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America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Qatar has condemned the UAE after it upheld a life sentence against 21-year-old Abdullah Al Shamsi.

Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

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Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

Pakistan was forced to repay $1 billion of a $6 billion package agreed with Riyadh in 2018.

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

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 ...

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

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UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

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Trump rejected Saudi proposal to invade Qatar: report

In a phone call with Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman proposed a ground invasion of Qatar.

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Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

Brazil's famous monument, Christ the Redeemer lights up to remember the more than 137 people who died in the horrific Beirut explosion.

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

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'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

Social media users have hailed the worker as a hero and called for better treatment of migrant labourers.

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that ...

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Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

Qatar began dispatching aid to Lebanon after twin explosions devastated Beirut.

Egypt, UAE landmarks pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

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Egypt, UAE landmarks pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

World landmarks lit up in solidarity with Lebanon on Tuesday as the hashtag #PrayforBeirut trended on Twitter.

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

France offers Lebanon 'assistance' after Beirut blasts

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France offers Lebanon 'assistance' after Beirut blasts

French President Emmanuel Macron said French aid and resources were being sent to Lebanon.

World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

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World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic ...

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Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty - with a pandemic on top of that.

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state ...

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Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Exports are predicted to be sliced in half this year, primarily due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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Lebanese party leader blames Hezbollah, allies for crisis

Samir Geagea warned the alliance between of Hezbollah and Aoun's party had "brought Lebanon to where it is".

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

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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.

Qatar sends field hospitals to treat Iraq's coronavirus patients

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Qatar sends field hospitals to treat Iraq's coronavirus patients

Qatar has sent two field hospitals, including medical supplies and 250 beds, to help Iraq in its ongoing battle with Covid-19.

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Giorgio Cafiero

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Comment: The Covid-19 crisis has only added more vitriol and hostility to relations between the three sides of Yemen's conflict, writes ...

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

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Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

Some 14.3 million people will be pushed into poverty, raising the total number to 115 million - a quarter of the total Arab population, the UN ...

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