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Abu Dhabi has approved plans for an embassy in Tel Aviv after Israel opened one in the UAE.

Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said.

Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Kamal Afzali

Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

US to deploy Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system in Gulf

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US to deploy Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system in Gulf

The US is to deploy the Israeli-manufactured Iron Dome rocket interception system, used against Palestinian factions before, in bases in Gulf ...

Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

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Qatar denies 'pledge' to change Al Jazeera's Egypt policy

A claim by Egyptian officials that suggested Qatar had agreed to change its Al Jazeera policy towards Cairo has been rejected as false by Doha.

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Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

The two states agreed to normalise ties in December last year.

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Saudi delegation preparing Doha embassy reopening: Saudi foreign minister

The Saudi embassy in Qatar could reopen within days as Riyadh and Doha continue their post-blockade rapprochement.

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UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

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US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

The sale of 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones was promised to the UAE when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel in August.

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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.

Trump's 'time ran out' for Mauritania, Indonesia normalisation deals

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Trump's 'time ran out' for Mauritania, Indonesia normalisation deals

The two Muslim-majority nations were 'next in line' to normalise ties with Israel, two senior officials said this week.

Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

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Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

Gulf nations congratulated President Biden on his inauguration, but are waiting to see what steps he will take regarding Iran.

Egypt, Qatar to resume diplomatic relations – statement

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Egypt, Qatar to resume diplomatic relations – statement

A statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry says that Qatar and Egypt have agreed to resume diplomatic relations following a three year ...

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

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.

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Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

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Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

Qatar's principle-based foreign policy on supporting the people of the region remains unchanged, Doha's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

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Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for dialogue with Iran just weeks after ending the dispute with the GCC.

Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

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Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

Anti-normalisation protesters in Khartoum took to the streets on Saturday to stand against the country's recent normalisation deal with Israel.

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

Saudi Arabia to open Doha embassy 'within days'

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Saudi Arabia to open Doha embassy 'within days'

The Saudi embassy in Doha will resume all operations within days, the kingdom's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on ...

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