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Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the way for normalisation, writes Ali Adam.

Netanyahu to <em>visit</em> Bahrain, UAE next week: report

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Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next week.

Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf state.

Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

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Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

Omer Adam was invited to perform at a synagogue in Dubai to celebrate a Jewish holiday.

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Palestinian president hosts talks with World Jewish Congress head

Mahmoud Abbas invited Ron Lauder to Ramallah for talks on 'a range of issues regarding Palestine and the Middle East'.

Diana Alghoul

UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and Ahmed bin ...

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Turkish President meets Qatari, Kuwaiti emirs for talks

Turkey's President Erdogan has visited Kuwait to offer condolences on the death of Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah before continuing to Qatar to ...

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Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, ...

Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

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Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

Saudi Arabia will reopen for umrah pilgrimage after a long break in response to Covid-19.

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US, Algeria renew strategic alliance in troubled region

"Algeria is a committed counter-terrorism partner," General Stephen Townsend, head of US Africa Command, said on a recent visit to ...

Muhammed Al-Durrah's father breaks silence on normalisation

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Muhammed Al-Durrah's father breaks silence on normalisation

Muhammad Al-Durrah's father spoke out against the UAE normalisation deal, 20 years after his son was shot dead by Israeli forces.

In <em>Saudi</em> Arabia, first dog cafe delights pet lovers

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In Saudi Arabia, first dog cafe delights pet lovers

The Barking Lot, which in June in the coastal city of Khobar, has delighted animal lovers in a country where there are few places to take pets ...

Iran to declare Bahrain and UAE 'enemy states'

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Iran to declare Bahrain and UAE 'enemy states'

General Bagheri's comments escalate the rhetoric of Iranian officials, who warned Bahrain's deal made it a partner to Israel’s "crimes" and ...

Israel's Netanyahu to meet Sudan general in Uganda: report

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Israel's Netanyahu to meet Sudan general in Uganda: report

The Israeli premier will meet with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of Sudan's transitional sovereign council, in Uganda for a second time, ...

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Saudi Arabia to gradually resume umrah pilgrimage

The year-round umrah pilgrimage will resume gradually from October 4, Saudi authorities said.

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

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Yemenis protest Israeli normalisation on Socotra island

A protest against Israeli normalisation erupted in Socotra on Saturday amid reports of an Emirati-Israeli intelligence gathering base on the ...

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Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

Dubai's deputy police chief tweeted that "nine million Jews are better than 400 million Arabs" in his latest controversial comments following ...

Yemen may 'slide into famine', warns UK foreign secretary

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Yemen may 'slide into famine', warns UK foreign secretary

Speaking at a meeting ahead of the UN's General Assembly, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab warned that Yemen is likely to slide into famine.

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Palestinians 'need to help themselves', says UAE deputy minister

Palestinians have been outraged by the UAE's normalisation deal with Israel.

Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

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Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

Qatar's assistant foreign minister has assured that Doha will not follow the footsteps of the UAE and Bahrain in normalising relations with ...

Presidential elections: US wildfires ignite climate change row

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Presidential elections: US wildfires ignite climate change row

Trump was due to visit California for a briefing on record wildfires that have killed 35 people, as political opponents accused him of ...

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Stasa Salacanin

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Divided opinion over the normalisation deal risks complicating already tense relations among Yemen's political factions.

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