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Donald Trump praises Saudi purge and detentions

US president backs move seen as effort by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to consolidate power.

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon 'declaring war' against it

Saudi Gulf affairs minister says Iran-backed group Hezbollah has committed 'acts of aggression' against the kingdom.

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Sisi says will honour constitution, not seek third term

Egypt's president promises to stick to the constitutional limit of two four-year terms.

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Saudi arranged resignation throws Lebanon into turmoil

Saad Hariri

Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s abrupt resignation over the weekend was bizarre even by the often twisted standards of Lebanese politics.

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Climate change: Jordan water crisis 'to get worse'

Recent study finds that country is getting hotter and drier faster than previously anticipated.

Water reservoirs in Jordan

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Saudi Arabia purge widens with 'arrest, no-fly list'

Top entrepreneur reportedly added to list of high-profile detainees in unprecedented anti-corruption drive and shake-up.

Mohammed bin Salman

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US, Turkey to resume issuing non-immigrant visas

US says security situation in Turkey 'has improved sufficiently' to resume visa services 'on limited basis'.

The US Mission to Turkey

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Baghdad court rules secession attempt unconstitutional

Following Kurds' referendum Supreme Federal Court says national charter calls for preservation of territorial integrity.

Abadi

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Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman widens purge

Saudi economy suffers as a political purge by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman widens.

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Saudi anti-corruption purge: All the latest updates

All the latest updates following the establishment of a new anti-corruption committee in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi authorities are making deals with people held in sweeping government crackdown, sources say.

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