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Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait said progress had been made towards resolving the Gulf crisis.

The official who was due to visit Riyadh is thought to have been Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

Qatar 'optimistic' about Gulf crisis solution, foreign minister says

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Qatar 'optimistic' about Gulf crisis solution, foreign minister says

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani expressed optimism over talks, but didn’t specify if a breakthrough is imminent.

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Ali Bakeer

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether ...

Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

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Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

Mr Sisi lauded the lame-duck President's "efforts and contributions" toward cementing "friendly ties" between the two countries.

Courtney Freer

A Saudi-Israeli rapprochement?

Comment: Courtney Freer appraises the prospects of a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal, or a resolution to the GCC crisis in the last days of the Trump administration.

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar close to agreeing US-brokered deal: reports

Washington hopes to start a process in ending the three-year Gulf crisis during Donald Trump's final weeks in office.

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Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father were last week removed from a high-security villa and "taken away to an undisclosed location", ...

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Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

The US State Department has agreed more multi-million sales to Middle East states.

Saudi Arabia denies role in Iranian nuclear scientist's killing

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Saudi Arabia denies role in Iranian nuclear scientist's killing

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on Friday after his car and bodyguards were targeted in a bomb and gun attack on a major road outside the capital ...

Antonino Occhiuto and Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ...

Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

The New Arab Staff

Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

The joint statement said the Saudi move was based on false accusations and judgements without evidence.

Saudi Arabia allows Israeli commercial flights in its airspace

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia allows Israeli commercial flights in its airspace

This agreement came 'just hours' before the first Israeli commercial flight was due to take flight on Tuesday morning.

Houthis allege deadly attack on Saudi base in Yemen

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Houthis allege deadly attack on Saudi base in Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday claimed that at least eight Saudi soldiers and officers were killed in an attack on a military camp in Marib.

White House's Kushner headed to Saudi, Qatar: reports

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

White House's Kushner headed to Saudi, Qatar: reports

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week in a bid for further diplomatic deals in the ...

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Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

A secret meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was kept hidden from his father, King Salman, reports said.

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Saudi king 'advised to mend relations with Turkey': report

A senior advisor to King Salman reportedly suggested the kingdom warm up to Turkey as US President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office.

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Riyadh to end Qatar blockade as 'gift' to Biden

A Saudi analyst close to the royal court said the kingdom is seeking ways to resolve the Qatar blockade and subsequent GCC crisis "as a gift" to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

13 dead in south Yemen clashes: military sources

Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have been killed and millions displaced in Yemen's conflict, which has triggered what the United ...

<em>Riyadh</em> to 'normalise ties' with Israel during Biden term

The New Arab Staff

Riyadh to 'normalise ties' with Israel during Biden term

The kingdom's crown prince reportedly hopes the move will help to mend ties with the US.

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Saudi Arabia formally suspends Turkish meat imports: report

Saudi Arabia's informal boycott of Turkish food products are now reportedly official.

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her family ...

Houthi attack hasn't affected oil production, Aramco says

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Houthi attack hasn't affected oil production, Aramco says

Monday's attack on Aramco has not affected oil production, the manager of the oil giant said.

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

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Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

The former chief of Israel's spy agency Mossad said agents regularly met with Arab leaders and officials over the years, and on some occasions ...

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