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Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya has reportedly given up its licence to broadcast in the UK and EU to avoid paying financial penalties over biased coverage.

Thousands of camels stranded in Saudi Arabia will begin to be repatriated back to Qatar via Kuwait, local media have reported.

Pakistan to send thousands of troops to <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em>

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Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan will deploy soldiers to Saudi Arabia to help train troops in the kingdom, but the decision has led to a backlash back home.

Qatar's Emir calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

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Qatar's Emir calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

Emir Thani called the months-long blockade of Qatar "futile", and said it was time for regional states to put their differences aside.

<em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

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Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James ...

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US senator ends block on arms sales to GCC

Republican Senator Bob Corker said he will end the arms sales block which was a bid to pressure the Gulf states to find a solution to the diplomatic crisis.

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2,000-year-old camel carvings discovered in Saudi Arabia

Rock art is a common archaeological find in Saudi Arabia, but the sunken reliefs used at 'Camel Site' is unique.

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Riyadh to cut oil production, drive prices up

The increasingly cash-strapped kingdom which relies on oil revenues for more than 90 per cent of government spending wants to drive crude prices ...

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Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his ...

Bahrainis launch protests, marking 7th anniversary of uprising

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Bahrainis launch protests, marking 7th anniversary of uprising

Mass Shia-led protests marked Bahrain between 2011-2014, and included calls for an end to the Al Khalifa ruling family.

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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 ...

Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference

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Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference

Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the countries to have pledged to help Iraq in loans and investments to rebuild the ...

Toppling <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> as top world oil producer

Nehad Ismail

Toppling Saudi Arabia as top world oil producer

Analysis: US oil production is fast approaching 11 million barrels per day, which will make it the undisputed top dog in global output, writes ...

Qassem Soleimani: <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> 'sold its soul to America'

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Qassem Soleimani: Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America'

Shia Iran's most notorious general Qassem Soleimani has lashed out at his country's arch-rival Sunni Saudi Arabia, saying it ...

#FreeNuha: Saudis rally online over arrest of pro-Palestine activist

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#FreeNuha: Saudis rally online over arrest of pro-Palestine activist

Saudis have rallied online to demand that authorities release an activist, who was arrested last month over a video she posted on social media, ...

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and unease over Trump's policies in the region.

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Iraq asks BP to study developing Kirkuk oilfields

British energy company BP has been asked to study oil fields, recaptured from the Kurds in Iraq.

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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 ...

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Saudi cleric issues clarification on abaya ruling after backlash

A Saudi cleric has come under fire on social media over a ruling that women do not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe, prompting ...

Iraq anime fans flock to Baghdad convention

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Iraq anime fans flock to Baghdad convention

Anime fanatics in war-torn Iraq have flocked to the country's annual festival celebrating Japanese animation and comic book culture.

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Saudi Muslim cleric says abayas should not be mandatory

A Saudi cleric has broken with convention by saying the long gown worn by women in the kingdom should not be mandatory so long as dress ...

Iraq looks to private sector for post-IS reconstruction

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Iraq looks to private sector for post-IS reconstruction

Baghdad is looking to drum up funds at a reconstruction conference in neighbouring Kuwait from 12 to 14 February after announcing the defeat of ...

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Usman Butt

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Book review: Understanding the Trump doctrine requires moving the spotlight away from the theatrics of the man himself, writes Usman Butt.

Air India plans flights to Israel through <em>Saudi</em> airspace

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Air India plans flights to Israel through Saudi airspace

India is planning flights to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia but Riyadh officials have denied approving Air India's use of its ...

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