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This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic transition.

Kuwait offers $20mn in Yemen aid after UN dressing-down

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Kuwait offers $20mn in Yemen aid after UN dressing-down

Other countries also announced aid pledges during the meeting, but details were not given.

Israel to propose Saudi-Israel oil pipeline

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Israel to propose Saudi-Israel oil pipeline

Israel is considering extending its Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline 700 kilometres southeast to the Yanbu oil refineries in Saudi Arabia.

Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

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Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

Two Israeli arms manufacturers are aiming to secure contracts to manufacture parts for the F-35 planes the US plans to sell to UAE, despite ...

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Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel: report

Experts fear the Kingdom could move forward with a nuclear weapons programme.

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Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

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Italian MP nominates Netanyahu for Nobel Prize

The far-right League Party MP has put the Israeli prime minister's name forward for a Nobel Prize.

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Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in detention facility

Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia allege they have been beaten and mistreated in Saudi prisons.

Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

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Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's episode ...

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IAEA talks to Riyadh as nuclear reactor nears completion

The International Atomic Energy Agency is in wide-ranging talks with Saudi Arabia regarding its nuclear programme, as progress on a reactor in ...

Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

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Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

In the third joint statement to the council targeting Riyadh since the 2018 killing, the mainly European countries renewed a call for ...

Former Zanzibar sultan settles in Oman

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Former Zanzibar sultan settles in Oman

Former Zanzibar Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah Al-Said is believed to have landed in Oman after living for 50 years in the United Kingdom.

Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

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Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

Jordan has seen a new wave of coronavirus cases leading authorities to respond.

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Calls for Saudi teenager's arrest over Prophet Muhammad insults

Amal al-Asmari's tweet went viral after she condemned the Prophet Muhammad and said she doesn't believe in the word of the Quran.

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after travel ...

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Morocco intercepts nearly 200 migrants trying to reach Spain

This year, 8,200 migrants have tried to reach the Spanish coast from the Western Mediterranean, with Algerian nationals accounting for nearly ...

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Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel normalisation agreement

Oman has issued a statement welcoming the Bahrain-Israel normalization deal, calling it a ‘strategic’ move.

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

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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 ...

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Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

Demonstrators burned pictures of Bahrains King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the UAE's Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nayhan.

Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

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Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

Bahrain's normalisation with Israel put a spotlight on the potential role of Riyadh, which has so far fended off pressure from US President ...

UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

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UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa

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Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa

The strikes come during a week of escalation between the warring sides, with the Houthis on Thursday claiming it had struck an "important ...

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