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The new Manama-Tel Aviv service will begin on June 3, following months of discussions between Gulf Air and senior Israeli officials.

Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

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Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

Matan Hirsch, an Israeli travel blogger and photographer, says he was contacted by Iranian intelligence operatives through fake Instagram profiles.

UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

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UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

The UAE has congratulated Israel on its independence day, an event marked by Palestinians as the beginning of their displacement from their ...

Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

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Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

More than 24 political parties have denounced repealing the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958.

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Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip on Friday.

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Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

Protests by families of detainees in Bahrain have led to authorities releasing dozens of inmates from Jaw prison, following a reported ...

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UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is the latest to provide direct flights between the two countries, which normalised ties last year.

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

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Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

Sudan has abolished an Israel boycott law that has been active since 1958 in the latest development in the normalisation of ties between the two ...

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US climate envoy attends UAE Climate Dialogue

The United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate attended the regional climate dialogue, where MENA countries re-committed to the Paris ...

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

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Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

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Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

Despite composing 70% of the population, foreigners in Kuwait struggle to get considered for vaccination.

Saudi Arabia, US back Jordan after 'foiled coup attempt'

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Saudi Arabia, US back Jordan after 'foiled coup attempt'

Amman swiftly received an influx of support from its regional and international allies on Saturday after an alleged coup plot was foiled by ...

Saudi prince sells English country estate to Bahrain's king

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Saudi prince sells English country estate to Bahrain's king

Prince Bandar bin Sultan bought the estate in the 1990s for 11 million pounds.

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Saudi-Israeli ties would bring region 'tremendous benefit': FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said normalisation with Israel would depend on 'progress with the peace process'.

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Bahrain to release 126 prisoners amid virus fears

The inmates will serve the rest of their sentence out of prison, the Bahraini public prosecution said.

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World champion sprinter Naser gets doping case court date

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday it will hear the case involving the 400-meter runner Salwa Eid Naser over two days on April ...

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Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

Sudan received more than $1 billion from the United States, prompting the World Bank and IMF to confirm it is now eligible for debt relief.

Palestine welcomes China's offer to host Israeli-Palestinian talks

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Palestine welcomes China's offer to host Israeli-Palestinian talks

PLO member Wasel Abu Yousef hailed Beijing's stance on a Palestinian capital being established in east Jerusalem.

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UNHRC votes in favour of Israel arms embargo

The UN Human Rights Council has voted in favour of a resolution that calls for an arms embargo against Israel, where they could be used to ...

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

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How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

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Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

Netanyahu fuelled speculation that more Gulf states were planning to normalise ties with Israel.

Israel's Netanyahu promises direct flights to Saudi Arabia

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Israel's Netanyahu promises direct flights to Saudi Arabia

The Israeli premier made the pledge as part of his campaign to win reelection.

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