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Israeli and Bahraini officials held secretive talks through a front company, new reports reveal.

Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy implications for the Middle East.

Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

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Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

Ahmad al-Astal, a 45-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, was arrested for spying on Dahlan in Turkey.

As US vote looms, <em>Gulf</em> powers count Trump blessings

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

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

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First Emirati passenger flight lands in Israel

The UAE's Etihad Airways flew its first passenger plane to Israel and back, carrying an Israeli tourism delegation to Abu Dhabi.

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

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Qatar Airways 'Think Pink' flight raises breast cancer awareness

'Think Pink' flight QR9901 drew a ribbon in the sky over Qatar to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

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Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next week.

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf ...

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

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'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

US sailors helped Iran-flagged vessel in distress: coalition

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US sailors helped Iran-flagged vessel in distress: coalition

An American destroyer rescued an Iranian flagged vessel in distress, despite both countries being sworn enemies.

Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

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Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

According to a poll that ran between last November and July, an average of 88 percent of Arab citizens reject normalising with Israel.

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European powers condemn Israel settlement approvals

European powers called Israel's decision to approve thousands more settlements in occupied Palestinian territory a 'counterproductive' move.

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Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians stranded at Dubai Airport

Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians have been stranded at Dubai Airport since Tuesday after failing to meet stringent UAE visa requirements.

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Israeli settlement approvals hit record high

The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has reported that approvals for settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under ...

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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.

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

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Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

Palestinian official lashes out at 'dictator' MbZ

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Palestinian official lashes out at 'dictator' MbZ

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince is 'just a small dictator', Palestine's ambassador to Paris said in an interview with the French Le Point magazine.

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.

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since normalisation

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Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since normalisation

Israel has approved its first illegal West Bank settler home since normalising relations with the UAE and Bahrain.

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