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A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after fleeing Spain on a private jet a week ago

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after fleeing Spain on a private jet a week ago

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to ...

Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

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Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on Facebook, he shares his thoughts.

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WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

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US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

"I think our role and the role of Kuwait is to do what we can to foster dialogue, to help them make progress," the American diplomat said.

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

<em>Oman</em> declares full lockdown amid coronavirus spike

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Oman declares full lockdown amid coronavirus spike

As coronavirus cases continued to increase in Oman, authorities on Tuesday declared a full lockdown across the country for two weeks.

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Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

Turkey leads anti-piracy maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

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Turkey leads anti-piracy maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

Turkey will lead the Joint Task Force to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

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IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

The IMF said that the region's hardest-hit countries will be those that are "fragile and in conflict situations," with their economies forecast ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death ...

Saudi Arabia, UAE see spike in coronavirus cases

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Saudi Arabia, UAE see spike in coronavirus cases

After easing coronavirus measures last month, the two Gulf countries saw a spike in daily Covid-19 infections.

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

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Iran building naval base on Indian Ocean

Relations between Iran and its neighbours remain tense.

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Iran arrests members of 'heretical' Shia group

A group of was arrested for distributing material both online and in public, critical of mainstream Shia doctrine, including the coming of Imam ...

Arab League plans urgent meeting on Libya

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Arab League plans urgent meeting on Libya

The Arab League plans to hold an urgent virtual meeting between foreign ministers to discuss the ongoing Libyan conflict.

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Omani shot dead on UAE border

An Omani citizen was shot dead on the border with the UAE.

Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

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Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

Iran navy is testing new cruise missiles in the Gulf of Oman.

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

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Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

Qatar Airways has decided it will not make any new aircrafts in for the next two years.

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

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Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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