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Qatar has condemned the UAE after it upheld a life sentence against 21-year-old Abdullah Al Shamsi.

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

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Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

A team of hitmen was allegedly sent to Canada by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

US looking into claims of China-Saudi 'nuclear bomb' developments

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US looking into claims of China-Saudi 'nuclear bomb' developments

Saudi Arabia is working with China on the development of its civilian nuclear power programme.

China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

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China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

China is the latest player in Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme.

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Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

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Yemeni separatists abandon self-rule, push peace deal

Yemen's southern separatists abandoned their declaration of self-rule, instead committing to implement a stalled Saudi-brokered peace deal.

Saudi FM discusses Libya with Algerian, Tunisian leaders

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Saudi FM discusses Libya with Algerian, Tunisian leaders

Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Tunisia took part in talks on the conflict in Libya on Tuesday.

US-led coalition in Iraq hands over Basmaya military base

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US-led coalition in Iraq hands over Basmaya military base

The pullout comes in line with coalition plans to withdraw from bases across Iraq and consolidate in Baghdad and at the Ain al-Asad Airbase in ...

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Houthi rebels accuse UN envoy of 'prolonging' Yemen war

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Houthi rebels accuse UN envoy of 'prolonging' Yemen war

The United Nation's Yemen envoy has come under fire from Yemen's Houthi rebels who have accused him of 'prolonging' the deadly conflict.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the people's interest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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Shamima Begum allowed UK return for citizenship battle

The ruling in her favour means Begum could appear before a court in London, despite UK authorities continuously declaring they would not help ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan top court dissolves country's Muslim Brotherhood

Jordan's top court has dissolved the country's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

An oil tanker that reportedly launched into sea despite US sanctions on Iran has reportedly been 'hijacked'.

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

Saudi Arabia has permanently terminated the license of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports.

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Qatar ranks as 'safest country in the world'

The latest Numbeo Index has ranked Qatar as the safest country in the world, local reports confirmed.

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes ...

Dubai deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

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Dubai deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

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Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The UN Security Council voted down a Russian bid to abolish one of two vital aid crossing points between Turkey and Syria, and keep the second ...

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