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Riot police blocked the path before protesters could reach reach the Allenby Bridge leading into the West Bank.

April saw more prisoners of conscience jailed in Saudi Arabia than the three previous months combined.

Saudi releases bin Laden patriarch held in 'Ritz crackdown'

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Saudi releases bin Laden patriarch held in 'Ritz crackdown'

Saudi Arabia has released construction magnate Bakr bin Laden, half-brother of the late Osama bin Laden

How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

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How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

While Saudi media has taken a critical stance against Israel’s actions, UAE media have taken a much more lukewarm approach, similar to that of ...

The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

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The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between ...

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The inside story of the shadowy Emirati-Serbian partnership

Analysis: Political and business relations between Serbia and the United Arab Emirates are marked by opacity and secrecy.

The New Arab Staff

Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an eye on.

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Qatar's emir visits Saudi Arabia as rift eases

The visit, which came at the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, was aimed at discussing bilateral relations and other issues of "common ...

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Turkish foreign minister in fence-mending visit to Saudi

Turkey's foreign minister has visited Saudi Arabia for the first time since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in ...

'Too soon' to discuss talks with Saudi, says Iran

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'Too soon' to discuss talks with Saudi, says Iran

Iran and Saudi Arabia cut ties in 2016 but resumed negotiations in Baghdad in April

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Iran ally Hezbollah welcomes talks with Saudi Arabia

In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah expressed a belief that dialogue involving Iran at any level 'contributes to calming ...

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

Officials from both countries have reportedly signed two agreements addressing the treatment of criminals, and crime, in addition to agreeing ...

Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

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Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

Yemeni conjoined twins 'Yousuf and Yassin' travelled with their parents to Riyadh for a medical check.

Abu Dhabi <em>crown</em> <em>prince</em> visits Saudi Arabia for talks

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Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

Abu Dhabi's crown prince visited Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.

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Turkish foreign minister plans Saudi visit next week: source

Mevlut Cavusoglu is to visit Saudi Arabia, in a sign of warming relations between the two countries.

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Saudi Arabia swaps red carpets for lavender

The move to opt for lavender carpets instead of the typically used red for ceremonial events comes as part of the Kingdom's 2030 vision

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Biden centres Israel normalisation in first call with MbZ

Normalisation, Iran and the Tigray conflict were on the agenda in Joe Biden and Mohammed bin Zayed's call on Tuesday.

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Saudi oil firm Aramco's first-quarter profits up by 30%

Aramco said the increase in profits primarily reflects the impact of higher crude oil prices, which have steadily climbed amid increased global ...

Saudi Arabia could benefit from slow fiscal adjustment: IMF

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia could benefit from slow fiscal adjustment: IMF

Saudi Arabia tripled VAT to 15 percent in July 2020 to help its economy recover.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

Engineers working on NEOM doubt the Saudi crown prince's multi-billion dollar vision is possible, according to a new report.

Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

Iran's foreign ministry said Tehran welcomes the change of tone from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after reports this month revealed secret talks ...

Qatar FM backs Saudi call for dialogue with Iran

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Qatar FM backs Saudi call for dialogue with Iran

Doha has expressed support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's desire for a 'good and special relationship with Iran'.

Chinese investors in talks to buy Aramco stake: report

The New Arab Staff

Chinese investors in talks to buy Aramco stake: report

The report come after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said a 'leading global energy company' was in talks to buy a one ...

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