The agreement includes building warships and frigates in Saudi Arabia through a joint venture with the French firm. Military deals with Saudi Arabia have come under renewed scrutiny since the October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The European Parliament agreed a resolution condemning the detention and torture of women activists in Saudi Arabia. Now is the time for action. The world should not turn its back on wrongfully imprisoned women like Eman Al Nafjan.
When a ceasefire in Hodeida came into force in December last year, there was hope for people living through the nightmare of Yemen's civil war. But hope has been short-lived as stray bullets and starvation continue to claim lives.
Pope Francis on Monday (February 4) was welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and the Vice-President of UAE and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at Abu Dhabi's presidential palace.