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In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies in ruins.

Qatar Airways will fly over Saudi Arabia for the first time since the Gulf crisis.

GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

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GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

UAE has announced that 'practical measures, including travel, transportation, trade' will be resolved between Qatar and the rest of the GCC within a week.

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

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End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

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Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

Saudi Arabia concluded the GCC Summit by confirming that the embargo between Qatar has been lifted.

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

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Saudi's MbS says Gulf states sign 'solidarity deal'

This news of a 'solidarity' comes as Gulf countries gather in Saudi Arabia for GCC Summit talks.

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is expected.

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in <em>Kuwait</em>

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Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in Kuwait

A 27-year-old from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon community attempted to set himself alight over dire living conditions, local media have reported.

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Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

Saudi Arabia announced a range of developmental projects in Yemen, including a new medical and educational city and the rehabilitation ...

Beirut silos at heart of debate about port blast

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Beirut silos at heart of debate about port blast

The Beirut explosion cost the lives of hundreds, and decimated the city centre, and Lebanon is still reeling from the destruction ...

Biden as president: Winners and losers in the GCC

Giorgio Cafiero

Biden as president: Winners and losers in the GCC

Analysis: With Trump's chaotic presidency coming to an end, Gulf states are preparing for major changes in Washington that could heavily impact ...

Protesters stage anti-France demonstration outside French embassy in Beirut

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Protesters stage anti-France demonstration outside French embassy in Beirut

Anti-France protests took place outside the French embassy in Beirut on Friday.

Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi ...

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Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, where they ...

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

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Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

Kuwait swore in its new emir following the death of the Gulf country's ruler Sheikh Sabah.

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

Stasa Salacanin

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

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Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE.

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

Azhar Al-Rubaie

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

In Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.

US military investigating claim of Iraq-<em>Kuwait</em> border blast

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US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast

An alleged blast that rocked the Iraq-Kuwait border is being investigated by the US military.

Trump to join Beirut donor conference call

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Trump to join Beirut donor conference call

US President Donald Trump announced he would participate in an international conference call for donors assisting Lebanon in the aftermath of ...

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