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The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

A recent report sheds light on a rift between Saudi Arabia’s royal father-son duo, who are deeply divided over whether the Kingdom should forge a normalisation agreement with Israel.

Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

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Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

Social media users in Saudi Arabia were left outraged after semi-state owned platform Arab News appeared to indirectly support normalisation with Israel.

Damascus slams Dutch legal action on rights record

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Damascus slams Dutch legal action on rights record

The Syrian government is being pulled up by the Dutch government on alleged human rights abuses.

Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

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Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

The Syrian government, headed by Bashar al Assad is being held responsible for 'gross human rights violations'.

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Lebanese teenager 'handcuffed, set on fire' in horrific killing

The killing of a 14-year-old believed to have been taken hostage, handcuffed and "soaked in a gallon of petrol" before being set alight, has ...

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Trump approves first Sudanese ambassador to Washington in decades

Ambassador Noureldin Satti's credentials were approved by US President Donald Trump on Friday.

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Anti-Sisi protests erupt in Egypt's Suez

Footage that emerged online showed protesters chanting against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Friday, a days ahead of planned ...

Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

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Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

Donald Trump has awarded Kuwait's ruling emir with a top US honor.

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Moroccans protest Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

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

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

US military strengthens deployment in Syria

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US military strengthens deployment in Syria

The US military deployed more war apparatus in the region following tensions with Russia.

US reproaches UAE for failing to 'normalise' with Qatar

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US reproaches UAE for failing to 'normalise' with Qatar

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking urged Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to end their blockade on Qatar.

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

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AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Comment: The DOJ report forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent bears the clear hallmarks of Washington's Emirati lobby and an authoritarian ...

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Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

The protests against Bahrains' normalisation of relations with Israel are a rare display of dissent in the small oil-rich kingdom.

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Somali money transfer companies 'facilitate arms dealer transactions': report

The damning report identifies 176 transactions within a six-year timeframe that were allegedly linked to suspected weapons dealers in Somalia ...

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Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head wound

The origin of the stray bullet that struck Lebanon's leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi was never determined.

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Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the ...

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

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First arrests in Iraq PM's anti-corruption drive: sources

The arrests represent a rare instance in which current Iraqi officials are subject to judicial procedures.

Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

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Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said the command of his forces had 'put aside all military and political considerations' to respond to the ...

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment ...

Saudi Arabia slams oil producers for flouting production cuts

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Saudi Arabia slams oil producers for flouting production cuts

Saudi Arabia is pushing for countries that have flouted the supply curb agreements to compensate with new limits.

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