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

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

US court summons MbS, <em>MbZ</em> over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

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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.

UAE joins East Mediterranean gas forum 'as observer'

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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 reconciliation succeeds.

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

Palestinian official lashes out at 'dictator' <em>MbZ</em>

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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.

Trump asked <em>MBZ</em> to 'encourage more Arab-Israeli normalisation deals'

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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.

Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin Zayed meeting

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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 domestically and regionwide, writes Emile Nakhleh.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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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.

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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.

Jordan releases cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

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Jordan releases cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

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

Activists plan 'Twitter storm' demanding release of Jordanian cartoonist

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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.

HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

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HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

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

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