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Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

Ryu Hyun Woo had been North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait since 2017.

Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

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Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

Greece will purchase $2.8 billion dollars worth of fighter aircraft from France as tensions continue with Turkey despite the start of new talks.

Iraq militia claims attack on Riyadh

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Iraq militia claims attack on Riyadh

Alwiya Alwaad Alhaq said it had targeted Saudi Arabia to 'avenge' a recent IS bombing in central Baghdad that killed 32 people.

Israel opens embassy in UAE: foreign ministry

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Israel opens embassy in UAE: foreign ministry

Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said.

Kamal Afzali

Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

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US to deploy Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system in Gulf

The US is to deploy the Israeli-manufactured Iron Dome rocket interception system, used against Palestinian factions before, in bases in ...

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Turkish ship suffers deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

Pirates ambushed a Turkish ship off the Nigerian coast, killing an Azerbaijani national and kidnapping fifteen crew members.

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

Qatar denies 'pledge' to change Al Jazeera's Egypt policy

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Qatar denies 'pledge' to change Al Jazeera's Egypt policy

A claim by Egyptian officials that suggested Qatar had agreed to change its Al Jazeera policy towards Cairo has been rejected as false by Doha.

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Denmark bars flights from UAE over 'Covid testing irregularities'

Denmark has temporarily banned flights from the UAE after a whistleblower's report about testing procedures in the Gulf state.

Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

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Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

The two states agreed to normalise ties in December last year.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

MidEast experts explore challenges facing Biden in new book

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MidEast experts explore challenges facing Biden in new book

'Biden and The Middle East: A Challenging Road Ahead' was launched online on Tuesday,

UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

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UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

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US-UAE arms deal approved as Trump leaves office

The sale of 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones was promised to the UAE when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel in August.

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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

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Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

Gulf nations congratulated President Biden on his inauguration, but are waiting to see what steps he will take regarding Iran.

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New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has predicted that Egypt will witness an uprising against the practices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

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Egypt, Qatar to resume diplomatic relations – statement

A statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry says that Qatar and Egypt have agreed to resume diplomatic relations following a three year ...

How <em>Gulf</em> reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

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Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

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Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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