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Saudi Arabia has released construction magnate Bakr bin Laden, half-brother of the late Osama bin Laden

Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

UN looks to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border

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UN looks to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border

Both Sudan and South Sudan claim ownership of the oil-rich Abyei area. The UN force, known as UNISFA, has been in Abyei since 2011.

The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

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The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between ...

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Two-way sambousak made twice-as-nice

Amina Al-Saigh

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Two-way sambousak made twice-as-nice

A flaky pastry delight: In the final edition of our Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen series, Amina Al-Saigh from Hungry Paprikas serves up a ...

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Algeria to ban unauthorised protests in 'new crackdown'

Demonstrations in Algeria have continued, as the Hirak protest movement demands seeks deep changes in the country.

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Iraq to buy ExxonMobil share of Basra oilfield

Iraq has announced that it has made a formal offer for ExxonMobil's share of the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq.

Eva Thiebaud

How Abu Dhabi uses its influence in the US

Comment: Long before the 'Abraham Accords', Abu Dhabi was investing in the US and developing an intensive lobbying strategy in Washington. Eva ...

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Five migrants drowned, over 700 intercepted off Libya: UN

Around 7,000 Europe-bound migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya so far this year, a trend that is likely to increase with good summer ...

Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

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Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

In Marib, people are continuing to prepare for the end of Ramadan despite ongoing fighting around the city.

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Fire erupts at Kuwait's largest oil field, two injured

The site is the second largest oil field in the world, and the production wasn't impacted.

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Syria refinery

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Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Syria refinery

Firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday in a distillation unit at one of Syria’s two oil refineries.

Iran-backed militias controlling IS 'legacies' in Iraq: report

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Iran-backed militias controlling IS 'legacies' in Iraq: report

Iran-backed militias have sought to fill the vacuum left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq, according to a Newslines Institute report.

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

Officials from both countries have reportedly signed two agreements addressing the treatment of criminals, and crime, in addition to agreeing ...

Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

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Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

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Turkish foreign minister plans Saudi visit next week: source

Mevlut Cavusoglu is to visit Saudi Arabia, in a sign of warming relations between the two countries.

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Yemen PM visits Marib as Houthi desperation grows

Yemen's prime minister has visited conflict-torn Marib in a show of support and strength, as UN-brokered ceasefire effort falters.

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Saudi Arabia swaps red carpets for lavender

The move to opt for lavender carpets instead of the typically used red for ceremonial events comes as part of the Kingdom's 2030 vision

Israeli diplomat calls for Lebanon to join gas forum

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Israeli diplomat calls for Lebanon to join gas forum

While still technically at war, an Israeli diplomat has said Lebanon could benefit from joining a proper regional framework over the search for ...

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and ...

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

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Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

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UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting ...

IS 'blows up' Iraq <em>oil</em> wells, kills policeman: officials

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IS 'blows up' Iraq oil wells, kills policeman: officials

Islamic State assailants reportedly killed a policeman and wounded two others before blowing two wells at Bay Hassan, a key oil field ...

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