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Omar tweeted a list of Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, noting that these went without reference in the White House release.

The visit, which came at the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, was aimed at discussing bilateral relations and other issues of "common interest".

How Abu Dhabi uses its influence in the US

Eva Thiebaud

How Abu Dhabi uses its influence in the US

Comment: Long before the 'Abraham Accords', Abu Dhabi was investing in the US and developing an intensive lobbying strategy in Washington. Eva Thiebaud discusses a new report by Colin Powers.

Football teams show solidarity with Palestinian protesters

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Football teams show solidarity with Palestinian protesters

Football teams across the world are showing solidarity with Palestinian protesters in Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Aqsa.

Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

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Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

Scores of Palestinians were injured on Saturday as Israeli security forces used rubber bullets against Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa ...

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Thousands of Palestinians flock to Al Aqsa on foot

Videos that emerged online showed thousands of Palestinians walk towards the Al Aqsa mosque after Israeli forces blocked cars and buses on the highway.

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Turkey hits out at 'abominable'Israeli attacks on Palestinians

Turkey took aim at "Israel's abominable attacks" against Palestinians in the occupied holy city of Jerusalem, where dozens have been wounded in ...

The New Arab Staff

Arab League to hold emergency session over Jerusalem violence

Ongoing Israeli violence and attacks against Palestinians in Jerusalem has prompted officials to call for an emergency Arab League meeting.

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US, EU urge immediate resumption of Afghan peace talks

A meeting of top Western stakeholders concluded with a statement urging 'the immediate resumption, without pre-conditions' of talks between the ...

Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

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Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

Qatar's emir relieved Finance Minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi of his duties on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued over corruption ...

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Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

It follows a meeting between Saudi officials and Assad in Damascus earlier this week.

<em>Qatar</em> orders arrest of finance minister in corruption probe

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Qatar orders arrest of finance minister in corruption probe

Ali Sharif al-Emadi is accused of abuse of power and misuse of public funds.

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

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Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

The New Arab

Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

Saudi Arabia could be on track to restore diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

Middle East rallies to assist India amid Covid-19 crisis

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Middle East rallies to assist India amid Covid-19 crisis

On 1 May, India counted more than 400,000 new daily cases and more than 3,500 deaths, pleading with the world for emergency assistance.

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

Iran's foreign ministry said Tehran welcomes the change of tone from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after reports this month revealed secret talks between the regional rivals.

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Qatar FM backs Saudi call for dialogue with Iran

Doha has expressed support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's desire for a 'good and special relationship with Iran'.

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Saudi king invites Qatari emir to visit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman invited Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to visit the kingdom, the latest sign of improving ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation after ...

Iranian FM Mohammad Zarif meets Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad

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Iranian FM Mohammad Zarif meets Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad

The senior Iranian politician is also reportedly to meet the Iraqi president, prime minister and the speaker of the parliament.

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Egypt's national football team coach positive for coronavirus

Hossam el-Badry, Egypt's national team coach, has tested positive for Covid-19.

Iran's Zarif to visit <em>Qatar</em>, Iraq Sunday

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Iran's Zarif to visit Qatar, Iraq Sunday

The trips are 'in the framework of developing bilateral ties', Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said. They come after reported talks brokered ...

US positions carrier, bombers to back Afghanistan pullout

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US positions carrier, bombers to back Afghanistan pullout

The US has moved aircraft and ships to aid with the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September.

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