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Despite Saudi Arabia's muted response to Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, twitter users called for a boycott of American goods and franchises.

Prominent Saudi cleric has become the butt of jokes after failing to say anything about Jerusalem, instead addressing trivial matters like the permissibility of wiping socks before prayer

Saudi Arabia: A flourishing film scene but no cinemas

Noor el-Terk and Paul McLoughlin

Saudi Arabia: A flourishing film scene but no cinemas

Saudi filmmakers have fought legal restrictions and taboos surrounding cinema to produce some of the most exciting movies in the region. None, however, could be screened at home.

Kuwait names ruler’s son as defence minister in shakeup

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Kuwait names ruler’s son as defence minister in shakeup

Kuwait announced new ministers on Sunday, with five of the 16 cabinet members coming the royal family.

Saudi Arabia orders 'limited media coverage' of Jerusalem move

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Saudi Arabia orders 'limited media coverage' of Jerusalem move

Saudi Arabia has ordered media outlets in the kingdom not to focus 'too much attention' on Washington's controversial decision to recognise ...

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Saudi anti-terror authority argues 'no death penalty for apostates'

A Saudi anti-terror agency has argued that people who leave Islam should not be punished by death, sparking rumours the kingdom would abolish capital punishment for apostates.

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Russia looks to sell Arctic gas to Saudi Arabia

Russia is seeking new buyers for its Arctic gas supplies, with Saudi Arabia a potential market for Moscow's newly exploited natural resource.

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Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Mahmoud al-Masry was killed after he was shot in the back near the Israeli border of south Israel.

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Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move

Hundreds of Egyptians joined protests after Friday prayers at the famous al-Azhar mosque, as well as in Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital city ...

MBS's friend was mystery buyer of $450-million Jesus painting

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MBS's friend was mystery buyer of $450-million Jesus painting

A friend of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed as mystery buyer of a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for ...

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Sophia the 'Saudi' robot calls for women's rights

A humanoid named Sophia who was granted Saudi citizenship last month, says she wants to fight for women's rights according to her creator.

Saudi King 'fires official over fashion show in Riyadh'

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Saudi King 'fires official over fashion show in Riyadh'

The Saudi King has fired a senior official after he attended a fashion show, which prompted a backlash online.

On the costs of normalisation with Israel

Imad K. Harb

On the costs of normalisation with Israel

Comment: Arab normalisation with Israel is tantamount to accepting the final liquidation of Palestinian lands and rights, writes Imad K. Harb.

Saudi prince 'paid $10bn to be released from Ritz-Carlton'

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Saudi prince 'paid $10bn to be released from Ritz-Carlton'

Saudi authorities released prince Mutaib after what according to sources was an 'extortionate monetary bribe.'

Britain's May heads to Saudi Arabia for Yemen talks

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Britain's May heads to Saudi Arabia for Yemen talks

The British leader will hold talks on issues including Qatar and Yemen with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before heading to ...

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MBS releases former official in settlement 'worth billions'

Saudi authorities released the former royal chief of protocol, Mohammed al-Tubaishi, who was detained as part of an ongoing purge against leading princes and businessmen in the kingdom.

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MBS releases Prince Mutaib, son of late king Abdullah

Saudi authorities release Prince Mutaib Al Saud, son of the late king Abdullah and former minister of the National Guard, detained as part of ...

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Morocco prays for rain as dry spell endangers livelihoods

With a shortage of rain threatening Morocco's agriculture, King Mohammed VI ordered that prayers for rain be held across the country.

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MbS: Iran leader is 'Hitler of the Middle East'

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has given his first interview since the arrest of dozens of high-profile businessmen ...

'There is no Palestine, no occupation,' says Kuwaiti writer

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'There is no Palestine, no occupation,' says Kuwaiti writer

A Kuwaiti writer sparked outrage after claiming there is no such thing as Palestine, or an occupying entity and that Israelis are "a people ...

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Video: Outrage as 'Saudi prince' threatens civilian with gun

Saudis erupted in outrage on Tuesday night after a video circulated allegedly showed Saudi Prince Mashhour bin Talal bin Saud threatening a ...

Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

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Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

An Israeli blogger, known as Ben Tzion, posted this week images of himself taken inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia, sparking ...

Saudi-led coalition forms committee to 'aid' Yemen war victims

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Saudi-led coalition forms committee to 'aid' Yemen war victims

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen said it formed a committee to help those affected by its deadly war on Yemen.

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

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