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Normalization with Israel ‘would get me killed by my own people’: Saudi Prince MBS

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) says he'd fear for his life if he recognized Israel like UAE and Bahrain, according to American-Israeli...
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Op-ed: Saudi, UAE have replaced religion with nationalism for legitimizing government

Public opinion polling in the Arab world suggests that autocratic leaders like Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his UAE counterpart, Mohammed bin...
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Saudi business leaders ask citizens to boycott everything Turkish

In the latest development, the head of Saudi Arabia’s Chambers of Commerce has called for a boycott of Turkish products amid reports from merchants...
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Wars and peace: Israel ties with the Arab world

Israel, which on Tuesday is set to sign accords to normalise ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, has had a turbulent history...
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Osama bin Laden’s niece says she’s ‘all in’ for Trump 2020

Another 9/11-style attack may be just around the corner if Joe Biden is elected president,  Noor bin Ladin, the niece of Osama bin Laden...
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Vision of PM Imran respected throughout Muslim world: Saudi envoy

PTI leader Senator Faisal Javed Khan has met Saudi envoy in Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al Malki and exchanged views on matters of mutual...
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Rights groups lodge UN complaint over Saudi prince’s “arbitrary” detention

Two rights groups are lodging a complaint to the UN over the "arbitrary" detention of a philanthropist Saudi prince, according to a document seen,...
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UAE-Israel deal had been brewing since 2006

Touted by US President Donald Trump as a major Mideast breakthrough, the betterment UAE-Israel ties was in fact the culmination of more than a...
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Saudi Arabia calls for Hezbollah to be held accountable after Hariri verdict

Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for Hezbollah to be "punished" after a UN-backed tribunal found a member of the Shiite movement guilty over the 2005...
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Mossad chief welcomed by UAE for “security discussions”

Israel's Mossad spy agency chief Yossi Cohen visited the UAE for security talks, Emirati state media reported Tuesday, only days after the countries agreed...
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Amid strained relations, Pakistan’s army chief arrives in Saudi Arabia

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the Pakistan embassy in Riyadh said, amid a diplomatic spat that has...
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After deal, UAE and Israel establish phone service between them

The UAE and Israeli foreign ministers held their first publicly-acknowledged call on Sunday after the UAE Israel agreement; the Gulf state opened telephone lines...
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UAE protects Israel deal as “shake-up” of deadlocked Mideast diplomacy

The UAE on Friday offered a muscular defence of its bombshell move to establish ties with Israel, saying it was designed to "shake up"...
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Palestinians cry betrayal as Israel-UAE deal shakes up the Middle East

World leaders voiced hope Friday that a historic deal between the UAE and Israel could kickstart moribund Middle East peace talks, even as the...
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UAE and Saudi Arabia want to acquire nuclear weapons, and the US is livid

Nuclear proliferation is bigger than global warming, the US president said in an interview this week amid reports that two leading Gulf States, the...
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Ghosts of Kashoggis past? Saudi Prince MbS embroiled in fresh assassination charge

A former senior Saudi intelligence official said in a US lawsuit Thursday that the country's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tried to have him...
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“Dramatically downsized” Hajj begins under shadow of pandemic

Mask-clad Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday began the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during...
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This is how Saudi Arabia will host “downsized” Hajj

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday begins hosting the annual Hajj pilgrimage, dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic that has barred millions of international pilgrims...
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Pakistani carpenter becomes a ‘model’ in Saudi Arabia after viral post

A Pakistani carpenter becomes a model in Saudi Arabia. Muhammad Waqas, a 24-year-old Pakistani carpenter working in Saudi Arabia became a model after a...
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Saudi King in hospital: Is this the beginning of the reign of “King MbS”?

Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler King Salman was admitted to hospital in Riyadh Monday for gall bladder inflammation, the royal court said, prompting the postponement...
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G20 “crisis meeting” in Saudi Arabia as world economy burns

G20 finance ministers and central bankers are set to hold talks Saturday aimed at spurring global economic recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession amid growing...
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Despite international pressure, Gulf remains locked in Qatar wrangle

A UN court's ruling in favour of Qatar over an airspace dispute marks another setback for Saudi-led blockading nations, but despite rising international pressure...
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Palestine plays regional power politics with proposed energy deal

When Faed Mustafa, Palestine’s ambassador in Ankara, expressed interest in June in negotiating with Turkey an agreement on the delineation of maritime boundaries in the...
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Qatar channel BeIN permanently banned in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has permanently revoked the licence of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports and slapped it with a fine of $2.7 million...
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UAE launches Mars mission: joins elite club

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another...
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New at Saudi Hajj: Bottled ZamZam, sterilized pebbles for Rami

Saudi Arabia has issued SOPs for about 1,000 pilgrims who will be allowed to perform the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca later this month, an...
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Hajj 2020: Saudi Arabia’s unveils revised guidelines amid pandemic

Saudi Arabia, the center of the Muslim world, custodians of the Kaaba. There has been immense unrest amidst the Muslim world regarding the royal...
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All roads lead to Saudi Arabia as Turkey begins trial of Kashoggi murderers

Twenty Saudi suspects including two former aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went on trial Friday in absentia in Turkey, accused of killing...
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MBS keen on stewarding KSA economy despite setbacks

When Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan announced austerity measures in May, including an $8 billion USD cut back on spending on Vision 2030 —...
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Coronavirus allows UAE to extend hand of friendship to Israel

Companies in the United Arab Emirates and Israel will join forces to research and develop technology to fight the novel coronavirus, the two countries,...

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