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Somali troops trained by the UAE fled their posts when a rival faction raided their camp to steal weapons.

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UAE and Bahrain 'manipulating' Qatar's airspace activities

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UAE and Bahrain 'manipulating' Qatar's airspace activities

Doha has said the UAE is a 'threat' to airspace security after Abu Dhabi accused Qatari fighter jets of flying 'dangerously close' to an Emirati airliner in Bahraini airspace.

Bahrain's foreign minister calls for prosecution of Al Jazeera

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Bahrain's foreign minister calls for prosecution of Al Jazeera

The Bahraini official said that in addition to the 13 demands issued by a Saudi-led anti-Qatar bloc to Doha, is that Al Jazeera should ...

Egypt extends detention of al-Jazeera journalist held without charge

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Egypt extends detention of al-Jazeera journalist held without charge

Egyptian authorities will hold al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein for a further 45 days after renewing his detention.

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Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, Qatari state media has reported.

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Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional ...

Uri Levy

Baldivieso the Bolivian: This week in Middle East football

Just when you thought Palestinian football couldn't get more complicated, enter the national team's new Bolivian manager, Julio Baldivieso, who ...

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Dubai princess 'dragged kicking, screaming' after dramatic escape raid

A Dubai princess who accused ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of imprisoning and torturing her, was returned to the emirate after ...

Egypt 'rejects' US proposal to deploy troops to Syria

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Egypt 'rejects' US proposal to deploy troops to Syria

Egypt will not join a proposed multi-national Arab force meant to replace US military presence in Syria, a former Egyptian intelligence official ...

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Saudi Arabia 'willing to send troops' to Syria: FM

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said the kingdom is willing to send troops to Syria as part of a wider coalition, if proposed, according to ...

Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

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Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

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No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social ...

UAE ends Somalia military training programme amid souring relations

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UAE ends Somalia military training programme amid souring relations

The UAE has said it will disband its military training programme in Somalia, just days after Mogadishu said it will be taking over the training ...

<em>Qatar</em> wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

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Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

The country's infrastructure is already stretched thin as it builds eight stadiums to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA ...

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Saudi king slams Iran 'interference' as Arab summit opens

Opening the Arab League summit on Sunday, there was notably little mention by the Saudi king of the Western strikes launched against the Assad regime.

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Syria and Iran to dominate Arab League summit agenda

Saudi Arabia will attempt to push for a tougher stance against Iran at an Arab league meeting just 24 hours after US-led strikes on Syria.

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Syria strikes: Arab countries respond

Arab countries are split on Saturday's US-led airstrikes against the Syrian regime, in response to a fatal chemical attack last week.

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Syria airstrikes: What happened and why?

Syria has been hit by a series of airstrikes by a US-led force. What happened, what were the targets, what was the damage, and why did it take ...

Emergency UN Security Council meeting called following Syria strikes

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Emergency UN Security Council meeting called following Syria strikes

Russia has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting, after three members of the body - the US, UK, France - launched airstrikes on ...

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World leaders voice support for US-led strikes against Assad

Western leaders have supported the US, UK and France's decision to strike against the Assad regime in response to a suspected chemical attack ...

Promoting cultural diplomacy between Oman and US through Arabic

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Promoting cultural diplomacy between Oman and US through Arabic

Society: Oman has turned an academic connection with the Western world into an opportunity to promote cultural diplomacy, sponsoring ...

<em>Qatar</em> bonds eclipse Saudi sale, raise record $12 bn

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Qatar bonds eclipse Saudi sale, raise record $12 bn

Qatar raised $12 billion (9 billion euros) in its first dollar bond sale in two years and it is the biggest dollar bond from an ...

No solution to <em>Qatar</em> crisis at Arab Summit: Riyadh

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No solution to Qatar crisis at Arab Summit: Riyadh

The upcoming meeting of Arab League states will not discuss the ongoing Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, Riyadh's foreign minister said on ...

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