United Arab Emirates

Members of Secours populaire, a French non-profit association deliver food aid to Syrian refugees in the village of Al-Aqibiya near Sidon in Southern Lebanon on June 6, 2016. / AFP / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanon Uses Arab Summit to Call for Syrian Refugees’ Return

BEIRUT — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by Saudi's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh on January 13, 2019, during his extensive Middle East tour. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo: Time to Heal Rift between Qatar, Gulf States

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran.

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley after she quits UN post

Netanyahu: Israeli ‘Occupation’ Is ‘Baloney’

TEL AVIV – The occupation of the Palestinians is baloney, empires have conquered and replaced entire populations and no one ever bats an eyelid, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a faction meeting for his Likud party on Monday. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping alights from the plane upon arrival in Caracas on July 20, 2014. Xi departed Argentina Sunday for Venezuela, the next-to-last stop of a Latin American tour aimed at bolstering trade with the region. AFP PHOTO/LEO RAMIREZ (Photo credit should read LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Xi Jinping to Travel to United Arab Emirates and Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the Middle East and Africa between July 19 and July 27 to sell that region Beijing’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project, a global infrastructure plan to give China control of the world’s great ports, roads, and railways.

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Saudi Women Behind the Wheel for First Time as Driving Ban Expires

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi women took the driver’s seat for the first time in their country’s history after midnight Sunday, steering their way through busy streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

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Saudi Coalition in Yemen: ‘No Civilian Casualties in Hodeidah Airport Battle’

The Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting to restore the internationally-recognized government of Yemen reported on Wednesday that the strategically vital airport in Hodeidah was captured from Houthi insurgents without any civilian casualties, despite the Houthi tactic of placing armored fighting vehicles in civilian areas.

A boat that officials described as being a "drone boat" once loaded with explosives by Shiite rebels in Yemen, is on display at a military installation in the United Arab Emirates Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Officials involved in the Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis, showed …

Saudi-Led Coalition Displays Yemeni Arms Allegedly from Iran

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents.

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Fighting Rages Around Airport in Yemen Port City of Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as combat intensified for the starving nation’s main gateway for food shipments.

n image grab taken from a video handed out by Yemen's Huthi rebels on March 27, 2018 shows what appears to be Huthi military forces launching a ballistic missile on March 25 reportedly from the capital Sanaa. / AFP PHOTO / Anssarullah Media Center / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL …

Saudi Arabia Says New Yemen Missile Intercepted

Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jizan after being fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said.