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The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate seeks to rally foreign support for his country, which suffers a political stalemate amid stalled government formation and severe economic crisis.

Saudi Arabia and Dubai are competing to attract international businesses and boost national economies.

UAE swears in first ambassador to Israel

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UAE swears in first ambassador to Israel

Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja has been sworn in on Sunday as the first UAE's ambassador to Israel, five months after a controversial normalisation deal.

Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the world'

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Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the world'

New survey by consulting company listed the trends and possibilities for the sports market in the Middle East.

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle Sheline.

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Saudi newspaper publishes first ever op-ed written by Israelis

Arab News, Saudi Arabia’s most widely read English newspaper, has published an op-ed written by two Israelis under a joint research programme with the UAE.

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Israel's Netanyahu set for first official visit to UAE

Following a number of Covid-19 related delays, Netanyahu will visit the UAE next week and meet with the crown prince of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

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Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will represent ...

US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

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US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

The Lebanese journalist is suing Saudi and UAE rulers after her private photos were leaked in an alleged hack to smear campaign.

UAE joins East Mediterranean gas forum 'as observer'

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UAE joins East Mediterranean gas forum 'as observer'

It has been announced that the UAE will join the East Mediterranean Gas Forum as an observer.

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

Giorgio Cafiero

How Morocco-Israel normalisation could push Algeria closer to Russia

Analysis: Threatened by Arab-Israeli normalisation deals and US recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, Algeria's ties to ...

The New Arab Staff

Hamilton says Bahrain letter from prisoner's son 'hit home'

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton said he was moved by a letter from a man on death row in Bahrain and vowed he won't let rights violations 'go ...

Ali Bakeer

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi ...

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Antonino Occhiuto and Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ...

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu, UAE Crown Prince nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed have been nominated ...

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy.

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

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Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

Social media users were left outraged after an official Israeli account posted an image of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan with Israel's Omer ...

Bahrain FM in Israel on first official visit

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Bahrain FM in Israel on first official visit

Bahrain's foreign minister, Abdellatif al-Zayani, arrived in Israel on the first official visit from the Gulf kingdom

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