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A US-brokered deal to normalise ties with Israel is imminent after an American-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan this week, official said.

Israeli forces have distributed leaflets to Syrian regime forces near the Golan Heights warning them not to deal with Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias.

US-Israeli delegation to visit Bahrain - report

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US-Israeli delegation to visit Bahrain - report

A joint US-Israeli delegation could visit Bahrain next week to get the process of normalising relations between Israel and Bahrain started, the Israel HaYom newspaper reports.

Ninety percent Arabic-language social media Israel-UAE deal coverage 'negative'

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Ninety percent Arabic-language social media Israel-UAE deal coverage 'negative'

Almost all social media coverage of Israel's controversial deals with two Gulf states were 'negative'.

Top Palestinian official Erekat tests positive for coronavirus

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Top Palestinian official Erekat tests positive for coronavirus

The PLO has announced that Saeb Erekat, a long-time chief Palestinian negotiator, has been infected with coronavirus

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Algeria sentences activist to 10 years for ‘inciting atheism’

A court in Algeria has sentenced an anti-government activist to 10 years in prison for ‘inciting atheism’ after a Koran with a page ripped out was found at his home

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How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

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Mohamed Salah 'real-life hero' after defending homeless man

“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch."

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Libya refuses Arab League presidency after Palestinian walkout

Libya has announced that it will not take up the presidency of the Arab League after the Palestinians resigned in protest at ...

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

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Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized as ...

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Oman reinstates ambassador to Syria after years-long hiatus

A Omani ambassador will now represent the Gulf state in Damascus, authorities confirmed, after an eight-year hiatus.

US push for <em>Arab</em>-Israel normalisation divides Sudanese leaders

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US push for Arab-Israel normalisation divides Sudanese leaders

Sudan removing its name from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is Washington's leverage to push for normalisation with Israel, but ...

Top Palestinian official calls for <em>Arab</em> <em>League</em> chief’s resignation

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Top Palestinian official calls for Arab League chief’s resignation

Saeb Erakat, the General Secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee, called on Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit ...

Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

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Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

Veteran poetess Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi took to social media on Saturday urging immediate assistance from human rights organisations after she ...

Qatar refuses to assume <em>Arab</em> <em>League</em> presidency

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Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

The position of Arab League president became vacant after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki resigned from the role.

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

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Palestine resigns Arab League presidency after normalisation deals

Palestine resigned its presidency of the Arab League, which began this month and was due to end next March, in protest at ...

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Five Arab League countries in talks with Israel revealed

US President Donald Trump has said US-brokered normalisation deals are close between Israel and 'five or six' other Arab countries.

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Italian MP nominates Netanyahu for Nobel Prize

The far-right League Party MP has put the Israeli prime minister's name forward for a Nobel Prize.

Palestinians 'need to help themselves', says UAE deputy minister

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Palestinians 'need to help themselves', says UAE deputy minister

Palestinians have been outraged by the UAE's normalisation deal with Israel.

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Israel court orders demolition of East Jerusalem mosque

Silwan residents have been given 21 days to challenge a demolition order issued against Qaqaa Bin Amr mosque, as Israel ramps up its campaign of ...

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Palestinians to mourn Washington signing as 'black day'

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Palestinians to mourn Washington signing as 'black day'

Mainstream Palestinian Authority (PA) and Islamist movement Hamas have condemned the US-brokered accords as a "stab in the back" of their people.

The Saudi-UAE axis defeats Palestinians at the <em>Arab</em> <em>League</em>

Muhammad Shehada

The Saudi-UAE axis defeats Palestinians at the Arab League

Comment: The Saudi-Emirati alliance is at the heart of attempts to delegitimise the Palestinian cause and normalise Arab ties with ...

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