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

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems afoot, writes Sam Hamad.

Sudan bans flights over Ethiopia border hotspot

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Sudan bans flights over Ethiopia border hotspot

Sudan banned flights over a flashpoint border area with Ethiopia.

UN calls on US to reverse labelling Houthis 'terrorists'

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UN calls on US to reverse labelling Houthis 'terrorists'

The UN has urged the US to cancel its decision to classify Yemen's Houthi rebels as "terrorists" to avoid the risk of a famine

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

Snapchat joined a number of social media giants that have permanently banned US President Donald Trump.

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President ...

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EU supports US returning to Iran deal under Biden

The EU said it looks forward to working soon with US President-elect Joe Biden on resurrecting the Iran nuclear deal, and rejected Tehran's ...

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

BBC Persian under fire for alleged homophobia

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BBC Persian under fire for alleged homophobia

The BBC said it was investigating an allegation of homophobia against its Iranian service.

Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

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Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

Spanish ministers have revealed that diplomatic relations with Turkey are improving.

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US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

Concerned that an attack could occur on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, the US sends two B-52 bombers to the Arabian peninsula in a show of force.

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Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

The meeting was the first time a Qatari official visited Egypt since the Saudi-led blockade began in 2017.

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What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

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US inks Sudan normalisation deal after blacklisting lifted

Sudan has been de-blacklisted and given access to $1 billion in financing from the World Bank as the northeast African state signs to ...

Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

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A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

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Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

Saudi Arabia concluded the GCC Summit by confirming that the embargo between Qatar has been lifted.

Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

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Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

The aircraft carrier was leaving the Middle East when Trump instructed a u-turn.

Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

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Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at a time ...

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