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

Yalla, let's eat! Cardiff is the unlikely setting of Al-Wali, the only Omani restaurant in the UK.

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, writes Andrew Leber.

The British are failing to integrate in Spain

Ruqaya Izzidien

The British are failing to integrate in Spain

Comment: Ruqaya Izzidien takes a satirical look at Brits who fail to integrate abroad.

Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

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Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

The government-engineered 'expat exodus' has failed to bring down unemployment, which instead increased in the kingdom, as locals shun ...

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Europe hosting high-level meeting to rescue Iran nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has demanded Europe provide a number of economic guarantees in order for Tehran to continue its commitment.

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Rouhani warns over US push against buying Iran oil

After the US pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran, Washington has been pushing allies to cut oil imports from Iran altogether by November.

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Iraq's Sadr forms alliance ahead of electoral probe

Iraq's decision to call for a manual recount has not stopped coalition agreements continuing, as populist Shia cleric Muqtada Sadr make headway.

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Lebanon freezes permits for UN Syria refugee staff

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has frozen residency permits for UN staff working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Iraq's Electoral Commission cancels 1021 polling station results

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Iraq's Electoral Commission cancels 1021 polling station results

Iraq's Electoral Commission has cancelled the results of hundreds of polling stations following a recent national vote, calling the whole ...

Sam Hamad

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them ...

UAE expats' hopes sink after container ship collision

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UAE expats' hopes sink after container ship collision

A number of expatriates in the UAE have been told their belongings have been lost when their container ship collided with another ...

Lebanon's global diaspora votes for the first time

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Lebanon's global diaspora votes for the first time

Expatriates kick off Lebanon's parliamentary polls by voting abroad on Friday, a first for the small country's huge global diaspora.

Election fever hits as Lebanon prepares for long-awaited vote

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Election fever hits as Lebanon prepares for long-awaited vote

Stakes are high in the long-awaited 6 May poll, the first test of Lebanon's 2017 voting law, which will determine the country's political and ...

Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

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Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

A Turkish court has extended the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson, dashing hopes of thawing Turkey-US relations, as his first hearing in 18 ...

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Superjumbo flight to Lebanon brings hope of tourism revival

The world’s largest passenger jet landed at Beirut’s international airport on Thursday, bringing with it hope for a revival of Lebanon’s vital tourism sector.

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Egypt not ready for democracy, says strongman Sisi

Egypt's president has said his country is not ready for democracy ahead of next week's elections, in which he is virtually certain to win a ...

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Lacklustre turnout as Egyptians abroad vote in presidential elections

Turnout among Egyptian expatriates in the presidential election has been lower than polls four years ago, an Egyptian judicial source ...

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Egypt muffles press with 'fake news' charges

Egyptian press has been hit with further restrictions ahead of the country's upcoming presidential elections, with journalists jailed over ...

Kuwait, region's fattest country, blacklists foreign workers with diabetes

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Kuwait, region's fattest country, blacklists foreign workers with diabetes

Kuwait will stop granting residency permits to "unfit" foreigners who suffer from a range of non-infectious diseases, local media has reported.

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Oman begins to evict single men from residential areas

Council workers in Muscat have issued eviction notices to single men in parts of Oman's capital, and ordered to move to specific areas of the ...

The cultural cost of invading Iraq

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

The cultural cost of invading Iraq

Comment: The dwindling selection of Iraqi literature at the fair highlights the cultural costs of government censorship and of the US invasion, ...

Kuwaiti mother sentenced to death for disabled daughter murder

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Kuwaiti mother sentenced to death for disabled daughter murder

A Kuwaiti mother and her boyfriend could soon be put to death, after the pair were found guilty of beating and murdering her disabled daughter.

Oman bans expats from working in ten industries

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Oman bans expats from working in ten industries

Oman has issued a six-month ban on the private sector recruitment of expats in ten industries in a bid to encourage the employment of Omanis.

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