A marked escalation in Syria's conflict including intensified fighting near Damascus this month could be a sign the warring sides are trying to strengthen their bargaining positions in case a flurry of diplomacy leads to negotiations.
The tide of Yemen's messy war has unexpectedly turned, handing a morale boost and possibly decisive military momentum to Gulf Arab-backed forces bent on ending the ascendancy of the Houthis, a powerful militia they see as a puppet of Iran.
The number of Syrians who have fled abroad since the outbreak of civil war in their country has risen to more than four million, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 years, the United Nations said Thursday.
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Kuwait's interior minister said the Gulf country was at war with Islamist militants and would strike out at cells believed to be on its soil.
The ultra-radical Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing o
Bahrain is setting out major plans to combat human trafficking.
Legal measures are underway to bolster Bahrain’s efforts to combat the scourge, it was revealed, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister
An expert has warned about the damaging effect of regional wars on the development of young Arabs, with 60 per cent of the Arab population aged under 25.
He has predicted that violence, gender inequality and poverty will only incr
Warplanes targeted Houthi forces controlling Yemen's capital and their northern heartland on Friday, the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the Iranian-allied militia establishing its rule across the country.
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Brent crude oil shot up nearly 6 per cent on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen, although importers saw little immediate threat to supplies.
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The United Nations warned that Yemen is "collapsing before our eyes", on the brink of civil war and prime for Al Qaeda militants to grow stronger in the country as talks on a political settlement continue.
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Saudi Arabia's move to slash the price it charges in Asia for its oil this week to the lowest in more than a decade is the latest aggressive action by Gulf states to defend market share in the world's top oil consuming region.