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Abu Dhabi's crown prince visited Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.

Normalisation, Iran and the Tigray conflict were on the agenda in Joe Biden and Mohammed bin Zayed's call on Tuesday.

UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

The New Arab Staff

UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is reportedly outraged with Netanyahu's use of UAE-Israel ties to boost his election prospects.

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle Sheline.

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

The New Arab Staff

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in ...

The New Arab Staff

US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

The Lebanese journalist is suing Saudi and UAE rulers after her private photos were leaked in an alleged hack to smear campaign.

The New Arab Staff

UAE joins East Mediterranean gas forum 'as observer'

It has been announced that the UAE will join the East Mediterranean Gas Forum as an observer.

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

Ali Bakeer

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi ...

Israel's Netanyahu to make first UAE trip next month

The New Arab Staff

Israel's Netanyahu to make first UAE trip next month

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed is expecting Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the United Arab Emirates next week after sending an official ...

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the Gulf and ...

Turkey quake death toll rises to 57

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey quake death toll rises to 57

The death toll from an earthquake that hit western Turkey on Friday rose to 57 as rescuers pulled out a 70-year-man from underneath the rubble ...

Prominent <em>MbZ</em> aide mocks Turkey earthquake victims

The New Arab Staff

Prominent MbZ aide mocks Turkey earthquake victims

A social media personality from the UAE has mocked the victims of Friday's deadly earthquake, with one even saying he wished the tremor had hit ...

Ali Adam

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the way for normalisation, writes Ali Adam.

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff

Trump asked MBZ to 'encourage more Arab-Israeli normalisation deals'

Trump asked UAE day-to-day ruler MBZ to push for more regional agreements with Israel, a report said.

The New Arab Staff

Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin Zayed meeting

Netanyahu said he and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan 'agreed to meet soon' during a phonecall ahead of the Knesset's vote ...

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Marc Owen Jones

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Comment: The DOJ report forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent bears the clear hallmarks of Washington's Emirati lobby and an authoritarian ...

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

Palestine-BDS: White House photo-op won't lead to peace

The New Arab Staff

Palestine-BDS: White House photo-op won't lead to peace

Amid Palestinian protests, the BDS campaign called the UAE-Israel agreement a 'cynical deal by corrupt, fanatic Israeli, Emirati, Bahraini and ...

Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-<em>MbZ</em> prayer at Al-Aqsa

The New Arab Staff

Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-MbZ prayer at Al-Aqsa

An Israeli columnist has hinted that a UAE official, possibly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed himself, will pray alongside PM Netanyahu at ...

UAE, Israel universities sign first higher education cooperation agreement

The New Arab Staff

UAE, Israel universities sign first higher education cooperation agreement

The agreement is the first of its kind to be signed between two higher education research institutes from the UAE and Israel after the two ...

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