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Arab deputies urge UN to call Huthis 'terrorists'

Apo - Arab parliamentarians gathered in Cairo on Wednesday urged the United Nations to list Yemen's Huthi rebel movement as a "terrorist organisation" while accusing it of attacks on Saudi Arabia.

UN chief pushes for probe of Gulf tanker attacks

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war.

Arab countries hold off on UN action over US move on Golan

New York - Arab countries met at the United Nations on Monday to discuss President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan but no decision was taken on tabling a UN resolution condemning the US move, diplomats said.

US Golan move stymies Arab states, may boost Iran: analysts

Apo - The US move on the Golan has left fractious Arab nations scrambling for a united response to a decision taken by a key ally, which may only end up benefiting Iran, analysts said.

Syria's return to Arab League not on summit agenda: spokesman

Apo - The Arab League said Sunday it was not planning to discuss reinstating Syria's membership at a summit later this month, more than eight years after suspending it as the country descended into war.

Netanyahu hails Warsaw talks with Arab states as 'turning point'

Warsaw - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Thursday as historic a Warsaw meeting where he is joining Arab states, saying they stood united against Iran and voicing hope that cooperation extends to other areas.

Syrian Arab fighters battle IS for revenge

- Near the front line in eastern Syria, Amer Khalifa plays with a sword he found. To "avenge" his family, he has joined a Kurdish-led alliance fighting the Islamic State group.

Battling Iran in Syria, Israel moves closer to Gulf

Dubai - As Israel and Iran clash in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is courting Gulf Arab states at a time when broader policies align against their common rival Tehran.

Mattis says Russia cannot replace US in Mideast

Manama - Russia is no replacement for the United States in the Middle East following Moscow's military intervention in Syria, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told a regional security conference on Saturday.

Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul - Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey's own reputation for eroding press freedoms.

Netanyahu sees path to Palestinian peace in Israeli-Arab ties

Vilnius - Israel's prime minister says he sees a path to peace with Palestinians through the "normalisation" of relations with Arab states which, like his country, are also facing an emboldened Iran.

China pledges $20 billion in loans for Arab states

Bejing - China will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.

Arab LGBT activists tell peers they are 'not alone'

Beirut - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from across the Arab world, including a Lebanese rock star, released a video on Monday to tell their peers they are "not alone".

Saudi king announces $150 million for East Jerusalem

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday announced a $150-million (120 million euro) donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem.

Saudi king denounces 'blatant interference' by Iran in Arab affairs

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in regional affairs as Arab leaders met in the kingdom on Sunday for an annual summit.

Saudi king slams Iran, US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit.

Saudi king slams Iran, US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit.

Saudi Arabia hosts its first Arab Fashion Week

Apo - Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia -- headlining the kingdom's first ever Arab Fashion Week, an event that opened Tuesday to equal parts excitement and controversy.

IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

Dibai - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs.

Arab ministers demand Trump rescind Jerusalem decision

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers on Saturday called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and for the international community to recognise a Palestinian state.

Arab League meets to discuss Iran 'violations'

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Sunday at Saudi Arabia's request for an extraordinary meeting to discuss alleged "violations" committed by Iran in the region.

Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

Dibai - Fairies, brides in black and hand-knit dolls take the runway in Dubai this week for the fifth Arab Fashion Week, a five-day affair focussed on instantly available "ready couture" and pre-collections.

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request: diplomats

Cairo - The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.

Saudi king hopeful over 'historic' Muslim-US summit

Riyadh - Saudi King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit to be held Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance.

Saudi king hopeful over 'historic' Muslim-US summit

Riyadh - Saudi King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit to be held Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance.

Saudi king hopeful over 'historic' Muslim-US summit

Riyadh - Saudi King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit to be held Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance.

Arab League urges ICRC to intervene on Palestinian prisoners

Cairo - Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Wednesday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene with Israeli authorities to halt their "abuse" of Palestinian prisoners.

UN chief heads to Arab summit after row over Israel 'apartheid' report

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres travels to Jordan next week to attend an Arab summit following a row over the release of a UN report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state.

Arabs view US election with indifference or loathing

Cairo - In Cairo, capital of the most populous Arab country, the US election is met with self-absorbed indifference or loathing for one, and sometimes both, candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Little mourning for Shimon Peres in Arab world

Cairo - Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres's death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a "war criminal".
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