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Russia gets Turkey onside by partly financing S-400 deal

13 December, 2017

Russia's S-400 has become one of the 'must buys' for military focused Middle East states. Turkey's bid to buy the Russian air defence system will be partly financed by Moscow.

President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

13 December, 2017

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a Russian airbase in Latakia.

Egypt's Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

13 December, 2017

Egypt's Mohamed Salah was named the BBC's African footballer of the year on Monday following a record number of votes.

Kuwait swears in new cabinet as government teeters on

13 December, 2017

A new younger Kuwaiti cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday, which has been dubbed a 'transitional government' with fears the new ministers won't last long in their jobs.

UN probes 'Iraq army abuses' during battles with Kurds

13 December, 2017

The UN mission to Iraq says it is investigating allegations of human rights abuses following clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters in a disputed city last October.

Qatar projects smaller budget deficit, increased spending for 2018

13 December, 2017

Qatar has announced that expects its budget deficit to decline marginally next year as the economy absorbs the aftershock of a Saudi-led boycott.

Saudi Arabia might enrich uranium in US nuclear deal

13 December, 2017

A US nuclear company might Russian and Chinese sidestep rivals looking to build reactors in Saudi Arabia, by offering uranium refinement if Donald Trump relaxes current restrictions.

Trump could allow Assad to stay on as president

12 December, 2017

Washington's Syria policy could be about to take a dramatic u-turn, after media reports suggest that Trump might allow Assad to stay on as president until planned 2021 elections.

Saudis call for boycotting America after Trump's Jerusalem move

12 December, 2017

Despite Saudi Arabia's muted response to Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, twitter users called for a boycott of American goods and franchises.

Russia suspends Yemen diplomatic mission, moves to Riyadh

12 December, 2017

Russia suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, official sources said on Tuesday.

Sisi's prisons 'breeding ground' for radicalisation: former prisoner

12 December, 2017

Rights groups estimate political prisoners in Egypt to be around a staggering 60,000. The injustice in Egypt's prisons has left many seeking revenge.

Qassem Soleimani 'prepared to support Palestinian forces against Israel'

12 December, 2017

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani said Tehran is ready to extend support to Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after a controversial US move.

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