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US President Joe Biden’s administration has temporarily frozen the transfer of F-35 jets to the UAE and expressed willingness to return to the Iran nuclear deal.

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

Netanyahu 'to court Palestinian vote' in latest re-election bid

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Netanyahu 'to court Palestinian vote' in latest re-election bid

Israel's prime minister hopes to win two seats and snatch support from the Palestinian-majority Joint List.

Arab states, Israel eyeing influence over future US-Iran deals

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Arab states, Israel eyeing influence over future US-Iran deals

Gulf Arab states and Israel have reportedly floated the idea of being present in future negotiations between the US and Iran.

Mattis secretly advocating Trump arms sale amid growing opposition

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Mattis secretly advocating Trump arms sale amid growing opposition

Mattis and Trump publicly fell out in 2018, but the former defence chief appears willing to put their difference aside to ensure the ...

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Saudi Arabia hands American doctor six-year prison sentence

A Saudi court sentenced Dr Walid Fitahi to six years in prison and renewed a travel ban against his wife and children, all of whom are dual nationals.

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Saudi minister says allies ‘on board’ in Qatar negotiations

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan has said that the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt are all ‘on board’ regarding the resolution of a three-year ...

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Riyadh to end Qatar blockade as 'gift' to Biden

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 ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell ...

Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

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Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien said ending the Qatar blockade is a top priority for the outgoing administration.

Mobashra Tazamal

In Trump's America, Muslims feel the impact of Islamophobia

The New Arab Meets: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad to discuss the Muslim community's fight against Islamophobia in Trump's America.

Trump is urged to intervene in US-Saudi national trial

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Trump is urged to intervene in US-Saudi national trial

President Trump has been asked by US representatives to raise al-Haidar's case 'with the highest levels' of the Saudi government.

'Ungrateful' Palestinians should be happy about normalisation: UAE ambassador

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'Ungrateful' Palestinians should be happy about normalisation: UAE ambassador

Yousef Al-Otaiba, Emirati ambassador to the United States lashed out at Palestinians for not appreciating ...

Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

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Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

Veteran poetess Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi took to social media on Saturday urging immediate assistance from human rights organisations ...

UAE to promote Dubai as 'hub for Israeli businesses'

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UAE to promote Dubai as 'hub for Israeli businesses'

A Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] was signed between the state-owned Dubai Free Zone Authority [DAFZA] and the Federation of Israeli Chambers ...

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Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

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Kuwait swears in first female judges

Eight women judges have been appointed to the Kuwaiti supreme court after a long battle.

Stasa Salacanin

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

Ernest Khoury

UAE-Israeli alliance: Quid pro quo for Trump’s re-election campaign

Despite denying secret relations with Israel for decades, the UAE has now officially normalised ties but the timing benefits US President Donald ...

Mossad chief to visit UAE to cement normalisation: report

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Mossad chief to visit UAE to cement normalisation: report

Israel's intelligence community has lauded Yossi Cohen for spearheading efforts to forge the agreement, according to local media reports.

Muhammad Shehada

'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

Comment: UAE had already sold out the Palestinians, now it's taking the credit for 'stopping annexation' - a process that is happening anyway, ...

The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

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The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

As temperatures soar in Iraq, violence against protesters returns despite promises of reconciliation by the new PM, while Iran's role in the ...

Israeli, UAE technology firms sign deal on coronavirus research

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Israeli, UAE technology firms sign deal on coronavirus research

A state-linked technology company in the UAE has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defence firms to fight coronavirus, in a ...

UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

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UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

In an op-ed for Israel's top newspaper, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson opposed Israel's annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

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