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Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

Ten women swap foreign licences for Saudi ones, weeks before kingdom removes a controversial ban on female motorists.

women to drive

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Jordan sees largest anti-government protests in years

One of the most stable countries in Middle East is seeing growing frustration over tax increases and calls for the government to resign.

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Qatar state news agency's hacking linked to Riyadh

The hacking of Qatar News Agency's website on May 24, 2017 set into motion a major diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region.

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Jordan's King Abdullah to ask PM to resign amid protests: sources

Jordan's King Abdullah II expected to meet PM Hani al-Mulki later on Monday as protests continue over tax increases.

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Jordan PM Hani al-Mulki resigns amid mass protests over tax bill

Hani al-Mulki submitted his resignation after widespread anger over price hikes and income tax reform bill.

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GCC crisis at deadlock one year on

As Qatar maintains there is 'no legitimate justification' for blockade, GCC turmoil remains unresolved one year later.

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Jordan protests: What you should know

Government sees new tax law as important economic reform, but protesters say it undermines the poor and middle class.

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Protests against IMF-backed tax reform bill continue in Jordan

Demonstrators gather near the office of prime minister in Amman to protest against price hikes and tax increases.

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Hudaida: Feared coalition attack 'will destroy Yemen's lifeline'

War-torn Yemen's third largest city, Hudaida, serves as the main entry point for about 90 percent of all food imports.

Hudaida

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Russia 'to supply S-400 system to Qatar' despite Saudi position

Russian lawmaker says Moscow's plans 'will not change' by Riyadh's opposition to the sale of surface-to-air missiles.

S-400 missiles

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