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Qatar and Chad have re-established ties frozen in August following pressure from the Saudi-led Gulf bloc to isolate the small country.

Bahrain is set to become the next Gulf state to introduce value-added tax after Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as it seeks to move beyond oil revenues.

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

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Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

Uproar after pro-government Saudi journalist urges silencing mosque loudspeakers

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Uproar after pro-government Saudi journalist urges silencing mosque loudspeakers

Heated debate has erupted in Saudi Arabia after a journalist in pro-government newspaper voiced support for silencing mosque loudspeakers, amid ...

Calls for justice after Filipina's body frozen in Kuwait

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Calls for justice after Filipina's body frozen in Kuwait

Hundreds of relatives and supporters of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait brandished banners demanding justice ...

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Turkey 'never used' chemical weapons in Syria: Diplomat

Turkish diplomatic source blasts allegations that Ankara has used chemical weapons against Kurds in Syria as 'baseless'.

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Turkey denies it used chemical weapons in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shelling from either Turkey or allied factions hit al-Sheikh Hadid west of Afrin and left ...

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Turkey launches suspected gas attack on Syria village

Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have a war for the past month against Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters in Syria's Afrin region.

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Qatar's Emir calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

Emir Thani called the months-long blockade of Qatar "futile", and said it was time for regional states to put their differences aside.

Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference

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Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference

Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the countries to have pledged to help Iraq in loans and investments to rebuild the country following ...

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Kuwait hits back at Duterte's ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an "escalation" by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals ...

Egypt bans 'sexually suggestive' Saturday Night Live

Karim Traboulsi

Egypt bans 'sexually suggestive' Saturday Night Live

Egypt has banned the Arabic version of US comedy 'Saturday Night Live' from television for violating ethical standards, the country's media ...

Sisi's Sinai operation is counter-democracy, not counter-terrorist

Robert Springborg

Sisi's Sinai operation is counter-democracy, not counter-terrorist

Comment: The real purpose of Sisi's operation is to reassure and intimidate voters, to glorify the president, and to distract from the regime's ...

Egypt: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

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Egypt: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

Imprisoned former Egyptian presidential hopeful has threatened to divulge military secrets should he be mistreated in detention, as a leading ...

Seven years after Egypt uprising: Where is Mubarak now?

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Seven years after Egypt uprising: Where is Mubarak now?

Seven years after Egypt's longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak was toppled during the January 2011 uprising where is the ousted veteran strongman now?

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French PM oversees major Airbus deal signed in Dubai

The deal was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Emirates chairman and CEO of Emirates, and Mikhail Houari, president of Airbus Middle East.

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Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton 'luxury jail' reopens after corruption purge

Critics have labelled Prince Mohammed's campaign a shakedown and power grab, but authorities insist the purge targeted endemic corruption as the ...

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Saudi cleric issues clarification on abaya ruling after backlash

A Saudi cleric has come under fire on social media over a ruling that women do not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe, prompting a ...

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UK deciding what to do with captured IS militants

Syrian Democratic Forces, the UK and US are discussing what should happen to two notorious IS militants currently in Kurdish custody.

Saudi Muslim cleric says abayas should not be mandatory

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Saudi Muslim cleric says abayas should not be mandatory

A Saudi cleric has broken with convention by saying the long gown worn by women in the kingdom should not be mandatory so long as dress is ...

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Egypt military bombards Sinai in pre-election anti-militant operation

The Egyptian army has said it has carried out intensive air raids in the Sinai Peninsula in a new offensive against extremists ahead of ...

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

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Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a ...

British IS militant caught trying to flee to Turkey British IS militant caught trying to flee to Turkey

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British IS militant caught trying to flee to Turkey

One of four British IS militants, known as The Beatles, being held by Syrian Democratic Forces was captured as he tried to flee Syria for Turkey.

Police officer buried in graveyard for Kashmir's 'martyrs'

Haziq Qadri

Police officer buried in graveyard for Kashmir's 'martyrs'

In-depth: In the graveyard of Ashtengu village in Indian-administered Kashmir, a police officer and a civilian are laid to rest side by side, ...

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