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Stories under this heading cover the Gulf and the Red Sea regions, including the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and the countries bordering the Red Sea.

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Hariri in Egypt to seek support for a solution to the Lebanese crisis

Hariri in Egypt to seek support for a solution to the Lebanese crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al Hariri arrived in Egypt in a bid to help form a new government and end Lebanon's multifaceted crisis. In Cairo, Al Hariri met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and General Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel.
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Chinese, Egyptian archaeologists help restore Montu Temple in Luxor

Chinese, Egyptian archaeologists help restore Montu Temple in Luxor

A Chinese-Egyptian archaeological mission has been working to restore the once-abandoned Montu Temple in Luxor, according to a statement from Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The first Egyptian-Chinese archaeological mission in Egypt is the outcome of a protocol of cooperation signed between the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
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GCC highlights its support for Iraq

GCC highlights its support for Iraq

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Nayef Al-Hajraf arrived in Baghdad on Monday where he iterated the GCC's support for Iraq in various fields. Al- Hajraf met with President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein to discuss bolstering relations. 
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Terrorist attack in Mogadishu leaves nine dead

Terrorist attack in Mogadishu leaves nine dead

A suicide car bombing on Sunday evening killed at least nine people in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. The bombing was followed by a shootout between Al Shabab militants and security forces at Hotel Afrik near the airport. A police spokesman said that fighting continued until the early hours of Monday. 
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Saudi Arabia unveils plan for a 'Riyadh Vision'

Saudi Arabia unveils plan for a 'Riyadh Vision'

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday, its strategy for the 'Riyadh Vision'. The plan was revealed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and it aims to make Riyadh among the world's top 10 economic cities in order to drive forward the country’s economic, industrial and tourism growth in the upcoming years. 
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UAE affirms support for Gulf economic cooperation

UAE affirms support for Gulf economic cooperation

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade affirmed the UAE’s willingness to support joint Gulf action in various priority economic issues. Some of the expected changes is an amended consumer protection system, the adoption of the amended patent system, and continuing to support and encourage small and medium enterprises and institutions.