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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on new US President Joe Biden to "strengthen" the two countries' alliance.

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

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

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

Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

Greece called on EU authorities to ensure Turkey take back nearly 1,500 people whose asylum requests were denied.

Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

The New Arab Staff

Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in Yemen.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Rami G. Khouri

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft ...

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

The New Arab Staff

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

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UK, Turkey to sign free trade deal this week

The new UK-Turkey trade deal, which will extend existing trading arrangements, is set to be signed on Tuesday.

Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

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Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

Israel parliament dissolves, sparking fourth election in two years

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Israel parliament dissolves, sparking fourth election in two years

The coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu and his former election rival, Benny Gantz, had been inching towards collapse for weeks, undermined by ...

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.

Palestinian president meets Qatari emir in Doha

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Palestinian president meets Qatari emir in Doha

Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas met with the Qatari emir in the capital Doha on Saturday, amid increasing Arab normalisation deals with Israel.

Guma El-Gamaty

Libyan oil flows resume, along with a revenues feud

Comment: A resolution to Libya's enduring conflict will require resolving how oil revenues are distributed, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

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Saudi foreign minister meets Sudanese leaders in Khartoum

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan met with senior Sudanese leader in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

OPEC+ strike deal for lower production hike from January

The OPEC+ grouping have announced a raise in production of 500,000 barrels per day (bpd).

The New Arab Staff

Israel to open Bahrain embassy before end of 2020

Israel will open its embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, before the end of the year, sources in Tel Aviv's foreign ministry said.

Saudi Arabia allows Israeli commercial flights in its airspace

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia allows Israeli commercial flights in its airspace

This agreement came 'just hours' before the first Israeli commercial flight was due to take flight on Tuesday morning.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

Normalisation with Israel undermines Palestinian statehood efforts: Qatar FM

The New Arab Staff

Normalisation with Israel undermines Palestinian statehood efforts: Qatar FM

The UAE, Bahrain and Sudan broke with decades of Arab policy that had demanded Israel first cede occupied land to the Palestinians to form their ...

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Stasa Salacanin

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the Israeli-Palestinian ...

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