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Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said on Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift reaction from US President Donald Trump.

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says four policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southwestern province of Asir, which borders Yemen.

Dozens killed as violence continues in Yemen's besieged Taiz

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Dozens killed as violence continues in Yemen's besieged Taiz

Heavy fighting between Yemen's Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in Taiz has killed at least 25 people since the beginning of the week.

Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

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Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

Iran's defence minister has visited the Baghdad-based Iraqi intelligence centre to increase Tehran's security ties with Iraq.

Four <em>Saudi</em> officers killed in Asir gun attack

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Four Saudi officers killed in Asir gun attack

The Saudi Press Agency said four officers were shot dead after their check post was ambushed by gunmen on Thursday.

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Saudi-Russia oil alliance likely to weaken OPEC's role

The new union, spearheaded by Riyadh and Moscow, is expected to be larger than the 14-member OPEC oil cartel, which has dominated the global energy market for six decades.

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Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, ...

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Vatican cardinal meets Saudi King in historic Riyadh visit

The meeting between the Saudi king and French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran is the first between the current Saudi ruler and a ...

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Is Tareq Saleh making a comeback to battle Houthis?

In-depth: The nephew of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is appearing to make a comeback to cast his revenge against the Houthi rebels with ...

Yemeni officials: two al-Qaeda fighters killed in south region

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Yemeni officials: two al-Qaeda fighters killed in south region

Yemeni tribal leaders say security forces have killed two suspected al-Qaeda operatives in the country’s southern province of Abyan.

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Minnesotan found not guilty in death of Saudi student

But the defendant faces a maximum of eight years in prison for battery.

Turning Qatar into an island

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Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional ...

Baldivieso the Bolivian: This week in Middle East football

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Baldivieso the Bolivian: This week in Middle East football

Just when you thought Palestinian football couldn't get more complicated, enter the national team's new Bolivian manager, Julio Baldivieso, who ...

Buying Facebook likes is haram, rules Egypt's Grand Mufti

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Buying Facebook likes is haram, rules Egypt's Grand Mufti

Buying Facebook likes is a form of deception and sinful says Egypt's Grand Mufti.

Sudan protests to UN over Egypt voting in Halayeb

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Sudan protests to UN over Egypt voting in Halayeb

Sudan has protested to the UN Security Council against Egypt, accusing Cairo of organising voting in a disputed border area during last month's ...

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Wakanda to Wahhabia: Saudis trial-run cinema with 'Black Panther'

Blockbuster action flick "Black Panther" will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the first of trial runs before movie theatres open next month.

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US to send Arab-American 'IS fighter' to unnamed country

The US government said it intends to hand over a US-Saudi citizen to an unnamed country, instead of trying him in America, posing ...

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Iran's Rouhani: 'We will produce any weapons we need'

During an ostentatious military parade, Iran's Rouhani puts on a show of defiance over ballistic missiles, but stresses it 'does not intend any ...

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Election fever hits as Lebanon prepares for long-awaited vote

Stakes are high in the long-awaited 6 May poll, the first test of Lebanon's 2017 voting law, which will determine the country's political and ...

UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

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UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration says some 87,000 people sought to reach war-torn Yemen from the Horn of Africa by boat in 2017.

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Egypt 'rejects' US proposal to deploy troops to Syria

Egypt will not join a proposed multi-national Arab force meant to replace US military presence in Syria, a former Egyptian intelligence official ...

Sophia the robot wishes Egypt World Cup success

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Sophia the robot wishes Egypt World Cup success

Sophia the 'Saudi' robot has given Egypt's national football team her best wishes as the Pharoahs prepare to end a hiatus of over two ...

Morocco's king returns home after lengthy medical absence

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Morocco's king returns home after lengthy medical absence

King Mohammed VI has returned to Morocco after undergoing heart surgery in Paris.

Yemen to have peace plan 'within two months'

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Yemen to have peace plan 'within two months'

The UN's Yemen mediator has said he will come up with a negotiation plan within two months to end the country's conflict.

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