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Netanyahu stated Israel's planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank is still on the table despite statements by the US and UAE to the contrary.

Israeli and UAE delegations will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security and the establishment of reciprocal embassies.

Pompeo defends fast-tracked US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Pompeo defends fast-tracked US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo defended his fast-tracking of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after an internal probe found the State Department to have insufficiently assessed civilian casualties in Yemen.

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after fleeing Spain on a private jet a week ago

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

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Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

The lucrative annual Twenty20 tournament had originally been scheduled to start March 29 before it was postponed because of the coronavirus ...

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UAE tells Turkey to keep out of Arab affairs

The UAE told Turkey it could no longer behave like the Ottoman empire, hitting back at Ankara's criticism of Abu Dhabi's support for ...

UAE establishes first nuclear plant in the Arab world

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UAE establishes first nuclear plant in the Arab world

The UAE announced the successful running of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, calling it a 'historic milestone' for the Arab world

Turkey condemns UAE's 'malicious' acts in Libya

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Turkey condemns UAE's 'malicious' acts in Libya

Turkey's defence minister warned Abu Dhabi that its actions in the Libyan conflict were being recorded and it will face ...

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

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Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

The kingdom has recorded big losses for the second quarter of 2020.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

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 ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France 'to probe Abu Dhabi crown prince' over torture

The French investigating magistrate will notably look at acts allegedly committed in the war in Yemen, sources say.

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

An oil tanker that reportedly launched into sea despite US sanctions on Iran has reportedly been 'hijacked'.

Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

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Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

Hundreds of Sudanese protested outside the UAE embassy in Khartoum, accusing Abu Dhabi of luring them into fighting alongside ...

Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus

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Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus

Despite plans to return an estimated 200,000 people to the UAE, the rules remain unclear, and many have had their applications rejected.

UAE Mars mission aborted due to bad weather

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UAE Mars mission aborted due to bad weather

The UAE's much-touted Mars mission has been postponed due to bad weather.

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