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Two dozens members of Yemen's Bahai minority could be executed, following 'trumped up charges' by rebels in control of the capital, Amnesty has warned.

Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous decision-making.

Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

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Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain favour with the Trump administration.

OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

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OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

Oil cartel OPEC has called on producers to show unity, amid US sanctions on Iran.

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

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Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Comment: Both Islamist and secular leaders have reason to consider how their actions or non-actions contributed to the collapse of Egypt's ...

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Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London Fashion Week.

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Amnesty International urges Spain to suspend Saudi arms sale

The rights group urged Madrid on Monday to suspend the delivery of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia or risk finding itself complicit in ...

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Yemen's Houthi rebels say 'UAE spy ring' dismantled

Yemen's Houthi rebels have said they have uncovered an Emirati spy ring providing information to the Saudi-led coalition.

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UAE to grant VIP residency visas to wealthy expats

The UAE will finally grant visas to retired expats, but only the wealthy will be able to settle.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

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Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

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Saudi Arabia has taken oil market 'hostage', Iran says

Iran's OPEC representative charged Saudi Arabia with seeking to 'take over' its share of the global oil market.

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

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Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country ...

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Andrew Leber

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, ...

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes ...

<em>UAE</em> 'instructed Yemen's Saleh to ally with Houthis'

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UAE 'instructed Yemen's Saleh to ally with Houthis'

Former spokesperson for late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has claimed that the UAE instructed him to form an alliance with the ...

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US 'certifies' UAE-Saudi 'efforts' in reducing Yemen civilian deaths

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he has 'certified' that the Saudi-led coalition is making efforts to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen, but rights groups remain skeptical.

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Dubai port operator to sue Djibouti

DP World has said it will pursue legal action against the Djibouti government after the part nationalisation of a port part-owned by the ...

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Qatar attends top GCC military meeting in Kuwait

Qatar's chief-of-staff has attended the first meeting of the Gulf's army chiefs in Kuwait since the start of the worst political crisis to hit ...

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Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

The Horn of Africa country has defied threats by the UAE and nationalised a port on the Djibouti coast.

Yemeni detainees in <em>UAE</em>-run jail launch hunger strike

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Yemeni detainees in UAE-run jail launch hunger strike

The strike comes weeks after three inmates tried to commit suicide, two by swallowing pills.

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Mattis holds UAE talks after warning over Yemen war

The Pentagon chief previously warned the US backing Yemen's war was "not unconditional".

Saudi Arabia, <em>UAE</em> to shoot up GCC military spending

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Saudi Arabia, UAE to shoot up GCC military spending

A spike in military spending by Saudi Arabia and the UAE would result in an expected $100 billion to be spent on defence by the GCC in ...

Children hospitalised from contaminated food in <em>UAE</em> schools

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Children hospitalised from contaminated food in UAE schools

Thirty children were taken ill after eating contaminated food provided to them by their schools in the United Arab Emirates.

Anti-government protests erupt in Aden over Yemen hardships

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Anti-government protests erupt in Aden over Yemen hardships

Protests have broken out in Aden, after rising living costs pile further miseries on the people of southern Yemen.

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