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Kuwait swore in its new emir following the death of the Gulf country's ruler Sheikh Sabah.

Sheikh Nawaf had served as the crown prince since 2006, jumping a traditional order of alternating rule between the Al Jaber and the Al Salam branches of the ruling family.

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies age 91

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Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies age 91

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died on Tuesday, aged 91.

A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

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A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public ...

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and oppression of ...

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Qatar Airways gets $2.0 bln aid after huge loss

Qatar Airways said it received $2.0 billion in state aid to weather the coronavirus crisis, as it posted huge annual losses after enduring one of its "most difficult years".

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Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are demanding the resignation of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and flouted covid-19 lockdown rules to get their point across.

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Egypt returns bodies of Gaza fishermen shot by navy

The shooting occurred Friday as three fishermen were fishing near the Gaza-Egypt maritime frontier.

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Muslim man sues employers after Cognac prize switch fallout

The Lainston House hotel was ordered to pay £2500 to Zakaria Kioua for 'injury to feelings.'

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ <em>ruling</em>

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Comment: Forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent raises serious questions about foreign influence on US politics, and is a worrying attack on ...

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New York mayor boycotts Saudi summit on Khashoggi anniversary

Bill de Blasio withdrew from the virtual Urban 20 (U20) event hosted by Saudi Arabia, which will conclude on the anniversary of Khashoggi's ...

Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

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Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

Nearly a dozen artists have been arrested in a case that has drawn international condemnation and raised concerns over Sudan's fledgling ...

Turkey blasts Pelosi's 'ignorance' about democracy

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Turkey blasts Pelosi's 'ignorance' about democracy

Turkey was offended after US Democrat Nancy Pelosi implied Turkey is a dictatorship.

UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

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UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

British MPs have urged the UK government to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, accusing Downing Street of enabling the conflict and ...

Britain unveils law to protect soldiers from prosecutions

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Britain unveils law to protect soldiers from prosecutions

The British government unveiled plans to provide "stronger legal protections" for military personnel and veterans who could face war crimes ...

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

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Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest prison soar past 350

Tests have revealed that over 350 prisoners in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison, which lawyers have called a ‘humanitarian time bomb’, are suffering ...

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Relatives of IS 'Beatles' victims relieved as trial nears

The relatives of two Britons killed by the Islamic State group welcomed a UK high court's decision permitting the UK to share evidence about two ...

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Next US leader 'must cede' to Iran demands: Rouhani

The next US president must cede to the demands of Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

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Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

A sculpture of a horse’s head which briefly appeared in Damascus has been mocked by social media users who noticed that it was an imitation of ...

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UK rules alleged IS members can face US trial

A British court has dismissed a challenge by the mother of an alleged IS member, paving the way for a pair of so-called 'Beatles' militants to ...

Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

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Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.

After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up

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After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up

Victims of the deadly Beirut blast and their families are planning on sueing the state.

Mayors invited to Saudi summit urged to boycott event

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Mayors invited to Saudi summit urged to boycott event

Mayors must boycott a summit held by Saudi Arabia coinciding with the second anniversary of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, rights groups said.

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