EGYPT: Can Sisi keep his promises?

Despite presidential promises for a more open and transparent society, fears for the future of democracy…

Palestinian death toll tops 100, Israeli wounded 3

Israel has attacked militant sites in Gaza with jet fighters, after what its authorities claim has…

Trump pulls the plug on nuclear deal with Iran

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it…

Washington Post reveals new evidence in Qatari hostage affair

A fascinating account by Washington Times reporter Joby Warrick, featured in the paper today (28.04.18), appears…

Trump demands Gulf reconciliation ASAP

In a recent telephone call with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, President Donald Trump is believed to…

EGYPT: Which way will the wind blow in Sisi’s new realm?

The re-election of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt’s president raised fears about the future of partisan…

GCC Railway: UAE holds out new hope

After years of procrastinating, the UAE’s  infrastructure minister has announced he expects the delayed rail project…

Kurdish airport debacle close to resolution

Baghdad and Erbil will soon announce final agreement over control of airports and borders, which, as…

BBC approaches UN to stop the bullying of its’ Iranian staff

The BBC is making an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its…

Can Oman help pour oil on the troubled waters of the Gulf?

Saudi and Omani officials meet to talk peace