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A member of the city council of Washington DC has introduced a proposal to rename the street where Saudi Arabia’s embassy is located after murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

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Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump has moved Israel from the US European military command to the Central Command (CENTCOM).

Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

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UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented vote to pick its president.

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UN calls on US to reverse labelling Houthis 'terrorists'

The UN has urged the US to cancel its decision to classify Yemen's Houthi rebels as "terrorists" to avoid the risk of a famine

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in Yemen.

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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HRW urges Biden to let Trump face the courts

After assuming office, the incoming president should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors seeking to hold Donald Trump to account ...

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the country.

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Bahrain invites Qatari delegation to 'discuss pending issues'

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Bahrain invites Qatari delegation to 'discuss pending issues'

Bahrain sent an official invite to Qatar to discuss 'outstanding issues' between the two Gulf states, just days after the end of the GCC dispute ...

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Qatar prepared to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, special envoy to the Qatari foreign minister, said Doha is prepared to mediate between regional players to achieve peace and stability.

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President ...

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Saudi welcomes US labelling Yemen rebels 'terrorists'

Saudi Arabia, who leads a military coalition supporting the government against Houthi rebels, said it welcomed the US decision ...

Hamas' Haniyeh hails Gulf reconciliation in Doha visit

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Hamas' Haniyeh hails Gulf reconciliation in Doha visit

Ismail Haniyeh congratulated Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in a meeting in Doha on Sunday.

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UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Abu Dhabi wants to normalise relations with Turkey.

Bahrain opens airspace to Qatar airplanes as blockade eased

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Bahrain opens airspace to Qatar airplanes as blockade eased

Bahrain on Monday became the last of the former Gulf blockading countries to lift its embargo on Qatar.

First Qatar to <em>Saudi</em> flight to take off

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First Qatar to Saudi flight to take off

The first commercial flight between Qatar and Saudi in three and a half years is due to take off on Monday

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

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