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Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to open the launch of the entertainment city construction on Wednesday, which was delayed three days without a reason given.

Pompeo scrapes through Senate confirmation panel after Paul's U-turn

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Pompeo scrapes through Senate confirmation panel after Paul's U-turn

The nominee for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured a shock approval from a Senate panel, amid fears his bellicose approach to diplomacy will shatter fragile international ties.

Yemen rebels vow to avenge killing of political head

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Yemen rebels vow to avenge killing of political head

Following the coalition killing of Houthi leader Saleh al-Sammad, Yemeni rebels have said they will take revenge.

Overnight Kuwait <em>oil</em> rig fire 'now contained'

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Overnight Kuwait oil rig fire 'now contained'

A fire broke that out on a Kuwaiti oil rig Sunday night is now under control, the state run company running the onshore platform has ...

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Saudi Arabia bans unauthorised drone use after palace breach

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry has banned the use of drones in the kingdom, after a security breach at a royal palace sparked fears of a coup attempt.

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Yemen's Houthis 'seized 19 oil vessels', Saudi Arabia claims

Houthi rebels have seized over a dozen oil vessels, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen has claimed.

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Toy drone near royal palace causes panic in Riyadh

Saudi forces on Saturday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, prompting a ...

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How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Despite attempts by external parties to divide Iraqi Kurdistan following Erbil's declaration of independence - including an international flight ...

Black Panther hits Saudi cinema amid price backlash

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Black Panther hits Saudi cinema amid price backlash

Saudis have taken to social media questioning the ticket price as cinema returns to the kingdom for the first time in over 35 years.

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Trump blasts OPEC for 'artificially high' oil prices

Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said on Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift ...

Iraq pays first war reparations to Kuwait since 2014

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Iraq pays first war reparations to Kuwait since 2014

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been dead for more than a decade but Kuwait is still receiving reparations for his 1990 invasion

Shanty towns flourish in Iraq's <em>oil</em>-rich Basra

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Shanty towns flourish in Iraq's oil-rich Basra

Nearly 10 percent of Iraqis live in informal settlements, one fifth of them in Basra, according to the ministry of planning.

Saudi-Russia <em>oil</em> alliance likely to weaken OPEC's role

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Saudi-Russia oil alliance likely to weaken OPEC's role

The new union, spearheaded by Riyadh and Moscow, is expected to be larger than the 14-member OPEC oil cartel, which has dominated the ...

Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

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Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, Qatari state ...

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East Libya officials 'meet to select Haftar successor'

Senior officials in the self-styled Libyan national army have been holding secret meetings to agree on a successor to their hospitalised leader Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

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Libya considers adding chemical markers to curtail oil smuggling

The smuggling of oil is estimated to cost the war-torn country $750 million per year.

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Libya strongman's chief of staff survives assassination attempt

The attack comes after Haftar, who supports an administration based in the far east of Libya, was in hospital in Paris last week after falling ...

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Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union

The European Commission said "serious shortcomings" on democracy and the rule of law remained, in its latest report on Ankara's long-stalled bid ...

Wakanda to Wahhabia: Saudis trial-run cinema with 'Black Panther'

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Wakanda to Wahhabia: Saudis trial-run cinema with 'Black Panther'

Blockbuster action flick "Black Panther" will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the first of trial runs before movie ...

Florence Massena

'Women will be heard in Lebanon's politics'

In-depth: As Lebanon's May 6 election nears, Florence Massena talks to some of the female parliamentary candidates showing the country that ...

UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

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UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration says some 87,000 people sought to reach war-torn Yemen from the Horn of Africa by boat in 2017.

Kuwait, Oman urge <em>oil</em> producers to continue cooperation

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Kuwait, Oman urge oil producers to continue cooperation

The oil ministers of Kuwait and Oman called on OPEC and non-OPEC producers to continue their unprecedented cooperation to maintain ...

UAE ends Somalia military training programme amid souring relations

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UAE ends Somalia military training programme amid souring relations

The UAE has said it will disband its military training programme in Somalia, just days after Mogadishu said it will be taking over the training ...

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