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The UAE is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly be expected, writes James Snell.

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Giorgio Cafiero

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Comment: Forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent raises serious questions about foreign influence on US politics, and is a worrying attack on ...

Almost 830,000 people affected by Sudan floods: UN

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Almost 830,000 people affected by Sudan floods: UN

The UN said nearly 830,000 people have been affected by months of severe flooding in Sudan.

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

The surprise decision to step down by the end of October has prompted speculation about the fate of Libya's conflict.

Giorgio Cafiero

Naming Qatar a major non-NATO ally

Analysis: The move would be a huge boost to the US-Qatar partnership and another reminder of how the blockade has failed to drive a wedge ...

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Bahrain, Israel leaders in post-normalisation accord talks

Bahrain and Israel held talks on Tuesday, a week after signing a controversial normalisation accord.

Sudan delegation in UAE 'won't discuss Israel normalisation'

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Sudan delegation in UAE 'won't discuss Israel normalisation'

A Sudanese delegation is in the UAE for talks with US officials.

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Sudan to meet US, UAE delegates for 'normalisation meeting'

A report by Axios said Sudanese officials are due to meet Emirati and American delegates in Abu Dhabi on Monday to discuss possible ...

GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

Trump approves first Sudanese ambassador to Washington in decades

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Trump approves first Sudanese ambassador to Washington in decades

Ambassador Noureldin Satti's credentials were approved by US President Donald Trump on Friday.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

Trudeau urged to stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia

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Trudeau urged to stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia

After a UN panel stated Canada has been fuelling the conflict in Yemen, a coalition of Canadian organisations urged Prime Minister Justin ...

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US pushing to make Qatar a non-NATO ally

"We're going to move ahead, we hope, with designating Qatar a major non-NATO ally," a senior US official told reporters

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Austin Bodetti

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner-swap deal

Yemen's warring sides will met in Geneva on Thursday for UN-sponsored talks on a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners.

Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan pleads for aid to tackle devastating floods

Sudan has appealed for more aid as the impact of floods across the country continue to overwhelm the country's infrastructure.

Israel court orders demolition of East Jerusalem mosque

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Israel court orders demolition of East Jerusalem mosque

Silwan residents have been given 21 days to challenge a demolition order issued against Qaqaa Bin Amr mosque, as Israel ramps up its campaign of ...

Third round of US-Qatar strategic dialogue begins in Washington

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Third round of US-Qatar strategic dialogue begins in Washington

A new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, which began in 2018, has opened in Washington

Iran summons German envoy for condemning wrestler's execution

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Iran summons German envoy for condemning wrestler's execution

Germany's ambassador was summoned in Tehran over tweets condemning the execution of a wrestler just days earlier.

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