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Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and the future of UAE's alignment with Saudi Arabia.

The blast scorched market stalls and scattered produce in the town of Ras al-Ayn along the border with Turkey.

Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

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Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

A bombing in Ras Al-Ain and intra-rebel clashes have rocked an uneasy peace in northern Syria.

The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

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The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

Silwan has become a battleground for settler groups, who are using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

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UN warns oil tanker abandoned in Yemen could explode

The UN has warned that an abandoned tanker carrying a million barrels of oil off Yemen’s coast could explode as Houthi rebels refuse to allow the ship to be inspected

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Alaska man 'laundered nearly $1B for Iran through UAE'

Newly-released court documents raise renewed questions about financial transparency in the United Arab Emirates.

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Job cuts in the UAE, a spike in cases in Yemen, and a tragic death in Algeria.

Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

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Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

41 Syrian NGOs and human rights groups have called on the UN to secure the release of Syrian detainees captured by Turkish-aligned militias ...

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Syria regime pounds western Aleppo amid continued ceasefire violations

On Thursday, unidentified aircraft targeted munition belonging to Turkey-backed Syrian rebels positioned in the border city of Ras ...

Armed men seize and release tanker off Iranian coast

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Armed men seize and release tanker off Iranian coast

Armed men seized a Hong-Kong flagged tanker near the coast of Iran before releasing it, amid a rise in tensions between the US and Iran

War-weary Yemenis eye a shaky ceasefire with suspicion

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War-weary Yemenis eye a shaky ceasefire with suspicion

Comment: Five years of conflict have taught Yemenis that ceasefires are usually followed by a fresh surge in fighting on the frontlines, writes ...

Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

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Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

Four children have been killed and six adults injured after a fire broke out at a camp for displaced people near the town of Malikiyeh.

UAE puts Dubai's souk district under coronavirus lockdown

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UAE puts Dubai's souk district under coronavirus lockdown

The district has been put under quarantine due to an outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Aid-deprived and under-equipped, NE Syria faces virus threat

War-torn northeast Syria is already running low on medical supplies and aid as coronavirus threatens to hit the region.

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Water cuts in northeast Syria intensify coronavirus risk: UNICEF

Syrians are at risk of contracting coronavirus after water after northeastern Syria experienced water cuts.

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Hezbollah unveils statue of slain Iranian commander Soleimani

Statue or cardboard cutout? Lebanon's Hezbollah have unveiled a monument dedicated to slain Iranian Quds Force commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

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Libyan refinery closes amid Haftar's blockade on oil facilities

Libya's National Oil Corporation announced the closure of a refinery as the oil-rich country's production continues to take a hit from the ...

Haftar's blockade on oil facilities cost Libya $1 billion

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Haftar's blockade on oil facilities cost Libya $1 billion

Groups allied to military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched a blockade of eastern Libya's main oil terminals last month, resulting in massive ...

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Sudan investigating reports of devious UAE war recruitment

Sudanese men recruited to work as security guards in the UAE have allegedly been sent to fight in Libya and Yemen.

Libya oil output down 75 percent due to blockade

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Libya oil output down 75 percent due to blockade

Pro-Haftar forces blockaded the main oil terminals in eastern Libya the day before a summit in Berlin on January 19 that called for the ...

Haftar's forces seize ship with Turkish crew, spokesman says

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Haftar's forces seize ship with Turkish crew, spokesman says

Turkey's parliament on Saturday approved a military and security cooperation deal with Libya's UN-recognise government.

YPG car bomb kills five in Turkish-controlled northern Syria

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YPG car bomb kills five in Turkish-controlled northern Syria

The car bomb exploded in the town of Tal Halaf, captured by the Turkish military during its offensive against Kurdish militants in October.

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