Arabian Gulf

August 19, 2014

Militants from the Islamic State have been terrorizing Iraqi citizens and taking control of major Iraqi cities since June. (AFP/File)
17:07 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.

August 18, 2014

MORE than 900 cases of sectarian incitement have been documented in Bahrain’s mosques over the past 12 months (Adam Jan/ AFP).
18:00 GMT
MORE than 900 cases of sectarian incitement have been documented in Bahrain’s mosques and ma’atams within 12 months.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal (AFP/ File Archive).
16:00 GMT
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal met Sri Lankan Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Mohamed in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss strengthening bilateral relations.
King Abdullah's donation was in response to a proposal made by the World Food Program (File/AFP)
13:20 GMT
King Abdullah donated an additional $1 million for Palestinian families in the West Bank, which would benefit up to 81,000 people.
Kuwait´s parliament, where Member for Parliament Abdul Hameed Dashti said he would call for a debate about misbehaving Kuwaitis abroad (Yasser al-Zayya, AFP).
13:09 GMT
Two Kuwaiti parliament members have demanded that the passport of any Kuwaiti who tarnishes the country’s image and reputation abroad should be revoked.
Police have yet to identify the attackers. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
Armed men attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince Monday.
Palestinians walk in the rubble of destroyed houses in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood on August 17, 2014. [AFP]
07:13 GMT
Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.

August 17, 2014

Fuad Masoum made the comments in his first major interview since becoming Iraq's head of state on July 24 (File/AFP)
14:04 GMT
Iraq's President Fuad Masoum said his government would make a "series of communications and initiatives" with Saudi Arabia to ensure strong ties with the kingdom.
A boy walks passed street art critical of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT
At least ten suspected militants were killed in separate U.S. drone strikes over eastern and southern parts of Yemen, a local official confirmed.

August 13, 2014

Haidar Al-Abadi is widely expected to unify Iraq's Kurds, Shia and Sunni groups (File/AFP)
10:47 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah congratulated Haider Al-Abadi on becoming the next prime minister of Iraq, expressing hope that Sunnis, Shia and Kurds would be unified.

August 12, 2014

A handout picture released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud during their meeting in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
11:59 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah late Sunday where they reportedly tackled the restive situation in various countries in the Arab world.

August 6, 2014

The deadly Ebola virus causes massive internal bleeding and has no cure. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
A Saudi Arabian national has died after returning from Sierra Leone and is being tested for the Ebola virus.

August 5, 2014

King Abdullah spoke with former President Michel Sleiman on Tuesday, voicing support for Lebanon's army against terrorists (File/AFP)
13:46 GMT
Saudi's King Abdullah pledged to speed up military assistance to the Lebanese army in a bid to tackle dangerous clashes with militants in Arsal.

August 4, 2014

Al-Qaeda's most lethal branch is highly active in Yemen. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT
Four Yemeni soldiers were killed during an ambush in Hadramawt province.

August 3, 2014

Over 729 people have been killed by the deadly Ebola virus across four countries (File/AFP)
11:09 GMT
The Dubai-based airline, Emirates, suspended all flights to Guinea in West Africa over concerns of the deadly Ebola virus, which killed 729 people.