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Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Saudi Arabia officer killed by grenade in Qatif province

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Saudi Arabia officer killed by grenade in Qatif province

Protests against the demolition of the old town of Awamiyah, the hometown of Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, have led to the deaths of several Saudi police officers.

Bahrain investigates 'terrorist' hack of foreign minister's Twitter account

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Bahrain investigates 'terrorist' hack of foreign minister's Twitter account

Tweets from Al-Khalifa’s account called for the end of the Bahraini monarchy and accused Bahrain and Saudi Arabia of imposing a ...

Suspected car bomb explodes in Saudi Shia-majority city

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Suspected car bomb explodes in Saudi Shia-majority city

An explosion has been reported in eastern Saudi Arabia, in a city beset with political unrest with the perpetrators still unknown.

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Roadside bomb in restive Saudi town injures two policemen

The security agents were protecting demolition workers who are demolishing the town's old quarter, despite fierce opposition from the local Shia-majority community.

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Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic Revolution

Iran is due to hold presidential elections on Friday. Here is a look back at ten key dates in the country's history, since the 1979 Islamic ...

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Saudi soldier killed as eastern province unrest continues

Controversial reconstruction plans in the Shia majority town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Qatif province have met with armed opposition from ...

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Gunfire reported in flash-point Saudi Shia town

Gunfire was heard in the flash-point Saudi town of Awamiya on Wednesday, residents said, as authorities moved into a neighbourhood slated for ...

Saudi Arabia 'detaining activists' on terrorism charges, says UN Saudi Arabia 'detaining activists' on terrorism charges, says UN

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Saudi Arabia 'detaining activists' on terrorism charges, says UN

A UN lawyer has accused Saudi Arabia of a long list of human rights violations including detaining and torturing free speech activists.

Paul Iddon

It's high time for a restoration of Iraq-Saudi relations

Comment: Baghdad could be a mediator between Riyadh and Tehran, helping to reduce tensions across the Middle East, writes Paul Iddon.

Saudi Arabia executes three people for heroin smuggling

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Saudi Arabia executes three people for heroin smuggling

Three Pakistani nationals were executed in Saudi Arabia on Sunday after being convicted of smuggling heroin into the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Israeli police kill Palestinian woman over alleged stabbing attempt Israeli police kill Palestinian woman over alleged stabbing attempt

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Israeli police kill Palestinian woman over alleged stabbing attempt

Israeli forces on Wednesday shot dead a Palestinian woman claiming she attempted to stab police with scissors, only months after killing her son.

Teenage 'suspect' dies after gunfire in Saudi's Eastern Province

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Teenage 'suspect' dies after gunfire in Saudi's Eastern Province

An 18-year-old teenager suspected of criminal activities in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province was killed on Sunday after being shot dead by police ...

Ark of endangered species on the brink in Yemen

Scott Preston

Ark of endangered species on the brink in Yemen

With Taiz wracked by conflict animals in the city's zoo, including rare species of lion, leopard, and tiger, face starvation. Campaigners, ...

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UAE to start exporting its own armoured vehicles

NIMR Automotive is to build a whole fleet of armoured vehicles for the UAE army, in addition to a number of Eastern European countries.

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Saudi Arabia 'optimistic' over Trump stance on Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said he was positive about the way the incoming US administration wanted to restore US influence ...

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Kurdistan shuts down Iran over commander's Saudi spy claims

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said ...

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Indignant KRG questions Iran over commander's Saudi consulate-bashing

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said ...

Saudi Arabia invites Iran to discuss hajj arrangements

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Saudi Arabia invites Iran to discuss hajj arrangements

An Iranian official confirmed on Monday that Saudi Arabia has invited Tehran to discuss arrangements for the annual Muslim hajj, which the ...

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Lebanese president aims at patching relations with Saudi Arabia

President Michel Aoun has made a shuttle stop visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in an attempt to repair ties with Lebanon's regional partners.

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

Alain Gresh

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around ...

Saudi Arabia and Iran hold breakthrough hajj talks

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Saudi Arabia and Iran hold breakthrough hajj talks

After a year of deadlock, regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran appear to be overcoming one major obstacle as Riyadh holds talks with its rival ...

Syrian militant 'preps daughters for suicide-attacks' in disturbing video

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Syrian militant 'preps daughters for suicide-attacks' in disturbing video

Videos have emerged on social media of a "mentally unstable" Syrian militant preparing his young daughters to carry out suicide bombings in the ...

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