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The Gulf state's statement was a swift response to its own minister of trade who said Manama would be open to sourcing products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's counterterrorism laws are unfairly targeting Sunni citizens.

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

US warns of strikes on Riyadh amid Houthi attacks

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US warns of strikes on Riyadh amid Houthi attacks

The US embassy in Riyadh warned American citizens to 'stay alert' after a string of Houthi attacks.

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Libya refuses Arab League presidency after Palestinian walkout

Libya has announced that it will not take up the presidency of the Arab League after the Palestinians resigned in protest at Gulf normalisation deals with Israel.

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly ...

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Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

The position of Arab League president became vacant after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki resigned from the role.

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Palestinians note sharp drop in funding from Arab states

The Palestinian Authority suspects normalisation and pressure from US President Donald Trump has led to a lack of Arab funding to Palestine.

Palestine resigns Arab League presidency after normalisation deals

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Palestine resigns Arab League presidency after normalisation deals

Palestine resigned its presidency of the Arab League, which began this month and was due to end next March, in protest at Bahrain and the UAE’s ...

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How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

Internet users 'cancel' Arab League following UAE-Israel deal

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Internet users 'cancel' Arab League following UAE-Israel deal

The Arab League was embroiled in a social media storm following its failure to pass a resolution condemning the normalisation deal between the ...

Arab League ignores Palestinian call for UAE normalisation rebuke

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Arab League ignores Palestinian call for UAE normalisation rebuke

The Arab League accused Iran and Turkey of interfering in the affairs of Arab countries.

Saudi-led coalition intercepts 'explosive-laden drones' launched by Houthi rebels

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Saudi-led coalition intercepts 'explosive-laden drones' launched by Houthi rebels

Saudi coalition forces claimed to have intercepted two Houthi drones in the space of a few hours, the second of which was destroyed over the ...

Yemen's Houthis claim second 'drone attack' on Saudi airport

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Yemen's Houthis claim second 'drone attack' on Saudi airport

A Houthi strike targeted Saudi's Abha International Airport with drones for the second time, the latest in increasing cross-border assaults by ...

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Yemen's Houthis claim 'massive drone attack' on Saudi airport

The Houthis claimed a 'massive attack' on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport, although the kingdom has yet to confirm the reports.

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Saudi Arabia downs 'explosive' Houthi drone

An alleged 'explosive' Houthi drone headed towards the Saudi kingdom was downed by the coalition battling the rebels in Yemen, authorities said.

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The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for ...

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As Kadhimi heads to Washington, Iran-backed militias increase attacks

With Tehran and Washington competing for influence in Iraq, the gulf between pro-Iranian factions and Baghdad's US-friendly premier is growing.

Palestinian Authority recalls its envoy to UAE: official

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Palestinian Authority recalls its envoy to UAE: official

Both the Palestinian Authority and its rival Hamas have rejected the normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to ...

Yemen Houthis threaten to attack 'Saudi royal palaces'

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Yemen Houthis threaten to attack 'Saudi royal palaces'

A Houthi spokesman has said that 'sensitive sites' within the kingdom are now in the group's radar.

Houthis threaten to target Saudi military sites following strikes

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Houthis threaten to target Saudi military sites following strikes

The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi rebels has threatened to target military and government strikes in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi-led coalition ...

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