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UPDATE 3-MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi slips on weak oil; Egypt edges up

DUBAI, May 28 - Saudi Arabia's stock market inched down in early trade on Thursday after oil prices dropped below $64 per barrel, while the Cairo bourse edged up despite a sell-off in Telecom Egypt shares.

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Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war 27 May 2015

CAIRO - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen. | Video

Saudi designates two Hezbollah officials as terrorists 27 May 2015

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has designated two senior officials of the Lebanese Hezbollah group as terrorists, accusing them of involvement in spreading "chaos and instability", state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

Saudi women defy driving ban and take to the roads - in a videogame 27 May 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabian women will overcome a ban on female drivers and gain the right to drive this year, but only in a mobile videogame designed by a member of the royal family.

Saudi women defy driving ban and take to the roads - in a videogame 27 May 2015

LONDON, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabian women will overcome a ban on female drivers and gain the right to drive this year, but only in a mobile videogame designed by a member of the royal family.

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How Russia was warned against oil output cut as prices dived 27 May 2015

MOSCOW/LONDON - As Russia prepares to meet OPEC next week, a briefing paper from a Moscow think tank has shed light on how the government was warned against cutting oil output late last year even though global prices were plummeting.

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How Russia was warned against oil output cut as prices dived 27 May 2015

MOSCOW/LONDON - As Russia prepares to meet OPEC next week, a briefing paper from a Moscow think tank has shed light on how the government was warned against cutting oil output late last year even though global prices were plummeting.

Sectarian strife biggest threat facing Muslims - Kuwait 27 May 2015

KUWAIT - Kuwait's emir, speaking days after an attack claimed by Islamic state killed 21 Shi'ites in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, said on Wednesday sectarian strife was the most serious threat facing Muslims and called for immediate action to tackle it.

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Yemen war will end up harming Riyadh, Iran minister says 27 May 2015

KUWAIT - Iran's foreign minister urged rival Saudi Arabia to end its military campaign in Yemen, saying the war would "bring harm" to the kingdom, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war 27 May 2015

CAIRO - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen.

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Fighters battle Houthis in Yemen's southern city of Aden

ADEN - Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when local militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive them from the district, residents and fighters said.