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The number of migrants making the risky crossing through Yemen to the oil-rich Gulf states has dropped by three-quarters.

In another attempt to use elite sports to promote its image globally, Saudi Arabia offered footballing start Cristiano Ronaldo £5.3 million to become the face of its tourism.

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

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Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many practical ways.

Saudi Arabia holding migrants in 'appalling' conditions: HRW

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Saudi Arabia holding migrants in 'appalling' conditions: HRW

Human Rights Watch's new report is the latest to detail allegations of torture and unsanitary, cramped conditions in Saudi detention ...

British journalist has book contract terminated over Islamophobic tweets

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British journalist has book contract terminated over Islamophobic tweets

Controversial writer Julie Burchill was dropped by publisher after 'deplorable' comments to journalist Ash Sarkar on Twitter.

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Ex-Syrian spy chief 'moved to Austria with Mossad help'

A former chief of Syrian intelligence accused of human rights violations was granted asylum in Austria with the help of Israeli intelligence,

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Egyptian activists arrested for contact with Western diplomats: HRW

Egyptian human rights defenders Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer were arrested following a meeting with several western diplomats on human ...

Taj Ali

Britain's equalities watchdog is missing something crucial: BAME representation

Comment: If the EHRC can't root out racial discrimination under its own roof, asks Taj Ali, what hope is there it will do an effective ...

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China removes domes, minarets from mosques: report

A British diplomat in China has deplored the changes to the religious buildings as 'depressing'.

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

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Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

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Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

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Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

A number of Muslim-led Middle Eastern countries have arrested exiled Uighur Muslims and deported them to China in collaboration with Beijing, ...

Three dead in Saudi centres holding Ethiopian migrants: Amnesty

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Three dead in Saudi centres holding Ethiopian migrants: Amnesty

Ethiopians who have long looked to Saudi Arabia as an escape from poor economic prospects are enduring "unimaginable cruelty", Amnesty ...

Nearly half of Conservatives believe Islam is a 'threat'

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Nearly half of Conservatives believe Islam is a 'threat'

A new poll has found almost 50 percent of Conservative Party members in the UK consider Islam to be a 'fundamental threat to British ...

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly be expected, writes James Snell.

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Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in detention facility

Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia allege they have been beaten and mistreated in Saudi prisons.

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Tony Blair 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

The former UK prime minister was instrumental in paving the way for UAE-Israel normalisation, according to media reports.

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Ethiopia admits 'not doing enough' to aid migrants

Human Rights Watch describes the detention of migrants in Saudi Arabia as 'arbitrary and abusive'.

Saudi, Qatar clubs in <em>the</em> race to sign Ozil

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Saudi, Qatar clubs in the race to sign Ozil

The Arsenal forward has been tipped to join a club in the Middle East.

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African migrants 'left to die' in Saudi detention centres

Saudi Arabia's detention centres designed to contain the coronavirus have come under scrutiny for alleged inhumane conditions.

Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for Syrian life

James Snell

Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for Syrian life

Comment: Deceit has characterised the Syrian regime's response to the pandemic, while the international community ...

Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

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Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

Spain's former king has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving Saudi Arabia.

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

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Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim ...

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