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At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 wounded when gunmen raided a security headquarters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia has hosted its first international marathon in the capital Riyadh but only allowed men to participate in the competition.

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

Anthony Harwood

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

Riyadh will be looking to invest $64 billion in the coming decade in the entertainment sector as part of the series of reforms dubbed ...

Saudi Arabia criticises Syrian regime's bombardment of Eastern Ghouta

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Saudi Arabia criticises Syrian regime's bombardment of Eastern Ghouta

Arab countries have been criticised by Syrians for remaining quiet on the Syrian regime's horrific bombing of Eastern Ghouta that has left more ...

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Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

Iraq is hoping renovated stadiums and a ban on bringing weapons to matches will convince FIFA to lift restrictions on it hosting international competitions on home turf.

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Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

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Uproar after pro-government Saudi journalist urges silencing mosque loudspeakers

Heated debate has erupted in Saudi Arabia after a journalist in pro-government newspaper voiced support for silencing mosque loudspeakers, amid ...

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Trump tower sues Saudi prince 'for not paying rent'

Despite Donald Trump's close relations with the Saudi ruling family, his namesake company is seeking millions worth in missed rent payments from ...

Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

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Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

A judge in Kuwait ordered that politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail.

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Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

A US drone strike has killed two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen, a security official said.

Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

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Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

Thousands of camels stranded in Saudi Arabia will begin to be repatriated back to Qatar via Kuwait, local media have reported.

Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

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Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan will deploy soldiers to Saudi Arabia to help train troops in the kingdom, but the decision has led to a backlash back home.

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Derby day drama took over Amman and Casablanca this week, while an underwhelming clash between the Arabian Peninsula's two biggest clubs was ...

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Anthony Harwood

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony ...

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Riyadh to cut oil production, drive prices up

The increasingly cash-strapped kingdom which relies on oil revenues for more than 90 per cent of government spending wants to drive crude prices up.

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Saudi prosecutors to hire women investigators

The kingdom's public prosecutor has announced new roles for women in its workforce for the first time, as Riyadh's Vision 2030 takes aim at ...

Nehad Ismail

Toppling Saudi Arabia as top world oil producer

Analysis: US oil production is fast approaching 11 million barrels per day, which will make it the undisputed top dog in global output, writes ...

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#FreeNuha: Saudis rally online over arrest of pro-Palestine activist

Saudis have rallied online to demand that authorities release an activist, who was arrested last month over a video she posted on social media, ...

Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton 'luxury jail' reopens after corruption purge

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Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton 'luxury jail' reopens after corruption purge

Critics have labelled Prince Mohammed's campaign a shakedown and power grab, but authorities insist the purge targeted endemic corruption as the ...

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Saudi cleric issues clarification on abaya ruling after backlash

A Saudi cleric has come under fire on social media over a ruling that women do not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe, prompting a ...

Air India plans flights to Israel through Saudi airspace

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Air India plans flights to Israel through Saudi airspace

India is planning flights to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia but Riyadh officials have denied approving Air India's use of its airspace for ...

Saudi Arabia 'to take majority share' of MBC broadcaster

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Saudi Arabia 'to take majority share' of MBC broadcaster

Saudi Arabia authorities plan to take a majority control of MBC, sources have said, following its founder Waleed al-Ibrahim's release from the ...

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations ...

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