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Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahrain national team footballer with refugee status in Australia, is escorted by immigration police to a court in Bangkok on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, an Australian resident, remains in a Bangkok prison after being arrested on a Bahraini warrant last No(...)

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection in Thailand, has been sustained through the “terri(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir delivering a speech at the presidential palace in Khartoum on Thursday. He faces one of the biggest crises of his long leadership.  Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Short of time to save his sinking economy, Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir boarded a Russian jet on December 17th and became the first Arab leader to(...)

The killing of Mr Khashoggi has strained the decades-long ties the kingdom enjoys with the United States. File Photograph: Hasan Jamali /  AP

Saudi Arabia has announced it will seek the death penalty against five suspects over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The k(...)

Netflix has withdrawn an episode of a comedy show from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia after complaints from the kingdom’s officials. File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Netflix withdrew an episode of the comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom’s officials (...)

 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, heir apparent to the ailing King Salman, has enjoyed almost unlimited power in the kingdom. Photograph:  Fayez Nireldine/ AFP

For most of the Middle East and North Africa, 2018 was somewhat less volatile than the past several years. The upheavals of recent years – in particul(...)

Downsizing and drink-driving are conversations sure to cause arguments at the dinner table. Photograph: Getty Images

The last big shop has been done, the stocks of embossed, three-ply toilet paper have been replenished, and everyone is primed not to mention last year(...)

Liam Tilly in his Christmas jumper outside his house on Bath Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Liam Tilly is not going mad for Christmas this year. He has ordered only three turkeys: one each for two of his sons, and one for himself. Each one wi(...)

United Nations Security Council members vote on a resolution about Yemen’s security at UN Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York city, US. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to authorise the deployment of monitors to observe the implementation of a ceasefire in Yemen’s key port(...)

Shots are fired from a vehicle during heavy fighting between the Yemeni government and Houthis in Hodeidah, Yemen. Image: Arab 24/via Reuters

Yemen’s Red Sea Hodeidah port and neighbouring city were quiet on Tuesday, although a ceasefire that came into effect at midnight was violated for sev(...)

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