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Ramadan 2018

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The holy month of Ramadan looks likely to begin on 17 May this year, with the first day of Eid Al Fitr likely to fall on 15 June 2018  

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The Middle East Online wishes you all peace, health & A Very Happy New Year

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Qatar strikes $8 billion jet deal with the UK

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Ransomed: Prince Miteb pays to go


Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was once seen as a serious contender to the kingdom’s throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities, paying more than $1bn, a Saudi official has confirmed. Reuters News Agency … Continue reading

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WHY Alwaleed?


Pat Lancaster, who has interviewed Prince Alwaleed Alsaud on many occasions over the years, poses the question on everyone’s lips: What is the rationale behind the arrest – along with other princes, several former government ministers and various leading Saudi … Continue reading

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News and views from around the region, The Middle East Online . . .

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country. The  mosque was designed by Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky. … Continue reading

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Ma’loula Blue by June Bartlett

Ma'loula Blue is the work of the celebrated contemporary orientalist painter June Bartlett

The painting Ma’loula Blue is the work of the celebrated British born contemporary orientalist painter June Bartlett. Although Bartlett has travelled extensively in the Middle East, recording her experiences on canvas, she is also widely acclaimed for her portraits and … Continue reading

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2017: Our 50 Most Influential Arabs

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Our investment in youth will ultimately determine the future of the region . . . Questions put to HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who topped the list of the world’s most influential Arabs in  our annual readership survey, by … Continue reading

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