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Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization against the UAE over an economic blockade imposed on the Gulf state.

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar added 11 more individuals and two other entities including a prominent group of Islamic scholars to their "terrorist" blacklists of the Gulf state.

Bad day for <em>Saudi</em> diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

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Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign policy blunders.

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as Syrian opposition groups ...

<em>Saudi</em> Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

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Saudi Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it would reopen key ports to aid, as humanitarian agencies warn the country faced the ...

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Is Riyadh boycotting Kathem al-Saher for his Qatari nationality?

Rumours surrounding the fate of Kathem al-Saher's career in Saudi Arabia have been squashed this week, after a source confirmed the cancellation of his concerts.

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Nelly's 'male only concert' in Saudi Arabia sparks debate

The male only concert, due to take place on December 14 with Algerian Rai singer Cheb Khaled has caused quite a debate on social media...

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Jeddah's submerged streets no problem for this Saudi thrill-seeker

A Saudi woman has been caught on video taking a daredevil approach to navigating the flooded streets of Jeddah.

Khalid Al-Karimi

A government in chaos is destroying Yemen's Aden

Comment: A medley of conflicting agendas - both personal and political - is hampering decision-making in Aden, leaving Yemenis without access to ...

Yemen's 'collective punishment' risks driving 500 children into malnutrition

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Yemen's 'collective punishment' risks driving 500 children into malnutrition

A New York based relief group has slammed international silence in being complicit in the 'collective punishment' of Yemenis.

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Putin informs Trump about talks with Assad: Kremlin

Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed Syria with his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday, following the Russian leader's surprise summit with ...

Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

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Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

Putin's meeting with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani comes as Ankara, Moscow and Tehran cooperate with ...

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

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Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Syrian opposition figures have gathered in Saudi Arabia to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that are under pressure to ...

Lebanon PM says resignation on hold pending further negotiations Lebanon PM says resignation on hold pending further negotiations

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Lebanon PM says resignation on hold pending further negotiations

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he has discussed his resignation with President Michel Aoun, who he said has asked him to wait before ...

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

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Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with ...

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History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

For the first time in football history, Palestine will beat Israel in the FIFA rankings, as the country sees a resurgence in confidence on the pitch.

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Video: Outrage as 'Saudi prince' threatens civilian with gun

Saudis erupted in outrage on Tuesday night after a video circulated allegedly showed Saudi Prince Mashhour bin Talal bin Saud ...

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Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon

Saad Hariri, who resigned as prime minister earlier this month, has returned home to Lebanon, making brief visits to Egypt and Cyprus on Tuesday.

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Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

An Israeli blogger, known as Ben Tzion, posted this week images of himself taken inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia, ...

Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi

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Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in Cairo on Tuesday for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before returning to ...

Haidar Lapcha

The 'Islamic State' brand is over

Comment: Islamic state may have lost territory, but is it the damage to their brand they should fear most? asks Haidar Lapcha.

Heavy rainfall in <em>Saudi</em> Arabia causes flooding in Jeddah

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Heavy rainfall in Saudi Arabia causes flooding in Jeddah

Severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall in Saudi Arabia has seen schools closed and flights delayed.

Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

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Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

Israeli prime minister is due to meet the French president in Paris next month to discuss "ideas to stabilise the situation in Lebanon"

Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

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Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

Iranian president criticised the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia in its crimes against Yemen describing them as "worn-out and ...

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