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A Kuwaiti-based Shia TV station owned by a man accused of being a 'Hizballah cell ringleader' has been forced to close after being accused of being Iranian backed.

Saudi lobbyists paid $138,000 for a series of American TV spots that accuse Qatar of terrorism.

<em>Saudi</em> Arabia 'must come clean' over senior royal's 'detention'

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Saudi Arabia 'must come clean' over senior royal's 'detention'

Human rights group sends letter to Saudi foreign minister requesting clarity on the status of former Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is reportedly under house arrest.

Vengeful '<em>Saudi</em> animal abuser' rips head off Qatari pigeon

Diana Alghoul

Vengeful 'Saudi animal abuser' rips head off Qatari pigeon

'Don't let your fate be that of the pigeon,' the man warned Qatar after tearing the bird's head off with his bare hands.

After Gaddafi: Why is Libya still in crisis?

Patrick Haimzadeh

After Gaddafi: Why is Libya still in crisis?

Analysis: Foreign interference favouring one faction or another is stopping Libyans from creating their own political destiny, writes Patrick ...

Hadani Ditmars

Hollywood's prescient take on current horrors

Blog: Does life imitate art? Scenes from the Middle East remind Hadani Ditmars of a Hollywood movie, albeit one with a particularly twisted director.

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Dubai bans Arabian Business website over 'false news' allegation

Dubai's media regulation office released a statement confirming the Arabian Business website had been 'blocked and the distribution of its print ...

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Yemenis demand release of detainees in UAE-run 'torture prisons'

In the UAE prison network, detainees are allegedly placed on a 'grill' in which the victim is tied to a spit and turned over a circle of fire

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UAE bans Dubai-based website for ‘false news’

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have banned a popular Middle Eastern business publication for publishing 'false news'.

Bahrain charges 60 Shias in mass 'terrorism' trial

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Bahrain charges 60 Shias in mass 'terrorism' trial

Bahrain has charged 60 people with forming a "terrorist group", with a judicial source saying all 60 are Shias, as authorities tighten their ...

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Netanyahu vows to expel Al Jazeera over al-Aqsa coverage

Israel's prime minister has vowed to expel Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, claiming the network is "inciting" violence as tensions have flared at ...

Qatar says new <em>Saudi</em>-led bloc terror blacklist 'disappointing fabrication'

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Qatar says new Saudi-led bloc terror blacklist 'disappointing fabrication'

Qatar has said that a new blacklist released by Saudi Arabia and its allies came as a "disappointing surprise" in a diplomatic crisis ...

Group of nations demand UN aid access in Syria

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Group of nations demand UN aid access in Syria

Fourteen heads of mission in Geneva have decried a lack of access for humanitarian aid in Syria, urging the Security Council to ensure convoys ...

UN: <em>Saudi</em>-led coalition behind deadly Yemen migrant boat attack

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UN: Saudi-led coalition behind deadly Yemen migrant boat attack

The UN has accused a Saudi-led military coalition of an attack on a Somali migrant boat in March which killed dozens of people.

The Twitter tournament: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

The Twitter tournament: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The Arab Club Championship represents a serious mark for sports broadcasting as it becomes the first football tournament to be broadcast ...

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14 Saudis at 'imminent risk' of execution: Amnesty

Amnesty International warned fourteen Saudis face "imminent" execution on Tuesday, after a "grossly unfair mass trial" in which they were convicted of rioting, theft and rebellion.

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Journalists, NGO slam Saudi 'threats' to close Al-Jazeera

Journalists and human rights activists slammed the sanctions imposed on Qatar by an Arab bloc during a conference on freedom of expression on ...

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Red Cross chief visits Yemen's besieged city of Taiz

The chief of the international Red Cross made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen Monday, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western ...

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Saudi-led camp issue new anti-Qatar 'terror list', escalating crisis

Without including any evidence, Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a new blacklist on Tuesday of 18 'terrorist' organisations and ...

Qatar 'to hold' joint military exercises with US, Turkey

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Qatar 'to hold' joint military exercises with US, Turkey

Qatar's defence minister has said Doha will conduct joint military exercises with allies the United States and Turkey.

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Kuwait MP proposes jail terms for Hizballah supporters

A Kuwaiti Islamist member of parliament proposed legislation calling for members and supporters of Lebanon's Shia Hizballah movement be ...

Pan-Islamic body to meet in Turkey over Aqsa crisis

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Pan-Islamic body to meet in Turkey over Aqsa crisis

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will meet in Istanbul next week for crisis talks on the escalating tensions at the al-Aqsa mosque after ...

Egyptians launch 'miniskirt revolution' in solidarity with <em>Saudi</em> model

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Egyptians launch 'miniskirt revolution' in solidarity with Saudi model

Egyptian women stood in solidarity with Saudi women's calls to challenge patriarchy this week, by standing in front of the kingdom's ...

Low economic growth tests <em>Saudi</em> reform plans

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Low economic growth tests Saudi reform plans

Saudi Arabia's economy is due to stall this year due to lower oil revenue, with growth 'close to zero' according to the International ...

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