Middle East/The Gulf


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The Gulf
Houthi members attend the funeral procession of Houthi rebel fighters who were killed in fighting with Yemeni government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen, on November 24, 2021.

Yemen govt 'determined' to renew truce with Houthis

US special envoy on Yemen Tim Lenderking says Saudi Arabia and Iran back the truce

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The Gulf
Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah attending the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 14, 2021.

Kuwait crown prince accepts government resignation

Early elections were held on September 29 after Sheikh Meshal dissolved the parliament

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The Gulf
Fighters loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government take part in a military parade in the country's northeastern province of Marib, on September 26, 2022.

Yemen truce deadline approaches as wait for peace drags on

'I strongly urge the Yemeni parties not only to renew but also to expand the truce’s terms and duration'

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The Gulf
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on July 28, 2022.

Critics fear Saudi prince seeks legal cover with PM title

Activists and critics call Prince Mohammed's title bump to prime minister a 'title-washing ploy'

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The Gulf
A man casts his vote for national assembly elections in Salwa district, Kuwait, on September 29, 2022.

Kuwait kicks off 6th legislative vote in 10 years

Observers hope the election can pull Kuwait out of a cycle of repeated political crises

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The Gulf
Pope Francis arrives at the Hall of Remembrance during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 26, 2014.

Pope to visit Bahrain in November

Francis will be the first pope ever to visit the majority-Muslim Persian Gulf country

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The Gulf
An Israeli couple, Roman (R) and Elinor, read documents before their civil wedding ceremony on October 3, 2013 at Larnaca civil marriage hall in Cyprus.

Abu Dhabi civil court registers 1st Israeli marriage

Itamar Bareket and his bride Nogah Meroz Mion flew to the Gulf state from Tel Aviv

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The Gulf
Saudi troops salute in front of a screen displaying images of Saudi King Salman (R) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on July 3, 2022.

Saudi Crown Prince named kingdom’s prime minister

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was promoted from defense minister

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The Gulf
A general view shows the Lusail Stadium, the 80,000-capacity venue that will host this year's World Cup final, on the outskirts of Qatar's capital Doha on September 2, 2022.

Qatar recruits civilians for World Cup security - report

'Recruits will provide additional support during the tournament' that kicks off on November 20

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The Gulf
L’imam Youssef al-Qaradawi, théologien de référence des Frères musulmans, réfugié au Qatar.

Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual guide dies

Qarawadi supported Palestinian suicide bombing attacks against Israelis

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The Gulf
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (L) and UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Mariam Almheiri tour the Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on September 25, 2022.

UAE signs deal to supply Germany with gas, diesel

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz touring the Gulf in the hope of sealing new energy deals to replace Russian gas

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The Gulf
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (C-R) receiving Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz (C-L) at al-Salam Palace in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2022.

Germany seeks to deepen energy partnership with Saudi Arabia

Scholz says he also addressed issues involving civil rights in talks with Salman

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The Gulf
A jailer locks the door of a cell with signage indicating "Prisoners of War" at Lukyanivska Prison in Kyiv, Ukraine, amid the Russian invasion, on July 21, 2022.

Two Americans among POWs transferred from Russia to Saudi Arabia

Two Americans, five British nationals, and one each from Morocco, Sweden, and Croatia among those transferred

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The Gulf
A Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone is seen shortly after its landing at an airport in Gecitkala, known as Lefkoniko in Greek, in Cyprus, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

Turkey sells armed drones to UAE - sources

20 drones have already been received by UAE this month

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The Gulf
A view of a shops in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on December 9, 2000.

Kuwait shop houses mini museum of retro tech relics

The thousands of tech relics date back to as early as the 1960s, a result of 30 years of collecting

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The Gulf
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chairing the GCC summit in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on December 14, 2021.

Saudi prince's invitation to Queen's funeral criticized

The prince has not been to Britain since the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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The Gulf
Workers walk back to the Al-Wakra Stadium worksite being built for the 2022 World Cup, in Doha, Qatar, on May 4, 2015.

Soccer fans want FIFA to compensate Qatar’s migrant workers

Out of 17,000 fans, 73 percent support compensation as a 'measure of redress' to migrant workers in Qatar

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The Gulf
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L) greeting Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Qatari capital of Doha, on September 13, 2022.

Egypt’s Sisi visits Qatar with hopes to bolster financial ties

Egypt is seeking financial support and investment to cushion an economic shock caused by the war in Ukraine

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The Gulf
Worshippers circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand mosque in the holy Saudi city of Mecca, on the first day of the al-Adha feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, on July 9, 2022.

Man arrested in Mecca for pilgrimage on Queen's behalf

'Umrah for the soul of Queen Elizabeth II, we ask God to accept her in heaven and among the righteous'

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The Gulf
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi takes part in a meeting on the second day of a European Union - African Union summit at The European Council Building in Brussels, Belgium, on February 18, 2022.

Egypt’s Sisi to make first post-rift visit to Qatar

Sisi will meet with the Gulf state's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Tuesday

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The Gulf
A skyline picture shows downtown Dubai and the Gulf emirate's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on August 31, 2022.

UAE rakes in $5 billion as tourists return: officials

Hotel occupancy in Gulf emirate up more than 40% compared to previous year

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The Gulf
Supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr clean up outside the Iraqi parliament headquarters in the high-security Green Zone in the capital Baghdad on August 30, 2022 after their majority withdrew from the area.

Iraq parliament staff resume work after weeks-long hiatus

Employees returned to work Sunday for the first time since Sadr's supporters stormed legislature in late July

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The Gulf
A private security member stands guard next to a motorcade awaiting the arrival of the UN special envoy for Yemen at the Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital, on April 11, 2022.

Yemen: Al Qaeda releases video of kidnapped UN worker

Akam Sofyol Anam, director of the UN Office of Security and Safety in Yemen, was kidnapped in February

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The Gulf
A fisherman paddles his boat past destroyed buildings on the coast of the port city of Hodeida, Yemen, on September 28, 2018.

Houthi parade in sensitive Yemen port city draws UN rebuke

The UN calls on the rebels to keep 'the city free of military manifestations'