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

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

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Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

Lebanon's minister of public health has been admitted to hospital, just over a week after he was allegedly pictured at a large social gathering.

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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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 ...

US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

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US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur ...

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 causes.

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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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UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's proposals will likely fall short of sanctioning Chinese officials linked to Uighur re-education camps ...

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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.

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

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Qataris crossing into Saudi Arabia welcomed with roses

Drivers who arrived at the Salwa border crossing in Saudi Arabia from the Qatari land crossing at Abu Samrah were welcomed with roses.

Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

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Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless US sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated ...

Qatar-Saudi border reopens after thaw

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Qatar-Saudi border reopens after thaw

Saudi shut its side of Qatar's only land border in June 2017 as part of a package of sanctions on Doha.

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Rami G. Khouri

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped ...

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Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The Green Italy party has said it will file a legal complaint over the government's continued arms sale to Egypt despite the murder of an Italian student.

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Netanyahu court date postponed amid coronavirus lockdown

Netanyahu's court date has been postponed after Israel locked down once more over covid-19 concerns.

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UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar

Abu Dhabi will open land, sea and air entry points with Qatar, after a landmark deal to normalise ties ended a damaging Gulf rift.

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Qatar will not change relations with Iran: foreign minister

Iran and Qatar relations will not be changed by Doha's recent reconciliation agreement with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

GCC plan to resolve transport and <em>trade</em> issues: UAE

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GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

UAE has announced that 'practical measures, including travel, transportation, trade' will be resolved between Qatar and the rest of the ...

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House foreign affairs chief eyes resuming aid to Palestinians

The new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking to resume US humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ...

Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

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Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

The group of 'Israeli cyber activists', who refer to themselves as 972Ops, have pledged to track the Iranian hackers who launched attacks on ...

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