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UAE says ready to back efforts for peaceful Yemen rebel pullout

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates, whose troops have played a major role in a Yemeni government offensive against the port city of Hodeida, said Saturday that it was ready to support diplomatic efforts to secure a rebel withdrawal.

End of driving ban to boost Saudi women's economic role

Dubai - The end of a decades-old female driving ban is expected to bring an economic windfall for millions of Saudi women, making it easier for them to work and do business.

Bahrain opposition head acquitted in Qatar spy case

United Arab Emirates - A Bahraini court acquitted the jailed head of the Shiite opposition of all charges Thursday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, prompting the kingdom's attorney general to announce he would appeal.

Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in Qatar spy case: activists

United Arab Emirates - A Bahraini court acquitted the head of the Shiite opposition of all charges Thursday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, a judicial source and activists said.

In Saudi Arabia, men still drive gender policy

Dubai - The public relations blitz that has seen Saudi Arabia garner headlines this year culminates Sunday, when women take the wheel for the first time. But a draconian guardianship system remains.

Saudi Arabia arrests two more women activists: HRW

Dubai - Saudi Arabia has arrested two more women's rights activists, in an "unrelenting crackdown" just days before the kingdom ends a decades-long ban on female motorists, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels: coalition

Dubai - Emirati-backed Yemeni government forces seized Hodeida airport from Huthi rebels on Wednesday, the coalition said, in a major step towards retaking the key Red Sea port city.

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Abu Dhabi - Yemeni government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, entered Hodeida airport on Tuesday, the UAE said, as the fight for control of the rebel-held port city intensifies.

UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

Dubai - The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

Yemen rebels must withdraw from Hodeida: UAE

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates, part of a Saudi-led Arab military alliance in Yemen, on Monday warned Huthi rebels to withdraw from the key port city of Hodeida as coalition-backed government forces advance.

Qatar economy weathers storms of year-long blockade

Dubai - Qatar has weathered the economic impacts of a stifling Saudi-led blockade, maintaining healthy growth, but some sectors continue to pay the price a year after the crisis erupted.

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over 'sin'

Dubai - Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia's reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his "sinful projects", in a bulletin released Friday.

Saudi driving activist released after crackdown: campaigners

Dubai - Saudi authorities have released a prominent women's rights advocate following her detention in a sweeping crackdown against activists a month before the kingdom lifts its ban on women drivers, campaigners said Thursday.

IMF urges Saudi to contain spending as deficit widens

Dubai - The International Monetary Fund has called on Saudi Arabia to keep public spending under control, even as a partial recovery of oil prices helps the economy emerge from recession.

Saudi arrests drive home message: change comes from the top

Dubai - Saudi Arabia this week branded its most iconic women's rights advocates as "traitors", sending what analysts and activists say is an unmistakeable message: future change comes only from the throne.

Saudis step up arrests of women's rights advocates, campaigners say

Dubai - Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women's rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday.

Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift

Dubai - Saudi authorities have arrested seven prominent women's rights advocates, dividing public opinion just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift its driving ban on women.

Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift: HRW

Dubai - Saudi authorities have arrested seven prominent women's rights advocates, just weeks before the kingdom's longstanding driving ban on women is set to be lifted, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.

Bahrain strips 115 of nationality over 'terrorism'

Dubai - A Bahrain court Tuesday sentenced 115 Bahrainis to jail terms ranging from three years to life and stripped them of their nationality for forming an Iran-linked "terrorist" group, the public prosecutor said.

Gulf braces for fallout after US exit from Iran deal

Dubai - Gulf Arab countries were on Wednesday bracing for the economic and security fallout after President Donald Trump announced the United States was exiting the Iran nuclear deal.
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