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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends prayers in holy mosques of Mecca and Medina

The kingdom, which has 274 confirmed cases, has banned entry to sites to stem spread of Covid-19 Saudi Arabia, which hosts two of Islam's holiest...
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Saudi oil price cuts spark biggest falls since 1991 Gulf War

In shock move, Riyadh slashes prices after Russia blocked a bid to cut output aimed at countering coronavirus impact The collapse in oil prices added...
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Top US general recommends nixing sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey

Curtis Scaparrotti says Turkey's promise to purchase Russian military technology should deter US from selling fighter jets Turkey aims to revitalise its fleet by planning...
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Tens of thousands of Algerian students join growing anti-Bouteflika protests

Ongoing demonstrations against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to run for a fifth term continue A student carries a national flag during a protest in the...
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Saudi Arabia’s Jubeir condemns Iran for willingness to plot assassinations

'They have no problem assassinating diplomats... We don't do this,' Saudi minister says Adel al-Jubeir at Middle East summit in Warsaw, 14 February (Reuters) Saudi Arabia's...
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Ilhan Omar’s ‘Benjamins’ tweet storm: ‘Criticising AIPAC is not anti-Semitic’

Commentators tell MEE they are concerned that any criticism of Israel is now being conflated with accusations of anti-Semitism A volley of criticism and rage...

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Social media companies' policies have had 'real life consequences' for thousands of Arab users, activists say in open letter Saudi Arabia's then Deputy Crown Prince...

Home Office-backed counter-extremism group waging Twitter campaign against Corbyn

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Faith Matters, which received support through the UK government's flagship counter-extremism programme, has described Labour Party under Corbyn as a 'Stalinist cult' Jeremy Corbyn, the...