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Comment: Israel's brutal practices targeting Palestinian residents of Jerusalem make life unlivable for many, writes Thayer Hastings.

Comment: Rather than exacerbate sectarian rifts, the drama surrounding Lebanese PM Hariri's resignation has actually served to boost national harmony, writes Mona Alami.

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Sam Fouad

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Comment: Amid Saudi Arabia's dramatic reshuffle, the involvement of Donald Trump's ambitious son-in-law has not gone unnoticed, writes Sam Fouad.

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

MbS: Iran leader is 'Hitler of the Middle East'

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MbS: Iran leader is 'Hitler of the Middle East'

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has given his first interview since the arrest of dozens of ...

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'There is no Palestine, no occupation,' says Kuwaiti writer

A Kuwaiti writer sparked outrage after claiming there is no such thing as Palestine, or an occupying entity and that Israelis are "a people returning to their promised land'.

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Saudi Arabia to issue first tourist visas in 2018

Saudi Arabia is set to begin issuing tourist visas in 2018, part of the powerful crown prince's plans to open up the secluded kingdom to foreign ...

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Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

An Israeli blogger, known as Ben Tzion, posted this week images of himself taken inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia, sparking ...

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'Iranian aggression' slammed during emergency Arab League meeting

Arab foreign ministers slammed Iran and its allies during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday, as regional tensions continue to ...

Saudi authorities offered detained princes exorbitant 'get-out-of-jail ticket'

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Saudi authorities offered detained princes exorbitant 'get-out-of-jail ticket'

Saudi Arabia has reportedly demanded that individuals accused of corruption hand over up to 70 percent of their wealth.

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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 ...

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 ...

How Riyadh turned Lebanon's Hariri from PM to 'prisoner'

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How Riyadh turned Lebanon's Hariri from PM to 'prisoner'

In-depth: Details have emerged from Beirut officials that allegedly reveal how Saudi Arabia turned on long-time ally Saad Hariri and forced him ...

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Sam Fouad

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Comment: Amid Saudi Arabia's dramatic reshuffle, the involvement of Donald Trump's ambitious son-in-law has not gone unnoticed, writes Sam ...

Macron meets Saudi crown prince amid rising regional tensions Macron meets Saudi crown prince amid rising regional tensions

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Macron meets Saudi crown prince amid rising regional tensions

French premier Emmanuel Macron meets face to face with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince on his first trip to the Middle East.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Saudi Arabia is beating the drums of war, again

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's impulsive and antagonistic measures will come at a price, risking his survival as future king or disastrous wars across the region, writes Tamara Kharroub.

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Saudi princes, ex-ministers, arrested in major anti-corruption probe

Saudi princes and former government ministers have been arrested hours after King Salman set up an anti-corruption committee and ...

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'Saudi Arabia, US ordered Hariri resignation,' says Iranian official

Saad Hariri's surprise resignation on Saturday was 'ordered' by President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

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Saudi crown prince insists Aramco IPO 'still on track'

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has insisted the planned part privatisation of the country's national ...

Saudi Arabia to make $1billion Virgin Galactic investment

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Saudi Arabia to make $1billion Virgin Galactic investment

Riyadh's bid to modernise and shed its stuffy image will now involve a huge investment in Richard Branson's space tourism enterprise.

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Saudi Arabia's bridge to Africa 'will require Israeli approval'

Expert says that the inclusion of the Israeli-controlled Straits of Tiran in Saudi Arabia's ambitious $500bn plan suggests secret coordination.

Russia, Qatar sign 'military and technical' cooperation agreement

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Russia, Qatar sign 'military and technical' cooperation agreement

Russian Defence Minister, Army General Sergey Shoigu and Qatari Minister of State for Defence Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah ...

Swiss embassy to 'represent Iran interests' in Saudi Arabia

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Swiss embassy to 'represent Iran interests' in Saudi Arabia

Switzerland is to represent Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia, following the 2016 break in diplomatic relations between the Gulf rivals, the ...

Saudi crown prince promises 'return to moderate Islam'

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Saudi crown prince promises 'return to moderate Islam'

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman pledges that Saudi Arabia will be a 'moderate, open' country amid growing concerns ...

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