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

Sudan could soon see itself removed from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism after President Donald Trump said he was ready to make the move.

Oman grand mufti slams Arabs 'wooing' enemy

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Oman grand mufti slams Arabs 'wooing' enemy

Oman's most senior Islamic scholar took aim at increasing courting of 'enemy states' by Arabs, in an apparent reference to recent normalisation with Israel.

France's 'enraged' Macron 'washes hands of Lebanon'

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France's 'enraged' Macron 'washes hands of Lebanon'

France's Emmanuel Macron has reportedly ended efforts to find a solution to Lebanon's financial and political crisis.

Top Palestinian official Erekat in ‘critical’ condition after hospitalisation

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Top Palestinian official Erekat in ‘critical’ condition after hospitalisation

The Jerusalem hospital treating top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat for coronavirus complications has said that he is in an induced coma and ...

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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 fields ranging from civil aviation to agriculture.

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution ...

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Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

According to a poll that ran between last November and July, an average of 88 percent of Arab citizens reject normalising with Israel.

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Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

Most of the UN OCHR's international staff have been forced to leave Israel this year after their visas were not renewed, a spokesman said.

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

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Joe Biden says his administration would 'honour Muslim contributions'

The Democratic presidential candidate has also vowed to repeal Trump's so-called 'Muslim ban' on his first day he is elected.

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

US prosecutors investigated suspected links between Trump and Egypt

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US prosecutors investigated suspected links between Trump and Egypt

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team investigated suspected ties between Egypt and a last-minute campaign finance injection by ...

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

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Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

Mike Pompeo has urged Saudi Arabia to recognise Israel after two fellow Gulf Arab countries went ahead with normalisation.

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France has shut down dozens of mosques, Islamic schools

France has shut down more than 70 mosques and private Islamic schools since January, authorities have confirmed.

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Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme following Al Jazeera investigation

An Al Jazeera English investigation into a 'golden passport' scheme in Cyprus revealed how the programme was being exploited by officials.

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Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have began talks to settle a maritime border dispute.

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

Secret Morocco delegation visited Israel: reports

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Secret Morocco delegation visited Israel: reports

Israeli media reported a secret visit by a Moroccan security delegation to Tel Aviv.

Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

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Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

Omer Adam was invited to perform at a synagogue in Dubai to celebrate a Jewish holiday.

Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

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Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

US President Donald Trump has imposed sweeping sanctions on Iranian banks, seeking to deal a further blow to Iran’s economy as it struggles to ...

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