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The new high-speed route is expected to cut travel time between Islam's two holiest cities in half.

Saudi Arabia will be the venue for another, little-known wrestling tournament from the WWE franchise.

Pakistan PM in Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan PM in Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

The South Asian country is looking for economic assistance as it grapples with over $90 billion in external debt.

Saudi Arabia bans Qatar camels from grazing its land

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia bans Qatar camels from grazing its land

Saudi Arabia has banned foreign shepherds from grazing livestock on its territory after a blockade on Qatar led to the deaths of hundreds of ...

Pakistan PM to visit Riyadh on first trip

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan PM to visit Riyadh on first trip

The South Asian country is facing a balance-of-payments crisis and is looking to avoid a new IMF bailout.

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Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London Fashion Week.

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Tehran blasts Twitter for shuttering accounts of 'real Iranians'

Iran's foreign minister also criticised Twitter for not clamping down on alleged US-backed bots calling for regime change.

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Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

Some view the return of military conscription as gainful employment for youths with too much free time, others as a tool to blunt protest ...

Florence Dixon

Model embroiled in $800k 'gifts from Saudi king' mystery

'The most beautiful women in the world would be slaves under your feet' read the message accompanying the extravagant gifts to Kuwaiti TV ...

Bahrain to hold elections in November, after banning opposition

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Bahrain to hold elections in November, after banning opposition

Bahrain's opposition movement have been outlawed or barred from running for office during November's controversial elections.

Florence Dixon

YouTuber details violent attack by 'Saudi agents' in London

YouTube star Ghanem Almasarir tells The New Arab how he was violently attacked by 'government agents' in London, leaving him fearing for his ...

Saudi prince downplays remarks on 'devastating' Yemen war

The New Arab

Saudi prince downplays remarks on 'devastating' Yemen war

The powerful brother of Saudi King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, backtracked on comments he made criticising the devastating war ...

Jordan king condemns Palestinian confederation as 'red line'

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Jordan king condemns Palestinian confederation as 'red line'

Jordan's King Abdullah II firmly rejects the idea of a confederation with the Palestinians in the place of a two-state solution to Israeli ...

Saudi Arabia threatens online satirists with jail time

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Saudi Arabia threatens online satirists with jail time

Saudi Arabia has continued its clampdown on dissent and online freedoms with the threat of a five-year prison term for online satirists.

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passengers

Alex Macheras

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passengers

Middle Eastern airlines are continuing to take the market share from international rivals, so long as global air passenger demand continues to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile headed for Jizan

The Saudi-led military coalition has said that a ballistic missile was intercepted after being launched from Yemen's Saada province.

The New Arab

Saudi king's brother condemns 'devastating war' in Yemen

The brother of Saudi King Salman has made rare public criticism of the war in Yemen, blaming the monarch and powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

The New Arab & agencies

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to go on display on ...

The New Arab

UAE 'spied on Qatari, Saudi royals with Israeli help'

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have used a powerful Israeli cyber-weapon to try to spy on Qatar's Emir and royal family, ...

It's time Australia faced up to its shameful Islamophobia

CJ Werleman

It's time Australia faced up to its shameful Islamophobia

Comment: In today's Australia, Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria are increasingly mainstream attitudes, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab

UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

Saudi Arabia will no longer be allowed to air advertisements promoting its 'reform' programme across British television and radio stations, ...

Saudi Arabia says it 'remains committed' to Aramco IPO

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia says it 'remains committed' to Aramco IPO

The IPO of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. remains a major plank of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's economic plans for the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia shelves Aramco IPO: report

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia shelves Aramco IPO: report

The proposed Aramco IPO was the centerpiece of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "Vision 2030" reform programme, which aims to wean the economy ...

Morocco king pardons jailed Hirak protesters for Eid al-Adha

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Morocco king pardons jailed Hirak protesters for Eid al-Adha

Scores of Moroccan protesters were released from jail on Tuesday, as King Mohammed announced a pardon to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday.

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