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Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

24 June, 2020

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

24 June, 2020

Israel's plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank face opposition from the international community but it is unclear how Western and Arab states would react.

UN chief urges pressure for Yemen’s parties to talk

24 June, 2020

Guterres said the United Nations has been working to bring the parties together and has been promoting “confidence-building measures".

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

24 June, 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need to know

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

23 June, 2020

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way for the Crown Prince's investment project.

Yemen cracks down on Emirati charities for 'undermining stability'

23 June, 2020

Foreign charities will be reviewed by Yemen's government for attempting to sow discord across the war-torn country under the guide of humanitarian work.

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

23 June, 2020

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian political prisoners, and vow to sue Rome

Around 1,000 pilgrims permitted to perform hajj: Saudi minister

23 June, 2020

The Saudi government will select roughly 1,000 foreign pilgrims already residing in the country, who are below 65 years old and do not have chronic illnesses, the Hajj minister said.

Saudi Arabia thwarts missiles fired by Yemen's Houthis

23 June, 2020

Houthis in Yemen said they had launched a 'large-scale' attack on Saudi Arabia, which reportedly intercepted at least one missile targeting Riyadh.

Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

23 June, 2020

Qatar-owned beIN Sports displayed blue screens rather than long-awaited Serie A matches due to a long-standing copyright dispute with Saudi Arabia, which it claims runs a pirate system named beoutq

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