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Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes Austin Bodetti.

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by football governing bodies.

Anthony Bourdain, Middle East food advocate, dies in France

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Anthony Bourdain, Middle East food advocate, dies in France

Celebrity chef and travel journalist Anthony Bourdain, has died aged 61 in France.

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

BeIN channels in UAE pulled ahead of World Cup

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BeIN channels in UAE pulled ahead of World Cup

Qatari sports broadcaster BeIN has stopped working for customers in the United Arab Emirates, the channel said on Sunday, just eleven days ahead ...

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Oman bans pirate beIN decoders ahead of World Cup

Oman has banned the import of decoders that would infringe upon Qatar-based broadcaster beIN's purchased rights for the upcoming World Cup.

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Oman prepares for big clean up after Cyclone Mekunu

Floods that hit southern Oman on Friday are subsiding, but there is still much to do to make houses habitable again.

Camille Lons

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Comment: After Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Oman's relationship with Iran and its regional neighbours is coming under mounting ...

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Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Products from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were taken off the shelves in Qatar, after a ministry order on Saturday.

<em>Oman</em> advises Dhofar to shut businesses after cyclone hits

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Oman advises Dhofar to shut businesses after cyclone hits

Authorities recommended businesses shut for three days in Dhofar as cyclone hits Oman's southern region and workers repair infrastructure.

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Deadly Oman cyclone downgraded to tropical storm

At least three were left dead as torrential rains and strong winds hit Oman's southern coast on Friday.

<em>Oman</em> cyclone intensifies to category-three hurricane

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Oman cyclone intensifies to category-three hurricane

Oman's southern city of Salalah is experiencing the first pangs of a severe cyclone with category-three hurricane winds expected to pound the ...

<em>Oman</em> braces for 'most powerful cyclone' in its history

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Oman braces for 'most powerful cyclone' in its history

South Oman is bracing for one of the most severe storms in its history, as Cyclone Mekenu is expected to make landfall in the coming ...

Yemenis missing at sea as cyclone pounds Socotra

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Yemenis missing at sea as cyclone pounds Socotra

A huge storm has devastated the Yemeni island of Socotra, with numbers of missing expected to rise as neighbouring Oman braces for ...

Powerful cyclone wreaks havoc on Yemen's Socotra island

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Powerful cyclone wreaks havoc on Yemen's Socotra island

A severe cyclone has wreaked havoc on the Yemeni island of Socotra - listed by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site.

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Powerful cyclone predicted to pound Oman and Yemen

A severe cyclone is likely to hit southern Oman this weekend, as the storm is predicted to intensify to hurricane-level strength.

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US, Gulf states slap terror sanctions on Hizballah leader

The United States and Gulf states have imposed terror sanctions on Lebanon's Hizballah, including on the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and ...

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UN Human Rights Council to meet over Gaza killings

A special session will be held on Friday to discuss the "deteriorating human rights situation" in Palestinian territories.

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Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

Arab states condemned Monday's Gaza massacre, but some choose not to comment on the controversial opening of the US embassy in the contested ...

Saudi Arabia 'arrests second Qatari citizen in a month'

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Saudi Arabia 'arrests second Qatari citizen in a month'

Saudi authorities have allegedly arrested a Qatari citizen from Kuwait - the second such detention in less than a month.

Noor El-Terk

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Donald Trump's decision to pull back from the landmark 2015 Iran deal has seen the GCC bloc divided in their responses. Kuwait, Oman ...

<em>Oman</em> bans tribal gatherings and warns against celebratory gunfire

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Oman bans tribal gatherings and warns against celebratory gunfire

Oman has issued a statement banning tribal gatherings in the sultanate, saying they threaten the stability of the country.

Qatar fears escalation, calls for nuclear-free Middle East

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Qatar fears escalation, calls for nuclear-free Middle East

Qatar has responded to Donald Trump's announcement to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal by urging for a 'collective response' that would see the ...

How world leaders reacted to Trump's Iran decision

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How world leaders reacted to Trump's Iran decision

World leaders have responded to Trump's announcement that the US would pull-out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. This is what they have to ...

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