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Divorces are on the rise in Saudi Arabia.

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

UAE reopens malls, shops despite rise in coronavirus cases

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UAE reopens malls, shops despite rise in coronavirus cases

The UAE is continuing to ease coronavirus restrictions despite the disease continuing to spread.

Theft behind Saudi mosques' recent hefty electricity bills

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Theft behind Saudi mosques' recent hefty electricity bills

Saudi mosques are being given hefty electricity bills due to theft.

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach <em>Gulf</em> states

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Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

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Masks and no ablution: Saudis flock to reopened mosques

Saudi Arabia is relaxing coronavirus measures by allowing Mosques to reopen at limited capacity.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

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Saudi bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

Saudi spam bots are trying waging a fake news offensive against Qatar.

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf recession reverberates across Asia as remittances plummet

A recession in the Gulf is reverberating across South Asia, where remittances are projected to decline by 22 percent this year.

Israel's army preparing for mass West Bank annexation protests

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Israel's army preparing for mass West Bank annexation protests

Benny Gantz has instructed the Israeli military to accelerate preparations for 'the upcoming diplomatic changes in the Palestinian arena', ...

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UAE's Sharjah raises $550 million to boost coronavirus-hit economy

The UAE has announced a range of stimulus packages to rescue local coronavirus-hit economies.

UAE says Israeli annexation plan a 'serious setback'

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UAE says Israeli annexation plan a 'serious setback'

The UAE has said Israel's plan to annex large parts of the West Bank would 'constitute a rejection of the international... consensus towards ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants ...

Kuwaiti influencer launches vile attack on Egyptians

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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 number of ...

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Why Canada must cancel its Saudi weapons deal

Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons sales, writes Jillian Kestler D'amours.

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UN urges $2.4 billion for Yemen war, Covid-19 relief

The UN has urged for billions in aid to help Yemen cope with the war and coronavirus.

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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.

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Kuwait Airways to slash 1,500 jobs amid coronavirus pressure

Kuwait Airways is laying off a quarter of its workforce as coronavirus piles pressure on the aviation industry.

Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

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Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf.

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Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan workers from Kuwait

Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

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.

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

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'.

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