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Oman Sultan Haithem has named his son as her heir, among a long list of changes to the constitution.

Oman's sultan announced on Monday a constitutional shakeup that includes the appointment of a crown prince for the first time and new rules on how parliament will work.

Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even more difficult.

Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

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Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

A partially suspended sentence will allow Loujain al-Hathloul's release within months, relatives said.

Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

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Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern feminists.

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Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, including ...

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

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Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

Tens of thousands of Israeli tourists flocked to the UAE in just two weeks, a report said, driving a tourism boom in the Gulf country.

US puts pro-Iran Bahrain group on 'terror list'

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US puts pro-Iran Bahrain group on 'terror list'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saraya al-Mukhtar had reportedly been funded by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and plotted attacks against US ...

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Israeli football fans clash over UAE investment

The UAE's investment in Israeli football team Beitar Jerusalem led to divisions among the team's notoriously anti-Arab fanbase.

Moroccan political parties walk a tightrope on Sahara, normalisation

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Moroccan political parties walk a tightrope on Sahara, normalisation

President Donald Trump's bombshell announcement that Tel Aviv and Rabat will normalise ties has divided Morocco.

Trump announces Israel-Morocco to normalise relations

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Trump announces Israel-Morocco to normalise relations

Donald Trump has announced Morocco's intention to normalise relations with Israel.

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Yousra Samir Imran

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has been made ...

Saudi Arabia hands American doctor six-year prison sentence

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Saudi Arabia hands American doctor six-year prison sentence

A Saudi court sentenced Dr Walid Fitahi to six years in prison and renewed a travel ban against his wife and children, all of whom are dual ...

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Kuwait opposition makes strong gains in parliamentary elections

Twenty-four of the National Assembly's 50 seats were won by candidates belonging to or leaning towards the opposition.

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Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father were last week removed from a high-security villa and "taken away to an undisclosed location", ...

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Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

Israel has warned its citizens not to discuss democracy, the royal family, or other taboo issues with Emiratis during their ...

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Emirati ruling family 'looking to invest in Israeli football'

A member of Abu Dhabi's royal family is looking to buy a stake in a top-tier Israeli football team known for its racist and ...

US military flew terminally ill Bahrain premier to America

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US military flew terminally ill Bahrain premier to America

The US military flew Bahrain's late Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in for treatment shortly before he died.

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Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

He accused Iran of supporting terrorism and fuelling sectarianism in the region.

Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

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Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

Bahrain's long-serving prime minister dies at age 84

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Bahrain's long-serving prime minister dies at age 84

Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was one of the world's longest serving prime ministers.

MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

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MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

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