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A Saudi analyst close to the royal court said the kingdom is seeking ways to resolve the Qatar blockade and subsequent GCC crisis "as a gift" to the Biden administration.

The kingdom's crown prince reportedly hopes the move will help to mend ties with the US.

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over 'Iran dealings'

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US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over 'Iran dealings'

US economic sections were imposed on Chinese and Russian companies that allegedly supported the development of Iran's missile program, ...

Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

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Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally went on trial in Belgium.

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Iran diplomat refuses to appear at bomb plot trial

Assadollah Assadi, 48, refused to appear in the dock, claiming diplomatic immunity, but his accreditation was in Austria and he was arrested in Germany

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

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CIA officer killed in Somalia: US media

The veteran officer was a member of the CIA's Special Activities Center, a paramilitary branch that carries out some of the US intelligence ...

Tony Blinken: the good, the bad, and potentially ugly

Daniel Larison

Tony Blinken: the good, the bad, and potentially ugly

Comment: Blinken will repair the damage done to international treaties and relationships, but when it comes to questions of military ...

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

Houthi attack hasn't affected oil production, Aramco says

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Houthi attack hasn't affected oil production, Aramco says

Monday's attack on Aramco has not affected oil production, the manager of the oil giant said.

Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

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Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

Following talks with UN coordinator Nikolai Mladenov, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has expressed willingness to negotiate with Hamas ...

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

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Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

The former chief of Israel's spy agency Mossad said agents regularly met with Arab leaders and officials over the years, and on some occasions ...

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 Trump's anti-Palestinian policies appears rather limited.

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Aramco says Houthi strike tore hole in oil tank

The energy giant took reporters to the distribution facility where damage to the tank was visible the day after the attack.

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Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the ...

The New Arab Staff

Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco facility

A Google Maps search reveals an Aramco distribution center matching the one described by the Houthi spokesman in northern outskirts of Jeddah.

Taliban rigging drones to drop bombs: Afghan spy chief

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Taliban rigging drones to drop bombs: Afghan spy chief

Afghanistan's spy chief said the Taliban deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks.

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US keeps 'all options' open for Yemen's Houthis

Speaking to reporters during a visit to the Philippines, Robert O'Brien criticised the Iran-backed Houthis of failing to engage in a "good-faith ...

Netanyahu urges US to remain outside Iran nuclear deal

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Netanyahu urges US to remain outside Iran nuclear deal

After Biden put the Iran nuclear deal back on the table, Netanyahu warned the US to stick to its stance taken by Trump.

Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

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Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

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