Socotra, a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its unique natural environment, is located in the shipping lane linking Asia to the Europe via the Red sea and Suez Canal.
The coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East is likely to remain under control despite the easing of restrictions in recent weeks, as long as strict social distancing continues to be enforced, experts told CNBC.
The United States welcomes the announcement by the Saudi-led coalition of a ceasefire in Yemen, the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV channel reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker.
Famines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
His group "committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our forces," NBC News reports.
Despite ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Ahmad Al-Khatib, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said the kingdom is "very safe" and he doesn't see the disorder impacting tourist numbers.
The U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top commander showed Tehran that it can't get away with its provocations, Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal said.
There's a limited upside in oil prices, amid a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy as global oil supply exceeds demand, said David Bailin, CIO of Citi Private Bank.
It's been four days since the U.S. precision drone strike that killed Iran's Quds army commander Qasem Soleimani. Thankfully, we have not seen the outbreak of World War III as of yet. But we have learned three valuable lessons.
Qasem Soleimani's killing could trigger Iranian proxy attacks and cyber sabotage against the U.S. and its allies.
The Iranian response could come in "many different guises, many different places at any time," Gerald Feierstein, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, said.
The kingdom aims to bring international and domestic visits to Saudi Arabia to 100 million annually by 2030.
Saudi Arabia has the right to defend itself against any further strikes, Raab added.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defence Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations, media said.
Damage to the top OPEC producer's oil facilities ignited fears of supply disruption around the world and has sent crude prices soaring.
Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander at NATO, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" team to break down the impact of of drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and what the next steps will be.
Keith Bliss, Cuttone & Company senior vice president; Helima Croft, managing director of RBC Capital Markets; and Ayham Kamel of Eurasia Group join CNBC's "Closing Bell" team to break down the impact of of drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and what it means for the industry and global economy.
CNBC's "Power Lunch" team discusses oil markets after attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities with Andy Lipow of Lipow Oil Associates and Mike Kelly of Seaport Global Securities.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Iran's response to the Saudi Aramco attacks.
Brent crude surged by as much as 19.5% to reach $71.95 per barrel on Monday, the biggest intra-day jump since the Gulf War in 1991.