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Son of Saudi death row cleric blasts ‘brutal regime'

05 September, 2018

Speaking to The New Arab, Abdallah al-Awdah lambasted the charges brought against his father that now might have him executed by the regime he called as brutal as IS

Qatar becomes first GCC state offering expats permanent residence

05 September, 2018

In a landmark move to improve workers' rights, Qatar said it would grant up to 100 permanent residencies to non-GCC expats a year.

Migrant workers celebrate landmark Qatari labour reform

05 September, 2018

Foreign workers will now be allowed to leave the country without requiring their employer's permission.

Sisi reminds Salah who's really King of Egypt

04 September, 2018

Comment: The Sisi regime's treatment of Salah is designed to take him down a peg or two, and reiterate that he's their property, writes Sam Hamad.

Leading Islamic organisation condemns Saudi trial of cleric

04 September, 2018

A leading Islamic organisation has condemned Saudi Arabia for seeking the death penalty against moderate cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awdah.

Saudi Arabia threatens online satirists with jail time

04 September, 2018

Saudi Arabia has continued its clampdown on dissent and online freedoms with the threat of a five-year prison term for online satirists.

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passengers

04 September, 2018

Middle Eastern airlines are continuing to take the market share from international rivals, so long as global air passenger demand continues to rise, writes Alex Macheras.

Saudi government prosecutors demand 'death penalty' for moderate cleric

04 September, 2018

Saudi Arabia's prosecutor, which represents the Riyadh government, has leveled 37 counts against moderate cleric Salman al-Awdah, and called for the death penalty, reported Saudi newspaper Okaz on Tuesday.

Saudi king's brother condemns 'devastating war' in Yemen

04 September, 2018

The brother of Saudi King Salman has made rare public criticism of the war in Yemen, blaming the monarch and powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the devastating conflict.

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

03 September, 2018

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to go on display on September 18.

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