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Ali Mushaima, who has been stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, has launched a hunger strike demanding medical aid for his dying, imprisoned father.

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

French foreign minister visits Libya to boost election push

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French foreign minister visits Libya to boost election push

Maintaining pressure on Libyan leaders to prepare for polls, the French foreign minister announced a million-dollar donation to organise the elections.

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

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UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid ...

China 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.

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Libya state oil company shuts terminal after attack

Crude exports at Libya's Zawiya terminal was halted on Tuesday, after an attack in which four workers were kidnapped, prompting a decrease in production.

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UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

A UN envoy warned that a "handful" of Libyans were attempting to prevent elections being held in the country later this year.

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Libya to reopen key southern oilfield

Production stopped at al-Fil due to a strike by the local branch of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, which demanded higher salaries.

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Libya resumes oil exports from eastern terminals following clashes

The internationally recognised National Oil Company said production and export levels would return to 'normal levels' within hours.

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

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EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

As the EU grapples with the issue of migration from Africa and the Middle East, European Parliament chief in Libya called for a 'blacklist' of ...

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Bahrain's top Shia cleric leaves to UK for treatment

Bahrain's top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim left Manama for treatment in London on Monday following a deterioration in his health.

ICC issues second arrest warrant for Libyan militia chief

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ICC issues second arrest warrant for Libyan militia chief

Libyan militia chief Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli is wanted by the International Criminal Court over the cold-blooded killings of 10 ...

Libya oil output faces cuts as Haftar seizes ports

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Libya oil output faces cuts as Haftar seizes ports

Libya's economy relies heavily on oil, with production at 1.6 million barrels per day under former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya's Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

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Libya's Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

The military strongman announced the capture of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya which was outside his forces' control.

Armed men attack Libya deputy prime minister's residence

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Armed men attack Libya deputy prime minister's residence

A group of unidentified armed men have attacked a deputy prime minister of Libya, after her expressed support for the eastern authority's claim ...

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE pledge Bahrain bail out

Bahrain's wealthy neighbours are set to announce a support package to prop up the island state's economy.

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Libya government warns oil exports by rival administration 'illegal'

The country's National Oil Corporation warned any purchase contracts signed with the eastern administration would not be honoured.

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Bahrain court jails two over anti-government social media posts

Activist Najah Ahmad Youssef, detained since April 2017, was jailed over Facebook comments criticising the Bahraini Grand Prix.

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Haftar hands oil ports to unrecognised eastern authority

Khalifa Haftar announced Libya's oil crescent is now under control of the administration based in the east of the country.

France slams Bahrain in rare criticism over human rights

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France slams Bahrain in rare criticism over human rights

French ambassador to Bahrain Cecile Longe said that Paris was deeply concerned by the "treatment of human rights defenders and political ...

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Haftar forces announce capture of two oil exports

Haftar announced a new offensive to "crush the enemy" moments before forces declared two key oil export terminals recaptured.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

Don't miss a move with our liveblog of England and Tunisia's opening Russia 2018 match.

Israel UN officials to visit Bahrain later this month

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Israel UN officials to visit Bahrain later this month

An Israeli delegation will visit Bahrain later this month for a UN cultural agency UNESCO meet in the capital Manama, an official has said.

Libya oil chief calls for militias to withdraw

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Libya oil chief calls for militias to withdraw

The head of Libya's state oil company on Saturday called on militias who have launched an offensive in the country's 'oil crescent' region to ...

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