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The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with amputated hands and gouged eyes.

Jordan <em>king</em> names his policy adviser country's new PM

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Jordan king names his policy adviser country's new PM

New Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh will oversee parliamentary elections November 10.

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

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Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, ...

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

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Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

The Arab world rushed to send consonances to Kuwait after its ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah, passed away.

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Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

There is growing popular anger at the economic situation in the kingdom.

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Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany held a meeting to discuss the future fo the peace process.

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of ...

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Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

Social media users in Saudi Arabia were left outraged after semi-state owned platform Arab News appeared to indirectly support normalisation ...

Saudi press celebrates Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreement

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Saudi press celebrates Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Saudi Arabia's state-controlled media erupted in celebration of the normalisation agreement signing ceremony between Israel, UAE and Bahrain, ...

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Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push ...

Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

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Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

A huge ball of flames was seen rising into the sky after an explosion ripped through an arms depot near the Jordanian city of Zarqa at dawn on ...

Loujain Alhathloul's health 'extremely deteriorating' amid hunger strike

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Loujain Alhathloul's health 'extremely deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Loujain Alhathloul has reportedly launched a hunger strike in Saudi prison over months of an unfair family contact ban, her sister confirmed.

Jordanians show support for UAE critics Prince Ali, cartoonist

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Jordanians show support for UAE critics Prince Ali, cartoonist

Jordanians are tweeting in solidarity with Prince Ali and cartoonist Emad Hajjaj, after both figures faced backlash for daring to criticise the ...

Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

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Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

Saudi authorities are believed to have cut contact between the kingdom's prominent dissidents and their families.

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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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Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The royal palace in Spain has confirmed previous reports that former King Juan Carlos, who faces corruption allegations, has fled to ...

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Jordan says Israel-UAE deal hinges on future Israel steps

Amman has said the success of Israel's peace accord with the UAE will depend on it ending 'violations of Palestinian rights'.

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, ...

Disgraced former Spanish <em>king</em> 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, ...

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated ...

Former Spain <em>king</em> leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

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Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

Spain's former king has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving Saudi Arabia.

Jordan <em>king</em> announces nationwide election for 10 November

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Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

Jordanians will go to the polls on 10 November for parliamentary elections.

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

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