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Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis in the country.

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest against unpaid salaries.

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

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UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

Clashes have broken out in an industrial area of Abu Dhabi between workers striking over non-payment of salaries and UAE police.

TNA Voice: Covid-19 is bearing down hard on refugees

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TNA Voice: Covid-19 is bearing down hard on refugees

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Iran defied UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal, US claims

The 2015 UN resolution calls on Iran not to undertake any ballistic missile-related activities capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

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Three Gulf states seek Israel coronavirus 'partnership'

Half of the GCC have reached out to Israel for assistance amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.

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Can Gulf countries survive without their foreign workers post-pandemic?

Comment: Some Gulf states are looking to capitalise on coronavirus and prioritise jobs for citizens, but expatriate flight is problematic, ...

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Kuwaiti FM meets Qatar leader amid Gulf blockade

Kuwait, which enjoys friendly relations with Qatar, has been seen likely leader of any future negotiations with other GCC states, notably Saudi ...

<em>Bahrain</em> intervenes to halt pro-Palestine discussion on Israel normalisation

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Bahrain intervenes to halt pro-Palestine discussion on Israel normalisation

Bahraini authorities have been criticised after abruptly intervening to stop an anti-Israel normalisation discussion online, amid warming ties ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran re-opening mosques, free flights for healthcare workers, Gulf states reaching out to Israel, a new lockdown for Lebanon ...

Outrage as Kuwait food drive volunteer beats migrant worker

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Outrage as Kuwait food drive volunteer beats migrant worker

A volunteer at a Ramadan food distribution event was filmed beating a recipient in Kuwait.

Saudi police drag stranded Egyptian who threatened 'repatriation riots'

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Saudi police drag stranded Egyptian who threatened 'repatriation riots'

Saudi police this week were filmed dragging a visibly distressed Egyptian man stranded in the kingdom amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

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Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

Healthcare workers from Egypt and South Asia are battling coronavirus in parts of the Gulf.

Kuwait police disperse 'riot' by Egyptians stranded by virus

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Kuwait police disperse 'riot' by Egyptians stranded by virus

Stranded Egyptian workers in Kuwait rioted early on Monday over lack of action from Cairo to help them return home during the coronavirus ...

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'Omanisation' to takeover foreigners' jobs by July 2021

Omani nationals should replace foreign staff at jobs across the public sector by July 2021, authorities urged on Wednesday.

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Arab economies take massive shocks following oil price crash

Economies across the Arab World are expected to face massive shocks, including debt crises and cuts in salaries which could potentially lead to ...

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How coronavirus has changed the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan

This year, Ramadan will bear little resemblance to the celebrations that have coloured Islam's history for centuries.

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Trump tweets he's ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

US President Donald Trump said he gave orders to the navy to shoot and destroy Iranian gunboats.

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

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Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent execution spree makes the regime deadlier than ever, but don't expect Trump to hear any criticism from Trump, ...

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Bahrain stalls projects, cuts spending amid coronavirus pandemic

Bahrain's government has announced it is cutting operational expenses by 30 percent.

Saudi Arabia executed 'record number' of people in 2019

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Saudi Arabia executed 'record number' of people in 2019

Saudi Arabia executed a record number of people last year, according to an Amnesty International report.

Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

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Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

Some Middle Eastern governments have released prisoners as part of their response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, while others have ignored ...

Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

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Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

Arab states have alarmed human rights organisations with the use of artificial intelligence tools to combat coronavirus.

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