Saudi launches special residency scheme for expats

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday launched a new special residency scheme aimed at luring wealthy expats as the petro-state seeks to boost non-oil...

Saudi Arabia executes 37

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed 37 of its citizens convicted of terrorism. The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the...

Iran’s reach puts US forces, allies in striking range

BAGHDAD: Threats of conflict between the United States and Iran have highlighted the places and ways their forces, proxies or allies could...

UPDATE: Kuwait denies ‘maximum state of alert’ report

AT SEA: A picture obtained by AFP from Iranian State TV IRIB reportedly shows fire and smoke billowing from a...

Katyusha rocket crashes into Green Zone, near US Embassy

If Tehran attacks, it will be 'official end of Iran,' Trump warns BAGHDAD: A rocket was fired into...

Kuwait ready for any crisis; Trump talks war; Rouhani conciliatory

KUWAIT/WASHINGTON: The National Assembly held a closed debate with the government yesterday over its readiness over regional developments amid rising tensions between...

Qatar will not grant visas to its ‘enemies’

DOHA: Qatar will not grant visas to those it considers “enemies”, the secretary-general of the National Tourism Council said in reference to...

Hardliners target Iran president as Washington’s pressure grows

Rouhani criticized for response to US squeeze on economy GENEVA: Growing US pressure on Iran has weakened pragmatic President...

Attacking oil routes exposes alternatives to Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI: Attacks on Saudi and UAE oil assets built to bypass the Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important waterway in the Gulf,...

US warns airlines flying over Gulf as Iran tensions simmer

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war WASHINGTON: The Federal Aviation Administration has warned US airlines...

Father of Saudi teen in Thailand, seeks meeting

BANGKOK: The father of an 18-year-old Saudi woman asylum seeker who fled to Thailand saying she feared...

Bahrain ditches subsidy reform plan; political tensions simmer

DUBAI: Bahrain has scrapped a plan to reform its cumbersome subsidy system, officials said yesterday, as authorities worry it could trigger more...

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