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Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to buy $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from US companies, despite Washington's increasing criticism of its bombing campaign in Yemen.

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional balance.

WTO to hear Qatar's complaint over economic blockade

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WTO to hear Qatar's complaint over economic blockade

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.

Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

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Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

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

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

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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 ...

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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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Egypt arrests popular social media satirist over 'illegal group'

Egyptian prosecutors have detained a satirist known for his ribald humour on suspicion of joining an 'illegal group', his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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UAE, Egypt must reveal whereabouts of missing prisoner: HRW

An Egyptian detainee held in the UAE due to be released last month after serving his three year sentence is now missing after being ...

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Anti-Doha alliance 'planned Qatar invasion' in 2014

An anti-Doha Gulf alliance deployed troops along Qatar's border in 2014 in preparation for a military invasion of the Gulf state, a senior ...

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

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Abu Dhabi businessman buys teen's virginity for $3 million

A 19-year old American model said she was offered nearly $3 million for her virginity by a UAE-based businessman, UK press reported.

Saudi Arabia 'a threat' to Lebanon: former UK FM

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Saudi Arabia 'a threat' to Lebanon: former UK FM

Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said Saudi Arabia could be a threat to Lebanon should calmer heads not prevail in the kingdom, during ...

Former Palestinian ambassador claims Saudi-<em>UAE</em> links to Abu Nidal

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Former Palestinian ambassador claims Saudi-UAE links to Abu Nidal

Following a wave of attacks on Gulf targets by Abu Nidal Organisation, Saudi Arabia and the UAE attempted to rein in the radical ...

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

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Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

Family of assassinated Tunisian Hamas member demands 'justice'

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Family of assassinated Tunisian Hamas member demands 'justice'

The family of slain Tunisian drone expert and member of Hamas movement Mohamed Zouari call on authorities to release details of the ...

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TIME magazine seems to think Nike invented the hijab

TIME has listed a sports hijab by Nike as one of the year's top 25 inventions, but Twitter users could not see how the $35 scarf was anything groundbreaking.

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The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow ...

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Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has come under heavy criticism for its treatment of foreign workers. In its latest labour overhaul, authorities have ...

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Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants'

Saudi's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir insisted that Hariri, who is a dual Saudi-Lebanese citizen "moves freely as a Saudi citizen and is able ...

Saudi Arabia 'employing Blackwater mercenaries to guard Hariri'

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Saudi Arabia 'employing Blackwater mercenaries to guard Hariri'

Lebanon's president has accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri and using a notorious private security contractor ...

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Egyptian singer Sherine in hot water over Nile 'insult'

Sherine, one of the most popular singers in the Middle East has been banned from performing in her native Egypt and could face trial for ...

Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

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Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said Saad Hariri's failure to return to his country amounted to his detention in Saudi Arabia, ...

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

<em>UAE</em> introduces tough laws against 'unauthorised' religious meetings

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UAE introduces tough laws against 'unauthorised' religious meetings

Unauthorised religious gatherings and Quranic recitations in the UAE have been outlawed by the state's Federal National Council, in the ...

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