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A US-brokered deal to normalise ties with Israel is imminent after an American-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan this week, official said.

Khartoum will announce it has normalised ties with Israel this weekend, Israeli media reported.

Hamas denies any link to French teacher’s beheading

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Hamas denies any link to French teacher’s beheading

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denied any role in last week’s beheading of a French teacher, after Macron accused the pro-Palestinian Sheikh Yassin Collective of links to the murder.

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Yousef Munayyer

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Comment: The rapid growth of the progressive vote in America over the past four years reveals how voting patterns will continue to change in ...

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

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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 ...

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UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

A UAE delegation has arrived in Israel for a high-profile visit.

Ali Adam

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

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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.

UN coordinator urges Israel to end post-normalisation settlement building

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UN coordinator urges Israel to end post-normalisation settlement building

'Settlement construction is illegal under international law and is one of the major obstacles to peace,' the UN coordinator said.

Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

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Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

Sudanese businessman Abu al-Qassem is planning a trip to Israel which he hopes will 'break the ice'.

Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

Trump tweet gave Taliban boost in negotiations: Afghan official

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Trump tweet gave Taliban boost in negotiations: Afghan official

Donald Trump's tweet about an Afghan withdrawal might have given the Taliban a boost.

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

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

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Palestinian official lashes out at 'dictator' MbZ

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince is 'just a small dictator', Palestine's ambassador to Paris said in an interview with the French Le Point magazine.

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Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

Some Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are facing such dire circumstances that they are forced to scour bins for food, said UNRWA's head ...

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second Palestinian official ...

Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin Zayed meeting

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Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin Zayed meeting

Netanyahu said he and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan 'agreed to meet soon' during a phonecall ahead of the Knesset's vote ...

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Ex-oil executive jailed over bribes to clinch Iraq contracts

Former Unaoil Iraq country manager Basil al-Jarah admitted to paying $17 million in bribes to secure the lucrative contracts.

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Ali Adam

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Sabena Siddiqui

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

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