Noah Browning

Bahrain court revokes citizenship of 115 people on terrorism charges

15 May 2018

DUBAI A court in Bahrain revoked the citizenship of 115 people and gave 53 of them life sentences on terrorism charges, the public prosecutor said on Tuesday, in one of the most severe rulings yet in the Gulf island kingdom.

UAE extends military reach in Yemen and Somalia

11 May 2018

ABU DHABI Military transport planes from the United Arab Emirates landed on the sleepy Yemeni island of Socotra last week, unloading tanks and troops as part of the Gulf Arab state's drive to extend its influence over a strategic waterway flanked by war zones.

Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen fire missiles at Saudi capital

10 May 2018

RIYADH/DUBAI Yemen's Houthis fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia's capital on Wednesday - an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over Riyadh.

Saudi man killed in missile salvo from Yemen

28 Apr 2018

DUBAI Yemen's Houthi movement fired ballistic missiles at what it called "economic and vital targets" in the southern Saudi province of Jizan on Saturday, and Saudi authorities said a man was killed by debris from the projectiles.

Exiled rights activist accuses Bahrain of persecuting kin

25 Mar 2018

DUBAI Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, a prominent Bahraini rights campaigner exiled in Britain, said on Saturday a Bahraini court had sentenced his wife to two months in jail in absentia this week and that his mother-in-law had begun a hunger strike in jail.

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

22 Mar 2018

DUBAI As traditional centers of modern Arab art in Damascus and Baghdad have imploded amid disastrous wars, the sheeny city-state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has stepped into the vacuum as a major hub for art sales.

Yemen's Houthis and Saudi Arabia in secret talks to end war: sources

16 Mar 2018

ADEN/DUBAI Saudi Arabia and its adversaries in Yemen's armed Houthi movement are holding secret talks to try to end a three-year-old war that has unleashed the world's worst humanitarian crisis, diplomats and Yemeni political sources said.

Fugitive Bahrain militants die at sea en route to Iran: activists

22 Feb 2018

DUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing, activists said, after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran.

Nobel laureate says Saudi, UAE "betrayed" Yemen in push to expand influence

07 Feb 2018

DUBAI Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkol Karman called for an end to what she says is a military occupation of her country by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), powerful Arab states she accuses of repressing democratic change in the region.

Iran could be winner, U.S. a loser from UAE-Qatar tensions

05 Feb 2018

DUBAI A rise in tension between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in a row over military flights threatens U.S. strategic interests in the Gulf and could benefit regional rival Iran.

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