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Yemen truce monitor mission to meet on U.N.-hired ship: sources

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) – A committee overseeing a ceasefire in Hodeidah will hold its next meeting on a ship off…

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Pope wants ‘new page in history’ on first trip to Arabian peninsula

VATICAN CITY/ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Pope Francis is hoping to persuade a country enmeshed in a regional war that he…

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In packed churches and secret masses, papal visit brings Gulf Catholics hope

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) – In Dubai’s overflowing churches and Riyadh’s secretive masses, Catholics across the Gulf are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis’…

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China calls for harmony as it welcomes Qatar emir amid Gulf dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a return to “unity and harmony” on Thursday as he welcomed…

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Saudi Arabia winds down 15-month anti-corruption campaign

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that…

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Saudi-led coalition ready to use ‘calibrated force’ to push Yemen port deal: UAE

FILE PHOTO: Hodeidah port’s grain silos are pictured from a nearby shantytown in Hodeidah, Yemen June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad/File…

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Saudi Arabia closes 15-month anti-corruption campaign: SPA

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 14,…

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Saudi Arabia frees seven Houthi prisoners in apparent swap

DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia released seven prisoners it was holding from Yemen’s Houthi movement, who were flown to the…