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A Saudi solider was killed following a raid by security forces in the flashpoint town of Awamiya in the kingdom's Qatif province.

Saturday's bomb blast in Alexandria is being labelled as an 'assassination attempt' of the city's security chief, as authorities call for an intensification on Egypt's ongoing pre-election security.

Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib

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Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib

Syrian regime troops have allowed a small enclave or Islamic State group fighters to escape to begin an offensive on rebels in Idlib province.

Shia 'terrorist' killed in Saudi Arabia

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Shia 'terrorist' killed in Saudi Arabia

A man allegedly wanted on terrorism charges was shot and killed by Saudi security forces on Tuesday night in the Qatif province, a region ...

Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

Syria's biggest rebel groups have agreed to unite as the Assad regime advances into the opposition heartland of Idlib.

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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 foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia carries out 100th execution this year

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has one of the world's highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed ...

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Israel prepares to demolish home of Palestinian attacker

Israel's military has taken preliminary steps to demolish the home of a Palestinian gunman who killed three Israelis in a Jerusalem-area ...

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

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Execution looms for Saudi Shia youth 'tortured into confession'

Amnesty International has called on Saudi King Salman to quash the death sentence of a Saudi youth who was allegedly tortured and denied access ...

More than two million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage More than two million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage

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More than two million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage

All Muslims are required to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetimes if they have the means to do so, completing one of the pillars ...

Qatar restores full diplomatic ties with Iran

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Qatar restores full diplomatic ties with Iran

Qatar announced on Thursday the restoration of full diplomatic ties with Iran, 20 months after Doha broke them off with Tehran.

Saudi Arabia and Iran to 'exchange diplomatic visits'

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Saudi Arabia and Iran to 'exchange diplomatic visits'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif suggests that a thaw in relations between Tehran and Riyadh may be underway with plans for ...

Qatar announces return of ambassador to Iran

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Qatar announces return of ambassador to Iran

Qatar says it will return its ambassador to Iran, 20 months after Doha broke diplomatic ties with Tehran.

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Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

Some 488 homes have been demolished in the historic area of al-Mosawara, in the town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Saudi authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

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Fears as Saudi forces seal off eastern Shia town

Saudi Arabia's security forces have sealed off the Shia majority town of Awamiya in the east of the country following months of unrest and ...

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Nobel laureates urge Saudi not to execute Shia activists

Ten Nobel laureates from across the world have penned an open letter urging Saudi Arabian authorities to hold off on the execution of 14 Shia ...

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Saudi Arabia 'in control' of 'flattened' Shia district

Saudi Arabia's destructive campaign in the Shia-majority eastern province is 'complete' with huge concern over the human cost in this brutal ...

Canada 'urgently' investigating use of vehicles in Saudi crackdown

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Canada 'urgently' investigating use of vehicles in Saudi crackdown

Canada is working "with a real sense of urgency" to investigate whether Canadian-made military vehicles were used by Saudi forces in an ...

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Saudi Arabia defends death penalty verdict for Shia activists

Saudi Arabia's justice ministry has made a rare statement defending the death sentence passed on a group of Shia protesters.

Saudi Arabia executes four 'terrorism' convicts in Qatif

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Saudi Arabia executes four 'terrorism' convicts in Qatif

Saudi Arabia has executed four people convinced of terrorism in the Shia majority eastern province of Qatif, the interior ministry has said.

Violence erupts following Saudi demolition of historic Shia homes

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Violence erupts following Saudi demolition of historic Shia homes

Clashes have erupted between Saudi security forces and Shia gunmen after the demolition of centuries-old homes in the Shia town of ...

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Robert Springborg

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing ...

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