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Tony Blair's consultancy firm is working with the Saudi government, according a report in UK press.

The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the Gulf country on Saturday.

The invisible lives of migrants in the Gulf

Victoria Scott

The invisible lives of migrants in the Gulf

Feature: A global advocacy group for low-paid migrant labourers has released a new book which aims to change attitudes across the GCC.

<em>UAE</em> abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Afrah Nasser

UAE abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, ...

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

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Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to set up a bilateral cooperation council, following the establishment of a similar council between Saudi ...

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China president due in UAE for high-profile visit

China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

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Yemen's Houthis claim 'drone attack' on Saudi Aramco facility

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed that a drone attack was the reason for a fire at a Saudi Aramco plant on Wednesday. The oil giant has denied the ...

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UN court to rule in Qatar lawsuit against UAE

The United Nations' highest legal body will next week issue a verdict in a lawsuit by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates of discrimination ...

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Jordan hints at restoring Qatar relations after aid package

Jordan's minister of labour has described the relationship between Amman and Qatar as being "good", signalling a likely return of normal ...

Houthi leader willing to give UN control of Hodeida

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Houthi leader willing to give UN control of Hodeida

Yemen's rebel leader said is he willing to give UN control of the key Hodeida port, in an interview with French media.

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Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

<em>UAE</em> 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

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UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

A newly-published report has claimed that the UAE used 'clandestine' lobbying tactics in the US and UK to steer government and public ...

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

Israel lawmaker demands FIFA cancel Qatar World Cup

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Israel lawmaker demands FIFA cancel Qatar World Cup

An Israeli lawmaker has joined a Saudi-led campaign against Qatar, calling on football's governing body to cancel the 2022 World Cup being ...

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games after child deaths

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Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games after child deaths

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have banned a number of popular video games following the deaths of two children linked to a social media suicide ...

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Expanding 'dead zone' in Arabian Sea threatens Gulf livelihoods

Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive. The Arabian Sea zone 'is the most intense in the world'

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Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar means that that there will be a lot of pressure on QA as the sole Gulf-carrier amid the Christmas rush.

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NATO 'ready to welcome' Saudi Arabia and Oman

A UAE-based news publication said NATO is ready to welcome in Saudi Arabia and Oman to its Istanbul cooperation initiative.

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Saudi newspaper 'forgets' the next World Cup in Qatar

The Saudi-led anti-Qatar agenda has spared nothing, from hajj to sports, with the World Cup the latest target of pro-Riyadh media.

Pope puts Lebanon on 'list of Christian pilgrimage sites'

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Pope puts Lebanon on 'list of Christian pilgrimage sites'

Lebanon will join the Vatian's official list of official Christian pilgrimage sites in 2019

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UAE court dismisses criminal case against Abraaj equity boss

An Emirati court Sunday dismissed a criminal case against the head of embattled Abraaj private equity group over bounced cheques for millions of ...

Iran criticises Saudi Arabia for pumping 'above target'

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Iran criticises Saudi Arabia for pumping 'above target'

In a snide to Saudi Arabia, Iran warned that an agreement by OPEC members to increase production last month does not allow countries to pump ...

<em>UAE</em> prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

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UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

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Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

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