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Loujain Alhathloul has reportedly launched a hunger strike in Saudi prison over months of an unfair family contact ban, her sister confirmed.

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

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and the future of UAE's alignment with Saudi Arabia.

Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

Watch: Saudi cleric's emotional recitation of Ramadan night prayer

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Watch: Saudi cleric's emotional recitation of Ramadan night prayer

Saudi Sheikh Saud al Shuraim held back tears as he recited the opening chapter of the Qur'an on the first night of ...

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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 by Saudi security in Al-Khuraybah

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Saudi media giant MBC to move HQ to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's Media City will build new headquarters for MBC Group.

Sabena Siddiqui

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

The KL Summit hopes to be a leading force in shaping and restoring Islamic civilisation, but why does Saudi Arabia feel threatened by this new ...

The New Arab

Saudi invites Qatar to GCC summit amid reconciliation expectations

Qatar's official news agency has reported that the Gulf state has received an invitation to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh.

Saudi tribal leader arrested for criticising MBS entertainment tsar

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Saudi tribal leader arrested for criticising MBS entertainment tsar

An elder of Saudi Arabia's biggest tribe fell foul of MBS's crackdown on free expression after criticising the country's extravagant spending on ...

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Qatar, Jordan officially restore relations

King Abdullah II of Jordan has signed a royal decree to appoint a new ambassador to Qatar, after more than two years of diplomatic rupture.

Fate of Saudi religious scholars on death row

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and Giorgio Cafiero

Fate of Saudi religious scholars on death row

Comment: The arrest of three Saudi clerics in September 2017 triggered a chorus of condemnation from abroad, write Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and ...

Abbas calls for Arab solidarity despite shift towards normalisation

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Abbas calls for Arab solidarity despite shift towards normalisation

Mahmoud Abbas has called on Arab states to aid Palestine as Trump's 'Deal of the Century' nears revelation, despite increased normalisation.

Dubai gives 'gender-balance award' to a bunch of dudes

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Dubai gives 'gender-balance award' to a bunch of dudes

Absent also were any hints of irony, but there was a fair measure of face palms following the attempted UAE publicity coup.

Helicopter crashes in UAE near world's longest zipline

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Helicopter crashes in UAE near world's longest zipline

A rescue helicopter crashed on Saturday near the world's longest zipline, killing its entire crew in Ras al-Khaimah in the northeastern ...

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain's unending Shia repression

Comment: The sentencing of Shia leader Sheikh Ali Salman is another worrying step in the Saudi-backed crackdown on opposition voices in Bahrain, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Florence Dixon

Journalist 'traced by Saudi Twitter spies' forcibly disappeared

A Saudi journalist who ran a Twitter account critical of the regime was forcibly detained after allegedly being traced by Saudi spies who ...

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'Spare no-one,' Erdogan urges Saudi prosecutor in Khashoggi case

"Now we have to solve this case. No need to prevaricate, it makes no sense to try to save certain people," Erdogan told reporters in Ankara.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prosecutor visits Istanbul consulate where Khashoggi was killed

Chief of the Saudi probe into Khashoggi's killing Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb is in Istanbul, where Saudi and ...

Saudi and Turkish prosecutors meet over Khashoggi investigation

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi and Turkish prosecutors meet over Khashoggi investigation

Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor met with his Turkish counterpart in Istanbul on Monday to discuss the investigation into the murder of ...

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Turkey demands Khashoggi answers as 'soon as possible'

Turkey called for the investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be completed "as soon as possible".

Saudi prosecutor arrives in Istanbul for Khashoggi investigation

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prosecutor arrives in Istanbul for Khashoggi investigation

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb arrived in Istanbul to discuss the latest findings in the ongoing ...

A profile of Mohammed bin Salman's 'scapegoated' aides

The New Arab & agencies

A profile of Mohammed bin Salman's 'scapegoated' aides

Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media advisor Saud al-Qahtani were both part of Mohammed ...

Newly-released Khashoggi interview reveals fears of MBS’ 'authoritarian rule'

The New Arab & agencies

Newly-released Khashoggi interview reveals fears of MBS’ 'authoritarian rule'

Speaking off the record to a Newsweek journalist working on a story about the Saudi leadership, Khashoggi said he just wanted a 'better Saudi ...

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