- UN chief discusses Yemen, Venezuela with Pompeo
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focusing on the redeployment of forces from Yemen's key port and the situation in Venezuela.
Fox News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:11:44 GMT.
- World number two Halep 'too tired' to beat Bencic in Dubai
Former world number one Simona Halep loses to Belinda Bencic in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals.
BBC News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:24:14 GMT.
- Iran announces 3-day navy drill from Gulf to Indian Ocean
The navy drill will be held in the waters of the sensitive global shipping route, the Strait of Hormuz, the Oman Sea and the north of the Indian Ocean (pictured is a previous drill in the Strait).
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:20:35 +0000.
- Tennis: Hsieh marches into Dubai semi-finals after ousting Pliskova
Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei pulled off another stunning upset to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday, when she staged a remarkable late rally to beat fourth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 1-6 7-5.
Reuters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:21:57 -0500.
- World number two Halep beaten by youngster Bencic in Dubai
Former world number one Simona Halep loses to Swiss youngster Belinda Bencic in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals.
BBC News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:50:28 GMT.
- Iran holds naval war games in Strait of Hormuz amid US tensions
Week-long exercises in the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman will include Iran's first submarine-launched missiles.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:04:50 GMT.
- Masimo and Saudi Arabia MOH Collaborate for CCHD Screening
Studies have shown that Masimo's (MASI) SET pulse oximetry can improve CCHD screening, helping to save newborns.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:49:00 GMT.
- IDEX 2019: Calidus aims B-250 at Middle East, North African market
Calidus of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a teaming agreement on 20 February with Saudi firm GDC Middle East to market the Calidus B-250 light attack aircraft to markets in the Middle East and North Africa. ...
Charles Forrester, Abu Dhabi. Janes 360. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT.
- Putin, King of Saudi Arabia hail OPEC+ deal
Russia and Saudi Arabia will continue cooperation on international energy markets, the Kremlin spokesman said
Tass. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:59:29 +0300.
- Germany set on Saudi arms ban despite British warning
Germany said Wednesday it would hold firm on its decision to halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, shrugging off British warnings that the embargo could hurt European credibility and efforts to bring peace in Yemen.
The Local. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:47:30 +0100.
- Amid Trouble With the West, Saudi Arabia Looks East
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is visiting Pakistan, India and China to shore up political and economic ties.
Ben Hubbard and Javier C. HernÁndez. New York Times. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:07:41 GMT.
- Brit jailed in Dubai pleads to come home
A decorated former soldier has called on Britain to help save him from jail in Dubai where he has spent the past four-and-a-half months despite not being charged with a crime.
Sky News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:04:00 +0000.
- Five things to know about Trump confidant Tom Barrack
House Democrats are probing Tom Barrack's reported role in a plan to sell nuclear energy technology to Saudi Arabia
Rebecca Kheel. The Hill. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:02:58 +0000.
- Saudi to free 850 Indian prisoners from its jails: India government
Saudi Arabia will release 850 Indians from its prisons after a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to New Delhi, India's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:31:00 -0500.
- Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi
Britain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom
ABC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:41:28 -0500.
- The Complex Legacy of America's Lawrence of Arabia
Archaeologist Wendell Phillips traveled throughout Yemen in the 1950s, where he found ancient treasures and controversy
Smithsonian. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000.
- The Latest: Case filed in Sweden against Syrian officials
BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 1:45 p.m. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:49:45 -0500.
- Iran slams 'hypocrisy' of US-Saudi nuclear plans
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's foreign minister has seized on a congressional report that the U.S. sought to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, accusing Washington of ignoring the kingdom's human rights violations. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:39:26 -0500.
- House Launches Inquiry Into U.S. Nuclear Plans In Saudi Arabia
A new congressional report says that senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:53:43 +0000.
- World No.1 Osaka stunned by Mladenovic in Dubai
Australian Open champion and top seed Naomi Osaka has fallen at the first hurdle in Dubai, losing in straight sets to world No.67 Kristina Mladenovic.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:29:10 +1100.
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