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This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

Comment: As Sudan seeks to appease Washington through normalising ties with Israel, any such deal would be betray its own people as well as Palestinians under occupation, argues Suraya Dadoo.

Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

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Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

Israel's Sheba Medical Center will ink a deal with UAE's APEX National Investment to develop a range of health technology, and said more deals with Gulf states are underway

Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has once more been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the US brokered normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

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'.

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Saudi Arabia struggles to turn page on Khashoggi's murder

The latest ruling on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could continue to damage the reputation of Saudi Arabia on a global scale.

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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US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

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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 ...

Libya's government announces cease-fire, calls for elections

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Libya's government announces cease-fire, calls for elections

The government announced a ceasefire amid fears of an escalation in violence.

Mark Fitzpatrick

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Comment: Pompeo's efforts to restore all sanctions on Iran and to thereby kill the JCPOA has created chaos at the UN Security Council, writes ...

Iran 'victorious' after US fails to extend arms embargo

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Iran 'victorious' after US fails to extend arms embargo

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for winning the support of just one other country, the ...

UN rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

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UN rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since Donald Trump ...

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.

Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

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Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

A virtual conference is due to be held on Sunday to bring together world leaders in efforts to assist Lebanon after the deadly Beirut port blast.

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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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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.

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

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

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

Saudi king to chair G20 video talks on coronavirus

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Saudi king to chair G20 video talks on coronavirus

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will chair a virtual meeting to discuss a global response to coronavirus.

Riyadh streets deserted as Saudi implements curfew

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Riyadh streets deserted as Saudi implements curfew

Saudi Arabia implemented a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, the latest in a series of restrictions as ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

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