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Saudi Arabia has announced 25 June as the deadline for tenders of a controversial canal project that will turn the State of Qatar into an island.

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi air defences said they have intercepted a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen.

'Nude' circus dancers spark anger in conservative Saudi Arabia

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'Nude' circus dancers spark anger in conservative Saudi Arabia

Footage of scantily clad circus entertainers performing in Saudi Arabia during the Eid al-Fitr holiday has sparked controversy in the ultra ...

Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

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Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key ...

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, writes Amar Diwakar.

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Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

The offer comes despite Jordan downgrading its diplomatic relations with Qatar since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis last June.

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemeni civil war has forced it to balance the competing demands of counterterrorism and national ...

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Yemen president visits UAE for first time since dispute

Yemen president made his first visit to the UAE since the two nations clashed over Abu Dhabi's deployment of troops to Socotra island.

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

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Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

The majority of the hijackers were, in fact, Saudi.

Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

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Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

The recruitment announcement is part of a wave of reforms granting women basic human rights in order to bring the kingdom into the 21st century.

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen.

Three killed in Saudi Arabia following Houthi missile attack

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Three killed in Saudi Arabia following Houthi missile attack

Three civilians have been killed when a Houthi missile fired from Yemen hit the town of Jizan, in southern Saudi Arabia.

<em>Riyadh</em> moves to 'bankroll' Jordan to contain anti-austerity protests

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Riyadh moves to 'bankroll' Jordan to contain anti-austerity protests

Saudi Arabia says it will host a meeting among several Gulf Arab countries to offer support to Jordan after it faced mass protests over the ...

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Saudi Arabia to execute four for 'Iran spy ring'

Four people have been sentenced to death by a Saudi court for alleged links to the kingdom's arch-rival, Iran.

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Yemen draft peace plan revealed to 'unite country'

A peace plan to end fighting in Yemen has been revealed by Reuters news agency, which could see the Houthis take part in a unified government.

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Saudi Arabia's model-less 'ghost fashion show' ridiculed online

Who needs models when you've got... drones? Model-less Saudi fashion show causes an online stir for replacing female flesh with flying robots.

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Tunisia pop-star says Saudi 'ban' prevented her from pilgrimage

A Tunisian pop star has said Saudi authorities have banned her from entering the kingdom, preventing her from performing pilgrimage to Islam's ...

Qatar responds to reported Saudi threat of military action

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Qatar responds to reported Saudi threat of military action

Qatar's foreign minister has responded to reported threats of military action from Saudi Arabia, warning that the move violates international ...

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

UN talks with Houthis amid government advance on Hodeida

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UN talks with Houthis amid government advance on Hodeida

Martin Griffiths was in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Monday to discuss a resumption of talks on ending the three-year war with the Saudi-led ...

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.

Public Relations in the Trump era

Rose Worden

Public Relations in the Trump era

Comment: Trump’s foreign policy has contributed to the emboldening of human rights abusers, writes Rose Worden.

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