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

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

Thousands protest against 'corrupt' Netanyahu

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Thousands protest against 'corrupt' Netanyahu

Fresh allegations of corruption against Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu have intensified protests across the country.

Iran accuses Israel after assassination of top nuclear scientist

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Iran accuses Israel after assassination of top nuclear scientist

Iranian media reported that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahbadi was shot and killed in the city of Absard near Tehran, as Iranian officials accused ...

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

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Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

Israeli tourists waved their Israeli passports to journalists as they arrived in Dubai on Thursday.

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

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Israel ratifies mutual visa exemption agreement with UAE

The visa exemption agreement, reportedly already ratified by the UAE, will now go into effect after being approved by Israeli officials.

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Saudi official says 'Israel normalisation talks' happened in NEOM

A Saudi official has told the WSJ that talks did take place between MbS and Netanyahu.

Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

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UAE considers luxury real estate for Tel Aviv embassy

Emirati officials have been in communication with real estate brokers in Israel to secure a luxurious new property for its embassy in ...

Bahrain's FM's visit to Israel took place in Jerusalem

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Bahrain's FM's visit to Israel took place in Jerusalem

Contrary to official statements from Manama, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdellatif Al-Zayani was in the contested city of Jerusalem during his ...

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

UAE's Etihad to fly to <em>Tel</em> <em>Aviv</em> next year

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UAE's Etihad to fly to Tel Aviv next year

The Abu Dhabi-based airline "will launch daily scheduled year-round flights to Tel Aviv", it said in a statement.

Giorgio Cafiero

Biden as president: Winners and losers in the GCC

Analysis: With Trump's chaotic presidency coming to an end, Gulf states are preparing for major changes in Washington that could heavily impact the Middle East.

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Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

Fearing a freeze on settlement construction under a Biden presidency, authorities in Jerusalem have been ordered to usher through controversial ...

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Did Donald Trump unfollow Israel's Netanyahu for congratulating Biden?

Concerns have been raised over the virtual relationship between staunch allies Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu after rumours suggested an ...

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Obituary: Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator and statesman

After a career in politics spanning decades, Saeb Erekat did not see the two-state solution he had fought for as chief negotiator.

Trump's megadonors will continue to shape hawkish Republican policy

Eli Clifton

Trump's megadonors will continue to shape hawkish Republican policy

Comment: The Adelsons might be done with Trump, but they will continue to form the backbone of the GOP's campaign finance apparatus, warns Eli ...

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First commercial flight with Israeli tourists lands in UAE

FlyDubai flight No. FZ8194 landed at Dubai International Airport just after 5:40pm bringing Israeli tourists to the skyscraper-studded city ...

Abbas to demand US move embassy to <em>Tel</em> <em>Aviv</em>

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Abbas to demand US move embassy to Tel Aviv

Mahmoud Abbas has sent covert communications to Biden stating he is willing to return to US-brokered peace talks.

Israeli protesters look for inspiration in Biden victory

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Israeli protesters look for inspiration in Biden victory

Protesters. who have been gathering outside Netanyahu's official residence for months, hope that Trump's defeat would spell trouble for the ...

Trump ally Netanyahu congratulates Biden on US election win

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Trump ally Netanyahu congratulates Biden on US election win

Hours after Joe Biden's victory was announced, staunch Trump ally Benjamin Netanyahu sent a congratulatory message to the incoming Democrat ...

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