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Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

A Chinese newspaper has justified Bejing's ongoing onslaught against the country's minority Uighur Muslim population, saying the crackdown is needed to prevent a second Syria or Libya.

Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

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Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

US sanctions targeting Iran could force France's Total to cede a giant gas project to China.

<em>China</em> delays mosque demolition after protests

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China delays mosque demolition after protests

Authorities in northern China delayed the demolition of a massive mosque on Saturday after thousands of people demonstrated to stop its ...

Turkish lira continues to nosedive, amid 'economic war'

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Turkish lira continues to nosedive, amid 'economic war'

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks to buy the lira, as it plunges to record lows against the US dollar.

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Saudi Arabia crucifies man convicted of murder

Saudi Arabia says it executed and crucified a man from Myanmar convicted of killing a woman and carrying out other crimes.

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Dubai woman arrested for running online sex shop

An Egyptian woman accused of selling sex dolls and toys in Dubai has said that a cache of over 1,000 sex toys was for personal use.

Derek Davison

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, ...

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Trump's unilateral sanctions against Iran take effect

The US president announced in May Washington's 180-day wind-down period for businesses to halt their activities in Iran.

Countries trading with Iran will lose US business: Trump

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Countries trading with Iran will lose US business: Trump

US President Donald Trump warned countries doing business with Iran will lose out on trade with the United States.

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Rouhani to address Iranians on eve of sanctions

The Iranian president will address foreign policy and the economy as well as respond to US President Donald Trump.

Flying into trouble: Middle East drone wars

CJ Werleman

Flying into trouble: Middle East drone wars

Comment: The need for clear and unambiguous controls on the use and proliferation of drones has never been greater, writes CJ Werleman.

Iran’s parliament to question president over economic woes

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Iran’s parliament to question president over economic woes

Iran’s parliament announced on Wednesday it would hold a special session to question President Hassan Rouhani about the plummeting currency and ...

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

Uri Levy

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

The veteran Swede is poised to take the Lions of Mesopotamia to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after an improved offer was approved by Iraq's Football ...

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Elisabeth Siegel

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

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Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on 7 September to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict.

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US sanctions entities 'linked to Syria chemical weapons programme'

There have been at least 85 chemical attacks across Syria since 2013.

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Beijing ramped up arrests of Uighur Muslims: report

Twenty-one percent of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang province, despite the area making up just 1.5 percent of the ...

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Iran sacks central bank chief, as rial's slide continues

The outgoing central bank chief Valiollah Seif is widely viewed as mishandling a currency crisis that has seen the rial's value plunge by more ...

Kuwait agrees to buy North Sea oil pipeline firm

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Kuwait agrees to buy North Sea oil pipeline firm

Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund will buy a stake in North Sea Midstream Partners, as the Gulf state furthers its outreach in the country.

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Turkey furthers Africa outreach with Erdogan tour of continent

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will further his outreach to Africa next week, as he visits two African nations as well as a BRICS summit.

UAE, <em>China</em> sign raft of deals after Xi visit

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UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a ...

<em>China</em> president due in UAE for high-profile visit

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China president due in UAE for high-profile visit

China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

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