American University of Sharjah (AUS) president Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al-Qassimi has urged governments and technology firms to do more to include women in policymaking, in a speech at the Women in Tech Global Summit in Paris.
Iran has appointed Alireza Enayati as its ambassador to Saudi Arabia, following the China-brokered rapprochement between the two Gulf powers in March. Enayati previously served as ambassador to Kuwait, from 2014 to 2019.
Princess Sara Bint Mashour Bin Abdelaziz, wife of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), launched an education centre for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and maths, in a rare public outing for the 'first lady'.
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority chair Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum announced the birth of her second daughter, Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal, in a post on her Instagram account.
Former Italian foreign affairs minister Luigi di Maio was named as the European Union’s special representative for the Gulf region. Critics have questioned his suitability for the role, given the difficulties in Italian-Gulf relations when he was foreign minister.
Rashed Al-Makhawi, a former UAE ambassador to Germany, has lost a case in London's High Court in which Emirates NBD bank was seeking to enforce a $57.5m judgement against him made by the Dubai courts.
Iran released Frenchman Benjamin Briere and French/Irish national Bernard Phelan from prison, describing it as a goodwill gesture. But it executed Swedish-Iranian national Habib Chaab, drawing condemnation from the EU.
UAE Football Association President Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi resigned from his position on the federation’s board of directors. He is also chairman of Ajman's Municipality and Planning Department.
Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company is seeking compensation from former chairman Sheikh Nasser Bin Ali Bin Saud Al-Thani "for his responsibility for the mistakes he made" while in charge of the business.
Qatar will hold elections for the Central Municipal Council (CMC) on 22 June. The first election for the council was held in March 1999 and polls have been held every four years since then.
Ajman Ruler Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi travelled to Dubai to offer condolences on the death of his sister-in-law Sheikha Mozah Bint Zayed Bin Saqr Al-Nahyan. Other members of Ajman’s ruling family also made the trip.
There are clear signs of fatigue and apathy among both voters and candidates, as the Kuwaiti electorate and candidates gear up for yet another National Assembly (parliament) election on 6 June. It will be the third national poll in as many years.
The Bahraini government has rowed back on changes to its school curriculum involving Jews and Israel, after criticism from local preachers, Shura Council members and others. While heavily promoted by the government, Bahrain’s normalisation deal with Israel remains deeply controversial among the population.
A five-day meeting in Aden concluded with leaders from other factions joining the Southern Transitional Council (STC), prompting warnings from Houthi rebels and others about the growing risk of the secessionist movement gaining ground in Yemen.
Qatari Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al-Thani has made another revised bid to buy Manchester United Football Club (MUFC), in an effort to see off a rival approach from United Kingdom-based petrochemicals giant Ineos Group’s boss Jim Ratcliffe.
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