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

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

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

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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.

US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

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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 ...

<em>Oman</em> declares full lockdown amid coronavirus spike

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Oman declares full lockdown amid coronavirus spike

As coronavirus cases continued to increase in Oman, authorities on Tuesday declared a full lockdown across the country for two weeks.

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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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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 ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death ...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE see spike in coronavirus cases

After easing coronavirus measures last month, the two Gulf countries saw a spike in daily Covid-19 infections.

Iran building naval base on Indian Ocean

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Iran building naval base on Indian Ocean

Relations between Iran and its neighbours remain tense.

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Iran arrests members of 'heretical' Shia group

A group of was arrested for distributing material both online and in public, critical of mainstream Shia doctrine, including ...

Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

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Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

Iran navy is testing new cruise missiles in the Gulf of Oman.

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

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Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

Qatar Airways has decided it will not make any new aircrafts in for the next two years.

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

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Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

<em>Oman</em> considers taking financial help from <em>Gulf</em> neighbours

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Oman considers taking financial help from Gulf neighbours

Officials in the region revealed that financial aid for Oman was discussed at a 'recent high-level political meeting' between officials ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on Qatar three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the ...

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Divorces rise by nearly a third in Saudi Arabia

Divorces are on the rise in Saudi Arabia.

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Kuwaiti influencer launches vile attack on Egyptians

Egyptians in Kuwait were dealt a whopping blow this week after an influencer launched a vile attack against what she described as the 'dirtiest ...

Lebanon arrests Sudanese attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

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Lebanon arrests Sudanese attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

A group of Sudanese men were caught trying to enter Israel through its border with Lebanon, authorities said, the latest in a growing ...

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Qatar says Gulf bloc exit rumours 'baseless'

'Reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly incorrect and baseless,' Qatar's assistant foreign minister said.

WATCH: Enormous whale washes up on Kuwait's shores

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WATCH: Enormous whale washes up on Kuwait's shores

A baleen whale washed up on Kuwait's shores on Sunday, sending social media into a storm.

Saudi Arabia begins lifting coronavirus curfew

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Saudi Arabia begins lifting coronavirus curfew

Saudi Arabia said it is moving toward a 'post-lockdown normal'.

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

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