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

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.

UAE blocks petition site calling for Skype ban end

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UAE blocks petition site calling for Skype ban end

Millions of expatriates in the UAE have been left frustrated by a Skype ban. An online petition calling for an end to the restrictions ...

Anti-expat Kuwait MP wants to revoke naturalised widows' citizenships

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Anti-expat Kuwait MP wants to revoke naturalised widows' citizenships

Controversial Kuwaiti MP Safaa al-Hashem has called for naturalised wives of Kuwaiti men to have their citizenship revoked once their husbands ...

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Kuwait MP claims 300,000 'rats' have fake citizenship

A Kuwaiti lawmaker known for her anti-migrant rhetoric, claims 300,000 people, whom she refers to as "rats", have forged their citizenship.

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Macron: Stringing Turkey along is hypocritical

French president Macron suggested that the EU should stop stringing Turkey along after counterpart Erdogan said he was "tired" of waiting.

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UAE telecoms companies block Skype, again

Skype has been blocked by the UAE's leading telecoms giants again, due to its 'unlicensed Voice over Internet Protocol' services.

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Saudi Arabia to raise energy prices, compensate families

Saudi Arabia has decided to hike energy prices while paying compensation to Saudi families, as the world's top oil exporter seeks new revenue ...

FBI investigating murder of Syrian journalist and activist mother

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FBI investigating murder of Syrian journalist and activist mother

The FBI is investigating the murder of Syrian-American journalist Hala Barakat and her opposition activist mother Orouba in Turkey, with reports ...

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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 latest ...

Kuwait considering '15 year cap' on expats

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Kuwait considering '15 year cap' on expats

Kuwait could be about to introduce new legislation to dramatically reduce the number of expats in the country with a prospective quota limiting ...

Vocations and vaccinations: The politics of Oman's anti-measles campaign

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Vocations and vaccinations: The politics of Oman's anti-measles campaign

Analysis: Opening up to greater regional integration and economic diversification presents public health challenges to Oman's policymakers, ...

US embassy in Saudi Arabia warns of 'Jeddah attack'

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US embassy in Saudi Arabia warns of 'Jeddah attack'

Unconfirmed reports of a gunman firing on royal guards outside Saudi King Salman's Red Sea palace have circulated, with the US embassy warning ...

Omani journalists flee after trying to net illegal fishermen

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Omani journalists flee after trying to net illegal fishermen

An Omani film crew investigating illegal fishing off the country's coast got more than they bargained for when hostile sailors took the bait and ...

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Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani returned home from the UN General Assembly on Sunday evening, where he was received by thousands of his countrymen and expatriates who lined Doha's streets.

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Saudi economy in doldrums as crown prince's influence wavers

A stalled economy and austerity drive has seen Saudi Arabia's property market take a massive hit, as millions of expats prepare to head home.

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Qatar expats granted new rights under landmark law

Qatar's landmark law will grant foreigners permanent residency and new freedoms, marking a significant step towards change in Gulf societies.

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Women leaders and pioneers are Qatar's pride

Comment: Qatar's modern renaissance was the result of the vision of both its men and women, including Sheikha Moza, argues Maryam al-Khater

Saudi Arabia unemployment continues to rise, testing reform plans

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Saudi Arabia unemployment continues to rise, testing reform plans

Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate is a full percentage point above where it stood last year when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced his ...

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Low economic growth tests Saudi reform plans

Saudi Arabia's economy is due to stall this year due to lower oil revenue, with growth 'close to zero' according to the International Monetary ...

#GloriousTamim: Qatar phone carriers broadcast 'signal of patriotism'

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#GloriousTamim: Qatar phone carriers broadcast 'signal of patriotism'

Qatar's telecom providers have changed their network names to "Tamim al-Majd" [Glorious Tamim] to show support for the country's Emir amid an ...

Tax axe falls on foreigners in Saudi Arabia

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Tax axe falls on foreigners in Saudi Arabia

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia started to contribute for their dependants, as expatriates pay taxes for the first time in many years.

Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Cairo suburb

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Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Cairo suburb

A roadside bomb killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded four others on a highway on the southern outskirts of Cairo on Sunday, the interior ...

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