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Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

This week we focus on the Safer tanker 'ticking time bomb', which environmentalist groups warn would be disastrous not only for Yemen, but for the world.

Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

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Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who ...

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

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UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea ...

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Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing plans to build NEOM megacity.

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Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, of the large Howeitat tribe that inhabits southwest Jordan, Sinai and northwestern Saudi Arabia, was allegedly shot dead ...

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Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

A young Saudi concert goer was accused of 'disrupting social etiquette' after a viral video showed her dancing in the traditional black abaya ...

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Flamboyant Saudi influencer faces prison 'for wearing leopard-print shorts'

The 23-year old social media was arrested by security forces after posting an image of himself wearing shorts on Twitter.

Visiting Saudi Arabia? 19 things illegal for tourists

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Visiting Saudi Arabia? 19 things illegal for tourists

Saudi Arabia said it would issue fines for 19 offences related to public decency, such as immodest dress and public displays of affection.

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Riyadh will allow foreign women tourists to shun headscarf

Female tourists visiting the ultra-conservative kingdom will be allowed to go without wearing the body-shrouding abaya robe that is still ...

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

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Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

The kingdom will also ease its strict dress code for foreign women, allowing them to go without the body-shrouding abaya robe that is still ...

Saudi Arabia to begin issuing tourist visas this month

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Saudi Arabia to begin issuing tourist visas this month

Saudi Arabia will reportedly begin issuing tourist visas at the end of September, according to a local media outlet.

MbS wants robot dinosaurs, fake moon for Saudi city

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MbS wants robot dinosaurs, fake moon for Saudi city

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hopes to make his futuristic desert city Neom the 'most livable' city in the world. How will he do it?

India's Modi visits church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks

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India's Modi visits church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled stop at a Catholic church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks ahead of his ...

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Kushner peace plan urges huge 'Palestinian-Saudi-Jordanian land swap'

Jared Kushner proposed Jordan giving land to the Palestinians in return for getting land from Saudi Arabia as part of his Middle East peace plan, according to a new book.

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Egypt sentences actor to 8 years for criticising Sisi

An Egyptian actor critical of the country's authoritarian president has been sentenced to eight years in prison for "spreading fake news and ...

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Tunisia coastguard rescues 45 refugees

The Tunisian coastguard rescued 45 refugees off the country's eastern coast.

Emile Nakhleh

MbS: The new Saddam of Arabia?

Comment: Saddam's arrogance of power and obsession with regional leadership ultimately led to his downfall. Saudi Arabia's MbS might be heading ...

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Mohamed ElMeshad

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Comment: Saudi Arabia's economic imperialism on the football field is a danger to Egypt's cultural sovereignty, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

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Egypt authorities arrest prominent socialist activist

Egyptian police have arrested three prominent activists in recent days, with Amnesty International condemning Cairo's attacks on freedom of ...

Beyond hegemony and a liberal international order

Gordon Adams

Beyond hegemony and a liberal international order

Comment: It's time for America to realise it is increasingly irrelevant on the global stage, writes Gordon Adams.

Virgin's 700 mph Hyperloop could make Saudi Arabia debut

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Virgin's 700 mph Hyperloop could make Saudi Arabia debut

Virgin's Hyperloop 700 mph transportation system could make its debut in Saudi Arabia, following Mohammad bin Salman's visit to the test site ...

Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

Robert Springborg

Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

Comment: For Mohammed bin Salman, $10 billion is not an investment in Egypt's future, so much as a payment to its military for supporting his ...

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