Saudi Arabia embraces pagan festival of Halloween

According to media reports from the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is fully embracing the pagan festival of Halloween with pumpkins, lights and ghoulish decorations springing...

King Abdullah of Jordan ‘spent over $100m on luxury homes in U.S. and UK’

King Abdullah II of Jordan has spent more than $100 million on luxury homes in the United States and the United Kingdom and has...

Bahraini King meets Israeli Foreign Minister as Israeli embassy opens in Manama

Israel’s Foreign Minister arrived in Bahrain on Thursday to meet King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and open the Israeli embassy as part of...

BDS calls for boycott of Dubai Expo

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has called for a boycott of the Dubai International Expo which it says the UAE and Israel...

UAE looking to do $1 trillion worth of business with Israel in next decade

The United Arab Emirates wants to grow economic ties with Israel to more than $1 trillion over the next decade, Economy Minister Abdulla Bin...

The Great Escape: Six Palestinians tunnel their way out of Israeli prison

Six Palestinian prisoners have escaped from a high-security prison in Israel by digging a tunnel.  The prisoners escaped from the Gilboa prison, which is supposed...

First Bahraini ambassador arrives in Israel

Bahrain’s first ambassador to Israel, Khaled Yousif al-Jalahma, has arrived to take up his post following last year’s agreement between the countries to normalise...

Saudi judoka faces Israeli and shakes hands at Olympics

A Saudi Arabian female judoka, Tahani Alqahtani, has bucked the trend of Muslim athletes refusing to face Israelis by fighting the Israeli judoka Raz Hershko. Alqahtani also...

Saudi authorities warn hujjaj to respect public health rules or face consequences

A few days ahead of the Hajj season, the Saudi authorities have warned that violations will be dealt with appropriately, especially regarding health preventive...

U.S. and UK embassies fly pride flag in UAE

The U.S and U.K embassies in the United Arab Emirates have raised the rainbow pride flag, which honours LGBTQ communities, to celebrate Pride Month.  This...