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Amman has said the success of Israel's peace accord with the UAE will depend on it ending 'violations of Palestinian rights'.

Qatar has condemned the UAE after it upheld a life sentence against 21-year-old Abdullah Al Shamsi.

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated ...

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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Yemen's Houthis down 'US spy drone' near Saudi border

A US spy drone was downed by Yemen's Houthis near the border with Saudi Arabia, the rebels said on Sunday.

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Iran, UAE top diplomats discuss virus in rare talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he discussed the region's coronavirus outbreaks and other issues with his Emirati counterpart ...

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Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

A smaller than usual number of Muslims began the annual five-day hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia imposed sanitary measures to contain the spread ...

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Russia to help build 'mini Hagia Sophia' in Syria

Moscow has said it will assist the Syrian regime in building a miniature version of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in response to Turkey's conversion ...

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

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Former Saudi finance minister imprisoned after tweet mourning dissident

The son of former Saudi deputy Finance Minister and writer Abdulaziz Al-Dakhil revealed that his father is currently being detained by ...

Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

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Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

The move came three days after the Teachers' Association organised a demonstration demanding the government honour a 2019 agreement for a rise ...

AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

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AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

The African Union has reported progress in negotiations regarding Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam amid heightened tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia ...

Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

The New Arab Staff

Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

Women can slaughter their cattle for Eid: Saudi scholar

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Women can slaughter their cattle for Eid: Saudi scholar

Women are allowed to slaughter their own cattle for Eid al-Adha, said Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Mutlaq.

Danya Hajjaji

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting tweets mourning activist Abdullah Al-Hamid, who died in detention in April.

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Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

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Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

Adil Al-Kalbani, former imam Mecca's Great Mosque, tweeted an 'erotic' poem about a woman biting her lip and eating berries.

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Assad's uncle hired Israeli lawyers on graft case

Rifaat al-Assad hired Israeli lawyers before being sentenced to prison for embezzlement.

Sharjah leader demands restoration of Cordoba cathedral to mosque

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Sharjah leader demands restoration of Cordoba cathedral to mosque

The leader of the UAE emirate Sharjah demanded Cordoba Cathedral be converted into a mosque.

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'Vindicated Qatar' says blockading states will face justice

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt will soon face justice for violating international rules, Qatar said on Tuesday, after ...

Houthis have 'bank of targets' in Saudi, UAE, Israel

The New Arab Staff

Houthis have 'bank of targets' in Saudi, UAE, Israel

Abdullah Yahya Al-Hakim, chief of Houthis' intelligence and reconnaissance body, said the rebel group has a bank of vital ...

Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint <em>Al</em>-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

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Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

The Half-sister of embattled Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries British journalist Ned Donovan.

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Courtney Freer

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating ...

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