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Piligrims gather around the stone atop of Mount Arafat, near the holy city of Makkah.

‘First-time pilgrims should be given priority’

Zero-tolerance policy towards entering Makkah without Haj permits

A general view of Kuwait City

Manhunt on for Kuwait boat party host

Invitation to Eid celebration with food, drink and music ‘violates laws, social traditions’

Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (R) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry before a meeting at the Royal Palace in Jeddah September 11, 2014.

Isil threat helps heal Saudi-US rift

‘The Isil threat to both countries could go a long way toward mending their relations’

People watch as smoke rises from the main gate of the army's first armoured division near the building of the University of Science and Technology, which is under attack from Shi'ite Houthi militants, in Sanaa September 21, 2014.

Fighting rages in Sana’a despite UN talk of deal

Benomar says preparations are under way to sign an agreement

GCC states to be grand players in Isil fight

GCC states to be grand players in Isil fight

They will be forced to pay the huge cost of dealing with this acute crisis

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