In a changing Middle East, Abraham Accords will usher in new era for technology

Collaboration in the form of partnerships and joint ventures around technology between Israel and the United Arab Emirates could be indicative of the wider shift expected in a post-Abraham Accords Middle East.

Sean Mathews | Technology | Nov 27, 2020
al-monitor A view of the Cityscape Global Exhibition 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Center, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 25, 2019. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images.

Yemen’s Houthis grant UN inspectors access to aging oil tanker

Experts say the FSO Safer, a dilapidated vessel that contains more than a million barrels of light crude oil, is at risk of rupturing and spilling more oil than the Exxon Valdez.

Al-Monitor Staff | Environment and nature | Nov 25, 2020

China looks to boost its GCC interests with 'vaccine diplomacy'

Eager to lift the lockdowns and limit the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on their economies, several Gulf Cooperation Council states are participating in trials of a vaccine produced in China, which seems to focus on countries that hold strategic interest for Beijing or are part of its Belt and Road Initiative.

Sabena Siddiqui | Coronavirus | Nov 24, 2020

Saudi Arabia denies secret meeting with Israeli officials during Pompeo visit

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan, said no meeting between Saudi Arabia and Israeli officials took place.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Nov 23, 2020

Pompeo visits Saudi crown prince to discuss Iran

The US Secretary of State also talked about the war in Yemen with the Saudi crown prince, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with them.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Nov 23, 2020