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The United States and Gulf states have imposed terror sanctions on Lebanon's Hizballah, including on the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and other top officials.

Detained in Dubai campaigners held a demonstration outside the UAE embassy in London on Tuesday, demanding information on Dubai's 'captive princess'.

Kuwait, Philippines sign deal to regulate domestic labour: minister

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Kuwait, Philippines sign deal to regulate domestic labour: minister

Kuwait and Manila signed a deal on Friday to regulate domestic workers, after a dispute between the two countries led to a ban on Filipino workers in the Gulf state.

Arab League calls for 'revision' of Iran nuclear deal

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Arab League calls for 'revision' of Iran nuclear deal

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit called for the Iran nuclear deal to be revised, a day after Trump pulled the US out of the historic accord ...

Energy and geopolitical earthquake: The Saudi-Russian long-term oil deal

Stasa Salacanin

Energy and geopolitical earthquake: The Saudi-Russian long-term oil deal

In-depth: Saudi Arabia and Russia’s closer political and commercial cooperation, going beyond regulation of oil prices, has indicated a new ...

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens their long-standing status, writes James M. Dorsey.

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Middle East's economic growth will not curb unemployment: IMF

Deeper reforms must be made to curb high unemployment rates in the Middle East, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

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Qatar to end controversial worker exit system

Experts have said that Qatar is likely to agree a landmark deal to end a system which requires migrant workers to seek their employers' ...

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Saudi women attend pro-wrestling event for first time

Saudi Arabia has allowed women to attend a WWE pro-wrestling show in Saudi Arabia for the first time, as the country's crown prince leads a ...

Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

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Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her ...

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, ...

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

James Snell

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

Comment: The president's transactional approach to foreign interventions shows Trump's always about the bottom line, writes James Snell.

Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

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Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

US President Donald Trump's administration has so far committed only $60 million to the UN's Palestinian refugee agency this year, down from ...

Leader's death a 'big blow' for Yemen's Houthi rebels

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Leader's death a 'big blow' for Yemen's Houthi rebels

The death of Houthi leader Saleh al-Sammad poses a big threat to Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to analysts.

Philippines apologises to Kuwait for 'rescuing' distressed domestic workers

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Philippines apologises to Kuwait for 'rescuing' distressed domestic workers

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers ...

The New Arab

Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid ongoing 'worker abuse' dispute

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers in the Gulf state.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran suggests regional dialogue to end 'hegemonic illusions'

Iran's foreign minister has suggested at the UN that open regional security talks should take place between Iran and its regional competitors.

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own ...

The New Arab

Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, Qatari state ...

UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

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UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration says some 87,000 people sought to reach war-torn Yemen from the Horn of Africa by boat in 2017.

Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their young ...

Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills

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Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills

Saudi Arabia carried out military drills on the country's east coast.

Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

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Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

The country's infrastructure is already stretched thin as it builds eight stadiums to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA ...

Amid aid cuts, Gaza NGOs in 'catastrophic crisis'

Ahmed Alnaouq

Amid aid cuts, Gaza NGOs in 'catastrophic crisis'

In-depth: The local Gazan NGO sector is in crisis due to the Israeli occupation, a lack of funding and political divisions between Palestinian ...

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