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Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Courtney Freer

Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Behind the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terrorist, rebellious' group by Saudi and Emirati religious authorities lies a bid to delegitimise the group, writes Courtney Freer

Rights watchdog welcomes penalisation of UAE channel

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Rights watchdog welcomes penalisation of UAE channel

Doha-based National Human Rights Council (NHRC) welcomed the decision by Ofcom, which has now penalised Abu Dhabi TV twice this month.

UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

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UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

The UAE is the latest to take aim at the Muslim Brotherhood despite a global statement by Islamic scholars condemning such moves.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

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Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy.

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

Saleh said security agencies will find out the networks involved in the attack, which left 10 people dead and another 51 wounded.

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Hamas targets in Gaza were struck by Israel's air force on Sunday.

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Afghan peace talks 'close' to breaking deadlock: official

Talks began in Doha on September 12, but there were soon issues over agenda disagreements, the basic framework of discussions and religious ...

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

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Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

Saudi king, Turkish president to 'resolve differences' through dialogue

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Saudi king, Turkish president to 'resolve differences' through dialogue

A phone call between Saudi King Salman and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mulled ways to resolve differences between the two countries.

Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in <em>Qatar</em>

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Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar

Mike Pompeo will meet with Taliban negotiators in Doha as part of the US's strategy for withdrawal.

Saudi King calls Erdogan over G20 plans

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Saudi King calls Erdogan over G20 plans

King Salman called Erdogan in order to discuss the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be hosted remotely for the first time due to covid-19 ...

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Qatar gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

Qatar is donating $9.8 million to rebuild schools, universities and other educational facilities in areas damaged by this year's Beirut Port blast.

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Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February in Doha, the second time Qatar has hosted the event.

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Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien said ending the Qatar blockade is a top priority for the outgoing administration.

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Trump aide 'recognises' loss, vows smooth transition

Robert O'Brien seemed to acknowledge the election results, ensuring "a very professional transition" to Biden's team.

Normalisation with Israel undermines Palestinian statehood efforts: <em>Qatar</em> FM

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Normalisation with Israel undermines Palestinian statehood efforts: Qatar FM

The UAE, Bahrain and Sudan broke with decades of Arab policy that had demanded Israel first cede occupied land to the Palestinians to form their ...

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Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

During a three-day visit to Doha, Tunisia's president proposed a 'Western-Islamic conference' aimed at achieving greater understanding between ...

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel said it struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza on Sunday.

Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

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Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the Western ...

Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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