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Saudi king single-handedly boosts Morocco's expected tourism revenue with lavish $100 million stay in private holiday complex.

Shell is considering buying gas from the Israeli Leviathan field in the Mediterranean for sale in the Egyptian market, according to media reports.

Shell loads Libya oil for first time in years

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Shell loads Libya oil for first time in years

Shell loaded 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the Libyan port of Zueitina on Saturday, industry sources said, its first cargo from the war-torn country in over five years.

World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks

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World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks

Spanish and world leaders condemned the attacks, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

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Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

King Salman issues decree offering concessions to Qatari pilgrims following talks between Saudi crown prince and Qatari royal.

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Saudi government behind 'kidnapping, disappearance' of dissident princes

A recent BBC Arabic documentary presents new evidence on the alleged abduction and disappearance of princes from the House of Saud who have called for reform in the authoritarian kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia says deficit halved after lean years

Saudi Arabia says its austerity measures are paying off, as its annual budget deficit is cut in half thanks to lower government spending and ...

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Dab-ed if you do: Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Abdallah al-Shahrani was arrested for 'dabbing' at a show in Taif as authorities claim the dance move 'promotes drug culture.'

Gemma Fox

Islamic State's new propaganda video reveals a changing strategy

Comment: As the Islamic State group rapidly loses ground, it's doing what it does best - reinventing itself for new battlefields, both physical ...

Qatar unites as rare condition 'child prodigy' enters surgery

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Qatar unites as rare condition 'child prodigy' enters surgery

Qataris have rallied behind a teenage social media star, who was born without three-quarters of his body, as he went into a life-saving surgery.

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Canada 'urgently' investigating use of vehicles in Saudi crackdown

Canada is working "with a real sense of urgency" to investigate whether Canadian-made military vehicles were used by Saudi forces in an ...

Is the Bahraini Muslim Brotherhood's 'special status' over?

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Is the Bahraini Muslim Brotherhood's 'special status' over?

Comment: Bahrain's government, under pressure from its Sunni Arab allies, may be drastically changing its attitude towards the Muslim ...

Gulf mediator Kuwait sends <em>royal</em> messengers to Riyadh, Cairo

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Gulf mediator Kuwait sends royal messengers to Riyadh, Cairo

Kuwait's emir has sent envoys with messages for the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt as the country attempts to mediate a diplomatic crisis in ...

Qatar, Turkey forces wrap up 'Iron Shield' war games

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Qatar, Turkey forces wrap up 'Iron Shield' war games

Qatari and Turkish forces have ended a joint military exercise near Doha as a diplomatic crisis involving the gas-rich emirate and its ...

UAE ambassador claims to 'back secularism' while wooing Taliban

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UAE ambassador claims to 'back secularism' while wooing Taliban

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Washington has come under fire for saying a Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar want to see secularism take ...

Paul Iddon

Russia's next half-century in Syria

Analysis: Legal immunity is guaranteed for Russian troops in Syria for decades to come, notes Paul Iddon.

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Leading Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr heads to Riyadh

An outspoken Iraqi Shia cleric will visit Saudi Arabia meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after receiving an official invitation ...

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Jordan and Israel seek 'justice' after attacks

King Abdullah urged Netanyahu to 'take responsibility' including a trial for the killer, while the Israeli leader called for the execution of ...

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Saudi Arabia 'must come clean' over senior royal's 'detention'

Human rights group sends letter to Saudi foreign minister requesting clarity on the status of former Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who ...

Many injured in clashes as Israel closes al-Aqsa Mosque

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Many injured in clashes as Israel closes al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel has closed the Bab al-Hatta gate to al-Aqsa Mosque again as fresh clashes erupt between police and Palestinian protesters.

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AlAraby TV bursts onto screens from new London home

The channel is a huge and ambitious investment in independent Arabic-language media.

Richard Dawkins event cancelled over 'abusive speech' against Islam

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Richard Dawkins event cancelled over 'abusive speech' against Islam

Renowned biologist Richard Dawkins has been forced to deny using "hurtful speech" against Islam after a radio station cancelled a book event ...

Qatar bolsters anti-terror laws with amendments

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Qatar bolsters anti-terror laws with amendments

Doha sets new rules for defining terror and terror financing amid sustained accusations from neighbouring countries about Qatar's alleged terror ...

Saudi national security overhaul grants monarch sweeping new powers

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Saudi national security overhaul grants monarch sweeping new powers

Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will directly control a new security apparatus stripping the interior ministry ...

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