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Kuwaiti authorities will reportedly issue summons warrants against the influencers after intelligence is gathered.

Neshan Der Haroutiounian is due to stand trial on October 8 for 'insulting' Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a television show.

Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

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Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

The ban was brought in "to ensure the safety of citizens after a number of accidents" involving kites.

Egypt bill protects identity of sexual assault victims

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Egypt bill protects identity of sexual assault victims

Egyptians filing sexual assault cases will have the option to remain anonymous to the public, while the credentials of victims will only be ...

Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

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Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

The Half-sister of embattled Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries British journalist Ned Donovan.

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Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

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UAE obstructed agreement to end Qatar blockade: report

A deal to resolve the three-year Gulf feud with Qatar was stalled by the UAE, US media reported.

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UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

Britain's defence minister reportedly called his Saudi counterpart to heap praise on the kingdom a day after UK sanctions were imposed on Saudi ...

Iranian man executed for drinking alcohol, says rights group

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Iranian man executed for drinking alcohol, says rights group

A man was executed at Mashhad prison on Thursday after being convicted of drinking alcohol for the sixth time, his lawyer told a rights monitor.

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Explosion heard in Tehran followed by power outages

Iranian officials reportedly gave contradictory statements after a blast was heard by Tehran residents, following weeks of similar explosions ...

Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

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Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

Ahmadinejad is "ready" to visit the Saudi Arabia for meetings with both Saudi and Houthi officials, according to one report.

Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long shutdown

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Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long shutdown

Dubai has reopened its doors to tourists after months under quarantine.

Lebanese journalist hits back at misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

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Lebanese journalist hits back at misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Ghada Oueiss has said she was targeted for presenting reports critical of powerful Arab royals.

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

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How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning ...

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Instagram apologises to Bella Hadid after censoring Palestine post

Instagram's parent company Facebook admitted Bella Hadid's post should not have been taken down, apologising to the Palestinian-Dutch supermodel.

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Israel president slams government's handling or coronavirus outbreak

Israel's president criticised the government's Covid-19 response as the Jewish state experiences a spike in new daily cases.

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Israel proposes new prisoner swap with Hamas: Report

Israel is reportedly waiting on the Palestinian group's response to the proposal.

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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.

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

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Chechnya's Kadyrov blames blogger murder on foreign secret services

Chechen strongman Kadyrov claimed foreign secret services killed dissident blogger Mamikhan Umarov in Austria and have pinned the blame on the ...

Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

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Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

The 19-year-old told a press conference she was wearing a hijab when she made the order and repeated her name several times.

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

Nile dam dispute spills onto social <em>media</em>

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Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

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