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Muscat has introduced a dress code in public places with the threat of jail and fines for violators.

Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner added that Bahrain also agreed to a similar move after Saudi Arabia

Israel’s biggest bank expects deals with UAE soon

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Israel’s biggest bank expects deals with UAE soon

Dov Kotler, the head of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, says that he expects to make new deals with the UAE’s largest banks soon.

Women in swimsuits video sparks anger in Saudi Arabia

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Women in swimsuits video sparks anger in Saudi Arabia

A group of young men and women dancing in swimwear to Arabic tunes sparked outrage in Saudi Arabia.

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

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Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to ...

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Saudi burning record amounts of oil during coronavirus summer

Saudis are staying at home this summer, as coronavirus continues to spread.

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War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

Several lists were allowed to run across the country but any real opposition is absent from the poll, no surprises are expected and the ruling ...

IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

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IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

The IMF said that the region's hardest-hit countries will be those that are "fragile and in conflict situations," with their economies forecast ...

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Saudi Arabia pushes plans to transform Riyadh into metropolis

Saudi Arabia is hoping to turn its capital into one of the Arab world's biggest metropolises.

Kuwait general reserves plummet by third after coronavirus lockdowns

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Kuwait general reserves plummet by third after coronavirus lockdowns

Low oil prices and coronavirus lockdowns have forced the Kuwaiti government to tap into reserves.

Fears that Kuwait bill could lead to 'Indian exodus'

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Fears that Kuwait bill could lead to 'Indian exodus'

Hundreds of thousands of Indian expatriates could lose their jobs.

UAE in major government shake-up as coronavirus hits economy

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UAE in major government shake-up as coronavirus hits economy

The UAE has embarked on a sweeping government reshuffle.

Kuwait mulls cutting subsidies as deficit predictions worsen

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Kuwait mulls cutting subsidies as deficit predictions worsen

The plan to cut subsidies would see an increase in the cost of key utilities, including electricity, water and fuel, by up to 30 per cent, local ...

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Qatar reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

1,102 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among the World Cup workforce, according to a source.

Shahid Javed Burki

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Comment: India and Pakistan's responses to the coronavirus lay bare the tradeoff between saving lives, and economic downturn, writes Shahid ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Jordan is trialling electronic bracelets to monitor Covid-19 and rights groups condemned Egypt over detention of medics criticising the ...

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Sudan extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state

The coronavirus curfew, which operates from 3pm to 6am, has been extended a number of times.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Syria fighting could spark coronavirus outbreak in Idlib, Abu Dhabi eases coronavirus lockdown, expatriates ...

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Over million expatriates expected to leave Saudi Arabia

Some 178,000 applications to leave the kingdom were made within a period of just over a month.

Oman considers taking financial help from Gulf neighbours

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Oman considers taking financial help from Gulf neighbours

Officials in the region revealed that financial aid for Oman was discussed at a 'recent high-level political meeting' between officials from ...

Oman to end ban of <em>expatriates</em> switching jobs

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Oman to end ban of expatriates switching jobs

Oman's no objection certificate has been a highly controversial practice.

UAE reopens malls, shops despite rise in coronavirus cases

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UAE reopens malls, shops despite rise in coronavirus cases

The UAE is continuing to ease coronavirus restrictions despite the disease continuing to spread.

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