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The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Pre-trial detention can last up to two years under Egyptian law, but the period is often extended after new charges are introduced.

'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

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'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

The deadly explosion that struck Beirut left Lebanese medical staff sustaining the same injuries as their patients.

George Floyd murder trial set for next year

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George Floyd murder trial set for next year

A Minneapolis judge on Monday set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of George Floyd.

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

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Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes ...

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Joy in Gaza as mosques reopen after pandemic closure

Mosques in the besieged Gaza Strip are reopening after a months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Troop withdrawals, social clampdowns, and an impending airline collapse. Here are six stories you need to know about coronavirus in the Middle ...

Bloomberg courts American voters in Israel to boost bid

The Democratic primaries are heating up as its two Jewish candidates stand on opposing sides of the field when it comes to Israel.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

Analysts suggest that the Malaysian PM may not be gone for good, and that the resignation is a political move to create a new majority.

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Sanders to boycott pro-Israel lobby AIPAC conference

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to boycott the conference hosted by AIPAC, as the senator comes under increased scrutiny for his ...

Israeli army sends more troops to Jordan Valley

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Israeli army sends more troops to Jordan Valley

Israel's military has beefed up its presence in the Jordan Valley as Donald Trump releases his controversial 'peace plan' for the region.

Iran refutes mounting speculation Ukraine jet downed by missile

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Iran refutes mounting speculation Ukraine jet downed by missile

Iran's aviation authority has refuted mounting video and witness testimonies that Ukrainian Flight PS752 was not hit by a missile, while all ...

Soleimani receives hero's welcome as millions flood Iran streets

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Soleimani receives hero's welcome as millions flood Iran streets

Millions of mourners dressed in black were seen gathered in Ahvaz in a live broadcast on state television.

UN investigator regrets failure to probe Khashoggi murder further

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UN investigator regrets failure to probe Khashoggi murder further

UN expert Agnes Callamard has urged the UN to investigate the "chain of command" behind the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Paul McLoughlin

EXCLUSIVE: Agnes Callamard vows to fight for #JusticeForJamal

A year after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions Agnes Callamard shares with The New Arab her experiences investigating the murder

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Saudi women can now enlist in the army

The decision comes after a string of reforms, such as the historic reversal of the kingdom’s ban on female drivers.

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Saudi women can now enlist in the army

The decision comes after a string of reforms, such as the historic reversal of the kingdom’s ban on female drivers.

Marcus Montgomery

A reckless crown prince treads dangerously for Saudi Arabia

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman has forged a dangerous and unsustainable path by doing the exact things Jamal Khashoggi warned him against, writes ...

Saudi media policies tightened even further after Khashoggi's murder

Sabena Siddiqui

Saudi media policies tightened even further after Khashoggi's murder

Saudi Arabia tried to end criticism by killing Khashoggi, but instead ended up spoiling the liberal image they were trying so hard to inculcate ...

Courtney Freer

A year after Khashoggi: Clarity but no accountability

Comment: Despite everything we have learned about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, it seems to matter painfully little, writes Courtney Freer.

UN trashes MbS’ for 'distancing himself' from Khashoggi murder

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UN trashes MbS’ for 'distancing himself' from Khashoggi murder

UN human rights expert Agnes Callamard has criticised Mohammed bin Salman’s attempts to distance himself from Khashoggi’s murder by taking ...

Fitch downgrades Saudi credit rating over Iran, Yemen tensions

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Fitch downgrades Saudi credit rating over Iran, Yemen tensions

The Fitch credit ratings agency has downgraded Saudi Arabia’s rating by one notch, saying that rising tensions in the Gulf were the cause.

Khashoggi killing ‘most influential’ event since 9/11, Erdogan says

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Khashoggi killing ‘most influential’ event since 9/11, Erdogan says

Wednesday marks the first anniversary of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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