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

Derby day drama took over Amman and Casablanca this week, while an underwhelming clash between the Arabian Peninsula's two biggest clubs was overshadowed by a pitch-invading cat.

Saudi prosecutors to hire women investigators

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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 female and youth unemployment

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 ...

Saudi Arabia to build <em>royal</em> palaces in futuristic megacity

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Saudi Arabia to build royal palaces in futuristic megacity

Saudi Arabia has awarded the first construction contracts to build royal palaces in a $500 billion futuristic megacity called NEOM.

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Saudi columnist jailed for 'insulting the royal court'

Saudi authorities have jailed columnist Saleh al-Shehi, who was one of the few Saudi writers that regularly covered government corruption.

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Iran rejects Bahrain claims of collusion in pipeline blast

An oil pipeline between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia was destroyed last November. Manama has accused Iran of blowing up the pipeline, a claim Tehran ...

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Iran accused of training Bahrain-Saudi oil pipeline attack militants

Bahrain has accused four suspects of being trained by Iran's Revolutionary Guard to carry out an alleged bomb attack on the island's oil ...

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Ryanair expands to Jordan, promising 'half a million tourists'

Irish budget airline Ryanair will launch flights to Amman and Aqaba in Jordan in March, expanding its operations in the Middle East where it ...

'Israel is very nice': Bahraini <em>royal</em> visits Tel Aviv

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'Israel is very nice': Bahraini royal visits Tel Aviv

A Bahraini prince has visited Tel Aviv and met with an Israeli minister, in the latest sign the Gulf state could normalise relations with Israel.

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Anti-Doha bloc plotted 'invasion', says Qatar defence minister

A Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar plotted to invade Doha at the start of the Gulf crisis last year, Qatar's defence minister has revealed.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed breaks Twitter silence following release

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed breaks Twitter silence following release

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has made his first comment on social media since he was released last week after being held for three months during an ...

'Back to work' for freed Saudi <em>royal</em>

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'Back to work' for freed Saudi royal

Saudi entrepreneur and leading royal Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was back in his office Thursday after being released from his detention ...

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other nations and ...

Leading academic and doctor 'detained in Saudi corruption purge'

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Leading academic and doctor 'detained in Saudi corruption purge'

A leading Saudi academic and doctor has been detained since last November following what activists believe to be a political showdown

Rose Worden

Trump's 'sovereignty safeguards' leave Yemeni refugees for dead

Comment: The US is opting out of global solutions to share responsibility for the burden of migration which it has promulgated, writes Rose Worden.

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In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an ...

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Jordan receives American Black Hawk helicopters to secure borders

Jordan, which borders former IS strongholds in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, has been a key ally in the US-led campaign.

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Detained Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal 'released' after settlement

Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released after a two-month-long detention in a five-star Riyadh hotel on corruption charges, amid ...

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal expects release 'within days'

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Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal expects release 'within days'

Alwaleed bin Talal says claims is being treated well in detention and will soon be cleared of wrongdoing amid ongoing speculation about the ...

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Detained Saudi businessmen reach financial settlements in corruption probe

Saudi authorities have reportedly released NBC owner Waleed al-Ibrahim he and several others reached financial settlements for their freedom.

Prince Alwaleed could go on trial in Saudi 'sheikh-down'

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Prince Alwaleed could go on trial in Saudi 'sheikh-down'

Saudi media are reporting that 95 people are still being held by authorities in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly ...

Western volunteers to fight against Turkish forces in Afrin

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Western volunteers to fight against Turkish forces in Afrin

About 20 foreign fighters including Americans, Germans, and Britons are joining the YPG to fight against Turkish forces in Afrin.

Erbil and Baghdad work to end Kurdish flight ban

Alex Macheras

Erbil and Baghdad work to end Kurdish flight ban

Analysis: Regional and national airspace officials end their dispute and help stabilise Iraq's aviation sector into the bargain, writes Alex ...

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