Gulf

Saudi-led coalition says it downs two Houthi drones

A coalition spokesperson said the Houthis launched two drones in the direction of residential areas in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Monitor Staff | Yemen war | Jun 1, 2020
al-monitor Missiles and drone aircraft are seen on display at an exhibition in an unidentified location in Yemen in this undated handout photo released by the Houthi Media Office on Sept. 17, 2019. Photo by Houthi Media Office/Handout via REUTERS.

Oman’s public sector reform risks brain drain

By letting go of thousands of foreign experts, Oman risks losing know-how central to achieve economic diversification.

Sebastian Castelier | Economy and trade | Jun 1, 2020
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Emirates airline reportedly cut jobs

The Dubai-based carrier let go of pilots and flight attendants as it resumes flights during the crisis in global travel, Reuters reported.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jun 1, 2020
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Can Saudi Arabia fix Yemen’s anti-Houthi coalition?

Following the breakdown of the Riyadh agreement, and renewed fighting in April, Saudi Arabia hosted the STC president to discuss the situation, but it remains doubtful the Gulf state can offer an easy solution if the war with the Houthis is not settled first.

Jared Szuba | Yemen war | May 29, 2020
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In latest spending cut, Oman not renewing majority of foreign consultant contracts

Contracts will not be renewed for at least 70% of foreign experts and consultants working for the Omani government.

Al-Monitor Staff | Economy and trade | May 29, 2020
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