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A letter from Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah conveyed Kuwait's commitment to close relations between the two friendly countries and expanding their ties.

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they were accused of colluding with.

Andrea Bocelli performs in Saudi Unesco World Heritage site

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Andrea Bocelli performs in Saudi Unesco World Heritage site

The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the kingdom's Al-Ula governate.

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

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UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, ...

Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

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Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to ...

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure Muslims and promote vaccinations.

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Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

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UN 'very concerned' for life of Dubai's Sheikha Latifa

His 35-year-old daughter has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape from the emirate in March 2018.

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Sudan agrees to reactivate agreements with Qatar

Relations between Sudan and Qatar appear to be warming since the end of the Gulf blockade earlier this year.

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

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Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

Prince Hamzah's visit was seen as undermining King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein, people with knowledge of the matter said.

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the ...

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

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Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal court had ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

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Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

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Egypt, Uganda sign security agreement as Sisi warns Ethiopia

Egypt and Uganda have signed an agreement to share military intelligence as President Sisi warned Ethiopia following the failure of talks on its ...

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SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

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Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

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Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

Intercommunal clashes between the Massalit and Arab communities in Sudan's Darfur region have now taken the lives of 132 people.

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

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Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

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Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

An Iraqi investigative committee has charged five policemen with unauthorised use of deadly force against protesters in Nasiriyah in February ...

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