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

Israel has warned its citizens not to discuss democracy, the royal family, or other taboo issues with Emiratis during their trips to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

Israeli tourists waved their Israeli passports to journalists as they arrived in Dubai on Thursday.

The New Arab Staff

UAE considers luxury real estate for Tel Aviv embassy

Emirati officials have been in communication with real estate brokers in Israel to secure a luxurious new property for its embassy in Tel Aviv.

Biden as president: Winners and losers in the GCC

Giorgio Cafiero

Biden as president: Winners and losers in the GCC

Analysis: With Trump's chaotic presidency coming to an end, Gulf states are preparing for major changes in Washington that could heavily impact ...

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

The New Arab Staff

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

The UAE’s state news agency WAM said Abu Dhabi had ratified an agreement to waiver visas for Israeli citizens.

Israel’s Shin Bet expresses reservations about UAE visa waiver

The New Arab Staff

Israel’s Shin Bet expresses reservations about UAE visa waiver

Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, says it will not be able to gather enough information about Emirati citizens visiting Israel ...

UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

A UAE delegation has arrived in Israel for a high-profile visit.

Most Popular

Most Popular