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A high-level Saudi official is in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, to discuss his country’s role in reconstruction efforts

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

Qatar denies Saudi-led blockade will 'risk' 2022 World Cup

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Qatar denies Saudi-led blockade will 'risk' 2022 World Cup

Qatar has dismissed a report which alleged an 'increasing political risk' that the 2022 World Cup in Doha will not go ahead due to a siege by neighbouring countries.

Syria-Turkey border clashes as Ankara prepares for intervention

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Syria-Turkey border clashes as Ankara prepares for intervention

Firefights between Turkish troops and Hatay Tahrir al-Sham militants broke out on the border on Sunday, as Ankara prepares to back a ...

US influence wanes as King Salman visits Russia

Tallha Abdulrazaq

US influence wanes as King Salman visits Russia

Comment: With Saudi Arabia's reliance on an increasingly unreliable Washington at an all-time low, Riyadh is diversifying its allies to include ...

Jo Schietti

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been in-and-out of jail for the past four years. Campaigners are rallying around him and asking the world to speak out for Alaa.

Gehad Quisay

Mother of Nations, but not of all Egyptians

Comment: New articles to be added to Egyptian citizenship law give the military regime the final say over the Egyptian-ness of its citizens, ...

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UN delegation to visit Qatar to examine blockade impact

A UN delegation will visit Qatar to report on the impact of a blockade imposed by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries.

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Rights groups accuse UAE of war crimes in Libya

Libyan rights groups have claimed the UAE has committed war crimes in the oil-rich country, as a key backer of renegade general Khalifa Haftar's ...

Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

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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 ...

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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 ...

Snapchat blocks <em>Al</em> <em>Jazeera</em> in Saudi Arabia

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has found it thrust into the Riyadh-Doha fracas, as the social media giant blocks the Qatari media outlet Al Jazeera ...

Turkish troops mass on Syria border to 'enter Idlib'

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Turkish troops mass on Syria border to 'enter Idlib'

A convoy of Turkish army vehicles are positioned on the Syrian border, ready to enter rebel-held Idlib province as part of a Russian-Turkish ...

Mad monks: The greatest threat to Myanmar's fledgeling democracy

Aurangzeb Qureshi

Mad monks: The greatest threat to Myanmar's fledgeling democracy

An unlikely partnership has emerged in Myanmar between the Buddhist clergy and the military, allowing for horrific violence to develop against ...

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Israeli designer 'duped' Palestinian women into embroidering NYFW dress

A group of Palestinian bedouin women have accused an Israeli designer of deceit after a gown embroidered for New York Fashion Week was sponsored by a movement condoning Jewish settlements.

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London anti-Qatar conference headlined by pro-Israel anti-Iran hawks

A conference in London calling for a "bloodless coup" in Qatar is being headlined by a motley crew of right-wing advocates for war with Iran.

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all be held to ...

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Saudi Arabia suspends breakthrough talks with Qatar

Saudi Arabia has suspended talks with Qatar after accusing it of "distorting facts" of a phone call between the leaders of the two countries.

Qatari, Saudi leaders hold direct talks over crisis

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Qatari, Saudi leaders hold direct talks over crisis

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have agreed to hold talks to discuss a blockade imposed on Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states.

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Israel bars Al Jazeera from seminar on free speech

Israel's Government Press Office has reportedly banned Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief from attending a seminar on freedom of ...

Saudi authorities boot Qatar's beIN reporter from WC qualifier

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Saudi authorities boot Qatar's beIN reporter from WC qualifier

A reporter for Qatar's beIN sports was expelled from a stadium in Saudi Arabia as he attempted to cover a football match, in the latest move ...

America, not Pakistan is responsible for failings in Afghanistan

Usaid Siddiqui

America, not Pakistan is responsible for failings in Afghanistan

Comment: The narrative that Pakistan has hampered American efforts to 'rebuild' Afghanistan is a fallacy that American governments are happy to ...

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