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Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at a cost.

11-year-old 'Abdul' from Gaza has taken the internet by storm with his cover of a song by Palestinian rapper Waheeb Hasan.

UAE defends Israel normalisation deal

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UAE defends Israel normalisation deal

The UAE defended its peace deal with Israel as a move designed to "shake up" a deadlocked Middle East diplomacy.

Mossad chief to visit UAE to cement normalisation: report

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Mossad chief to visit UAE to cement normalisation: report

Israel's intelligence community has lauded Yossi Cohen for spearheading efforts to forge the agreement, according to local media reports.

Iran, Turkey slam UAE-Israel 'betrayal' of Palestinians

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Iran, Turkey slam UAE-Israel 'betrayal' of Palestinians

Turkey has criticised the US-brokered deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as 'betraying the Palestinian cause'.

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'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

Comment: UAE had already sold out the Palestinians, now it's taking the credit for 'stopping annexation' - a process that is happening anyway, writes Muhammad Shehada.

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Netanyahu thanks Arab countries for supporting UAE normalisation deal

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed gratitude towards Egypt, Oman and Bahrain for welcoming the Israeli-UAE normalisation ...

Kushner hints more Arab countries will normalise Israel relations

Senior adviser Jared Kushner has hinted that more Arab countries will normalise relations with Israel.

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EU welcomes Israel-UAE normalisation deal

The European Union welcomed the normalisation agreement between Israel and the UAE and affirmed its support for a two state solution between the ...

Turkey could suspend relations with UAE after Israel deal

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Turkey could suspend relations with UAE after Israel deal

Turkey may suspend its diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates following a deal to normalise ties with Israel, Turkish President ...

Rami G. Khouri

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, ...

Afghan authorities begin release of 'dangerous' Taliban prisoners

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Afghan authorities begin release of 'dangerous' Taliban prisoners

Afghan authorities announced they began to release 400 Taliban prisoners as part of the long-delayed peace talks between both sides.

World reacts to 'historic' Israel-UAE deal

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World reacts to 'historic' Israel-UAE deal

Here is how the world reacted to the US-brokered deal which saw Israel and the UAE agreeing to normalise relations.

Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

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Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

The Barbadian singer and beauty mogul directed fans towards fundraisers for the Save the Children and Impact Lebanon.

Jordan says Israel-UAE deal hinges on future Israel steps

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Jordan says Israel-UAE deal hinges on future Israel steps

Amman has said the success of Israel's peace accord with the UAE will depend on it ending 'violations of Palestinian rights'.

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Palestinian Authority recalls its envoy to UAE: official

Both the Palestinian Authority and its rival Hamas have rejected the normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

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Tel Aviv city hall lights up with UAE flag

Israel and the UAE announced earlier on Thursday they will normalise diplomatic ties.

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Joe Biden welcomes 'historic' Israel-UAE peace deal

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden welcomed the deal as a 'brave act of statesmanship'.

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Bahrain welcomes UAE-Israel deal as boosting peace

The Gulf state has also warmed towards Israel in recent years.

West Bank annexation 'delayed, not cancelled' after UAE-Israel deal

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West Bank annexation 'delayed, not cancelled' after UAE-Israel deal

Netanyahu stated Israel's planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank is still on the table despite statements by the US and UAE to the ...

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Egypt's Sisi praises normalisation of Israel-UAE ties

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he appreciated the 'efforts... for the prosperity and stability of our region'.

Trump announces 'historic <em>peace</em> agreement' between Israel, UAE

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Trump announces 'historic peace agreement' between Israel, UAE

Israeli and UAE delegations will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security ...

Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk heritage sites

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Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk heritage sites

This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

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