DUBAI A dispute over control of biometric data between the World Food Programme and Yemen's Houthi group is straining humanitarian efforts and threatens to disrupt aid distribution in a country already on the brink of famine.
MECCA, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Salman told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as U.S. officials said a military deployment had deterred Tehran. | Video
* Emergency summits follow attacks on pumping station,
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 30 Arab leaders gather
in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh
hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers
will defend their interests against any threat following attacks
on Gulf oil assets this month.
DUBAI A leader of Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it had resumed drone strikes deep inside Saudi Arabia this month in response to what he called the Saudi-led coalition's spurning of "peace initiatives" by his group.
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a "difficult situation" caused by Iranian behavior in the region, a senior official said on Wednesday.
DUBAI The Yemeni government has accused the United Arab Emirates of landing around 100 separatist troops on a remote island in the Arabian Sea this week, a claim the UAE denied, deepening a rift between nominal allies in Yemen's war.
DUBAI, May 8 Bahrain met investors to discuss a
possible international bond sale this year, which would be its
first since it got a $10 billion bailout from its Gulf allies
last year to avert a potential credit crunch, sources familiar
with the matter said.
DUBAI, May 7 Bahrain has scrapped a plan to
reform its cumbersome subsidy system, officials said on Tuesday,
as authorities worry it could trigger more unrest in the Gulf
island and complicate government efforts to repair public
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that "extremist militias" were controlling the Libyan capital which its ally Khalifa Haftar is fighting to capture from forces allied to Libya's internationally recognized government.