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In a phone call with Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman proposed a ground invasion of Qatar.

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

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Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on ...

Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

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Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance alive, writes Michal Kranz.

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The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

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WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

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Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure ...

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US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

"I think our role and the role of Kuwait is to do what we can to foster dialogue, to help them make progress," the American diplomat said.

Kuwait emir to travel to US for medical treatment

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Kuwait emir to travel to US for medical treatment

Kuwait's 91-year-old emir will travel to the US for medical treatment on Thursday following his hospitalisation last week.

Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation over airspace closure

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Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation over airspace closure

"These measures specifically targeted Qatar Airways, with the objective of shuttering Qatar Airways' local operations."

Ailing Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital

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Ailing Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital

The 84-year-old Saudi king chaired a cabinet meeting via a video conference from hospital after his was taken in for gall bladder problems.

Turkey leads anti-piracy maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

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Turkey leads anti-piracy maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

Turkey will lead the Joint Task Force to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

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Lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm can proceed, judge rules

Whatsapp sued the spyware firm in October over its alleged involvement in an international mobile phone hacking scandal.

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Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler admitted to hospital for medical checkup

Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has been admitted to hospital for a checkup, with the state-run KUNA news agency saying he is ...

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Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

An oil tanker that reportedly launched into sea despite US sanctions on Iran has reportedly been 'hijacked'.

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'Vindicated Qatar' says blockading states will face justice

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt will soon face justice for violating international rules, Qatar said on ...

Calls for UK to halt deportation of Sudanese child

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Calls for UK to halt deportation of Sudanese child

More than 300 lawyers, MPs and other prominent figures have signed a petition to see Jasmine, 11, stay in the UK.

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Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

The Hague-based court said it unanimously 'rejects the appeal' by the rival states against a decision in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace.

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

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Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

Saudi Arabia has permanently terminated the license of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports.

IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

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IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

The IMF said that the region's hardest-hit countries will be those that are "fragile and in conflict situations," with their economies forecast ...

Qatar ranks as 'safest country in the world'

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Qatar ranks as 'safest country in the world'

The latest Numbeo Index has ranked Qatar as the safest country in the world, local reports confirmed.

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