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Saudi Arabia mulls releasing women activists ahead of G20

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Saudi Arabia mulls releasing women activists ahead of G20

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry is reportedly considering the release of a number of detained activists.

Kuwaiti media signals new move to solve Gulf crisis

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Kuwaiti media signals new move to solve Gulf crisis

According to Kuwaiti media, fresh efforts to end the Qatar blockade and GCC crisis are ongoing.

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

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Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

One NGO, which documents anti-Muslim harassments and racism, has reported a an increase in incidents in the wake of the Vienna attack.

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Qatar government to investigate body search airport claims

Over a dozen female passengers were allegedly examined for signs of childbirth, after a newborn baby was found abandoned at Doha airport on 2 October.

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WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

Prince Al-Waleed bin Khalid Al Saud, who has been in a coma for 15 years, made hopeful movements in his hospital bed ...

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UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz.

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Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir

Sheikh Nawaf had served as the crown prince since 2006, jumping a traditional order of alternating rule between the Al Jaber and the ...

Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

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Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah said that Donald Trump has abandoned his support for blockading countries.

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Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

Three Lebanese soldiers killed in hunt for 'terrorist': army

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Three Lebanese soldiers killed in hunt for 'terrorist': army

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and another wounded while attempting to arrest a suspected "terrorist" at his north Lebanon home, the army ...

Qatar to send emergency aid to flood-stricken Sudan

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Qatar to send emergency aid to flood-stricken Sudan

Emergency Qatari aid will be sent to Sudan, authorities announced on Sunday, as the flood-stricken country was declared a natural disaster zone.

Spurned by allies, Saudi rethinks chequebook diplomacy

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Spurned by allies, Saudi rethinks chequebook diplomacy

Saudi Arabia is 'seeking to end the perception of being an ATM' for its neighbours, as the dual economic impact of the coronavirus and low oil ...

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

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Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

As journalist Jad Ghosn announced he was hired by Bloomberg Asharq, pro-Saudi bots unearthed his tweets criticising Riyadh, exposing the ...

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Saudi authorities arrest another relative of dissident ex-intelligence official

Saad Al-Jabri’s son said in a tweet on Wednesday that his brother-in-law, Salem al-Muzaini, had disappeared this week.

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Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

Mohamed bin Salman's cousins are said to regret the crown prince's rise to power.

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German foreign minister talks Libya on UAE visit

Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas travelled on to the United Arab Emirates after a visit to Libya in which he warned of a 'deceptive calm'.

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Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has made no official comment on the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel, its covert ties to Israel are now ...

Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to ...

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Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling ...

Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

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Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

A smaller than usual number of Muslims began the annual five-day hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia imposed sanitary measures to contain the spread ...

Turkey hosts trilateral Libya talks with Qatari, Libyan officials

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Turkey hosts trilateral Libya talks with Qatari, Libyan officials

As Egyptian lawmakers approved the deployment of forces in Libya to counter 'threats faced by the state', Turkey hosted a meeting with defence ...

Libyan government condemns meeting between Sisi and ‘tribal leaders’

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Libyan government condemns meeting between Sisi and ‘tribal leaders’

The Libyan Government of National Accord condemned a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and tribal leaders from ...

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