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General Bagheri's comments escalate the rhetoric of Iranian officials, who warned Bahrain's deal made it a partner to Israel’s "crimes" and accused the UAE of betraying the Muslim world.

A Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] was signed between the state-owned Dubai Free Zone Authority [DAFZA] and the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce.

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 between Washington and Doha.

GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

The New Arab Staff

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.

Yemenis protest Israeli normalisation on Socotra island

The New Arab Staff

Yemenis protest Israeli normalisation on Socotra island

A protest against Israeli normalisation erupted in Socotra on Saturday amid reports of an Emirati-Israeli intelligence gathering base on the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

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

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Sabena Siddiqui

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

Palestinians to soften UAE normalisation criticism at Arab League

The New Arab Staff

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-<em>Gulf</em> 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.

Bahrain opens airspace to Israeli planes: state media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain opens airspace to Israeli planes: state media

Bahrain's decision to allow overflights marks a sign of cooperation with the Jewish state.

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

Stasa Salacanin

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo heads home after Israel-focused Middle East tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed home apparently empty-handed after stops in Bahrain, Oman and Sudan.

The New Arab Staff

Gulf states welcome Libya ceasefire announcement

Through UN mediation, all parties should work to "reach a permanent and comprehensive solution to end the conflict in Libya", GCC ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE activists sign petition condemning Israel normalisation deal

The petition describe the deal as 'an affront to all resolutions' of various intergovernmental organisations in support of Palestinians, ...

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan's PM denies 'soured' relations with Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Khan reiterated Pakistan's friendship with the Kingdom.

Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has made no official comment on the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel, its covert ties to Israel are now ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

"I think our role and the role of Kuwait is to do what we can to foster dialogue, to help them make progress," the American diplomat said.

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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