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Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, says it will not be able to gather enough information about Emirati citizens visiting Israel under a new visa waiver programme.

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its children still dream of a bright future.

Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

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Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

Israeli forces have distributed leaflets to Syrian regime forces near the Golan Heights warning them not to deal with Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias.

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

Stasa Salacanin

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy ...

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

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Rocket fire from Gaza after Israel says tunnel found

Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Islamist group Hamas.

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Israeli pipeline company to transport UAE oil to Europe

The Israeli company EAPC has announce a deal which will allow the transport of oil from the UAE to Europe through Israeli ports, ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

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Sudan to sign Israel normalisation agreement 'within days': reports

Just hours after US President Donald Trump announced plans to remove Sudan from the terror blacklist, Israeli reports claimed Khartoum is due to ...

Russia offers US one-year freeze on nuclear warhead numbers

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Russia offers US one-year freeze on nuclear warhead numbers

Russia's foreign ministry announced it was ready to offer the United States a mutual one-year freeze on the number of nuclear warheads.

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Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Rabyaah Althaibani

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Comment: If Biden is serious about ending Yemen's war, he must listen to Yemeni-Americans' calls for ending US support for Saudi Arabia and ...

As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

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Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

Iran has announced that it is more likely to sell weapons to other countries, rather than buy them, after the end of a longstanding UN arms ...

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First Emirati passenger flight lands in Israel

The UAE's Etihad Airways flew its first passenger plane to Israel and back, carrying an Israeli tourism delegation to Abu Dhabi.

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More fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh despite ceasefire

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have clashed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region despite a proclaimed ceasefire which was supposed to have come into ...

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in ...

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Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations of breaking new truce

The ex-Soviet neighbours agreed to a new truce from midnight on Sunday, as international mediators push for a stop to three weeks of heavy ...

Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

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Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next week.

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf state.

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

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'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Hamas says declined request to join 'Abraham Accords' talks

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Hamas says declined request to join 'Abraham Accords' talks

Saleh al-Arouri, a prominent leader of Hamas, reportedly said the organisation had declined a US request for dialogue on The Abraham Accords.

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