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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.

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

Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

The New Arab Staff

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.

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

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

The New Arab Staff

'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 normalisation with Israel.

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

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'.

Kuwait swears in first female judges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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?

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

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

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

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

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 significant step towards normalizing relation.

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel will announce UAE partnership to fight virus

In a speech to graduating Israeli fighter pilots, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said an announcement was expected "in a few moments" and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

Israel's plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank face opposition from the international community but it is unclear how Western and ...

Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

Qatar-owned beIN Sports displayed blue screens rather than long-awaited Serie A matches due to a long-standing copyright dispute with Saudi ...

Muhammad Shehada

UAE feigns opposition to Israeli annexation to push normalisation

Comment: Setting the bar even lower, UAE and Saudi Arabia are touting normalisation with Israel in exchange for no annexation, writes Muhammad ...

Israel detains Palestinians during West Bank raids

The New Arab Staff

Israel detains Palestinians during West Bank raids

Israeli forces detained at least seven Palestinians during raids across the West Bank.

UAE official declares Israel an opportunity, not an enemy

The New Arab Staff

UAE official declares Israel an opportunity, not an enemy

In an op-ed published by Israel's top newspaper, the UAE's ambassador to the US said Israel cannot expect normalisation with Arab states while ...

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Courtney Freer

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but it's a step in the ...

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