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The UN and Qatar have finalised an agreement to open a counter-terrorism office in Doha.

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters inertia, corruption and greed, writes Carmen Geha.

'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

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'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

Dutch prosecutors on Monday confirmed a shooting at the Saudi embassy in The Hague last week was carried out with terrorist intent.

Saudi crown prince vows 'iron fist' against extremists

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Saudi crown prince vows 'iron fist' against extremists

Wednesday's attack in Jeddah left at least two people wounded, including a Greek policeman and a Saudi official.

Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

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Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

He accused Iran of supporting terrorism and fuelling sectarianism in the region.

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Bahraini Jews mark Kristallnacht

Bahraini Jews marked the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, for the first time since the Arab nation normalised ties with Israel last month.

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Qatar's emir promises Shura Council elections next year

The Gulf state is slated to hold its first national Shura Council election in October 2021.

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Two more Hezbollah officials join US sanctions list

Two more officials from Lebanon's Hezbollah have been put on the US sanctions list.

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Egypt's senate election farce helps Sisi recruit more loyalists

Comment: Egypt's newly created senate is will have no legislative power, and is just a method of expanding the regime's system of loyalty and ...

Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

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Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

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Saudi authorities place influential Yemeni cleric under house arrest

Saudi Arabia has placed Sheikh Abdul Majid Al-Zindani, an influential Yemeni cleric, with ties to the Islamist Islah party, under house arrest ...

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

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Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council ignored a recommendation aimed at ensuring Saudi women are aware if their husband has multiple ...

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

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Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from home.

Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi <em>Council</em>

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Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council rejects proposal by female member that would allow women to marry without the permission of a ...

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

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Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they seem?

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'Optimistic' Taliban to sign deal with US by February

The Taliban are 'optimistic' a deal with Washington could be signed before the end of the month, the group's chief spokesman said.

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Taliban proposes 10-day ceasefire with US to restart talks

Taliban sources have voiced the group's proposal of a 10-day ceasefire with the US and face-to-face talks with the Afghan government if a peace ...

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Yemen in Focus: Is the deadly conflict ending?

This week we focus on increased efforts for dialogue to end the brutal conflict.

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Yemen in Focus: Is the deadly conflict ending?

This week we focus on increased efforts for dialogue to end the brutal conflict.

Saudi Arabia 'seeking political solution' in Yemen: King Salman

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Saudi Arabia 'seeking political solution' in Yemen: King Salman

Saudi Arabia's monarch on Wednesday said his government is seeking a political solution to Yemen's war after almost four years of Saudi ...

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Sudan arrests secretary general of Popular Congress Party

Sudanese authorities arrested Secretary General Dr. Ali al-Hajj over his alleged involvement in a 1989 coup that brought ousted President Omar ...

Tunisia's Ennahdha party puts forward Ghannouchi as house speaker

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Tunisia's Ennahdha party puts forward Ghannouchi as house speaker

Tunisia's Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party which last month came top in legislative polls put forward its leader Rached Ghannouchi to head the ...

Oman votes in <em>Shura</em> <em>council</em> elections

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Oman votes in Shura council elections

Omanis voted on Sunday in Shura council elections, with two women elected.

Saudi women can now enlist in the army

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Saudi women can now enlist in the army

The decision comes after a string of reforms, such as the historic reversal of the kingdom’s ban on female drivers.

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