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Analysts doubt benefits of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030

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Analysts doubt benefits of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 diversification plan will do little to benefit the average Saudi citizen, and instead further embed cronyism, analysts have claimed.

Date of publication: 24 September, 2017

Emirati students are now taking 'moral lessons' at school

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Emirati students are now taking 'moral lessons' at school

Emirati students have returned to school where they will study 'morals' for the first time, as the UAE seeks to assert its principles on the country's youth.

Egypt's al-Azhar bans cleric for 'singing on television'

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Egypt's al-Azhar bans cleric for 'singing on television'

An al-Azhar cleric has been banned from his official duties after singing on a television talk-show while wearing his uniform, an Egyptian ...

Saudi women enter history books in 'first stadium visit'

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Saudi women enter history books in 'first stadium visit'

Women in Saudi Arabia were finally allowed to enter a sports stadium on ...

Kurds push ahead with independence vote despite regional concerns

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Kurds push ahead with independence vote despite regional concerns

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Friday insisted that a 25 September independence referendum will still go ahead, despite regional condemnation of the historic vote.

Israel detains two Palestinian children in Hebron

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Israel detains two Palestinian children in Hebron

Israeli troops detained two 14-year-old Palestinian teenagers during a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Morocco arrests four over alleged 'IS recruitment'

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Morocco arrests four over alleged 'IS recruitment'

Suspected Moroccan recruiters for the Islamic State group have been arrested in four of the kingdom's southern cities.

Trump tweets stark new warning to North Korea

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Trump tweets stark new warning to North Korea

US President Donald Trump has ramped the rhetoric against North Korea, with a tweet warning Pyongyang's leadership they 'won't be around much ...

French soldier killed fighting IS in Iraq-Syria zone

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French soldier killed fighting IS in Iraq-Syria zone

A French parachutist was killed while participating in the fight against Islamic State militants in the Iraq-Syria military zone, President ...

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Erbil-Baghdad talks collapse on eve of referendum

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government held talks with the Iraqi ruling Shia coalition in Baghdad, two days before a controversial independence referendum that seeks to split the country.

Somalia seizes weapons-laden boat from Yemen

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Somalia seizes weapons-laden boat from Yemen

Somali authorities from the Puntland region seized a weapons-laden boat from war-torn Yemen on Saturday.

Yemen aid hampered by funding shortfall: UN relief chief

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Yemen aid hampered by funding shortfall: UN relief chief

This year's humanitarian response fund for war-torn Yemen is 45 percent funded, the UN's top aid chief said, calling on Gulf states to "step up and fill the gap".

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Rohingya exodus has ground to a halt: Bangladesh officials

The influx of Myanmar refugees to Bangladesh has come to a halt, Dhaka officials said on Saturday, which Rohingya Muslim leaders claim is because Rakhine State villages were now empty.

Turkish parliament extends mandate for troops in Iraq, Syria

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Turkish parliament extends mandate for troops in Iraq, Syria

Turkey approved a one-year extension of a mandate to use troops abroad in Syria ...

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

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Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

Israel has reacted to Iran's latest missile test describing it as a "provocation" to the US and its allies, and "proof" of its ambitions to become a world power.

Iran attempts to rebuild its anti-Israel 'Axis of Resistance'

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Iran attempts to rebuild its anti-Israel 'Axis of Resistance'

Iran is attempting to reconcile Hamas and Damascus since a fall out over the Syria war, with Tehran hoping to rebuild an anti-Israel axis in the region.

Turkey threatens military action over Iraqi-Kurdish independence referendum

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Turkey threatens military action over Iraqi-Kurdish independence referendum

Turkey's prime minister has warned of a 'economic and security' response if Iraqi-Kurdistan goes ahead with its controversial vote on independence.

Iraqi-Kurdish leader delays crucial news conference on independence vote

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Iraqi-Kurdish leader delays crucial news conference on independence vote

President Massoud Barzani has cancelled a crucial press conference, as tensions over a vote on Kurdish independence heighten.

Lebanon legend Fairouz releases seminal new album, aged 81

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Lebanon legend Fairouz releases seminal new album, aged 81

Fairouz has released a highly anticipated album aged 81, with her daughter Reema Rahbani working as produced on the record.

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Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile

Iran said on Saturday it launched a recently unveiled medium-range missile, despite continued threats from US President Donald Trump that Washington might tear up a nuclear agreement with Tehran.

Syrian regime tells UN 'victory within reach'

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Syrian regime tells UN 'victory within reach'

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem has told the UN General Assembly that victory for Bashar al-Assad's side is within reach.

Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

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Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

A Syrian opposition activist Aroubeh Barakat and her journalist daughter Halla were found dead at their home in Istanbul, activists and a relative said.

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Miss Turkey loses crown over contentious coup tweet

The winner of Turkey's national beauty pageant has been forced to hand back her crown hours after winning, over a tweet relating to the failed coup that was deemed offensive.

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New satellite imagery from Myanmar shows the destruction of 214 Rohingya villages, providing compelling evidence of the military's campaign of ethnic cleansing against the country's Muslim minority, says HRW.

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Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has committed to banning forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state's minister for human rights said on Friday.

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