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The solution to the Gulf crisis is in Qatar's return to "the right path", Saudi Arabia's FM said on Friday at the backdrop of the Mecca summits attended by Doha.

Comment: Trump's ill-advised decision to end the waiver against sanctions from nations that buy oil from Iran marks a dangerous escalation for the whole region, writes Imad K. Harb.

Palestinian comeback: Will 2017's Arab Idol be another <em>Assaf</em>? Palestinian comeback: Will 2017's Arab Idol be another Assaf?

Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian comeback: Will 2017's Arab Idol be another Assaf?

Two of the three Arab Idol finalists this year are Palestinians, and there is much excitement in Palestine ahead of Friday's showdown and final results Saturday.

Outrage as BBC Arabic reporter snapped with Assad soldiers

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Outrage as BBC Arabic reporter snapped with Assad soldiers

A picture purportedly showing correspondent of BBC Arabic with Syrian regime officers has sparked controversy and outrage among Syrian ...

Coming soon: Palestine's Got Talent

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Coming soon: Palestine's Got Talent

Palestine will soon have its own spin-off of the popular Got Talent TV show, a first for an Arab country.

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Mohammed Assaf: 'I spit on Israel'

When Arab idol winner Mohammed Assaf received a message from an Israeli fan telling him to come to Israel, the Palestinian singer did not hold back...

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Hearts break as Mohammad Assaf announces engagement

Blog: The celebrity Palestinian singer is to marry a TV presenter - and the news was met with mixed reactions.

Imogen Lambert

Doha Film Institute to co-finance Mohammad Assaf biopic

Blog: The Qatari cultural organisation is to re-tell Assaf's story, two years after he went from Gazan wedding singer to star after winning ...

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