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QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Crisis Strains Saudi-Led Arab Alliance in Yemen War

QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Crisis Strains Saudi-Led Arab Alliance in Yemen War

Yemen’s government rushed to express solidarity with Qatar on the state news agency website. Within two hours that message of support was wiped off.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Addiction and Intrigue: Inside Saudi Palace Coup

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Addiction and Intrigue: Inside Saudi Palace Coup

Quoting a witness at the palace, one Saudi source said King Salman this month pre-recorded a statement in which he announces the transfer of the throne to his son.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt to Deny Qataris Visa-Free Entry

EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt to Deny Qataris Visa-Free Entry

“The Foreign Minister affirmed to his Kuwaiti counterpart Egypt’s commitment to the list of demands presented to the state of Qatar and the continuation of sanctions taken against it,” Abu Zeid said in a statement.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Columnist Ramadan al-Anzi Calls King Salman ‘Haleem’ and Got Suspended From al-Jazirah Newspaper

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Columnist Ramadan al-Anzi Calls King Salman ‘Haleem’ and Got Suspended From al-Jazirah Newspaper

King Salman has frequently been lauded by columnists in local media, in traditional deference to authority, since the 81-year-old assumed office in 2015.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Silence Shia Dissent With Execution

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Silence Shia Dissent With Execution

Amnesty documented 34 other cases of Shia men currently sentenced to death mostly following unfair trials based on confessions obtained by torture.

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QATAR POLITICS: ‘Saudi-Led Alliance Seeking Regime Change in Qatar’

QATAR POLITICS: ‘Saudi-Led Alliance Seeking Regime Change in Qatar’

“I am not surprised they [Saudis and allies] are not happy with this result. They have specific objectives that they wish to accomplish,” al-Omari said.

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UK POLITICS: Court Ruling May Stop UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

UK POLITICS: Court Ruling May Stop UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The court has been studying the case lodged with it by UK-based Campaign Against the Arms Trade NGO since February, and is due to issue its ruling on Monday, The Guardian reported.

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QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Wants Compensation From Saudi-Led Blockade

QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Wants Compensation From Saudi-Led Blockade

“This committee will receive all claims, whether from the public sector, private sector or individuals,” Qatar’s AG Ali bin Fetais al-Marri announced.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Vow to Punish Qatar Harder

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Vow to Punish Qatar Harder

Saudi Arabia completely shuttered the land border with Qatar in order to cripple the neighboring country’s food supply.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish details of a report about foreign funding of extremism in the UK with a focus on Saudi Arabia.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

Qatar has called the charges baseless and says the stiff demands – including closing Qatar-based al Jazeera TV and ejecting Turkish troops based there – are so draconian that they appear designed to be rejected.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Deal With Saudi Arabia Prerequisite to End Conflict With Palestine: Lieberman, Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs

ISRAEL POLITICS: Deal With Saudi Arabia Prerequisite to End Conflict With Palestine: Lieberman, Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs

“The only light at end of the tunnel is complete regional agreement. Full diplomatic and economic relations. Not under the table, but on table,” Lieberman added.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Under House Arrest

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Under House Arrest

The guards at Mohammed bin Nayef’s palace in Jidda have reportedly been replaced by guards loyal to Mohammed bin Salman and Nayef has not been allowed to leave his palace since then, the report said.

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USA POLITICS: Senator Bob Corker to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi-Led States Until Qatar Dispute Resolved

USA POLITICS: Senator Bob Corker to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi-Led States Until Qatar Dispute Resolved

US Congressman Republican Senator Bob Corker is on a congressional group that reviews arms deals before they can go ahead.

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QATAR POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Wants to Undermine Qatar’s Sovereignty, Independence

QATAR POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Wants to Undermine Qatar’s Sovereignty, Independence

Omari said Saudi Arabia, supported by its allies, is trying to put pressure on Qatar in order to force it to accept the Saudi guardianship on the country.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Biography

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Biography

Mohammed bin Salman was born on August 31, 1985. Read Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Biography.

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QATAR POLITICS: Here’s 13 Serious Demands From Saudi and its Allies to Qatar

QATAR POLITICS: Here’s 13 Serious Demands From Saudi and its Allies to Qatar

Agree to all the demands within 10 days of it being submitted to Qatar, or the list becomes invalid.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Replaces Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud With Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud,

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Replaces Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud With Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud,

Saudi media say King Salman has called for a public pledge of allegiance to the new crown prince in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday night.

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SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Strips Crown Prince of Prosecution Oversight

SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Strips Crown Prince of Prosecution Oversight

Saudi ruler relieved Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of his duties and renamed Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution (BIP) as Public Prosecution office.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

“It’s as if a death penalty decision has been taken for Qatar,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighbouring states.

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