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Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

15 December, 2017

Iraq hanged 38 people accused of belonging to militant groups as international rights groups voice concerns about use of the death penalty in Iraq.

Houthi missile fired at Riyadh 'made in Iran': Haley

14 December, 2017

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that a missile fired by the Houthi rebels at Saudi Arabia was made in Iran.

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

14 December, 2017

In-depth: Palestinian protesters angry at Trump's Jerusalem decision tell The New Arab they have little trust in their leadership and Arab allies.

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

14 December, 2017

Iraq has executed 38 militants belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offences, days after declaring victory over jihadists.

Saudi king approves $19 billion private sector boost

14 December, 2017

The Saudi monarch has approved a list of economic measures put forward by his son Mohammed bin Salman, designed to boost the private sector, with emphasis on technology and housing.

Guterres: Iran may be defying UN on missiles

14 December, 2017

The UN chief said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

14 December, 2017

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

14 December, 2017

The deputy head of Yemen's rebel administration has fled a crackdown by Houthi insurgents in Sanaa following the killing of his ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, sources said Wednesday.

Israeli army spokesman gets byline in Saudi outlet Elaph

13 December, 2017

A news website has become the first mainstream Saudi outlet to run an article co-written by a serving Israeli army officer, adding further credence to reports of growing Saudi-Israeli relations.

Israeli intelligence minister invites Saudi crown prince to visit

13 December, 2017

Israel's intelligence minister Yisrael Katz told Saudi media that Israel would be happy to host Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman amid rumours of rapprochement between the two countries.

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