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Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater democratisation, writes Malia Bouattia.

Saudi Arabia kicked off a two-day conference for Muslim scholars expected to produce a fatwa denouncing the tactics of the Taliban, as the US puts pressure on the Afghan militants.

Bahrain's top Shia cleric leaves to UK for treatment

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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.

'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

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'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman previously wrote to French president Emmanuel Macron over his concerns about a potential ...

'Please stop' tweeting about oil, Iran tells Trump

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'Please stop' tweeting about oil, Iran tells Trump

OPEC representative Hossein Kazempour Ardebili has frequently blasted Trump for his tweets about the oil cartel.

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Trump demands Saudis compensate Iranian oil shortages he caused

Trump attacked OPEC on Sunday, accusing it of "manipulating" the oil market, demanding a production increase of 2 million barrels to counter the sanctions on Iranian oil that he imposed.

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Iran to foil US bid to block oil exports

A senior Iranian official said Tehran would defeat US efforts to block its oil exports, warning rival producer Saudi Arabia it would never take ...

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Trump says Saudi king agrees to increase oil production

Trump has repeatedly lashed out at OPEC on Twitter in recent months, piling pressure on Riyadh, a major ally, to boost output.

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Kuwait emir's eldest son undergoes major surgery

Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Sabah underwent surgery abroad to remove a lung tumour.

Netanyahu met with Saudi crown prince in Amman: report

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Netanyahu met with Saudi crown prince in Amman: report

The two countries share a number of strategic interests, including their desire to rollback Iran's regional influence.

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Israel greenlights railway link to Saudi Arabia: Israel TV

Israel's prime minister has greenlighted work to begin on planned railroad network that will connect the Jewish state to Saudi Arabia, Israeli ...

Trump's MidEast team talk Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in Egypt

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Trump's MidEast team talk Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in Egypt

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt continued their Middle East tour in Cairo with President Sisi.

Kushner, Trump envoy visit Saudi Arabia's crown prince

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Kushner, Trump envoy visit Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Trump adviser Jared Kushner and US envoy Jason Greenblatt met with the Saudi crown prince to discuss the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace ...

Head of Saudi entertainment authority sacked

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Head of Saudi entertainment authority sacked

The head of Saudi's entertainment authority was sacked, as Mohammed bin Salman continues an image overhaul in the country.

Russia humiliates Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

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Russia humiliates Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

The Saudi performance was so bad that local press have already discussed whether to sack coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.

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Yemen president visits UAE for first time since dispute

Yemen president made his first visit to the UAE since the two nations clashed over Abu Dhabi's deployment of troops to Socotra island.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer billions to crisis-hit Jordan

Jordan has been rocked in recent days by mass protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike as the government pushes measures to slash ...

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Saudis host four-nation meeting over Jordan crisis

Saudi Arabia hosted a meeting centring on Jordan's economic crisis.

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Russia snubs Saudi threats over Qatar military deal

Russia will supply Qatar with an anti-aircraft missile system despite reported Saudi threats to take military action over the deal, the ...

UAE moves closer to Russia as political plans collapse

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UAE moves closer to Russia as political plans collapse

The UAE is attempting to woo Russia with a visit by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed to Moscow.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

It is the second significant government change since the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the ...

Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar 'military action' following S-400 sale

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Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar 'military action' following S-400 sale

Saudi Arabia has threatened to launch military strikes on Gulf neighbour Qatar, according to French media reports.

Vogue slammed for false celebration of Saudi 'reforms'

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Vogue slammed for false celebration of Saudi 'reforms'

Saudi women have taken to Twitter to slam Vogue for featuring a glamorous princess on its cover, but ignoring Riyadh's recent jailing of a ...

Saudi Arabia passes draft law to combat sexual harassment

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Saudi Arabia passes draft law to combat sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia has passed a draft law aimed at combating sexual harassment amid a crackdown on women's rights advocates.

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