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Saudi Arabia’s new leadership is allying with Trump and supporting his peace proposal for Israel and Palestine. Jordan is standing in their way for now, but can it resist Saudi and American pressure? (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba/AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 12:18 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s new leadership is allying with Trump and supporting his peace proposal for Israel and Palestine. Jordan is standing in their way for now, but can it resist Saudi and American pressure?
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir gives a speech during the Munich Security Conference on February 18, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP)
February 19, 2018 - 14:45 GMT
In an interview with CNBC Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al Jubeir, has sounded the alarm over the growing dangers of Iran’s expanding influence in the region if left unchecked.
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February 18, 2018 - 14:48 GMT
A barber has been accused of molesting a 14-year-old deaf and mute boy in a barbershop shortly after his elder brother had dropped him off for a haircut, a court heard on Sunday.
Vice President and Finance Minister of Switzerland Ueli Maurer arrived in the Saudi capital with a high-level delegation of Swiss bankers and diplomats to hold talks with senior Saudi officials/AFP
February 18, 2018 - 10:10 GMT
Vice President and Finance Minister of Switzerland Ueli Maurer arrived in the Saudi capital on Saturday with a high-level delegation of Swiss bankers and diplomats to hold talks with senior Saudi officials, including financial regulators and bankers.
Saudi women do not need the permission of a male guardian to start their own business, according to the Ministry of Commerce and Investment/ AFP
February 18, 2018 - 09:21 GMT
Saudi women do not need the permission of a male guardian to start their own business, according to the Ministry of Commerce and Investment.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah (C) stands next to Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, EU Foreign Policy Chief Frederica Mogherini, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as they pose with other officials for a group photo on the second day of an international conference for reconstruction of Iraq , in Kuwait City, on Feb. 14, 2018 (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
February 14, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday collectively pledged $3 billion for the reconstruction of post-ISIS Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (L), Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (C) and Secretary general of the United Nations Antonio Guterres at an international conference for the reconstruction of Iraq, in Kuwait City, on Feb. 14, 2018 (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
February 14, 2018 - 12:00 GMT
The announcement came at an international donor conference held in Kuwait for the reconstruction of Iraq following the war against ISIS.
There are around 96,000 stateless people in Kuwait. Pictured: U.S. and Kuwaiti Troops. (AFP/File)
February 13, 2018 - 15:00 GMT
There are around 96,000 stateless people in Kuwait.
Since March 2015, 5,974 civilians have been killed and 9,493 civilians injured (AFP/File)
February 12, 2018 - 11:58 GMT
6,000 civilians have been killed in the three-year conflict.
After the U.K.'s Foreign Office implemented its World Hijab Day event, controversy has sparked over whether this  governmental office is spreading a liberal agenda or simply promoting cultural understanding.  (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
February 12, 2018 - 10:39 GMT
After the U.K.'s Foreign Office implemented its World Hijab Day event, controversy has sparked over whether this governmental office is spreading a liberal agenda or simply promoting cultural understanding.
Peter Frankopan's book, “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World”.
February 11, 2018 - 13:44 GMT
Peter Frankopan talks to Al Bawaba about globalization, what has made nations in history powerful, and why we must always expect the unexpected.
A Palestinian looks out of the window of a bus as travelers arrive at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip to cross into Egypt, after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases on Feb. 7, 2018.
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February 09, 2018 - 13:00 GMT
The United Nations (U.N.) thanked Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their donations to the Gaza Strip on Thursday.
A fighter from the separatist Southern Transitional Council sits on the back of an armed vehicle after they took control of a pro-government position in the Dar Saad district in the north of Aden on Jan. 31, 2018 (SALEH AL-OBEIDI / AFP)
February 07, 2018 - 13:13 GMT
Dozens were killed and scores injured in three days of clashes between southern separatists and government forces in Aden last month.
This image shows Mosul's Old City on Jan. 8, six months after Iraqi forces seized the country's second city from ISIS jihadists. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
February 06, 2018 - 09:22 GMT
Iraq has incurred losses of around $90 billion in the three-year war against ISIS, a senior Iraqi official has said.
A picture taken on Feb. 5, 2018, shows a child riding his bike next to the Yemeni criminal investigations unit in the capital Sanaa, a day after it was hit in an air raid (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)
February 06, 2018 - 06:18 GMT
"Escalating conflict in Taizz and Hudaydah since December 2017 has displaced nearly 47,000 people to Aden and other governorates in the south," U.N. Secretary-General spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.
The stock market flotation of Saudi Aramco is expected to be the world's largest ever initial public offering. (AFP)
February 05, 2018 - 11:24 GMT
Saudi Aramco's push for privatization and greater religious freedom might easily be read as a generic desire to “modernize” Saudi Arabia. However, a closer look at the relationships between these goals suggest a more complex series of political trade-offs.