Oil exporter Saudi launches car-free city

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, announced Sunday the launch of an eco-city "with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions"...

Elated Qataris stream into Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Qataris celebrated crossing their border with Saudi Arabia yesterday, calling the kingdom "our second country", as Doha readied its strict coronavirus measures...

Saudi king gets COVID jab

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday received a COVID-19 vaccine jab, more than three weeks after the kingdom kicked off a three-phase inoculation...

Gulf states to restore links with Qatar within a week: UAE

DUBAI: The Gulf states will restore travel, trade and transport links with Qatar within a week, the UAE said yesterday after a landmark deal...

Qatar eyes risks and potential after Gulf row

ABU SAMRAH, Qatar: A picture taken on Tuesday shows a general view of the Qatari side of the Abu Samrah border crossing...

US and Iran: Spiraling tensions in the Gulf

Iran: A handout photo made available yesterday shows the launching of a drone carrying a missile during a military drill at...

Gulf states sign ‘solidarity and stability’ agreement

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia: (From left) Kuwaiti Amir HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Omani...

World Bank tips fragile recovery for MENA in 2021

WASHINGTON:  The World Bank headquarters is seen in Washington on Oct 1, 2020. – AFP DUBAI: The World Bank yesterday predicted...

Iran claims Seoul holding $7bn as destroyer arrives

This undated picture released yesterday shows South Korean Navy's destroyer ROKS Choi Young. - AFP TEHRAN: Iran yesterday...

Lebanese in frantic hunt for ICU beds

BEIRUT: A man waits for treatment in the intensive care unit of Rafiq Hariri University Hospital yesterday. - AFP

Saudi Arabia to open airspace, borders to Qatar: Kuwait

KUWAIT: Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said yesterday,...

Iran seizes South Korean oil tanker in Gulf waters

A picture obtained by AFP from the Iranian news agency Tasnim yesterday shows a South Korean-flagged tanker being escorted by Iran's...

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