- WATCH: Yemeni woman gets reprieve from Trump travel ban to see dying son
Shaima Swileh's 2-year-old son, Abdullah, is on life support in a U.S. hospital.
ABC News. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:44:41 -0500.
- Blasts heard in Yemen's main port city on first day of truce: residents
Four blasts were heard in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah late on Tuesday on the first day of a ceasefire agreed between the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government at U.N.-led peace talks last week, residents said.
Reuters. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:38:35 -0500.
- Yemeni mum granted visa to visit dying son in California
The mother received a travel waiver to see her son before he is taken off life support, officials say.
BBC News. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:23:20 GMT.
- WTO to investigate Saudi rights breach over Qatar's beIN
Announcement comes weeks after Riyadh sought to block the piracy case, citing 'national security concerns'.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:12:23 GMT.
- U.N. to convene Yemen's warring parties by video on truce deal
It will be the first meeting of a Redeployment Coordination Committee that oversees the ceasefire and withdrawal of forces, said U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:11:11 -0500.
- Afghan Negotiators In U.A.E. For U.S.-Brokered Talks With Taliban
Afghan government negotiators have arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join U.S.-brokered talks with the Taliban, as efforts intensify to negotiate an end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:04:38 +0000.
- Yemen war: Ceasefire takes effect in Hudaydah after skirmishes
Hudaydah is reportedly calm after a UN-brokered ceasefire comes into force despite initial clashes.
BBC News. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:19:26 GMT.
- Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as cease-fire takes hold
Yemen's key port city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday morning, hours after a U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and the country's rebels, Yemeni officials said.
Ahmed Al-haj and Samy Magdy. Fox News. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:51:01 GMT.
- FIFA bans African soccer official for taking Bin Hammam cash
ZURICH (AP) - FIFA ethics judges have imposed a four-year ban on African soccer official Seedy Kinteh for taking cash gifts from former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:16:42 -0500.
- Durham academic Matthew Hedges detained in Dubai on GMB on prison ordeal
Matthew Hedges, 31, was sentenced to life in prison in the UAE after his arrest at the end of a two-week research trip. He spoke to Good Morning Britain today in his first UK TV interview after his release.
Daily Mail. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:32:58 +0000.
- Yemen ceasefire 'broken in minutes' after clashes
Clashes erupted in Yemen just minutes after a ceasefire deal took effect in the country, a government official says.
Sky News. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:50:00 +0000.
- Truce broken in Yemen's Hodeida minutes after ceasefire deal
DUBAI (AFP) - Clashes erupted on Tuesday morning (Dec 18) in Yemen just minutes after a ceasefire deal took effect in the country's flashpoint port city of Hodeida, a pro-government official said.
Straits Times. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:22:34 +0800.
- Hyatt on Expansion Spree, To Open First Andaz Hotel in Dubai
Hyatt Hotels (H) plans to open first Andaz-branded hotel in Dubai. The move underscores the company's efforts to expand footprint and strengthen the Andaz brand.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:21:00 GMT.
- Saudi Arabia Denounces U.S. Senate's Rebukes On Jamal Khashoggi And Yemen War
The kingdom said the Senate's position is "based on baseless allegations and accusations" that distort the truth, and accused U.S. lawmakers of interfering in its affairs.
Bill Chappell. NPR. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:04:40 -0500.
- Taliban Appear Ready to Discuss Peace Talks, Except With Afghan Officials
Representatives from the group joined diplomats from the United States and several Asian countries in the United Arab Emirates, but resisted meetings with the Afghan delegation.
Mujib Mashal. New York Times. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:47:31 GMT.
The Arabian Peninsula is located in southwestern Asia, in a region
known as the Middle East. Nations on the Arabian Peninsula
include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as Oman, Qatar,
Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. To the northwest of the
peninsula lie the Arab States of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Arabic is the primary language of these States.
More news and information about selected Arab nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's capital city is Riyadh, and its national
currency is the Saudi Arabian Riyal. In 2007, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 27,601,000.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2007 was 709,000.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2007, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 6,053,000.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2007 was 2,506,000.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2007, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 3,926,000.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2007 was 3,205,000.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2007 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2007, the UAE's estimated population
The Republic of Yemen's capital city is San'a, and its national currency
is the Yemeni Riyal. Yemen's population in 2007 was estimated at