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Iran's president on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and seeking to create chaos following the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The kingdom's crown prince reportedly hopes the move will help to mend ties with the US.

Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

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Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

The deployment of the bombers comes after reports that Trump planned strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

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Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

Ahmadreza Djalali, formerly based in Stockholm where he worked at the Karolinska Institute, a medical university, was arrested during a visit to ...

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

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Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

The former chief of Israel's spy agency Mossad said agents regularly met with Arab leaders and officials over the years, and on some ...

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Israeli minister lauds 'semi-official' MbS, Netanyahu meeting

Both Saudi and Israeli diplomatic sources have now confirmed the alleged meeting, which Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry denied.

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Saudi official says 'Israel normalisation talks' happened in NEOM

A Saudi official has told the WSJ that talks did take place between MbS and Netanyahu.

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Netanyahu 'secretly' met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo at NEOM

A reported meeting between MbS and Netanyahu hints at the first-ever Israeli official's visit to the Kingdom.

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Israel planned to kill Arafat with stadium explosion: report

The assassination plot was called off at the last minute by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

Saudi Arabia 'next' to normalise with Israel: <em>Mossad</em> chief

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Saudi Arabia 'next' to normalise with Israel: Mossad chief

Saudi Arabia is soon to be the next Arab state to normalise relations with Israel, reports claimed.

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

Palestinians to mourn Washington signing as 'black day'

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Palestinians to mourn Washington signing as 'black day'

Mainstream Palestinian Authority (PA) and Islamist movement Hamas have condemned the US-brokered accords as a "stab in the back" of their people.

The Saudi-UAE axis defeats Palestinians at the Arab League

Muhammad Shehada

The Saudi-UAE axis defeats Palestinians at the Arab League

Comment: The Saudi-Emirati alliance is at the heart of attempts to delegitimise the Palestinian cause and normalise Arab ties with Israel, ...

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Trump hints at Saudi participation in UAE-Israel deal

While President Trump did not explicitly name the country, he suggested Saudi Arabia may eventually follow the UAE in normalising relations with Israel.

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Tony Blair 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

The former UK prime minister was instrumental in paving the way for UAE-Israel normalisation, according to media reports.

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Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel 'within a month'

Bahrain will normalise relations with Israel within a month as Mossad carries out 'intense' communications with Manama.

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UAE delivers Israeli rocket launchers to Libya

Five Israeli LYNX rocket launchers were delivered to eastern Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar by the UAE.

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

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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.

Sudan commander 'met with <em>Mossad</em> chief in secret meeting'

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Sudan commander 'met with Mossad chief in secret meeting'

High-ranking Emirati officials were in attendance, according to the source, including the brother of UAE Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed ...

Israel, UAE sign memorandum on internal security cooperation

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Israel, UAE sign memorandum on internal security cooperation

Israel and the UAE have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in internal security, just one week after they reached a ...

<em>Mossad</em> chief to head to Bahrain after UAE visit

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Mossad chief to head to Bahrain after UAE visit

The Israeli spymaster will meet with officials in Bahrain, which is thought to be considering normalising ties with Israel.

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