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Qatar World Cup organisers have presented stunning new plans for the 40,000 seater al-Thumama Stadium, drawing inspiration from the traditional 'gahfiya' cap commonly worn in the Gulf.

Comment: Nationalist narratives of post-Mosul Iraq are not crafted with the interests of the poor or destitute in mind, writes Nazli Tarzi.

Danish FM admits selling mass-surveillance technology to <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em>

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Danish FM admits selling mass-surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia

Denmark's foreign minister has for the first time acknowledged that the government allowed the sale of surveillance technology to authoritarian Arab governments, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Qatar denies blocking <em>Saudi</em> Hajj pilgrimage flights

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi Hajj pilgrimage flights

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned flights from Saudi Arabia landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, ...

British cyclists complete London-Medina cycle ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

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British cyclists complete London-Medina cycle ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

Group of eight British-Muslims become the first Britons to cycle to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage from northern ...

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Qatar contacts UN, files ICAO complaint over aviation threats

Qatar on Saturday took further action with international organizations over the Saudi-led blockade, sending a letter to the UN chief and filing a complaint over threats to down civilian airliners.

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Qatar dismisses 'illegal' demand for cutting Turkey defence ties

Qatar's ambassador to Turkey rejects Gulf states' demands regarding Doha's military ties to Ankara, saying that no dialogue about Qatar's ...

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Arab foreign ministers back US meditation in Israel-Palestine conflict

Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers on said they would support US=led mediation efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ...

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Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

A Saudi video simulating Saudi warplanes shooting down Qatari civilian airplanes is causing international uproar.

UAE's Washington ambassador Otaiba: <em>Saudi</em> leaders are crazy

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UAE's Washington ambassador Otaiba: Saudi leaders are crazy

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Washington has mocked Saudi Arabia as "f***in coo coo!" in the latest series of emails ...

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Steve Bannon's eerie obsession with the Muslim world

The New Arab has put together some of the major statements made on Islam by the now ex-chief strategist of the White House, Steve Bannon.

UN demands civilian access to Yemen airports, ports

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UN demands civilian access to Yemen airports, ports

All parties involved in the ongoing Yemen conflict must immediately grant civilian and commercial access to the country's ports and airports, ...

<em>Saudi</em> coalition killed hundreds of Yemen's children: UN report

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Saudi coalition killed hundreds of Yemen's children: UN report

This year's UN report that blacklists violators of children's rights has accused the Saudi-led coalition of killing hundreds of ...

Egypt blocks website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders

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Egypt blocks website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders

Egypt has blocked access to the website of international media watchdog Reporters without Borders, as part of ongoing censorship measures in the ...

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Imad K. Harb

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.

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Saudi Arabia restarting Grand Mosque expansion after crane tragedy

Saudi Binladin Group will restart work on the expansion of Mecca's Grand Mosque, almost two years after a crane collapse that killed 107 people.

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Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

Some 488 homes have been demolished in the historic area of al-Mosawara, in the town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, ...

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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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The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Mr Sadr goes to <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em>

Paul Iddon

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on ...

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'Sadr's opposition to Tehran paved way to Gulf visits'

Muqtada al-Sadr’s visit to to the Gulf was triggered after the Shia cleric publicly denounced Bashar al-Assad and Baghdad's Iranian allies, ...

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Hadani Ditmars

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human ...

Qatar's resilient economy unfazed by harsh sanctions: analysts

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Qatar's resilient economy unfazed by harsh sanctions: analysts

More than two months into the Saudi-led blockade, Qatar remains largely unfazed and is expected to withstand years of sanctions, ...

<em>Saudi</em> Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have ...

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