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Demonstrators in Jerusalem trampled on images of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, chanting slogans demanding that the Gulf country fall.

Comment: The lawsuit will have implications for the US intelligence apparatus, and under a potential Biden presidency could even shape US policy towards Saudi Arabia, writes Courtney Freer.

'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

Muhammad Shehada

'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

Comment: UAE had already sold out the Palestinians, now it's taking the credit for 'stopping annexation' - a process that is happening anyway, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Kushner hints more Arab countries will normalise Israel relations

Kushner hints more Arab countries will normalise Israel relations

Senior adviser Jared Kushner has hinted that more Arab countries will normalise relations with Israel.

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Rami G. Khouri

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, ...

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Saudi ex-spy chief's lawsuit spotlights secret power plays

A lawsuit filed in the US by a former Saudi spy chief makes a number of disturbing accusations against the secretive kingdom.

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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 ...

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Saudi Arabian King Salman arrives in NEOM for 'rest'

The Saudi King arrived in the NEOM economic zone for 'rest and relaxation,' as killed, evicted tribes call for an end of the megacity ...

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Trump announces 'historic peace agreement' between Israel, UAE

Israeli and UAE delegations will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

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?

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Pompeo 'failed' to mitigate Yemen casualties in arms deal

The report noted some '4,221 arms transfers involving Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates' since January 2017 - all below the threshold to ...

Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

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Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

Pakistan was forced to repay $1 billion of a $6 billion package agreed with Riyadh in 2018.

Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

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Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

An internal probe has cleared US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of wrongdoing in a disputed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a senior State Department ...

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

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Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

Saad al-Jabri, who is suing the crown prince for allegedly plotting his murder, is under security protection following reports of a ...

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MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

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Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

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Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

A team of hitmen was allegedly sent to Canada by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

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US looking into claims of China-Saudi 'nuclear bomb' developments

Saudi Arabia is working with China on the development of its civilian nuclear power programme.

China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

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China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

China is the latest player in Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme.

Kuwait emir's health improving: PM

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait emir's health improving: PM

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah is currently undergoing medical treatment in the US.

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

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