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US President Donald Trump's adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday questioned the ability and willingness of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to make concessions for a peace agreement with Israel.

A Tunisian religious official has called on the country's grand imam to issue an edict to discourage people from performing the Hajj pilgrimage over Saudi Arabia's regional wars.

Celebration over <em>Saudi</em> driving ban lift marred by arrests

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Celebration over Saudi driving ban lift marred by arrests

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday but the jubilation is dented by the jailing of female activists who long opposed the driving ban

Israel greenlights railway link to <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em>: Israel TV

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Israel greenlights railway link to Saudi Arabia: Israel TV

Israel's prime minister has greenlighted work to begin on planned railroad network that will connect the Jewish state to Saudi ...

<em>Saudi</em> cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

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Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

A Saudi cleric has warned that women must wear modest clothing while driving a day before the kingdom lifts the world's only ban on ...

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Belgium demolish Tunisia dashing Arab World Cup hopes

With three Arab teams in Russia already eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, the last Arab representative Tunisia tried to save some of the respect lost for Arab football.

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Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women who have had to rely on ...

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France slams Bahrain in rare criticism over human rights

French ambassador to Bahrain Cecile Longe said that Paris was deeply concerned by the "treatment of human rights defenders and political ...

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FIFA fines Egypt for players snubbing Qatar's BeIN

FIFA has fined the Egyptian football team $100 thousand after the squad's players refused to speak to Qatar's beIN sports channel during games ...

Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Netanyahu

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Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Netanyahu

Trump's controversial December decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ...

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v Belgium [ENDED]

Live blog: With seven defeats for the Arab teams in the World Cup so far, there is pressure on Tunisia to restore 'Arab pride' by beating ...

Civilians flee flighting around Yemen's Hodeida port

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Civilians flee flighting around Yemen's Hodeida port

Civilians have continued to flee areas around the key Yemeni port of Hodeida as a fierce showdown is anticipated between Houthi rebels and ...

ICJ to hear US-Iran frozen assets row

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ICJ to hear US-Iran frozen assets row

The International Court of Justice will hear a case brought by Iran against the US over billions of dollars in frozen assets.

Who are you? UEFA trolls <em>Saudi</em> soccer kingpin

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Who are you? UEFA trolls Saudi soccer kingpin

Euro football chiefs undermine Turki al-Shiekh's quest for status and influence in the global game.

Army reinforcements roll into Yemen's embattled Hodeidah

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Army reinforcements roll into Yemen's embattled Hodeidah

Reinforcements roll into Yemen's Hodeidah as the army and its regional allies set their sights on the city's port, held by the Houthis.

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Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by football governing bodies.

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Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

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Germany offers cash-strapped Jordan $100 million loan

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Jordan a loan of $100 million, as the kingdom attempts to get its finances in order following the ...

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Kushner, Trump envoy visit Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Trump adviser Jared Kushner and US envoy Jason Greenblatt met with the Saudi crown prince to discuss the stalled Palestinian-Israeli ...

Oil prices drop after Iran OPEC production deal

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Oil prices drop after Iran OPEC production deal

Oil prices have continued to drop after Iran and leading producers Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed on a plan to increase ...

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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.

#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

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#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

World Cup 2018: Despite strong performances from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran, the Middle Eastern teams couldn't catch a ...

<em>Saudi</em>, Iran brace for tense OPEC meet in Vienna

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Saudi, Iran brace for tense OPEC meet in Vienna

Observers expect Friday's OPEC gathering to be one of the most heated meetings between the oil producing cartel in years.

Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

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Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

The UAE, a US ally, has been accused of rampant sexual abuse of Yemeni prisoners, most held without charge or trial.

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