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The sale of 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones was promised to the UAE when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel in August.

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US administration, write Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko.

Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

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Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

Burma Campaign UK questioned Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence while continuing to allow the Burmese military to promote recruitment on the platform.

Italian party to sue government over Egypt <em>arms</em> <em>sales</em>

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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 ...

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

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US approves $290 million in bombs to Saudi Arabia

The US has approved a number of arms sales to countries in the Middle East amid objections to their records on human rights.

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the ...

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Joe Stork

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist ...

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Biden policies 'deeply problematic' to Israel, Saudi Arabia

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Biden policies 'deeply problematic' to Israel, Saudi Arabia

A former US ambassador to Israel and a Middle East expert at the Council on Foreign relations have said that Biden's foreign policy could upset ...

French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

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French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state media.

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Analysis: With new power blocs emerging within Europe, the future of EU-Turkey ties, and the union itself, could be at stake.

US negotiating Morocco drone sale following Israel deal: report

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US negotiating Morocco drone sale following Israel deal: report

The US is negotiating the sale of drones to Morocco, unnamed government sources say.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

Sabena Siddiqui

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

Sam Hamad

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, ...

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Activists protest in Paris over Sisi's France visit

Several called for the demonstration in Paris, accusing Egypt's Sisi of human rights violations in his crackdown on dissent.

Macron refuses to bring up human rights with Sisi

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Macron refuses to bring up human rights with Sisi

French President Emmanuel Macron has refused to discuss human rights issues with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite increasing and ...

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Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to Sarkozy: judicial source

Lebanon has detained a Lebanese-French businessman who was close to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

US Congress to vote on weapons sale to UAE

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US Congress to vote on weapons sale to UAE

The President’s rush to get the deal approved before the end of his term has alarmed lawmakers, worried about fall-out from a possible ...

Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

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Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

The US State Department has agreed more multi-million sales to Middle East states.

Rights groups call on Congress to block UAE deal

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Rights groups call on Congress to block UAE deal

The groups argue that the arms sales could lead to further human suffering in Yemen.

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