Middle East

Etihad Airways: Is plastic-free flying the future?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Etihad is the first major airline to take a single-use plastic-free flight Attention has turned…

Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terrorism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amnesty International says that some 149 people were executed in Saudi Arabia last year…

UAE woman wakes up after 27 years in a coma

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Prolonged disorders of consciousness are usually caused by a sudden brain injury A…

US to end sanctions waivers for major Iranian oil importers

Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country’s…

Bahrain’s king reinstates citizenship of 551 tried in courts

Image copyright NurPhoto Image caption Bahrain has been wracked by unrest since a pro-democracy uprising was crushed in 2011 Bahrain’s…

Syria war: Kosovo brings back 110 citizens including jihadists

Image copyright AFP Image caption The group mostly included young children and their mothers Kosovo has brought back 110 of…

Syria war: IS ‘kills 35’ government troops in desert attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Baghuz, the group’s last territorial stronghold, was captured last month Islamic State militants have killed…

Egypt referendum: Opposition fear return to Mubarak era

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Banner in central Cairo urging Egyptians to “say yes to the constitutional amendments” Walking across…

Libya crisis: Trump speaks to insurgent General Haftar

Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Friday Tripoli residents demonstrated against Gen Haftar’s offensive The White House says President Trump…

Turkey arrests suspected UAE spies in Istanbul

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Links between the alleged spies and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are being investigated…

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