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Saudi Arabia ends anti-corruption probe after 15 months

Saudi Arabia ends anti-corruption probe after 15 months

Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that it said had recovered more than $106 billion through settlements with scores of senior princes, ministers and top businessmen. A royal court statement said the government had summoned...

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Yemen truce, prisoner swap timelines pushed back: UN

Yemen truce, prisoner swap timelines pushed back: UN

The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Monday the expected timeline for a truce in the flashpoint city of Hodeida and a prisoner swap between warring parties had been pushed back. Envoy Martin Griffiths hosted hard-won peace talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels in Sweden last...

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Bahrain Shiite opposition leader loses appeal against life sentence

Bahrain Shiite opposition leader loses appeal against life sentence

Bahrain's supreme court, whose verdicts are final, on Monday upheld a life term for Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman for spying for Gulf rival Qatar, a judicial source said. Salman, who headed the Shiite Al-Wefaq group, was convicted in November of "communicating with Qatari...

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Qatar to disburse Gaza aid in 'coordination with UN'

Qatar to disburse Gaza aid in 'coordination with UN'

Qatar said Friday it will adopt a new formula for aid to Gaza after the Palestinian enclave's rulers Hamas rejected a cash injection over alleged unacceptable Israeli conditions. The Qatari ambassador to the Gaza Strip, Mohammed al-Emadi, said that his country would now channel millions of...

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