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Sheikh Mohammed to announce new UAE government structure

The UAE is expected to merge some of its ministries and departments

Saudi says three Iranian boats forced to retreat after entering its waters

Border Guard officials said they were forced to fire warning shots at the boats

Saudi coalition forces destroy 8 ‘bomb-laden’ drones, 3 missiles launched from Yemen

The attacks were targeting “civilians in the kingdom” officials said

UAE may merge ministries post-coronavirus – Sheikh Mohammed

The UAE government held a three-day virtual summit to develop a post-virus strategy

Trump says he will ‘suspend immigration’ to US over virus concerns

The US President did not offer specifics, such as the time frame or the scope of who would be affected

Iraq appoints new prime minister

The appointment took place following the resignation of Adel Abdul-Mahdi

Trump impeached on two counts by House, calls move ‘suicide’ for Democrats

The Senate will hold a trial early next year to decide whether the President should be convicted on the charges and removed from office

New Kuwait cabinet has GCC’s first female finance minister

As finance minister, Mariam Al-Aqeel automatically heads the country’s sovereign wealth fund, Kuwait Investment Authority.

Lebanon delays talks to appoint new premier

President Michel Aoun postponed the talks to appoint a new premier until December 16

Oman optimistic about peace agreement between Saudis, Yemen rebels

The US has also begun efforts to find a negotiated settlement to the conflict

Kuwait’s Emir names new Prime Minister

Former foreign minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled has been tasked with setting up the new cabinet

Graft claim roils Kuwait’s government as ministers removed

Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah resigned as premier last week along with the government

Lebanon parliament to discuss graft law this week as demanded by protestors

President Michel Aoun said lawmakers will meet November 12 to consider lifting the wide immunity granted to government officials and parliamentarians

Saudi-backed Yemen peace deal switches focus to ending wider war

An agreement was signed between the Southern Transitional Council and the Yemeni government in Riyadh

UAE is ‘studying’ possibility of sending aid to Lebanon after unrest

Hundreds of thousands of protesters who’ve taken to the streets have demanded the ouster of an entire political class in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Hariri resigns after street protests turn violent

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese have taken to the streets across the country since Oct. 17, demanding the ouster of the government

Lebanon needs solution in days to avoid economic crisis – Central Bank governor

Riad Salameh said that a change in government was needed to restore confidence

Brexit update: EU agrees to extension

The UK has been granted a three-month Brexit delay to January 31

Trump says ISIS chief Al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

No US personnel were lost in the operation, while “many” of al-Baghdadi’s fighters or companions were killed with him

Indian PM Modi to meet King Salman in Saudi next week

The two sides are expected to finalise a refinery in the state of Maharashtra

Kuwait, Saudi evacuate citizens from Lebanon as public protests continue

Anti-government protests have been gaining momentum across Lebanon

Brexit update: EU and UK agree on deal

Any agreement still has to be ratified in the UK parliament

US urges immediate cease-fire in Syria, sanctions Turkey

The penalties would raise steel tariffs on Turkey back to 50 per cent and the US would halt negotiations over a $100 billion trade pact

Pakistan’s Imran Khan on a mission to enable Iran talks with US, Saudi

During a visit to Iran on Sunday, Khan said he was acting “not as a mediator but as a facilitator” for talks between Tehran and Riyadh

Russian President Vladimir Putin coming to the UAE on Tuesday

The Russian leader will be in the UAE on an official state visit, how second since 2007

Arab League to hold emergency meeting as UAE, EU condemn Turkey’s Syria moves

An emergency meeting has been called for Saturday

Historic charter for Arab women’s rights launched

The Arab Charter on Women’s Rights enumerates 25 rights for Arab women, and is expected to be adopted by the Arab League


Sudan leaders in UAE for official visit

Earlier in the year, UAE and Saudi Arabia pledged $3bn in financial and material support to Sudan

Overseas voting for UAE elections begins

Polls have opened overseas for Federal National Council elections

‘All-out war’ if US or Saudis strike Iran – foreign minister Zarif

Javad Zarif stressed that Iran wasn’t involved in the weekend attacks in Saudi Arabia