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As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's fractured relations.

Comment: The trust deficit caused by the blockade won't be restored automatically just because a political decision was reached by the leadership, writes Khalil E. Jahshan.

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Comment: Both the Saudis and Emiratis have got their man in the White House, and it shows, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Kelly Craft: Who is Trump's nominee for UN envoy?

The New Arab

Kelly Craft: Who is Trump's nominee for UN envoy?

The environment and the Palestinian cause look set to suffer under the pending appointment of the staunch Republican and wife of coal-mining ...

US official in charge of resolving Qatar crisis resigns

Karim Traboulsi

US official in charge of resolving Qatar crisis resigns

A US official who was in charge efforts to resolve the 19-month long blockade of Qatar quits his post, becoming the latest official to depart ...

CJ Werleman

Trump forgiving a war criminal would insult all Afghans

Comment: Trump has suggested he will review the case of a US soldier charged by the US army with premeditated murder of an Afghan, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab

Jared Kushner and MbS 'continued chatting' after Khashoggi murder

Private exchanges between Trump's Middle East envoy Jared Kushner and embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continued after the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump to pick Fox News ex-anchor as UN envoy

President Donald Trump is expected on Friday to nominate State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert as US ...

The New Arab & agencies

US 'ends Syria stabilisation funding' after Saudi pledge

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilisation projects as it moves to extricate the US from the conflict, citing increased ...

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all ...

Trump hotel 'received financial boost' after Saudi royal visit

The New Arab

Trump hotel 'received financial boost' after Saudi royal visit

A visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to New York gave Donald Trump's hotel in the city a big boost.

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Rana Allam

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Comment: The US sees fit to arm Sisi with more aid and weaponry, despite his regime's dismal human rights record and crackdown on civil ...

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

Public Relations in the Trump era

Rose Worden

Public Relations in the Trump era

Comment: Trump’s foreign policy has contributed to the emboldening of human rights abusers, writes Rose Worden.

The New Arab & agencies

US and Turkey agree on 'roadmap' for Kurdish-held Manbij

Officials from the NATO allies met on Friday to agree on further security cooperation in relation to the Kurdish-held Syrian city.

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Pompeo's Plan B on Iran: An exercise in futility

Comment: It is now perfectly clear that Trump's administration has no interest in diplomacy with Iran, and is simply bent on regime change, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US in Syria 'for at least six more months'

The news illustrates the competing tension of Trump wanting a speedy withdrawal from Syria while at the same time delivering a final blow to IS.

The New Arab

US' Pompeo tells Saudi bloc to end Qatar blockade

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, telling Riyadh to end the blockade on Qatar and reign in its offensive on ...

Pompeo makes diplomatic debut in Riyadh as US envoy

The New Arab

Pompeo makes diplomatic debut in Riyadh as US envoy

Washington's newly appointed secretary of state has landed in Riyadh on a tour of the US' key Middle East allies, after vowing to bring some ...

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, ...

Pompeo scrapes through Senate confirmation panel after Paul's U-turn

The New Arab

Pompeo scrapes through Senate confirmation panel after Paul's U-turn

The nominee for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured a shock approval from a Senate panel, amid fears his bellicose approach to diplomacy ...

Washington has no plan for post-Iran deal diplomacy

Marcus Montgomery

Washington has no plan for post-Iran deal diplomacy

Comment: The ultimate danger of 'tearing up' the deal is diplomatic isolation, and a slow march towards military conflict, writes Marcus ...

Trump: 'Major decisions' on Syria in '24-48 hours'

The New Arab

Trump: 'Major decisions' on Syria in '24-48 hours'

The US has warned it is not excluding military action as calls grow for an international response to an alleged gas attack by the Assad regime ...

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