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Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

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Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

Mike Pompeo has urged Saudi Arabia to recognise Israel after two fellow Gulf Arab countries went ahead with normalisation.

Oman to bring in five-percent VAT for first time

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Oman to bring in five-percent VAT for first time

Oman will impose VAT for the first time from 2021 due to the economic downturn caused by coronavirus and low oil prices, becoming the fourth ...

Courtney Freer

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, writes Courtney Freer.

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

Ali Bakeer and André Rodrigues Rocha

Is Turkey's new gas discovery a game changer?

While the discovery of Black Sea natural gas is highly significant both economically and politically, it may not reap the rewards that Turkey ...

Diana Alghoul

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

The Arab world rushed to send consonances to Kuwait after its ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah, passed away.

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies age 91

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Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies age 91

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died on Tuesday, aged 91.

Giorgio Cafiero

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio ...

Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

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Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah said that Donald Trump has abandoned his support for blockading countries.

Naming Qatar a major non-NATO ally

Giorgio Cafiero

Naming Qatar a major non-NATO ally

Analysis: The move would be a huge boost to the US-Qatar partnership and another reminder of how the blockade has failed to drive a wedge ...

<em>GCC</em> head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

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Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

Donald Trump has awarded Kuwait's ruling emir with a top US honor.

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, energy and aviation, a statement said.

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US pushing to make Qatar a non-NATO ally

"We're going to move ahead, we hope, with designating Qatar a major non-NATO ally," a senior US official told reporters

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Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The Middle East's biggest airline will set up a 'dedicated' facility to produce kosher meals for Jewish travellers.

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Trump administration 'eager for end to Gulf rift': Pompeo

Speaking in a new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, Pompeo said the Trump administration is eager to see the ...

Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

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Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

Qatar's assistant foreign minister has assured that Doha will not follow the footsteps of the UAE and Bahrain in normalising relations with ...

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Third round of US-Qatar strategic dialogue begins in Washington

A new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, which began in 2018, has opened in Washington

US expresses cautious hope for easing of Qatar blockade

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US expresses cautious hope for easing of Qatar blockade

A US official has said that a three-year blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar could be eased in ‘a matter ...

Palestinians to soften UAE normalisation criticism at Arab League

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Palestinians to soften UAE normalisation criticism at Arab League

The PA initially described the UAE normalisation deal as a 'betrayal'.

What Pakistan's pivot to China means for India-Gulf ties

Shan. A. Zain

What Pakistan's pivot to China means for India-Gulf ties

India's emergence as a major player in the Middle East at the expense of Pakistan has triggered a realignment of regional power dynamics.

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