The booklet would offer vaccinated individuals significant freedom from Covid-19 safety restrictions.
The move could open the market to numerous fintech services, spurring competition and increasing users' options when it comes to managing their own finances.
Yousuf Al-Jaida of the Qatar Financial Centre says the end of the blockade on Qatar is a "historic moment" that will bring more travel and more access to markets in the region. He says he's "very optimistic" about more foreign direct investment inflows coming into Doha.
Brits flooded Dubai resorts to escape the harsh U.K. winter lockdown, triggered by the discovery of a rapidly spreading new coronavirus strain.
A recent law passed by Iran's hawkish Parliament mandates that Iran ramp up its nuclear program on multiple fronts.
Angus Blair of the American University in Cairo says it was a "very practical solution" for Gulf countries to bring Qatar back into the fold in a time where the region has been hit economically by Covid, but there still might be resistance behind the scenes. He also weighs in on Saudi Arabia's plans to build a zero-carbon city.
Its high debt levels aside, Qatar is better insulated from periods of low oil prices compared to most other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, says Krisjanis Krustins at Fitch Ratings.
The Al-Ula declaration resolves all of the outstanding issues that Qatar and other Arab nations had, said Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud, Saudi's foreign minister.
Resolving the Qatari dispute allows the Gulf Cooperation Council's countries to promote greater mutual security interests and economic integration, says Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had imposed a diplomatic, trade and travel blockade on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.
Iran is increasing its uranium enrichment activities and harassing ships because it wants to be able to walk back these escalations when President-elect Joe Biden comes to negotiate a nuclear deal, says Kirsten Fontenrose, director of the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative. She also explains why Iran targeted a South Korean tanker instead of a Chinese or European one.
Washington has been pursuing Middle East deals — the others involving Israel and Arab states — aimed at building a united front against Iran.
Google Cloud and Saudi Aramco will partner to deliver cloud infrastructure to Saudi Arabia, as Covid-19 accelerates rapid digital adoption in the Gulf.
The emirate's first batch of the Pfizer vaccines landed at Dubai International Airport late Tuesday night from Brussels.
Outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette visited Abu Dhabi to discuss regional energy security with counterparts from the UAE, Bahrain and Israel.
A fuel transport ship was attacked by an explosive-laden boat in the fuel terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia early on Monday.
Organizers expect 25 million visitors to attend over the course of the six-month event, despite concerns about the pandemic’s impact on travel and tourism.
Israel's Danny Danon discusses what a Joe Biden presidency spells for foreign policy in the region.
The next billion dollar business in the Middle East will emerge from the United Arab Emirates, according to one of the region's most prominent entrepreneurs.
Pfizer and its partner BioNTech last month agreed to provide Israel with 8 million doses of the vaccine.