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In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 revolution, writes Anna Boots.

Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel has been closed for bookings since November, after more than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen were rounded up in an anti-corruption purge.

Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

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Tunisia announces social reforms after week of unrest

Following a week of unrest in Tunisia, authorities announced social reforms on Saturday, including improved health care and aid to the needy.

Morocco to begin floating its currency: PM

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Morocco to begin floating its currency: PM

Morocco will begin to lessen regulations on its currency, Prime Minister Saad-Eddine al-Othmani, said on Friday, in a bit to "strengthen ...

First female football fans enter Saudi stadiums

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First female football fans enter Saudi stadiums

Friday marks a landmark in Saudi Arabia's programme of modernising reforms, with women attending their first football match in the conservative ...

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Germany 'to cap' yearly refugee arrivals to about 200,000

The agreement calls for parliament to pass a law by the end of July allowing 1,000 family members per month to come to Germany.

Guma El-Gamaty

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Comment: Increased oil production and the prospect of elections mean many are hoping 2018 will be the year conflict finally comes to an end in ...

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Ghosts of 1979: Iran protests won't bring regime change

Comment: Unlike 1979, there is no unifying force among the anti-government protesters, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador ...

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Khamenei: Protests 'American and Zionist' plot to overthrow government

Iran's supreme leader praised pro-government rallies, boasting to have foiled "enemy plots" from the US and Israel, to overthrow the theocratic ...

Exiled Iranian prince sees chance for regime change

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Exiled Iranian prince sees chance for regime change

Reza Pahlavi, the exiled son of Iran's last shah before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and a critic of the country's clerical leaders, has endorsed ...

Imogen Lambert

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Comment: The UK must challenge its nostalgia for empire before it can move towards a progressive political future, writes Imogen Lambert.

Syrian boy given lifetime gym membership following heartbreaking photo

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Syrian boy given lifetime gym membership following heartbreaking photo

A Syrian boy who works as a shoe shiner in Turkey has been given lifetime membership for a gym, after a photo broke hearts across the country.

Around 3,700 arrested during Iran protests: lawmaker

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Around 3,700 arrested during Iran protests: lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker said some 3,700 people were arrested by security forces during several days of protests in the country, a far higher figure ...

Cutting bread subsidies could make Jordan the next Syria

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Cutting bread subsidies could make Jordan the next Syria

Jordan could find itself becoming the next Syria if it doesn't take heed of previous bread riots and insists on cutting bread subsidies writes ...

2018: From the frying pan into the fire

Robert Springborg

2018: From the frying pan into the fire

Comment: The Middle East in 2018 faces plenty of known difficulties and challenges. But there are also some 'known unknowns' lurking, writes ...

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EU to invite Iran FM for talks over protests

Germany has invited Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for talks on recent protests in Iran, which left at least 21 people dead after a fierce government crackdown.

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Iranian oil tanker ablaze off China, crew still missing

An Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, as 32 crew ...

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HRW denounces detention of Saudi cleric over 'pro-Qatar' tweet

Human Rights Watch says Saudi authorities are holding a prominent Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah without charge after he tweeted remarks seen as ...

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Saudi living cost handouts to top $13 billion

Riyadh doubled gasoline prices last week and implemented a five percent VAT on a broad range of goods and services, but will foot the bill for ...

Oman agrees Saudi funding project for Duqm industrial area

Paul McLoughlin

Oman agrees Saudi funding project for Duqm industrial area

Saudi Arabia will help finance Oman's ambitious diversification plans with a $210 investment boost for the sultanate's Duqm port project.

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Arrested Saudi princes charged after protesting royal benefit cuts

Eleven Saudi princes face trials in the kingdom after being arrested for a protest against the end of state subsidies for their utility bills, ...

Protests erupt in Sudan as bread prices soar

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Protests erupt in Sudan as bread prices soar

Sudanese police used tear gas to scatter hundreds of demonstrators protesting skyrocketing bread prices, as Sudan's economic woes persist into ...

Trump gets defensive over doubts about his mental state

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Trump gets defensive over doubts about his mental state

Trump's response to the allegations in Wolff's bombshell book has Washington focusing anew on the question of the US leader' stability and ...

11 Saudi princes detained for protesting austerity measures

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11 Saudi princes detained for protesting austerity measures

Saudi authorities detained 11 princes who gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against austerity measures that included ...

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