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The US president did not name which five countries were interested in normalising ties with Israel after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan agreed to the controversial move.

Palestinian officials have slammed the move as a 'stab in the back'.

Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near

A US-brokered deal to normalise ties with Israel is imminent after an American-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan this week, official said.

Israel brands <em>Palestinian</em> student group as ‘terrorist’

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

Israel has declared the student branch of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to be a ‘terrorist’ organisation

<em>Palestinian</em> Hadid sisters unfollow Kim Kardashian 'over Armenia-Azerbaijan feud'

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian Hadid sisters unfollow Kim Kardashian 'over Armenia-Azerbaijan feud'

Gigi and Bella Hadid unfollowed Kim Kardashian after she tried to get clarity on their position on the current Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

The New Arab Staff

Death of pregnant Palestinian woman sparks domestic abuse fears

A pregnant Palestinian woman was found dead in her home, in the latest case of domestic abuse in the occupied West Bank.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

The New Arab Staff

Hamas says declined request to join 'Abraham Accords' talks

Saleh al-Arouri, a prominent leader of Hamas, reportedly said the organisation had declined a US request for dialogue on The Abraham Accords.

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

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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

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 ...

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Ali Adam

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

Jordan king names his policy adviser country's new PM

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king names his policy adviser country's new PM

New Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh will oversee parliamentary elections November 10.

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Courtney Freer

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, ...

ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

Florence Dixon

ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

Just 13% of Sudanese people and 6% of Saudis are in favour of recognising Israel, a wide-ranging survey of Arab political attitudes has ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi prince calls Palestinian leaders 'failures' for rejecting normalisation

'Their transgression against the Gulf states' leadership with this reprehensible discourse is unacceptable,' Bandar bin Sultan said about ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli, Emirati firms announce joint coronavirus treatment project

First in line for the group's joint project list is a treatment for Covid-19 administered via a nebuliser.

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 ...

'We need Israel' says Sudan's top general

The New Arab Staff

'We need Israel' says Sudan's top general

Sudan's deputy leader Mohammad Hamdan Dagalo said Khartoum was heading for 'relations, not normalisation' with Israel, without specifying what ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian Ahlam al-Tamimi

The husband of Ahlam al-Tamimi was expelled from Jordan after authorities refused to renew his residency permit.

Can elections resuscitate <em>Palestinian</em> hopes for unity?

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united ...

Leading Sudan religious body declares normalisation with Israel impermissible

The New Arab Staff

Leading Sudan religious body declares normalisation with Israel impermissible

Political factions in Sudan are split over the issue of normalisation with Israel, which the country's leading religious body has declared ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

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