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Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes Mona Alami.

In-depth: Peace talks between Baghdad and Erbil have broken down and experts believe this could see a return to violence, writes Paul Iddon.

US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

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US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

US officials are reportedly growing concerned over Mohammad bin Salman's "reckless" behaviour in Saudi Arabia following mass arrests and Hariri's resignation.

Egyptian singer Sherine in hot water over Nile 'insult'

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Egyptian singer Sherine in hot water over Nile 'insult'

Sherine, one of the most popular singers in the Middle East has been banned from performing in her native Egypt and could face trial for ...

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah, writes Sam Hamad.

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Syrians end two-week hunger strike in Athens

A group of Syrian refugees who launched a hunger strike in Athens over the plight of families waiting to be reunited in Germany ended their ...

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Turkey's Erdogan in Qatar for economic talks with Emir

Turkey's president has arrived in Qatar to hold talks with the country's emir, as a crisis that has split Qatar from its Gulf neighbours enters ...

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Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting ...

UAE arrests two Swiss journalists over Louvre coverage

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UAE arrests two Swiss journalists over Louvre coverage

Journalists covering the opening of Abu Dhabi Louvre museum for a Swiss broadcaster were arrested and held for two days, their employer said ...

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'Pro-Saudi hackers' take over Lebanon government websites, threaten war

A hacking collective has breached several Lebanese government websites and posted a message threatening war with Saudi Arabia.

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

James M. Dorsey

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the ...

Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

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Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

Doha said it is looking into claims that the UAE attempted to sabotage the Qatari riyal and take the World Cup from the Gulf state.

Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

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Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf political ...

Saudi-led blockade made Qatar stronger, says former official

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Saudi-led blockade made Qatar stronger, says former official

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has said a Saudi-led blockade against Doha has strengthened the gas-rich Gulf emirate.

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Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

A string of grisly discoveries were made at a military base near the Islamic State group's former bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, reports said on Saturday.

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IS has cost Iraq 'more than $100 billion': Abadi

The battle to defeat the Islamic State group has cost Iraq more than $100 billion in damages, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday.

Marcus Montgomery

Bin Salman's economic anxiety is risking war with Iran

Comment: At the core of MbS' decision-making is the overwhelming economic anxiety he has developed as he seeks to fundamentally change the Saudi ...

Rami Almeghari

Agreement over Rafah crossing stirs controversy in Gaza

In-depth: Gazans do not want European observers reporting their movements to Israel, reports Rami Almeghari.

Tunisia's migrants and the man who digs their graves

Marta Bellingreri

Tunisia's migrants and the man who digs their graves

In-depth: Chamseddine, a former fisherman, finds the corpses along the coast and arranges their burial, reports Marta Bellingreri.

Bachar Halabi

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Comment: The Saudi leadership understands the need to play the image game, selling tokenistic women's rights reforms while arresting hundreds of ...

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

Austin Bodetti

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

In-depth: While the evidence behind the allegations remains classified, few dispute that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula spread throughout ...

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

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The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

The many missed-steaks of halal slaughter

Ruqaya Izzidien

The many missed-steaks of halal slaughter

Comment: Halal abattoirs are cruel - they require cattle and poultry to be alive at the time of killing...

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