Weapons imports to Middle East booming

Arms imports into Middle East, Asia increased by 103 percent in period 2013 to 2017 compared to previous five-years according to Swedish study.

Bahrain upholds death penalty for Iran-linked bombing suspects

Wanted Bahraini militants die at sea en route to Iran

Bahrain activist sentenced to 5 years for Yemen tweets

IMF chief encourages Arab countries to rein in spending

Bahrain accuses Iran of arming men suspected of bombing pipeline

Increasingly vulnerable Qatar splashes money on defence

Bahrain sentences two Shiites to death, 19 to life for ‘terror cell’

Bahrain court upholds jail term for top Shiite cleric

Avoiding the pitfalls of social engineering in the Middle East

HSBC side-steps high-profile Qatar deals in Gulf gauntlet

Rights group fear for jailed Bahraini activist’s health

Arab FMs to convene to discuss Trump’s Jerusalem move

Support from the public in the Gulf but official silence about Iran demonstrations

Arab League plans to persuade UN to recognise Palestine

Saudi, UAE introduce VAT

Bahrain sentences 10 to life in jail

Bahrain sentences six to death for 'assassination plot'

Gulf states follow US interest rate rise

Erdogan urges world to recognise Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

US opinion views Muslims and Arabs more favourably but political affiliation makes a difference

GCC at a critical juncture

Bahraini civil society group criticised after Israel visit

Protests sweep Muslim world over Jerusalem

Bahrain Shiite leader undergoes surgery

Qatar wants to resolve Guft rift, but not at expense of dignity

World condemns Trump Jerusalem announcement

Hamas leaders calls for new Palestinian uprising against Israel

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Uncertainty hangs over crisis-hit GCC summit

Saudi, UAE form new military, economic committee

Saudi, Qatari FMs attend summit despite spat

Is lack of economic freedom holding the Arab world back?

Qatar crisis likely to alter GCC defence cooperation strategies

Bahrain’s detained Shiite cleric ‘in danger’

Kuwait invites Qatar to GCC summit

UAE hopeful of OPEC deal on extending production cap

Jailed Bahraini opposition chief denies collusion charges

Bahrain jailed opposition leader boycotts trial

New Islamic alliance to combat terrorism


Arab women artists in diaspora focus on identity and loss

There is a sense of melancholy in the work of Arab women artists in the diaspora.

Suleman’s ‘The Fabric of Life’ showcases social history of textile in the Middle East

Suleman has raised the status of textiles, which she says have been underrated.

Arab craft glitters through generations in Columbia

Arab tradition of crafting fine jewellery taught to Spaniards which took it to isolated Mompox where generations of goldsmiths maintain ancient method.

Urgent action needed for water sustainability in MENA

More than 60% of Middle East and North African region’s population lives in areas with high or very high water stress.

North African designers shine at the London Arabia Art and Fashion Week

Festival organiser Omar Bdour says he is proud to showcase Arab culture, heritage alongside British talents.

Ramadan TV drama on ISIS stirs mixed reactions

'The series does a wonderful job of revealing life inside ISIS recruitment camps,' says Egyptian cinema critic Tarek el-Shenawy.

I AM, an exhibition by Arab women artists

After Amman, the I AM exhibition is to travel to London and Washington.

‘A Small Death’ by Saudi writer Mohamed Hasan Alwan wins IPAF Prize

Saudi novelist wins Arabic fiction award for tale of Sufi scholar's journey from 12th century Muslim Spain to Damascus broadening his view of human spirit.

Book Review: The Muslim world’s ‘struggle between faith and reason’

For centuries, Ottoman authorities threatened to execute anyone who published books.

Halla Walla: First Arab-inspired emojis app

Based in UAE, Bahraini Yasmine Rasool, 31, Japanese Eriko Varkey, 30, decide digital world needs emojis with Arab twist.

UAE businessman launches largest Arab education fund

Abdulla al-Ghurair Foundation for Education says it plans to provide scholarships for 15,000 Middle Eastern students over next 10 years.