- Yemen war: Mud-brick Seiyun Palace 'at risk of collapse'
Recent heavy rains and flash floods damaged the 19th-Century Seiyun Palace in Hadramawt province.
BBC News. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:25:27 GMT.
- Muslim doctor who refused to shake woman's hand is denied German citizenship
The 39-year-old Lebanese national failed at the final hurdle after refusing to shake the hand of the female official at the ceremony, leading state authorities to deny him citizenship (stock photo).
Daily Mail. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:45:19 +0100.
- Israel and Bahrain formalise relations at ceremony in Manama
The Israeli delegation, accompanied by US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, will travel to the UAE next.
Al Jazeera. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 19:38:51 +0000.
- Israel and Bahrain establish formal diplomatic relations
Bahrain becomes only the fourth Arab country in the Middle East to recognise Israel.
BBC News. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 19:03:57 GMT.
- 'I want to take up the challenge': Classique Legend to take on the world
Owner Bon Ho will take his Everest winner home to Hong Kong, and from there to Dubai and Japan, but flagged a return to Les Bridge's stable to defend his title at Randwick next year.
Chris Roots. Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 15:45:00 +1100.
- After Lebanese revolt's fury, waning protests face long road
BEIRUT (AP) - A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. ...
Dalal Mawad. Washington Times. Sat, 17 Oct 2020 03:05:07 -0400.
- Self-driving startup Cruise is launching fully driverless testing in San Francisco this year
CEO Dan Ammann has heralded the end of car ownership and advocated for self-driving ride-hailing as a solution to global warming.
Yahoo. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:41:12 -0400.
- Qatari Hawks may be based in UK
The United Kingdom has offered Qatar a base for the Hawk advanced jet trainers it has ordered, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 14 October.
Janes 360. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:11:54 Z.
- US warned Nevada not to use Chinese COVID tests from UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - U.S. ...
Jon Gambrell and Michelle L. Price. Washington Times. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 02:10:52 -0400.
- Houthi Rebels Free 2 American Hostages
Sandra Loli and Mikael Gidada were freed in an agreement with the United States and Oman that allowed 200 Houthi fighters to return to war-ravaged Yemen.
Michael Crowley and Adam Goldman. New York Times. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 20:49:26 +0000.
- 2 Americans freed from militant group in Yemen, returning to US
Two Americans have been freed and the remains of a third American have been released by the Houthis, an Iran-backed rebel group in Yemen, as part of an exchange.
ABC News. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:04:33 -0400.
- Report: 2 Americans Held Hostage By Houthi Militants In Yemen Have Been Released
The White House, FBI, CIA and State Department reportedly all worked on the agreement.
By Elana Lyn Gross, Forbes Staff. Forbes. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:15:14 -0400.
- During G20 Tourism Meeting, WTTC and Global Travel & Tourism CEOs Present Plan to Save 100 Million Jobs
During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the collaboration of the global travel and tourism sector on developing insights to help accelerate the global recovery. ...
Travel Industry Wire. 2020-10-08 15:33:16 EST.
- Crabs are key to ecology and economy in Oman
The intertidal mudflats of Barr Al Hikman, a nature reserve at the south-east coast of the Sultanate Oman, are crucial nursery grounds for numerous crab species. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 08 Oct 2020 12:13:08 EDT.
- Equinix Launches Oman Facility, Unveils Bare Metal Service
Equinix (EQIX) expands its footprint with a new data center in Oman. It also unveils a bare-metal service, Equinix Metal, offering a deployment method for customers' digital infrastructures.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:48:00 GMT.
- Kuwait's Emir Names Security Czar Sheikh Meshal as Crown Prince
The country's parliament speaker has said if the emir announces a crown prince on Wednesday, then lawmakers would vote on his choice on Thursday.
Voice of America. Wed, 07 Oct 2020 05:47:17 -0400.
- Devastating Beirut blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, scientists say
The massive blast that recently wrought devastation in Beirut was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, according to new research.
James Rogers. Fox News. Tue, 06 Oct 2020 16:24:43 GMT.
- Prince Charles offers condolences to Kuwait after country's ruler dies at 91
Prince Charles has travelled to Kuwait to offer his condolences after the country's leader died at the age of 91.
Sky News. Sun, 04 Oct 2020 19:19:00 +0100.
- Lebanon Asks Interpol To Arrest Russian Captain, Ship-Owner Over Beirut Blast
Lebanon has asked Interpol to issue arrest warrants for the Russian captain and owner of the vessel that brought a shipment of ammonium nitrate behind a massive explosion at Beirut port in August.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:34:12 +0000.
- President Putin sends telegram of congratulations to new Emir of Kuwait
Relations of Russia and Kuwait are friendly and constructive, the Russian president stressed, confirming a bid to continue joint work to develop bilateral cooperation along different trajectories
Tass. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 18:23:02 +0300.
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 2020, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 34,813,871.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2020 was 1,701,575.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2020, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 10,203,134.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2020 was 4,270,571.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2020, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 6,825,445.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2020 was 5,106,626.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2020 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2020, 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 2020 was estimated at