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Saudi Arabia retracts '40,000 Egyptian troops in Yemen' comment

19 April, 2017

A Saudi general has stepped back from previous comments he made claiming that Egypt had offered to send up to 40,000 ground troops to Yemen to fight Houthi rebels.

Egypt's Sisi offered Riyadh 40,000 soldiers for Yemen war

17 April, 2017

Egypt's president Sisi had proposed sending 40 thousand Egyptian ground forces to Yemen to fight with the Saudi-led Arab coalition against the Houthi rebels, a Saudi general has revealed.

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

17 April, 2017

The long read: Nael Shama asks what future lies ahead for Arab societies, if the choice - six years after the Arab Spring, is between tyrannical regimes and Islamist parties.

Abbas seeks 'unprecedented' steps to end Palestinian split

13 April, 2017

Mahmoud Abbas says he will take 'unprecedented steps' to end the political division between his West Bank based autonomy government and the Hamas run Gaza Strip.

Britain must speak up on UAE's human rights violations

12 April, 2017

Comment: Post-Brexit, the UK is looking to increase its trading relationship with the UAE, and has failed to condemn recent escalating repression in the Gulf state, writes Joe Odell.

Philippine president meets Saudi king amid labour rights concerns

12 April, 2017

Pressure is piling on Rodrigo Duterte to deal with the issue of Filipino workers not receiving their salaries in Saudi Arabia.

Five Sudanese troops killed in Yemen: army

11 April, 2017

An officer and five troops were killed while on duty in Yemen, the Sudanese military said in a rare announcement made on Tuesday.

Asian migrants 'exploited' looking for work in the Gulf

11 April, 2017

A Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights study found that Asian migrants workers face exploitation trying to get a job in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in Arab Gulf.

Iraq's Sadr warns Assad could share Gaddafi's fate

11 April, 2017

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Tuesday warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that he risked suffering the same fate as slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi if he did not step down.

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine's controversial president, starts Arab Gulf tour

11 April, 2017

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte will discuss investment opportunities and the welfare of Filipino workers during his tour in the Gulf, including in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar.

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