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An Arabic fact-checking site has refuted misleading claims by US network Fox News that Qatar is allegedly financing Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in his latest child sex case.

UAE, Saudi 'bought election for Trump', Lebanese-American businessman claims

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UAE, Saudi 'bought election for Trump', Lebanese-American businessman claims

A Lebanese-American businessman has claimed that millions in illicit foreign donations were passed off as small US donations towards the 2016 Trump campaign.

UAE paid businessman to 'spy on Trump administration'

The New Arab & agencies

UAE paid businessman to 'spy on Trump administration'

Emirati businessman Rashid al-Malik received tens of thousands of dollars a month for gleaning information on the Trump administration policy ...

MBZ aide remains in US jail over child pornography

The New Arab & agencies

MBZ aide remains in US jail over child pornography

A Lebanese-American businessman linked to the UAE's royal family has been ordered to remain in jail while awaiting trial over child a ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Comment: Both the Saudis and Emiratis have got their man in the White House, and it shows, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

James Reinl

UAE officials identified as go-betweens in Mueller report

A heavily-redacted version of the long-awaited 448-page document was released on Thursday. It shows that UAE officials were instrumental in ...

Karim Traboulsi

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is reportedly set to move on to alleged mutually beneficial but possibly illegal dealings between ...

The New Arab

Saudi officials 'wanted assassination of senior Iranian enemies'

Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed a plan to assassinate senior Iranian officials, including ...

Saudi ex-intelligence chief 'scapegoated over Khashoggi' met Trump team

The New Arab

Saudi ex-intelligence chief 'scapegoated over Khashoggi' met Trump team

A report has claimed that a recently-sacked Saudi intelligence chief met with US President Trump's team prior to his inauguration to discuss ...

The New Arab

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an ...

Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

The New Arab & agencies

Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

This marks the first time a country other than Russia reportedly offered assistance to help Donald Trump win the US presidency.

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

CJ Werleman

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

Comment: Government-by-highest-bidder has reached foreign policy, with UAE paymasters spending millions to influence Congress and the White ...

UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

The New Arab & agencies

UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

George Nader, now a witness in the Mueller probe, wired $2.5m to a Republican party fundraiser to promote anti-Qatar policies.

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in the blockade of Qatar for financial gain be the ...

Maryam Al-Khater

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in key US political decisions for financial gain be the scandal of the century?

The New Arab

Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

Mueller, the special counsel, is looking at claims the UAE funnelled money to Donald Trump's campaign team during his successful election bid.

The New Arab

Saudi, Emirati Western PR efforts may amount to meddling

Successive revelations show the deep reach of Saudi and Emirati-funded lobby groups in Western capitals, in what could amount to internal ...

The New Arab

US investigating possible UAE attempts to buy Trump influence

The Mueller investigation team is looking at possible attempts by the UAE to gain influence in the US, as the swoop on foreign interference in ...

Lebanese businessmen kidnapped in Iraq return to Beirut

The New Arab

Lebanese businessmen kidnapped in Iraq return to Beirut

Three Lebanese nationals kidnapped in Baghdad last week arrived to Beirut on Sunday after they were released, Lebanon's interior ministry said.

The New Arab

Israel blocks Gazan runners from Bethlehem marathon

Israel has blocked over a hundred Gazan athletes from taking part in the Palestine Marathon by refusing them entry permits, officials said ...

Turning Iraq into a 'blank slate'

Haifa Zangana

Turning Iraq into a 'blank slate'

Comment: The US and the IS have both tried to turn Iraq into a "blank slate" so they can recast the country in their own image, doing ...

Midterm elections tell us American democracy is for sale

Said Arikat

Midterm elections tell us American democracy is for sale

The infusion of money into politics after a 2010 Supreme Court decision has left America’s super rich with the reins of political power firmly ...

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