Saudi women are finally taking their place at work

Kingdom's social mores are changing under reforms led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but men still have a tight grip on all the levers of power

Dubai plans to list main utility Dewa at $25bn valuation

The listing comes a day after the emirate unveiled plans to sell stakes in 10 companies

Long-forgotten kingdoms uncovered in Saudi Arabia

Archeologists are hoping to learn more about the worship rituals, social life and economy of the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms that once controlled vital trade ...

Cyberattack causes widespread disruption at petrol stations in Iran

Hackers target petrol distribution system ahead of the second anniversary of fuel hikes that lead to violence

Saudi Aramco pledges net-zero emissions by 2050

But CEO Amin Nasser says the world’s biggest oil exporter is not abandoning hydrocarbons

At least six killed in heavy gunfire at Beirut protest

Gunmen target protesters at a rally organised by Hezbollah to demand the dismissal of judge investigating port explosion

Beirut blast probe halted again as judge issues arrest warrants

Lawyers for two politicians wanted for questioning file  a new complaint against the lead investigator

Shiite cleric Sadr set to win Iraq vote

Former warlord has increased the number of seats his party holds in parliament, according to early results

Suspected Islamic State finance chief captured in Iraq

Sami Jasim al-Jaburi, who has a $5m bounty on his head, was detained by Iraqi intelligence services, says Iraqi leader

Arab allies of US bring Assad in from the cold as Biden looks elsewhere

Economic and political factors drive Arab opening to Syria's leader

Lebanon restores power supply after fuel shortage shuts down grid

The country's two largest power stations had shut due to fuel shortage

Iraq parliamentary election has lowest voter turnout in nearly 20 years

Voters apparently disregard ballot as at least 167 parties and more than 3,200 candidates compete for parliament’s 329 seats

Several killed and flights suspended as Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman

Evacuations have been ordered in coastal areas and flights delayed to and from Muscat

Dubai Inc is hiring again

Emirate prepares for avalanche of visitors to World Expo fair in October and a steady pick up in international travel

Dubai expects doubling of visitors as curbs ease

Airports chief sees a sharp uptick coming in 2022

Israeli prime minister in first official visit to Egypt in a decade

Talks focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Lebanon

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