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Diplomatic tensions between countries in the Gulf are threatening peace efforts in East Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa, the EU's special envoy has warned.

Walaa al-Shubbar, reportedly in her 20s has become the fourth woman to be released from detention in Saudi after a sweep earlier this month.

Trump is throwing the Middle East under the bus

Emile Nakhleh

Trump is throwing the Middle East under the bus

Comment: Killing the Iran deal and moving the embassy to Jerusalem will only bring more instability and misery to the people of the region, writes Emile Nakhleh.

<em>UAE</em> aircraft destroy two Houthi 'attack craft' in Yemen

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UAE aircraft destroy two Houthi 'attack craft' in Yemen

Emirati fighter jets destroyed two Houthi boats that were allegedly aimed at an oil tanker on Wednesday, UAE state media have claimed.

The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

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Iran lawmakers demand Rouhani cut ties with UAE

A group of Iranian lawmakers have called on the country's leader to review relations with the UAE.

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction ...

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NYU Abu Dhabi 'blocks filming of John Kerry speech'

Analysts speculate the decision might have followed Kerry's initial intent to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which the UAE and most ...

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Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

This marks the first time a country other than Russia reportedly offered assistance to help Donald Trump win the US presidency.

Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

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Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities with ...

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Saudi women's right activists detained ahead of driving ban

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities.

Top Paris restaurant investigated over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

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Top Paris restaurant investigated over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

A Parisian restaurant known for its five-star clientele is being investigated after a newspaper article interviewed staff saying management run ...

Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from Qatar for insights'

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Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from Qatar for insights'

Trump's long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked Qatar for $1 million for personal insights into the president's plans, according to a ...

Gunman kills Yemen university dean and two family members

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Gunman kills Yemen university dean and two family members

The dean of Aden University and two members of her family, including a four-year old girl, were killed by a masked gunman in her home in Aden.

<em>UAE</em> bans eating in mosques, in new clampdown

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UAE bans eating in mosques, in new clampdown

Unlicensed charity collections, eating, and unofficial sermons are being banned in all UAE mosques.

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UAE issues mosques with list of dos and don'ts

Unlicensed charity collections, eating, and unofficial sermons are being banned in all UAE mosques.

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Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

US President Donald Trump wants the 11-month dispute between Qatar and its neighbours to end because it "benefits Iran".

Mat Nashed

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign ...

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Activists call for UAE to free 'captive' Dubai princess

Detained in Dubai campaigners held a demonstration outside the UAE embassy in London on Tuesday, demanding information on Dubai's ...

Emirati newlyweds called into police station over wedding video

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Emirati newlyweds called into police station over wedding video

The newlyweds were called in by police for 'violating Emirati customs', after they shared a tame wedding video online showing the couple dancing.

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Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

Arab states condemned Monday's Gaza massacre, but some choose not to comment on the controversial opening of the US embassy in the contested ...

Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now

Joe Odell

Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now

Comment: Through weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UK arms dealers continue to profit handsomely from the tragedy in Yemen, writes Joe Odell.

Socotra island dispute with <em>UAE</em> 'over', says Yemeni PM

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Socotra island dispute with UAE 'over', says Yemeni PM

The dispute began after the UAE deployed troops to Socotra island without the approval of Yemen's internationally recognised ...

<em>UAE</em> invites Israel minister for official visit, says minister

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UAE invites Israel minister for official visit, says minister

The United Arab Emirates has invited an Israeli minister for an official visit in the latest move that reveals the growing bond between Israel ...

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