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The meeting was the first time a Qatari official visited Egypt since the Saudi-led blockade began in 2017.

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while Saudi Arabia and Syria have not yet released statements.

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

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MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban claimed the prince made the remarks after the UAE and Bahrain's deal with Israel.

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Danya Hajjaji

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

Two adult children and a brother a former top Saudi intelligence official exiled in Canada were detained in Riyadh in March.

Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

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Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

Ahmadinejad is "ready" to visit the Saudi Arabia for meetings with both Saudi and Houthi officials, according to one report.

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Trump pressured Saudi with threat of weapons over oil

Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman was so shocked by Trump's ultimatum that he sent his aides outside the room before ...

Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

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Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz said the Saudi acquisition of Newcastle United would make English football complicit in the journalist's ...

Sudan seizes one billion in assets from Bashir crony

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Sudan seizes one billion in assets from Bashir crony

Sudan's anti-corruption committee said on Thursday it has seized more than $1.2 billion in stocks and real estate from businessman Abdelbasit ...

Saudi Arabia carries out its 800th execution since 2015

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi Arabia carries out its 800th execution since 2015

Saudi Arabia's marked its 800th execution under King Salman last week, nearly double the number carried out in the five years prior to ...

Coronavirus pandemic fails to deter aggressive Saudi arrest campaign

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Coronavirus pandemic fails to deter aggressive Saudi arrest campaign

Some of those arrested in the latest crackdown were reportedly figures close to the Saudi establishment.

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US State Department criticises sham Khashoggi murder trial

The United States State Department said the Khashoggi trial exemplifies Saudi Arabia's 'lack of transparency'.

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh releases King Salman photos after purge of royals

The stunning purge by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman raised speculation about the health of the 84-year-old king.

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Talks to end Qatar blockade 'stalled in January'

Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said talks with Saudi Arabia and the UAE to end the nearly three year ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Could coronavirus impact oil markets?

The coronavirus factor has become a major risk for energy markets which were already quite erratic.

Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

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Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

American reporter and author Ben Hubbard is believed to have been targeted by hackers working for Saudi Arabia.

Sam Hamad

Brexit Britain rolls out the red carpet for Sisi

Comment: The most powerful countries in the world, including the UK, have normalised and bolstered Sisi, while turning a blind eye to his ...

Israeli journalist sneaks into Saudi Arabia to film report

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Israeli journalist sneaks into Saudi Arabia to film report

Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman filed a special news report for Israeli channel i24 News from the Saudi city of Jeddah on Crown Prince ...

Saudi appoints princess as UNESCO representative

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Saudi appoints princess as UNESCO representative

In a rare move, Saudi Arabia has appointed a female - Princess Haifa al-Mogrin - as its envoy to UNESCO.

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

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The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories ...

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