New Kuwait emir stresses unity in first speech

Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah succeeded his late brother Sheikh Sabah to become the new emir of Kuwait on Wednesday.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Sep 30, 2020
al-monitor Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (2-R) reads a statement after being sworn in as Kuwait's new emir at the National Assembly in Kuwait City, as parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanem (L) looks on, on Sept. 30, 2020. Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images.

UAE begins bid for UN Security Council seat

The Gulf country is seeking to become a nonpermanent member of the United Nations body for the 2022-2023 term.

Al-Monitor Staff | United Nations | Sep 30, 2020

UAE announces first Arab mission to the moon

The United Arab Emirates seeks to become the fourth country in the world to land on the lunar surface, its leader announced today.

Al-Monitor Staff | Technology | Sep 29, 2020

Human rights group launches two years after death of founder Jamal Khashoggi

The Washington Post columnist founded the Democracy for the Arab World, or DAWN, in the months before his 2018 murder.

Al-Monitor Staff | Khashoggi | Sep 29, 2020

Kuwaiti emir dead at 91

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died in a US hospital, according to Kuwaiti state television.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Sep 29, 2020