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Oil producers to review cuts impact in April: UAE

Dubai - Oil producers who agreed last week to trim production to boost prices will meet in April to review the impact and sign a long-term pact, the UAE minister said Wednesday.OPEC and some non-OPEC producers decided to cut output by 1.

Women activists stand up despite abuses in MENA: Amnesty

Dubai - Women rights defenders have stood up for change across the Middle East and North Africa in 2018 despite a plethora of abuse from governments and armed groups, Amnesty International said Monday.

How did Yemen's rebels survive the Saudi-led onslaught?

Dubai - Yemen's Huthi rebels sit at the negotiating table in Sweden with delegates of the internationally recognised government, undefeated on the battlefield and still firmly in control of the capital Sanaa.

Saudi guarantees on detained activists 'not good enough': HRW

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Saudi Arabia to allow independent observers access to detained women's rights activists, saying Riyadh's assurances of their well-being could not be trusted following the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Sweden talks 'critical opportunity' for Yemen peace: UAE

Abu Dhabi - Proposed UN-led talks in Sweden mark a "critical opportunity" to bring peace to war-torn Yemen after four years of conflict, a top Emirati official said Tuesday.

Yemen rebels say hope to attend UN-brokered peace talks

Dubai - A top Yemen rebel leader said Thursday the Huthis will attend UN-brokered peace talks next week in Sweden if guarantees to ensure they can leave home and return back are maintained.

Bahrain 'rejects' attacks targeting Saudi's reputation

Dubai - Bahrain has said it "completely rejects" attempts to tarnish the reputation of neighbouring Saudi Arabia, whose powerful crown prince has been under intense scrutiny since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

UAE pardons Briton sentenced to life for spying

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned British academic Matthew Hedges just days after sentencing him to life in prison for spying in a case that stunned Britain and his family.

UAE pardons Briton sentenced to life for spying

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned a British researcher who was sentenced last week to life in prison for spying in a case that shocked Britain.

Saudi crown prince to visit Bahrain as part of regional tour

Dubai - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was due to visit Bahrain on Sunday on the second leg of a regional tour, his first since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Bahrain holds vote amid boycott calls

Dubai - Bahrain holds a parliamentary election Saturday amid boycott calls from dissolved opposition groups which have been banned from taking part.

Bahrain heads to polls amid boycott calls

Dubai - Bahrainis headed to the polls Saturday amid calls to boycott the parliamentary election in which dissolved opposition groups have been banned from taking part.

Amnesty 'concerned' over Bahrain opposition crackdown

Dubai - Amnesty International said Friday it was "gravely concerned" by Bahrain's suppression of political opposition, a day ahead of the parliamentary election.

UN envoy arrives in Yemen's Hodeida to encourage calm

Dubai - UN envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in the battleground Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Friday to encourage the warring sides to exercise restraint ahead of planned peace talks in December.

Saudi prince lands in UAE on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder

Dubai - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman embarked Thursday on a regional tour starting with the United Arab Emirates, his first official trip abroad since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder tipped the country into crisis.

UAE court sentences British student to life for spying

Dubai - A United Arab Emirates court sentenced British student Matthew Hedges to life in jail on spying charges on Wednesday, prompting a "shocked" Britain to warn of repercussions for relations with its longstanding Gulf ally.

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out

Dubai - Interpol named South Korea's Kim Jong-yang as its new president on Wednesday, in a blow to Russia which denounced "unprecedented pressure" against its own candidate to lead the global policing body.

Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

Dubai - A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government, and was ultimately killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.

Yemen rebels mine entrances to Hodeida port: employees

Dubai - Yemeni rebels are planting landmines around the key port of embattled Hodeida, employees said Wednesday, as a loyalist push to take the insurgent-held city appears to have stalled.

Bahraini charged over tweet on upcoming elections

Dubai - Bahrain's public prosecutor on Tuesday detained and charged a man for a tweet saying he would boycott elections this month, with a rights group identifying him as a former lawmaker.
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