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Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi courts on terrorism charges.

Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

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Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

Saudi-backed government forces launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hodeida, birthing fresh fears for civilian casualties in the western port city.

WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for 'another payday'

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WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for 'another payday'

Saudi Arabia will be the venue for another, little-known wrestling tournament from the WWE franchise.

Qatar sovereign wealth fund replaces chief executive

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Qatar sovereign wealth fund replaces chief executive

After four-years in the job, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed al-Thani has stepped ...

Malaysia to formally charge Najib Razak with corruption

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Malaysia to formally charge Najib Razak with corruption

Malaysia's former prime minister will be formally charged with allegedly looting millions in state funds.

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Cricklewood mosque attack: Muslim stewards 'stopped another London Bridge'

Witnesses of a Islamophobic car-ramming attack in northwest London on Tuesday night spoke of the bravery of Muslim stewards whose actions might have saved dozens of lives.

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Yemen central bank raises interest rates to boost riyal

Since the start of a Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi rebels in March 2015, the Yemeni riyal has lost more than two-thirds of its value.

Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

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Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Assad ...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the "Me Too" ...

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Image of Egypt's Mubarak appears after death rumours

A social media account supportive of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has shared an image of the ageing ex-leader days after unconfirmed reports circulated of his death.

Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

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Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

In the five years since the Egyptian military overthrew a democratically-elected government, Sisi's regime has launched the largest crackdown on critics in its modern history

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Saudi Arabia bans Qatar camels from grazing its land

Saudi Arabia has banned foreign shepherds from grazing livestock on its territory after a blockade on Qatar led to the deaths of hundreds of stranded camels last year.

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Members of Yemen's Bahai minority could face death penalty

Two dozens members of Yemen's Bahai minority could be executed, following 'trumped up charges' by rebels in control of the capital, Amnesty has warned.

Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

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Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

Israel's military expressed 'sorrow' for the deaths of the Russian crew members ...

Hizballah-friendly neighbourhood names Beirut street after suspected Hariri assassin

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Hizballah-friendly neighbourhood names Beirut street after suspected Hariri assassin

A Beirut street has been named after a Hizballah military commander, and one of the main suspects in Rafik Hariri’s assassination.

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Saudi-led coalition 'kills 18 Yemen fishermen' in rebel-held Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis rebels has reportedly killed several fishermen off the coast of the port city of Hodeida, a day after the coalition launched a new offensive.

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Pakistan PM to visit Riyadh on first trip

The South Asian country is facing a balance-of-payments crisis and is looking to avoid a new IMF bailout.

Saudi Arabia invests $1bn in Tesla competitor Lucid

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Saudi Arabia invests $1bn in Tesla competitor Lucid

The kingdom signed off on Monday a $1 billion investment in US carmaker Lucid Motors, despite facing a budget deficit of more than $260 billion.

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