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A coalition of 19 NGOs wrote to the international police body's secretary-general to express their 'deep concern' over Raisi's candidacy.

A number of high-level Palestinian officials have tested positive for Covid-19, including Saeb Erekat.

Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

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Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

Israel has declared the student branch of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to be a ‘terrorist’ organisation

Israel kept secret embassy in Bahrain for a decade

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Israel kept secret embassy in Bahrain for a decade

Israeli and Bahraini officials held secretive talks through a front company, new reports reveal.

Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

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Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

Ahmad al-Astal, a 45-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, was arrested for spying on Dahlan in Turkey.

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WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

Prince Al-Waleed bin Khalid Al Saud, who has been in a coma for 15 years, made hopeful movements in his hospital bed this week.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

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Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

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UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz.

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Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

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Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

Kuwait's parliament has unanimously voted to endorse Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad as the country's new crown prince.

New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

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New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

Kuwait's new crown prince is known as a low-profile intelligence chief.

Kuwaiti emir asks cabinet to stay on despite custom

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Kuwaiti emir asks cabinet to stay on despite custom

The emir of Kuwait has asked the country’s prime minister and government to stay in office, despite a custom of governments resigning when a new ...

Kuwaiti court acquits ex-MP <em>Al</em>-Nafisi of insulting the UAE

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Kuwaiti court acquits ex-MP Al-Nafisi of insulting the UAE

In August 2019, the ministry of foreign affairs filed a complaint against Al-Nafisi, accusing him of insulting the UAE in Twitter posts ...

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Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

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Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

At least 8 people were killed and dozens more wounded when an attacker rammed his explosives-filled vehicle into a governor's convoy in ...

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US, Iran officials visit Kuwait after death of emir

Sheikh Nawaf succeeded his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a giant of Gulf diplomacy who died at the ...

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Kuwait central bank denies dinar headed for devaluation

Speculation about an impending devaluation arose after the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier ...

Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

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Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

As speculation swirls over which Arab country will formalise ties with Israel next, Saudi and Emirati pressure is reportedly pushing Kuwait to ...

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Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah was laid to rest following the swearing-in of his successor.

Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

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Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

Kuwait swore in its new emir following the death of the Gulf country's ruler Sheikh Sabah.

Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir

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Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir

Sheikh Nawaf had served as the crown prince since 2006, jumping a traditional order of alternating rule between the Al Jaber and the ...

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

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Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

The Arab world rushed to send consonances to Kuwait after its ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah, passed away.

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