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Comment: Saudi Arabia's ability to comply with its own green goals may remain elusive, but its rhetorical commitment to renewable energy is already a step forward, writes Courtney Freer.

Kuwait will finance four-year university scholarships for a hundred girls from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh,

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

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Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

A letter from Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah conveyed Kuwait's commitment to close relations between the two friendly countries and expanding ...

World leaders rally behind Jordan's King Abdullah II

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World leaders rally behind Jordan's King Abdullah II

Arab states and Washington have expressed support for Jordan's king amid claims of an attempted coup.

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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 authorities in Jordan.

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Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

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 ...

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Saudis, Egypt on long road in ending GCC rift

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are more receptive towards Qatar, but the UAE and Bahrain are less willing to forget past differences and normalize ...

Qatar's landmark 'minimum wage for all' comes into force

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Qatar's landmark 'minimum wage for all' comes into force

It requires that all workers, including domestic staff, be paid at least 1,000 riyals ($275) for a month of full-time work - equivalent to ...

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Iraq spy agency blasts militia leader for UAE claims

Qais Al-Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, claimed the movement of 300 Iraqi intelligence officers to the country's border ...

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Qatar, Egypt discuss bilateral cooperation in Cairo

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Qatar, Egypt discuss bilateral cooperation in Cairo

The Qatari delegation's visit is reportedly a prelude to a full restoration of diplomatic ties in the 'next phase'.

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Analysis: Biden has softened his tough campaign rhetoric since entering office as the US negotiates its future relationship with Saudi Arabia.

US Senator blames Biden for Saudi energy attacks

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US Senator blames Biden for Saudi energy attacks

Renewed attacks on Saudi's energy facilities is bringing the kingdom into global focus.

Shaikha Al-Hashem

Do we really need 'women's empowerment'?

Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite Arab partners, writes Shaikha Al-Hashem.

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Qatari FM in first post-reconciliation visit to Cairo

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will lead a Doha delegation at a ministerial session of the Cairo-based Arab League on Wednesday.

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Qatar's emir, Saudi crown prince discuss future cooperation

The Emir of Qatar and the Saudi Crown Prince spoke on the phone to discuss the recent reconciliation and the future cooperation.

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Rabbi for GCC Jewish community prays for MbS

"We are pleased to join our wishes for these prayers, calling for his full health and wellness," the Israel in Arabic account tweeted.

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

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Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

US Special Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking is on a 10-day visit to the Gulf to discuss Yemen and other regional concerns.

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Emirati academic suggests 'conditional' end to Qatari media block

An Emirati academic suggested an end to the block on Qatari media outlets, but said that monitoring should continue.

UAE, Qatar officials hold first meeting since Gulf dispute

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UAE, Qatar officials hold first meeting since Gulf dispute

An official delegation from Qatar and the UAE arrived in Kuwait to discuss developments of the Al-Ula agreement, which marked the restoration of ...

Jewish communities in Arab Gulf nations form first association

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Jewish communities in Arab Gulf nations form first association

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities will include a Jewish court and a regional Kosher certification agency.

Qatar FM visiting Iran in 'nuclear diplomacy push'

The New Arab Staff

Qatar FM visiting Iran in 'nuclear diplomacy push'

Doha has expressed a desire to mediate negotiations between Iran and the US, as well as between Tehran and the Gulf Arab states.

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