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Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran following his arrival in Israel for a rare mid-pandemic trip for talks with Netanyahu and Gantz on the impending annexation of the West Bank.

Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

The New Arab

Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

A phone call took place between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Friday, amid reports of increasing tensions between ...

US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

The New Arab & agencies

US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

The US is reportedly removing two batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles as well as fighter equipment and 300 troops stationed in Saudi ...

The New Arab & agencies

US-Saudi flights to resume despite Trump's travel ban

Daily flights from the US to Saudi Arabia will resume this week as the kingdom continues evacuating its citizens.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its ...

The New Arab

Joe Biden 'opposes Israel's annexation of West Bank'

US presidential candidate Joe Biden has taken a softer approach to Donald Trump's hardline pro-Israel stance and has opposed the annexation of ...

The New Arab

Russia 'surprised', US disappointed at Haftar's Libya power grab

After the US stated it 'regrets' Libyan National Army head Khalifa Haftar's claim of a popular mandate to govern Libya, Russia reportedly ...

Israel's unity government protects Netanyahu, paves way for annexation

Mitchell Plitnick

Israel's unity government protects Netanyahu, paves way for annexation

Comment: In exchange for remarkably little from Gantz, Netanyahu has secured his future, and the threat of annexation looms clearer, writes ...

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

Saudi Arabia blocks Turkish news sites Anadolu, TRT

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Saudi Arabia blocks Turkish news sites Anadolu, TRT

Turkey's official Anadolu and TRT Arabic platforms were both blocked by Saudi authorities on Saturday.

Hundreds of Egypt's medical workers apply for US visa

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Hundreds of Egypt's medical workers apply for US visa

Egypt's healthcare workers are submitting visa applications to the US embassy after seeing an open call for doctors and health workers ...

UAE coronavirus aid to Syrians shouldn't mean rehabilitating Assad

Sam Hamad

UAE coronavirus aid to Syrians shouldn't mean rehabilitating Assad

Comment: Don't be fooled, it's not humanitarian help UAE is offering Assad, its normalisation of his tyrannical regime, writes Sam Hamad

The New Arab

IMF approves $5bn in assistance to Somalia

Somalia's debt has been slashed as the IMF approved a multi-billion dollar package of assistance.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Allawi steps down as PM-designate

Iraq's prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US ...

The New Arab

Sanders slams Netanyahu as 'reactionary racist' in Democratic debate

US Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders stood apart from the other candidates on the Middle East, lambasting Netanyahu and saying ...

Rose Worden

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Comment: Despite fierce public opposition, leaders in Sudan, Morocco and Tunisia know their path to the US lies through Israel, writes Rose ...

Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

Florence Dixon

Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

A sleepy Danish town is now the centre of an international spying operation. Does this make the smallest Scandinavian country the new flashpoint ...

Guma El-Gamaty

A political solution in Libya seems impossible, what now?

Comment: Although the international players involved in Libya keep publicly affirming that the solution can only be political, many of them keep ...

Israel forces Palestinian family to demolish their home

The New Arab

Israel forces Palestinian family to demolish their home

A Palestinian family from the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabal al-Mukabar are being forced to demolish their own home.

US ambassador warns Israel against unilateral West Bank annexation

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US ambassador warns Israel against unilateral West Bank annexation

Controversial US Ambassador David Friedman has said Israel must wait for the completion of a joint US-Israeli mapping process before moving on ...

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy flights in Sanaa.

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