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

The US said it has approved the sale of Patriot missiles to Kuwait.

Qatar says Gulf bloc exit rumours 'baseless'

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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.

<em>Kuwait</em> Airways to slash 1,500 jobs amid coronavirus pressure

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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.

Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan workers from <em>Kuwait</em>

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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.

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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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Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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Saudi Arabia signals warming ties with neighbouring Iraq

Saudi Arabia will reappoint an ambassador to Iraq, a Saudi official said, adding that the kingdom is keen on cooperating with the new government.

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Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis ...

Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

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Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest ...

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Kuwait and Saudi halt oil production from neutral zone

The two oil giants stopped oil production following an agreement to push up prices.

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Contact-tracing app launches in Tunisia, Kuwaiti polygamists find a way to bypass lockdown rules and an Etihad Airways aircraft lands in ...

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UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

Clashes have broken out in an industrial area of Abu Dhabi between workers striking over non-payment of salaries and UAE police.

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Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

Tunisia was the first predominantly Muslim country to abolish the practice of polygamy in 1956.

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Kuwait to jail anyone flouting coronavirus face mask law

Kuwaiti authorities have warned that anyone not wearing a face mask in public will face jail time.

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Egyptian actor apologises after 'Kuwait flag' sneakers cause uproar

An Egyptian star apologised after his sneakers caused outrage among Kuwaitis, who were offended by the colour resemblance to the Kuwaiti flag.

Aid deliveries to northeastern Syria dealt another heavy blow

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Aid deliveries to northeastern Syria dealt another heavy blow

UN relief agencies have been instructed to stop funding the work of private charities transporting instrumental medical equipment from Iraq into ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

This week we focus on increasing deaths in Aden, the underreporting of coronavirus cases, and more clashes.

Yemen is 'undercounting' coronavirus cases: sources

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Yemen is 'undercounting' coronavirus cases: sources

As Covid-19 courses through Yemen, some sources claim the government is undercounting cases.

Oil rebounds in Asia after Saudi Arabia output cut

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Oil rebounds in Asia after Saudi Arabia output cut

Oil rebounded in Asian trade Tuesday, buoyed by Saudi Arabia's decision to cut output more than it had pledged as the virus-hit world economy ...

Can Gulf countries survive without their foreign workers post-pandemic?

Courtney Freer

Can Gulf countries survive without their foreign workers post-pandemic?

Comment: Some Gulf states are looking to capitalise on coronavirus and prioritise jobs for citizens, but expatriate flight is problematic, ...

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