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Dubai's deputy police chief tweeted that "nine million Jews are better than 400 million Arabs" in his latest controversial comments following the UAE-Israel peace deal.

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

Israel scouting for UAE embassy building

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Israel scouting for UAE embassy building

Israeli authorities are reportedly searching for a suitable building to stand as the official embassy in Abu Dhabi, as reports suggest the two countries have started drafting agreements.

UAE officials appear on Israeli channels for first time

The New Arab Staff

UAE officials appear on Israeli channels for first time

Dhahi Khalfan, known for his constant promotion of normalisation with Israel, was interviewed by Channel 12 on Saturday.

Dubai deputy police chief calls for 'dissolving Hamas'

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Dubai deputy police chief calls for 'dissolving Hamas'

Dhahi Khalfan slammed all Palestinian groups that opposed the UAE's normalisation, saying Hamas needs to be dissolved.

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'UAE conspiracy' aims to destabilise Tunisian politics, warns official

An official from Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party warned of a 'UAE conspiracy' aimed at disrupting Tunisian politics.

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Dubai deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

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Dubai's ex-police chief slammed for pro-Israel tweets

Dubai's former police chief Dhahi Khalfan angered many Arab Twitter users when he called for referring to israel as a 'friend' and said ...

'Aden coup' sparks Twitter war between Saudi and UAE

The New Arab

'Aden coup' sparks Twitter war between Saudi and UAE

Saudi and Emirati citizens took to Twitter to fight over recent developments in the southern port city of Aden - where UAE-backed separatists ...

The New Arab

'UAE's Trump' Dhahi Khalfan urges Egypt to strike Qatar

A senior Emirati intelligence chief urged Egypt to strike Doha in response to an explosion in Cairo which he blamed on Qatar.

Lebanese football team refuses to play in Palestine

Uri Levy

Lebanese football team refuses to play in Palestine

Lebanon's Nejmeh refused to enter the occupied West Bank, forfeiting its match to Hilal al-Quds, as derbies played out across the region.

UAE's bid for World Cup appears even more distant

Paul McLoughlin

UAE's bid for World Cup appears even more distant

The Saudi-UAE blockade of Qatar has seen Doha come out even stronger as the Gulf state prepares for the World Cup.

Asian Cup 2019: Al-Shami Derby sees Jordan face Syria

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Al-Shami Derby sees Jordan face Syria

Neighbours Jordan and Syria clashed on Thursday, with high-anticipation from supporters of both sides.

Asia Cup 2019: Middle East teams hopeful for victory

Uri Levy

Asia Cup 2019: Middle East teams hopeful for victory

Twelve nations from the Middle East will compete in the Asian Cup 2019 tournament in the UAE, which kicks off this weekend.

The New Arab

Qatar star Abdelkarim Hassan wins Asian footballer award

Qatar Defender Abdelkarim Hassan has won the AFC footballer of the year award.

The New Arab

UAE ex-police chief's crazy new claim: Khashoggi is hiding

Dubai's former police chief has made the outrageous claim that regional rival Qatar has orchestrated the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal ...

Anthony Harwood

Saudi fake news will not destroy The Beautiful Game

Comment: If Saudi orchestrated fake news continues to use Qatar's 2022 World Cup as a political football, the game as a whole will suffer, ...

The New Arab

UAE's Club World Cup closes with Real Madrid win

Champions of the world's biggest continental trophies met head-to-head in the UAE this week, with Real Madrid lifting the trophy and Emirati ...

FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

The New Arab

FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body to lift ...

The New Arab

'Bomb Al Jazeera,' says Dubai's head of security

“The alliance must bomb the machine for terrorism… the channel of IS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra front, Al Jazeera the terrorists,” Dhahi ...

Hosting of World Cup 'non-negotiable': Qatar responds to UAE

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Hosting of World Cup 'non-negotiable': Qatar responds to UAE

Qatar has strongly criticised Emirati officials for questioning Doha's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament "is not up ...

UAE issues new threat to Qatar 2022 World Cup

The New Arab

UAE issues new threat to Qatar 2022 World Cup

Another attack has been launched on Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash saying 'Doha should review ...

Dubai security chief tells Qatar to cancel World Cup

The New Arab

Dubai security chief tells Qatar to cancel World Cup

Dubai security official Dhahi Khalfan has courted controversy again after telling Doha a Saudi-UAE blockade on Qatar will end if it ...

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