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Violent geopolitical events in the region and collapsed oil prices have dented liquidity levels, according to a new report published on Sunday.

Yemen's Houthi rebels unleashed a fresh round of verbal attacks on their ally, former president Ali Abudllah Saleh on Friday, suggesting he be hanged at the historic Gate of Yemen.

US diplomat Tillerson joins landmark Saudi-Iraq meeting

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US diplomat Tillerson joins landmark Saudi-Iraq meeting

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended the first meeting of the joint Saudi-Iraqi coordination council in Riyadh on Sunday as part of his second visit to the Middle East.

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan denies rape accusation

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Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan denies rape accusation

Prominent Islamic scholar and academic Tariq Ramadan has denied charges of rape and sexual aggression, according to his lawyer.

US-backed forces seize major Syria oil field from IS

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US-backed forces seize major Syria oil field from IS

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the capture of the al-Omar oil field in the province of Deir az-Zour, which was seized ...

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Foreigners who joined IS face imminent death in Raqqa

As the final battle in Raqqa draws to a close, hundreds of foreign fighters remain in Syria, with few countries willing to recover their citizens who fought for IS.

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Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin

The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the ...

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Grieving Gaza families handed $50,000 blood money

An exiled Palestinian politician is regaining his influence in Gaza by offering $50,000 cheques to grieving families in exchange for ending ...

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Somalia readies for 'state of war' after deadliest attack

Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against al-Shabaab, as the death toll reached 358 for the ...

Iraq PM arrives on Saudi visit amid warming relations

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Iraq PM arrives on Saudi visit amid warming relations

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Riyadh for a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations ...

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Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

During Tillerson's Middle East visit, he hopes to achieve a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab ...

Three more ministries added to UAE's mammoth government

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Three more ministries added to UAE's mammoth government

Three more ministries were added to the UAE's already considerable government this week, including a ministry devoted to artificial intelligence.

Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil

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Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil

After capturing the city of Kirkul, Iraqi government fighters are driving deeper into Kurdish territory and look poised to make a grab for the ...

Two Hamas fighters injured in Gaza training explosion

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Two Hamas fighters injured in Gaza training explosion

An accidental explosion has injured two Hamas fighters during a training exercise in Gaza, as the Islamist movement vows not to close its armed ...

'US drone strike' kills suspected Yemeni <em>al</em>-Qaeda militants

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'US drone strike' kills suspected Yemeni al-Qaeda militants

At least six people were killed when a suspected US drone fired on a vehicle in southern Yemen, as Washington ramps up its war against ...

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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Hamas delegation visits Iran for Palestine reconciliation talks

A high-ranking Hamas delegation has begun a visit to Iran to inform its backers in Tehran about reconciliation efforts with rival Palestinian ...

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Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president

Lebanese judicial officials have said a court has sentenced in absentia two Lebanese citizens to death over the 1982 assassination of ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Iraq's Kurds missed an historic opportunity for success

Comment: Iraq’s Kurds overestimated the effectiveness of the Peshmerga, and missed an historic opportunity to protect their interests from Iran ...

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

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Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

A court in Baghdad on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region after he said Iraqi armed ...

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Saudi crown prince orders arrest of billionaire businessman

A Saudi billionaire, who is embroiled in a high-profile corruption case, was arrested on Wednesday following orders from the kingdom's young ...

Saudi activist helps women flee oppressive 'kingdom of fear'

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Saudi activist helps women flee oppressive 'kingdom of fear'

A Saudi activist has dedicated his life to helping Saudi women flee the ultraconservative kingdom and seek refuge in Western countries.

Israel strikes Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan

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Israel strikes Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan

Israel responded with tank fire into Syria on Thursday after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights, the ...

Tillerson blames Saudi bloc for impasse in Qatar crisis

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Tillerson blames Saudi bloc for impasse in Qatar crisis

The US will again try to resolve a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads back to the region to visit Saudi ...

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