Mahmoud Abbas secretly meets Israeli defence minister

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz at the latter’s residence in Tel Aviv earlier this week. The...

The first Emirati astronaut took the Israeli flag into space

On his inaugural trip into space in 2019, the first United Arab Emirates’ astronaut, Hazzaa Al-Mansoori, took an Israeli flag with him, the director-general...

IOC: Countries that bar Israeli athletes can’t host sports events

In a thinly-veiled reference to countries which bar Israeli athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that nations which bar players from any...

Over 730,000 attend massive rave in Saudi Arabia

More than 730,000 people attended Saudi Arabia’s MDLBeast Soundstorm music festival last week and, according to media reports, attendees were drunk, women wore skin-tight...

Church leaders say radical Israeli groups driving Christians from Holy Land

Christian leaders in Jerusalem have expressed concern that Christians are the target of fringe and radical groups in Israel. In a statement, the Patriarchs and...

Saudi Arabia says it’s ready to recognise Israel on 1967 borders

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has said that the entire “Muslim World”, including Riyadh, would recognise Israel if it withdraws to the 1967 boundary. In...

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett visits UAE

In the first-ever visit by an Israeli leader to a Gulf nation, Naftali Bennett arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to meet...

UAE slashes public sector workweek, changes weekend to Saturday-Sunday

The United Arab Emirates has slashed its official public sector working week to four-and-a-half days and has moved to a "Western-style" Saturday to Sunday...

The UAE’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus

In what seems to be a departure from a policy of non-engagement with the head of the Syrian regime, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE)...

President Erdogan praises Ataturk on Republic Day

The Turkish authorities have been celebrating Republic Day, which marks the 98th anniversary of the secular Turkish Republic which replaced the Islamic caliphate. “I congratulate our...