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Airlines in the Middle East and elsewhere have limited flights to cities such as Najaf following protests and unrest in Iraq.

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

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The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

The New Arab meets: The Ayoub Sisters, the classically trained multi-instrumentalists taking the crossover world by storm one catchy cover at a time.

Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

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Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war, which has displaced two million people, helped spawn a cholera epidemic, and ...

Malta detains rescue ship as hundreds die at sea

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Malta detains rescue ship as hundreds die at sea

Malta detains a second migrant rescue ship as UNHCR said over 300 have died in the Mediterranean over the last four days.

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Prince William vows to make Palestinian-Israeli resolution lifelong mission

Sources inside Buckingham Palace say Prince William has made a lifelong commitment to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Razak's former deputy selected as new BN leader

Ousted Malaysian leader Najib Razak's party has chosen his former deputy as its new leader

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Prince William visits holy sites in Jerusalem

UK Prince William is winding down his Middle East tour with visits to holy sites in Jerusalem, and his great grandmother's grave

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Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Comment: The royal visit paid lip service to the Palestinian right to statehood, but remained silent on the causes that have stood in ...

Prince William recognises Palestine as 'country'

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Prince William recognises Palestine as 'country'

Prince William's comments came during a meeting in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Prince William begins controversial visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

The official visit marks the first time a royal family member makes an official visit to both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian ...

UK’s Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

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UK’s Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

Britain’s Prince William on Sunday kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories

Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

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Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

New Malaysia Central Bank governor selected

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New Malaysia Central Bank governor selected

Nur Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus revealed the plundering of the state investment fund by the previous government.

Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in 'Qatar spy case'

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Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in 'Qatar spy case'

Bahrain opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been acquitted on charges that he spied for Qatar, in a case that attracted widespread criticism.

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Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Netanyahu met with King Abdullah to discuss regional developments as well as "advancing the peace process and bilateral relations."

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Prince William's visit to occupied Jerusalem enrages Israel minister

An Israeli minister has been enraged by British royal Prince William's visit to the occupied city of Jerusalem.

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Qatar and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

Qatar's eagerness to provide financial assistance to Jordan signals warming ties between the two countries and could see full diplomatic ...

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HRW slams Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented crackdown' on activists

A leading international rights group has slammed the Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented and vicious' crackdown on activists in the kingdom, as the ...

Senior Malaysia judges resign in government clean-up

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Senior Malaysia judges resign in government clean-up

Malaysia's top two judges are the latest officials forced to leave office as the government continues its anti-corruption crackdown.

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Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

Sheikha Hala bint D'aji Al Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain's crown prince, has died, the country's news agency has reported

Riyadh 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 ...

Saudi Arabia to execute four for 'Iran spy ring'

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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.

Malaysia's bank chief resigns as corruption probe continues

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Malaysia's bank chief resigns as corruption probe continues

Malaysia's central bank chief has resigned as the new government continues its corruption probe against former leader Najib Razak.

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