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Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

The leader of Iran welcomes the end of Trump's presidency.

Palestinian Authority to receive Russian vaccine 'within days'

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Palestinian Authority to receive Russian vaccine 'within days'

Israel - which rights groups say is legally obliged to provide vaccines to Palestinians - delivered at least one dose to 28 percent of its population by Tuesday.

Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

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Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

Iran imposed sanctions on outgoing US President Donald Trump and several of his top aides and advisers.

Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

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Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

Sudan approved its first budget since being removed from a crippling US blacklist.

Zaina Ujayli

Biden's success rests on America's reckoning with itself

Comment: The myth of American exceptionalism finally came tumbling down on January 6. Biden's success rests on his ability to lead America's reckoning with itself, writes Zaina Ujayli.

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Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

The Israeli government extended the country's coronavirus lockdown as infections soar despite a rapid vaccination campaign.

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Libyan leaders approve interim executive mechanism: UN

Interim UN envoy Stephanie Williams said 'Libyans have now a genuine opportunity to move past their differences and divisions' with this step

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Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

Qatar's principle-based foreign policy on supporting the people of the region remains unchanged, Doha's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

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Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for dialogue with Iran just weeks after ending the dispute with the GCC.

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'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

UAE suspends visa waiver <em>agreement</em> with Israel

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UAE suspends visa waiver agreement with Israel

The UAE has suspended a visa waiver agreement with Israel until July, citing coronavirus concerns.

Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

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Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

'Pingme' claims to boast all the features of WhatsApp, describing itself as '100% Saudi'.

47 killed in Sudan South Darfur fighting: local leader

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47 killed in Sudan South Darfur fighting: local leader

At least 47 were killed during clashes between rival ethnic groups in South Darfur.

Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

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Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

Anti-normalisation protesters in Khartoum took to the streets on Saturday to stand against the country's recent normalisation deal with Israel.

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Israel releases data-sharing deal with Pfizer

An expert warned that Israel's rollout of the Pfizer vaccine amounted to 'the biggest experiment on humans in the 21st Century'

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Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

Joe Biden has promised quick action to address the coronavirus pandemic and boost the ailing US economy once he takes office.

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At least 83 killed in fighting in Sudan's Darfur

A local dispute has morphed into broader fighting in West Darfur's capital, marking the worst outbreak of violence in the restive region since a ...

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Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses

The Pfizer deal negotiated is said to be for $18 a dose, a price that takes into consideration Lebanon's economic troubles, and is expected to ...

France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss ...

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies ...

Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

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