Oman FM in rare visit by Arab official to Jerusalem

Bin Alawi visits Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem without coordination with Israeli officials.

IMF chief encourages Arab countries to rein in spending

Omani desert sets scene for Mars dress rehearsal

Increasingly vulnerable Qatar splashes money on defence

Avoiding the pitfalls of social engineering in the Middle East

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

Arab FMs to convene to discuss Trump’s Jerusalem move

Oman inks oil, gas deal with Lebanese company

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

Oman opens oryx reserve to tourists

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

Protests sweep Muslim world over Jerusalem

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

Kuwait invites Qatar to GCC summit

UAE hopeful of OPEC deal on extending production cap

New Islamic alliance to combat terrorism

Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf face abuse

Qatari emir says ‘thousand times better off’ without Gulf allies

Netanyahu says fear of Iran informs Gulf-Israel alliance

IMF warns Gulf states to end dispute, speed up switch from oil

Steve Bannon advocates tough stand on Qatar

Isolated Qatar emir again seeks end to Gulf dispute

Kuwait emir main goal is to prevent GCC ‘collapsing’

Tillerson woos Gulf allies to curb Iran influence

Gulf share values plummet

Tillerson does not expect Gulf crisis to be resolved soon

Qatar says Gulf crisis hindering fight against IS


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.

Explorers of Empty Quarter march toward Doha at end of desert trek

Three-man team walked from Salalah in southern Oman, through Saudi Arabia, to Doha, across vast stretch of uninhabited land.

Arab League condemns ‘hateful campaign’ against Qatar

League's General Assembly declares its ‘full support’ for Qatar's hosting of World Cup, which will be first tournament held in Arab country.