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Analysis: Online apps are trusted by young Arabs, notes Everette E Dennis.

Digital news consumption and internet penetration has increased across the region, with two-thirds of Arabs saying they trust mass media rather than social media to report news fairly and accurately.

<em>Qatar</em> Airways announces $2bn Boeing plane order

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Qatar Airways announces $2bn Boeing plane order

Qatar Airways announced Tuesday it has placed an order worth more than $2 billion for six Boeing planes, which it said reflected the airline's continued expansion in the United States.

'Tortured like an animal': Indian woman describes Saudi nightmare

Diana Alghoul

'Tortured like an animal': Indian woman describes Saudi nightmare

Instead of being sent to Qatar to work as a tutor, her Mumbai based agency took her to the UAE before sending her to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia condones anti-Shia hate speech, says HRW

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Saudi Arabia condones anti-Shia hate speech, says HRW

Saudi Arabia is condoning hate speech against its Shia minority from the upper echelons of its religious establishment, schoolbooks and social ...

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Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani returned home from the UN General Assembly on Sunday evening, where he was received by thousands of his countrymen and expatriates who lined Doha's streets.

Paul McLoughlin

Indian scholar 'asked to leave' Oman after anti-Saudi speech

An Indian scholar has been asked to leave Oman, after making a speech at a local sharia college that criticised Saudi foreign policy.

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Analysts doubt benefits of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 diversification plan will do little to benefit the average Saudi citizen, and instead further ...

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Saudi women enter history books in 'first stadium visit'

Women in Saudi Arabia were finally allowed to enter a sports stadium on Saturday, to mark the conservative nation's 87th national day.

Hunger games: Geopolitics of the GCC's food insecurity

Amar Diwakar

Hunger games: Geopolitics of the GCC's food insecurity

Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the ...

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UAE 'withdraws' youth football team to avoid playing Qatar

The UAE has pulled its football team out of the AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers after the Asian Football Confederation rejected its request not ...

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

Saudi Arabia overturns Skype ban amid social media clampdown

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Saudi Arabia overturns Skype ban amid social media clampdown

Potential economic gains soften Saudi authorities' stance on voice calling apps, while a broader clampdown on free social media use continues.

Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

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Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

The Saudi government will monitor and censor calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp after lifting a ban on the services, a ...

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

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Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government ...

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Saudi prince calls for crucifixion of dissidents in poem

A Saudi prince has called for the crucifixion of dissidents in a patriotic poem that was published in the kingdom's mainstream media.

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

Comment: The United States' foreign policy under President Trump has been utterly confusing - dragging the Gulf Crisis on unnecessarily, writes ...

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Saudi crackdown on dissent 'linked to failed Qatar boycott'

A leading Saudi academic has said a recent wave of arrests has been an attempt by authorities to crackdown on opponents of the king-in-waiting's ...

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Saudi-led bloc 'called-off Qatar military action after Trump warning'

A Saudi-led bloc considered taking military action against Qatar at the start of a diplomatic crisis with the country before US ...

<em>Qatar</em> and Kuwait to force out North Korea workers

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Qatar and Kuwait to force out North Korea workers

Gulf states Qatar and Kuwait will no longer renew visas for North Korean workers, which should see all leave in the coming months or ...

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Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia has tied up defence agreement with the UK, just days after Gulf rival Qatar purchased fighter jets from the London.

<em>Qatar</em> emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but without ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

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Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

Saudi Arabia has reportedly detained a popular cleric and judiciary officials in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing "crackdown" on ...

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