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The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine doses arrived via the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja has been sworn in on Sunday as the first UAE's ambassador to Israel, five months after a controversial normalisation deal.

Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

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Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

It is not the first time the controversial preacher has been accused of stealing other people's work.

UAE replaces veteran minister of state for foreign affairs

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UAE replaces veteran minister of state for foreign affairs

Anwar Gargash has left his position as minister of state for foreign affairs.

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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

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Dubai rolls out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is being administered to the elderly and vulnerable in Dubai, as well as frontline and other key workers. 

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UAE says visa ban 'temporary coronavirus measure'

The UAE Foreign Minister told his Pakistani counterpart that the travel visa suspensions were 'temporary'.

UAE joins East Mediterranean gas forum 'as observer'

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UAE joins East Mediterranean gas forum 'as observer'

It has been announced that the UAE will join the East Mediterranean Gas Forum as an observer.

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Iraqi activist shot dead by masked gunmen in Baghdad

Salah al-Iraqi was well-known for his role in the rallies that erupted in Baghdad and the Shia-majority south last year, slamming the government ...

GCC 'looks forward to normal relations' soon: Kuwait FM

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GCC 'looks forward to normal relations' soon: Kuwait FM

The GCC is looking forward to resuming normal relations between member states in the near future, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid ...

GCC summit 'moved to Riyadh'

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GCC summit 'moved to Riyadh'

An unnamed official from Kuwait's Foreign Ministry told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that the annual summit could take place in Riyadh on January 5.

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

Netanyahu, UAE Crown Prince nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Netanyahu, UAE Crown Prince nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize ...

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Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

Gasia Ohanes

Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while ...

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UAE president built 'secret $7 billion London property empire'

Leaked documents obtained by the Guardian showed that Sheikh Khalifa al Nahyan owns 170 properties with a total value of an estimated ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin <em>Zayed</em> meeting

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Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin Zayed meeting

Netanyahu said he and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan 'agreed to meet soon' during a phonecall ahead of the ...

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Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized as ...

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

'Disgust' as UAE cleric uses Quran to justify normalisation

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'Disgust' as UAE cleric uses Quran to justify normalisation

Waseem Yousef has outraged Arabs with pro-Israel tweets ever since the UAE normalised relations with Israel.

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

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