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Authorities in Saudi Arabia are preparing for the official beginning of the hajj pilgrimage which starts on Sunday.

Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

US 'ends Syria stabilisation funding' after <em>Saudi</em> pledge

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US 'ends Syria stabilisation funding' after Saudi pledge

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilisation projects as it moves to extricate the US from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.

Iran-backed Iraq militias 'profiting from hajj visas'

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Iran-backed Iraq militias 'profiting from hajj visas'

Over half of hajj pilgrimage visas handed out by Saudi authorities to Iraqi politicians, religious leaders and prominent militias have ...

<em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> pledges $100 million to US-backed Syria campaign

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to US-backed Syria campaign

The contribution is the biggest single cash injection yet for reconstruction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the militants.

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Hundreds of Egyptian Hajj pilgrims ‘poisoned’ in Saudi Arabia

118 pilgrims from Egypt had been struck by an unknown poisoning epidemic in their hotel in Saudi Arabia.

Eric Eikenberry

Congress, White House reaching breaking point on Yemen?

Comment: Tension is escalating between Congress and the administration concerning US support for coalition war crimes in Yemen, writes Eric ...

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

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UN calls for release of jailed Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring ...

Imprisoned <em>Saudi</em> cleric faces 'secret trial' without legal representation

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Imprisoned Saudi cleric faces 'secret trial' without legal representation

Saudi authorities are prosecuting a prominent detained cleric in a secret trial without legal representation, the cleric's son has said.

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Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight

The incident comes as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage from 19-24 August.

Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

Turkey's president has thanked the Qatari Emir after he pledged $15 billion in investments to invigorate Ankara's economy, prompting a rebound ...

Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion into the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Incarcerated <em>Saudi</em> prisoner 'tortured to death' as crackdown continues

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Incarcerated Saudi prisoner 'tortured to death' as crackdown continues

Saudi activists have reported the death of a detained cleric, claiming he died as a result of torture during his incarceration.

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes ...

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Overthrow govt or lose Hajj, Saudi newspaper tells Qataris

A Saudi paper has demanded Qataris make a choice between support for their government or their religious obligations with attending Hajj.

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US-made bomb 'discovered at Yemen school bus bomb site'

Remnants of US-made bomb were reportedly found at the site of the Saudi strike on a Yemeni school bus in Saada confirmed to have killed ...

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40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: Red Cross

A new casualty toll announced by the International Committee of the Red Cross said forty children were among 51 people killed in a ...

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Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in strike

Protests were held during a funeral for 29 Yemeni children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike.

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Elon Musk

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Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Elon Musk

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he was in talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric ...

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UAE operating 27 clandestine, torture prisons in Yemen

At least 49 people have reportedly died in UAE-run prisons in South Yemen, with inmates subject to psychological, physical and sexual abuse.

EU seeks answers after <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> detains rights activists

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EU seeks answers after Saudi Arabia detains rights activists

The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to provide details on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists ...

<em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> intercepts Houthi missiles fired near Jizan

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles fired near Jizan

The Saudi-led military coalition has said that two Houthi missiles were intercepted on Friday after being fired at the southwestern ...

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

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