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Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that he still supports the rights of the Palestinian people and that the decision to normalise was not his.

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the sacrifices of ordinary people.

State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in <em>Al</em>-<em>Jabri</em> lawsuit

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Spain calls on Morocco to explain disputed enclaves comments

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Spain calls on Morocco to explain disputed enclaves comments

Spanish authorities on Tuesday called on Morocco to explain comments made on disputed enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

Lebanon's PM refuses further questioning over port blast

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Lebanon's PM refuses further questioning over port blast

Premier Hassan Diab has rejected the charges as "politically targeting" the position of prime minister, accusing the prosecutor leading the ...

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Lebanon's Hezbollah sues PM's brother over blast accusation

Bahaa Hariri, who lives in exile, is reportedly being sued by Hezbollah, whom he accused of being responsible for the Aug 4 blast.

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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How Arabs and Muslims flipped Michigan blue for Biden

In-depth: Through diligent organising and outreach, Arab and Muslim communities delivered for Joe Biden in Michigan.

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Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

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MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

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Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he ...

Kuwaiti patient cuts off Egyptian doctor's tongue

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Kuwaiti patient cuts off Egyptian doctor's tongue

A Kuwaiti patient beat and cut off the tongue of an Egyptian doctor during an ear examination.

<em>Saad</em> Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

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Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

President Michel Aoun named Hariri to form a new cabinet to lift the country out of crisis after most parliamentary blocs backed his nomination.

Lawyers hired to represent MbS in <em>Al</em>-<em>Jabri</em> lawsuit: report

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Lawyers hired to represent MbS in Al-Jabri lawsuit: report

MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly assassinate ...

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Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

An investigation has been launched into the death of Park Il-ho, the director of Daewoo who was working on the construction of Al Faw port in Iraq

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Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies age 91

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died on Tuesday, aged 91.

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Moroccans protest Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

North Africans are protesting Gulf countries' decision to normalise relations with Israel.

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'Charity founded by MbS under review over suspected scandals'

Two lawsuits have implicitly and explicitly made a mention of the MbS-affiliated foundation, prompting a review by the Kingdom, a report said.

Clashes in Beirut 'between supporters of <em>Saad</em> Hariri, brother'

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Clashes in Beirut 'between supporters of Saad Hariri, brother'

Local reports suggesting the violence was sparked between supporters of ex-PM and leader of the Future Movement Saad Hariri and his ...

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Saudi Arabia struggles to turn page on Khashoggi's murder

The latest ruling on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could continue to damage the reputation of Saudi Arabia on a global scale.

Saudi authorities arrest another relative of dissident ex-intelligence official

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Saudi authorities arrest another relative of dissident ex-intelligence official

Saad Al-Jabri’s son said in a tweet on Wednesday that his brother-in-law, Salem al-Muzaini, had disappeared this ...

Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

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Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

Saudi authorities are believed to have cut contact between the kingdom's prominent dissidents and their families.

Saudi Arabia's detained former crown prince 'denied medical visits'

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Saudi Arabia's detained former crown prince 'denied medical visits'

Lawyers representing Mohammed bin Nayef said the former crown prince was being denied medical care in detention.

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