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The Egyptian Opera House, which performed in Riyadh on Wednesday, comprised of 45 male and female musicians and singers.

Mecca's council have announced they will award the fast-becoming Liverpool legend with land or a mosque in Islam's holy city, calling Salah 'a wonderful representative of Islam in Britain'.

Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em>

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Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, Saudi Arabia

Hours after being sworn in as secretary of state, Washington has announced Mike Pompeo's first diplomatic visit will include 'important allies' Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel.

<em>Saudi</em> prince orders all workers to wear 'traditional clothing'

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Saudi prince orders all workers to wear 'traditional clothing'

A Saudi prince has ordered that private sector workers must wear traditional clothing to "strengthen national identity", despite a ...

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, ...

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Qatar urges 'shared role' in Syria after Saudi threat

Qatar has urged the international community to share the responsibility of funding humanitarian aid for Syria, after Saudi Arabia said Doha should foot the bill of US military presence there.

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WWE slammed for excluding women wrestlers in Saudi Arabia

Women wrestlers will not feature in shows in Saudi Arabia, a move criticised by fans who say WWE "chose money" over their ...

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Saudi Arabia executed 48 so far this year: HRW

The kingdom is the third-worst executor worldwide, with many sentenced to death for non-violent offences.

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Fake bomb detector conman has jail term extended

James McCormick has not paid back all the ill-gotten gains from the sale of bogus bomb detectors to war-torn countries.

After Haftar, what next for Libya?

Mat Nashed

After Haftar, what next for Libya?

Comment: The departure of the rogue general from the Libyan scene will likely create a dangerous power vacuum, but may pave the way to national ...

James Snell

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

Comment: The president's transactional approach to foreign interventions shows Trump's always about the bottom line, writes James Snell.

Iranian popstars enlist men against stadium female-attendance ban

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Iranian popstars enlist men against stadium female-attendance ban

The song was released as part of a campaign by a coalition of human rights groups calling on FIFA to put pressure on Iran.

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting ...

Iran denies arming Houthis: 'We send them cheesy puffs'

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Iran denies arming Houthis: 'We send them cheesy puffs'

Iran's foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif claimed Iran does not supply bombs to Yemen's Houthi rebels and exports items as militarily ...

Leader's death a 'big blow' for Yemen's Houthi rebels

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Leader's death a 'big blow' for Yemen's Houthi rebels

The death of Houthi leader Saleh al-Sammad poses a big threat to Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to analysts.

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Iran suggests regional dialogue to end 'hegemonic illusions'

Iran's foreign minister has suggested at the UN that open regional security talks should take place between Iran and its regional competitors.

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Saudi Arabia delays launch of entertainment city

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to open the launch of the entertainment city construction on Wednesday, which was delayed three days ...

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'Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria': Riyadh

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Qatar should foot the bill for US presence in Syria.

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Canada's Trudeau raises plight of jailed Saudi blogger

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes for writing posts deemed 'critical of Islam'.

<em>Saudi</em> king awarded 'Personality of the Year'

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Saudi king awarded 'Personality of the Year'

Despite a deadly war in neighbouring Yemen, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been awarded 'Personality of the Year' for his role in ...

A Yemeni journalist

Is Saleh al-Sammad's death a prologue to Houthi collapse?

In-depth: Saleh al-Sammad's death has come as a major blow to the Houthis who are now preparing for intensifying war, as their opponents push ...

Bangladesh looks to <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> in twist of irony

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own ...

Nine killed in <em>Saudi</em>-led strike on Yemen petrol station

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Nine killed in Saudi-led strike on Yemen petrol station

A Saudi-led coalition strike on a petrol station in Yemen left at least 9 civilians dead on Monday night, a day after a deadly raid on ...

UN chief condemns devastating airstrike on Yemen wedding

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UN chief condemns devastating airstrike on Yemen wedding

The UN Secretary General has 'strongly condemned' airstrikes that killed at least 50 people at a Yemeni wedding, and called for an investigation ...

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