Amnesty International called on Bahrain on Monday to free its most prominent opposition figure, a day before an expected verdict on charges that he incited violence against the Gulf Arab state`s monarchy.
Aviation body IATA's annual meet got off to a stormy start here with Gulf carriers attacking their American counterparts over "protectionism" and the latter attempting to check their rivals' growth, saying they were doing so with unfair government backing.
Denied their traditional route out of poverty in the Gulf and often urged on by relatives, growing numbers of young Bangladeshis are joining the waves of Rohingya trying to reach Southeast Asia on horror boat journeys.
Iranian naval vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Gulf on Thursday in what appeared to be the country`s latest attempt to settle a legal dispute by force with a passing commercial vessel, U.S. officials said.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday welcomed the announcement of the formation of a new government in Yemen, saying that the "announcement is a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country".
Aiming to deepen ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will embark on a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on Monday during which she will hold talks on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues with top leaders of the Gulf nation which is a major crude oil supplier to India.
Two Gulf-based airlines on Saturday announced that they have re-routed flights over Iraq because of the deteriorating security situation there, even as Turkish Airlines said it has resumed flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil.
The UAE has launched the first `Arab Social Media Award in the Gulf region to encourage Arab societies for responsible use of social media and increase awareness about the issues of concern to the community.