Saudi Arabia accused of using cluster bombs

Banned munitions deployed in Yemen air strikes, says rights group


The Israeli settlement of Har Homa (foreground), built in East Jerusalem, is seen in front of the West Bank city of Bethlehem (background) on September 1, 2014. Israel said it would expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land around Bethlehem, and allowed 45 days for any appeal. The Israeli army said the move stemmed from political decisions taken after the June killing of three Israeli teenagers snatched from a roadside in the same area, known to Israelis as the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Israel’s plan to build thousands of settler homes in East Jerusalem is sparking international ire
– John Reed

Saudi oil shake-up boosts prince’s power

Move seen as possible precursor to new ‘super’ energy ministry

Iran’s Gulf rivals seek US security vow

Arabs want more arms and curb on Tehran’s influence after nuclear deal

Strange case of Oaktree and Iran military

Swoop on Maersk Tigris is harsh lesson for private equity

Saudi shake-up spurs modernity drive

Royal decrees move kingdom away from gerontocracy

Salman makes play in Saudi game of thrones

Riyadh power shake-up may herald more aggressive foreign policy

Houthis withstand Saudi strikes in Yemen

Riyadh frustrated in its efforts to form anti-rebel coalition

Saudi Arabia replaces crown prince

Sweeping shake-up in Riyadh marks historic generational shift

Saudi royal family tree

Interactive: Saudi Arabia’s royal family tree

Lines of succession in the House of Saud

Gulf states feel pinch as prices stay low

Governments across the region have begun to trim spending

Dubai seals hydrogen fuel-cell deal

Emirate assesses green energy initiative

Houthis defiant as Saudis resume bombing

Riyadh aims for political solution despite new air attacks

Saudi calls end to Yemen bombing operations

Riyadh halts first phase of anti-Houthi campaign

US beefs up naval force off Yemen coast

Aircraft carrier and cruiser to help watch Iranian vessels

Dubai prepares for Iranian investment

Emirate ready to act as bridgehead if sanctions are lifted

Truckers navigate Isis-controlled roads

Journeys highlight effect of war on region’s trade

Pakistan rebuffs Riyadh over Yemen force

Parliament votes to stay neutral in Houthi conflict

Iran slams Saudi-led Yemen campaign

Ayatollah Khamenei urges Arab monarchy to stop ‘crimes’

Obama defends ‘once in a lifetime’ Iran deal

White House goes on offensive to persuade nuclear talks doubters

Failure to diversify hurts long-term growth

The fall in the price of crude is set to pose significant challenges