Saudi Arabia warns of ‘oil spot’ near aging tanker off Yemen's coast

UN officials have described the FSO Safer, an aging vessel that contains 1.14 million barrels of light crude oil, as a ticking time bomb.

Al-Monitor Staff | Oil and gas | Sep 24, 2020
al-monitor A picture taken on Sept. 26, 2019, shows a view of the Yemeni-flagged oil tanker Rudeef GNA sinking in the waters off Yemen's second city and port of Aden. Four ships belonging to Aden Refinery have been inoperative for nearly nine years and were towed out of the refinery assets in 2014 out of fear of sinking. Photo by SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP via Getty Images.

Intel: US push to get Sudan to recognize Israel faces setback

Sudan's government is asking for $3 billion in emergency economic aid

Jared Szuba | Trump | Sep 23, 2020

Saudi Arabia to allow limited umrah pilgrimage beginning Oct. 4

After a seven-month suspension, Saudi Arabia will allow Muslim pilgrims to perform umrah in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Sep 23, 2020

Saudis ready for kingdom’s first women’s soccer league

Saudi female soccer players are eagerly waiting for Saudi Arabia’s first women’s soccer league to be launched in October, after being delayed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mostafa Al-Grtly | Sports | Sep 23, 2020

UAE-Israel film collaboration latest in surge of normalization deals

On the heels of last week's normalization agreement, the new film deal joins a growing list of collaboration efforts between the partners.

Joe Snell | Israeli-Gulf relations | Sep 21, 2020