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Germany's ambassador was summoned in Tehran over tweets condemning the execution of a wrestler just days earlier.

Bahrain's normalisation with Israel put a spotlight on the potential role of Riyadh, which has so far fended off pressure from US President Donald Trump to follow suit.

US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

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US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

US sanctions have made it hard for Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib to change leadership in the finance ministry and others where donors demand reform.

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Mitchell Plitnick

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Comment: Netanyahu and his right-wing government know full well that states will ultimately act in their own interests, even if it means leaving ...

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

Sabena Siddiqui

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

Mobashra Tazamal

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Comment: On her show, TV host Joy Reid cast Islam and Muslims as the standard for radicalisation in the US, ignoring the country's own violent history, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

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Biden slams Trump over alleged mocking of war dead

Biden described as 'deplorable' the alleged comments by Trump described fallen soldiers as 'losers' and 'suckers'.

Malia Bouattia

Muslim-British refusenik exposes UK's total complicity in Yemen war

Comment: The decision by Muslim-British soldier Ahmad al-Babati to refuse service until Britain ends arms sales to Saudi Arabia is commendable ...

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

Iran's Khamenei says UAE-Israel deal 'betrayed' Muslim world

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Iran's Khamenei says UAE-Israel deal 'betrayed' Muslim world

"I hope the Emiratis soon wake up and compensate for what they have done," the Iranian supreme leader said.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

Italian coastguard says evacuates 49 from Banksy rescue ship

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Italian coastguard says evacuates 49 from Banksy rescue ship

The German-flagged MV Louise Michel said it was stranded and needed urgent help after lending assistance to a boat that was carrying at least ...

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

Stasa Salacanin

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for Syrian life

James Snell

Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for Syrian life

Comment: Deceit has characterised the Syrian regime's response to the pandemic, while the international community takes false regime numbers at ...

Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from peace talks

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Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from peace talks

Yemen's southern separatists announced their withdrawal from talks over a Saudi-sponsored deal with the internationally recognised government.

Courtney Freer

Will Saudi follow suit and normalise relations with Israel?

Comment: Saudi Arabia may normalise relations with Israel eventually, but it has different, more complex set of considerations to the UAE, writes Courtney Freer.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

Sudan's civilian prime minister and the military general who heads the sovereign council have traded blame over a spiralling economic crisis.

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Netanyahu deletes tweet calling UAE 'advanced democracy' amid backlash

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deleted a tweet in which he posted a video claiming Israel and the UAE are advanced democracies after ...

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Visiting Al-Aqsa 'impermissible' through normalisation, Jerusalem Mufti declares

Those who try to enter al-Aqsa Mosque via the means of normalisation will not be allowed, says the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

Could the UAE acquire F-35s after Israel normalisation deal?

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Could the UAE acquire F-35s after Israel normalisation deal?

Israel opposes US arms sales to Arab states that could challenge its military superiority in the region, but the UAE's new deal with Israel ...

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Netanyahu confirms Israel-UAE flights will cross Saudi airspace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed reports that flights between Israel and the UAE will cross through Saudi airspace, ...

Emirati apologises for being pro-Palestine following UAE normalisation deal

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Emirati apologises for being pro-Palestine following UAE normalisation deal

An Emirati blogger has been slammed for posting a video in which he apologises to Israel and seeks forgiveness from Israelis for growing up ...

The price of honour

Farrah Akbik

The price of honour

Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and ...

Israel scouting for UAE embassy building

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Israel scouting for UAE embassy building

Israeli authorities are reportedly searching for a suitable building to stand as the official embassy in Abu Dhabi, as reports suggest the two ...

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