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The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure would "intensify" regional conflicts.

"These measures specifically targeted Qatar Airways, with the objective of shuttering Qatar Airways' local operations."

Palestinian Authority prepared for peace talks with Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian Authority prepared for peace talks with Israel

The Palestinians are prepared to renew long-stalled peace talks with Israel and to agree to "minor" territorial concessions, according to a counter-proposal to a contentious US plan.

Arab League: Israeli annexation could ignite a religious war

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab League: Israeli annexation could ignite a religious war

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, secretary-general of the 22-member organization, said annexation will also have "broader ramifications on the international ...

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan's FM makes surprise visit to coordinate annexation response

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ensure the countries have a coordinated response to Israel's plans to annex the West Bank.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

OIC says Israeli annexation plan a 'serious escalation'

Following a virtual meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation foreign ministers, the pan-Islamic body said it "warns against the dangerous ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian premier vows to declare independence amid annexation threat

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh told journalists that the Palestinian Authority will declare a state along the 1967 borders if ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian PM submits 'counter-proposal' to Trump plan

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said it proposed the creation of a "sovereign Palestinian state, independent and demilitarised" ...

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

The New Arab & agencies

UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank in line with US President ...

Bahrain is angry because Qatar is helping stranded Bahrainis

The New Arab

Bahrain is angry because Qatar is helping stranded Bahrainis

A group of 31 Bahrainis that were left stranded by their government in Qatar were welcomed in Doha, prompting backlash from their home ...

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Damascus

The New Arab & agencies

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Damascus

This would be the second time this month that Israel attacked Iranian strongholds in Syria.

Can the defunct <em>Quartet</em> keep Palestinian hopes alive?

James Reinl

Can the defunct Quartet keep Palestinian hopes alive?

Abbas laid out his roadmap for peace with the Israelis, calling for the reinvigoration of a defunct Quartet with new members to broker ...

The New Arab

Bahrain to 'unnecessarily' fly fans to Qatar via Kuwait

Thousands of Bahraini fans will be flown in to watch Gulf Cup final in Doha, though the flight will take longer than usual because of the blockade.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar FM says Doha in talks with Saudi Arabia

Qatar's foreign minister has expressed hopes for 'progress' in ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis, confirming that talks have taken place between ...

Helena Cobban

Pompeo casts international law aside on Israeli settlement policy

Comment: The US' decision to no longer deem Israeli settlements illegal is just the latest example of the Trump administration's rogue-state ...

Stasa Salacanin

Turkey expands its military base and influence in Qatar

Cooperation between Turkish and Qatari militaries has notably intensified since the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, and Turkey is only but ...

Has Jordan distanced itself from Saudi Arabia?

Abdulaziz Kilani

Has Jordan distanced itself from Saudi Arabia?

Despite attempting to maintain relations with its regional neighbours, Jordan appears to have significant differences with Saudi Arabia and ...

Imad K. Harb

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.

CIA not spying on UAE despite 'rogue operations' abroad

The New Arab

CIA not spying on UAE despite 'rogue operations' abroad

A new Reuters investigation revealed the CIA does not keep tabs on the UAE, despite the Gulf state's new-found ambitious interventionism across ...

Turkey expands military presence in Qatar with new base

The New Arab

Turkey expands military presence in Qatar with new base

Turkey has built a new base in Qatar, a pro-government Turkish daily reported on Wednesday, amid increasing ties between the two states.

Debating Trump's racism is only normalising the problem

Dan Arel

Debating Trump's racism is only normalising the problem

Comment: Too scared to call Trump racist, commentators are debating the obvious and normalising the problem, writes Dan Arel.

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