Middle East Weekly Roundup: Arrests of Saudi princes, Hariri’s resignation, and a Houthi missile fired at Riyadh

Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, resigned from office and Saudi State News Agency al-Arabiya announced that in an anti-corruption probe led by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, eleven princes, fourteen sitting ministers and ‘tens’ of ex-ministers have been detained.

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Middle East Weekly Roundup: Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of interfering in Yemen, a new political party in Turkey, and the return of the formerly displaced to Nineveh

Saudi Arabia hosted its Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh this week, one policeman was killed and eight others injured in an attack in Bahrain’s capital Manama, and The UAE  announced plans for the state owned company Emirates to develop a fleet of driverless vehicles.

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Middle East Weekly Roundup: IS Withdrawal from Raqqa, Historic Deal Between Fatah and Hamas, and Trump’s Plans to Exit the Iran Deal

Islamic State militants are withdrawing from Raqqa in response to the continued advance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Saudi government has deployed its National Guard to the Yemeni border, and Turkey sent soldiers and armored vehicles into the Idlib Province of Syria.

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