Qatar makes massive LNG ship order

The purchase by Qatar Petroleum from three South Korean companies comes as oil prices continue to rise from the lows earlier in the year.

Al-Monitor Staff | Oil and gas | Jun 3, 2020
al-monitor A man watches as the DUHAIL, a Qatari liquefied natural gas tanker billed as the biggest in the world, crosses through the Suez Canal, April 1, 2008. Photo by REUTERS/Stringer.

Saudi-led coalition says it downs two Houthi drones

A coalition spokesperson said the Houthis launched two drones in the direction of residential areas in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Monitor Staff | Yemen war | Jun 1, 2020

Oman’s public sector reform risks brain drain

By letting go of thousands of foreign experts, Oman risks losing know-how central to achieve economic diversification.

Sebastian Castelier | Economy and trade | Jun 1, 2020

Emirates airline reportedly cut jobs

The Dubai-based carrier let go of pilots and flight attendants as it resumes flights during the crisis in global travel, Reuters reported.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jun 1, 2020

Can Saudi Arabia fix Yemen’s anti-Houthi coalition?

Following the breakdown of the Riyadh agreement, and renewed fighting in April, Saudi Arabia hosted the STC president to discuss the situation, but it remains doubtful the Gulf state can offer an easy solution if the war with the Houthis is not settled first.

Jared Szuba | Yemen war | May 29, 2020