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

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the Gulf and annexation-poised Israel expect?

Turkey ends earthquake rescue mission

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey ends earthquake rescue mission

Turkey has called off a mission to find and rescue survivors, five days after a powerful quake hit western Turkey, killing 116 people.

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.

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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.

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 ...

Freed Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

The New Arab Staff

Freed Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

Emad Hajjaj said his morale was boosted when inmates, some of whom recognised him through his work, informed him of the solidarity campaign.

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu 'secretly met' MbZ in the UAE in 2018

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed hosted Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu in the United Arab Emirates two years ago, a report revealed.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan releases cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

Emad Hajjaj, who was detained in Jordan for 'offending' the United Arab Emirates, has been released by authorities.

The New Arab Staff

Activists plan 'Twitter storm' demanding release of Jordanian cartoonist

The hashtag #Freedom4EmadHajjaj will be used in the pressure campaign, which starts at 20:00 local time in Amman.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

Human Rights Watch slammed Jordan for the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj.

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Sam Hamad

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Comment: UAE-Israel normalisation should be understood in a broader context of illiberal, anti-democratic actors solidifying their global ...

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?

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Nour Odeh

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national movement.

West Bank annexation 'delayed, not cancelled' after UAE-Israel deal

The New Arab Staff

West Bank annexation 'delayed, not cancelled' after UAE-Israel deal

Netanyahu stated Israel's planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank is still on the table despite statements by the US and UAE to the ...

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

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