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Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

An oil tanker has exploded off the coast of Oman, with a search underway to find seamen.

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Elon Musk

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Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Elon Musk

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he was in talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric automaker private.

Iran unveils next generation missile, boasting deterrent capabilities

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Iran unveils next generation missile, boasting deterrent capabilities

The country's missile programme is a major bone of contention with the US, but Iran sees it as vital to its security and defence.

Ships 'ignored' migrants stranded at sea

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Ships 'ignored' migrants stranded at sea

A migrant rescue group has said that tighter controls by Italy and Malta may be causing passing ships to shun migrants stranded at sea.

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Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

US sanctions targeting Iran could force France's Total to cede a giant gas project to China.

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EU seeks answers after Saudi Arabia detains rights activists

The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to provide details on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists detained in a recent ...

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard 'test-fired anti-ship missile' during war drills

Tensions between Iran and the US have continued to heat up, as Washington accuses Tehran of test-firing a new missile.

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Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir for third term candidacy

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Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir for third term candidacy

Sudan's ruling party has announced it has chosen President Omar al-Bashir to run for a third elected term in 2020, despite the constitution only ...

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Abadi overhauls Iraq electricity ministry after mass protests

Iraq has been hit by more than a month of protests which erupted in Basra and quickly spread to other southern cities, as well as reaching the ...

Riyadh says Canada dispute not to affect <em>oil</em> sales

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Riyadh says Canada dispute not to affect oil sales

Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada over its arrest of women's rights activists will not affect the kingdom's oil sales to ...

Canada's Trudeau refuses to back down in Saudi spat

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Canada's Trudeau refuses to back down in Saudi spat

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Canada "must correct its actions towards the kingdom".

Iran navy exercise 'a message' to US, commander says

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Iran navy exercise 'a message' to US, commander says

President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iran would close off the Strait of Hormuz if barred from exporting its own oil.

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

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Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in ...

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Russia sides with Saudi Arabia as Canada dispute escalates

Russia voiced support for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday amid an ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada, accusing the country of "politicising" human rights.

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Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

Jakarta has signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority to allow a number of products made in Palestine into Indonesia tax free.

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Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

Rouhani held talks with North Korea over widening cooperation in the face of renewed US sanctions, while the president suffered a setback after ...

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Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya claims Canada arrested right-wing psychologist Jordan Peterson

A Saudi-owned news website has claimed Canadian authorities detained controversial psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson, amid a ...

Saudi Prince Alwaleed buys $250m stake in Snapchat

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed buys $250m stake in Snapchat

Saudi Arabia's royal tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced on Tuesday he had bought a 2.3% stake of tech company Snap, who owns picture ...

Derek Davison

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, ...

Iraq says it will reluctantly abide by Iran sanctions

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Iraq says it will reluctantly abide by Iran sanctions

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has condemned new US sanctions on Iran, but says Baghdad will abide by the embargo.

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

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Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

Comment: Tech giant and entrepreneur Steve Wozniak is rubber stamping the Saudi monarchy's efforts to rehabilitate its global reputation, writes ...

Bolton denies Iran sanctions about regime change

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Bolton denies Iran sanctions about regime change

The remarks, made during a Fox News appearance, are a reversal for the national security adviser.

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