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Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

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.

Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

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Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

Oman reinstates ambassador to Syria after years-long hiatus

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Oman reinstates ambassador to Syria after years-long hiatus

A Omani ambassador will now represent the Gulf state in Damascus, authorities confirmed, after an eight-year hiatus.

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

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 might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

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Turkey offered Egypt exclusive maritime jurisdiction, Cavusoglu says

In an interview with CNN Türk, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Egypt's maritime deal struck with Greece had recognised Turkey's ...

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Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

Demonstrators burned pictures of Bahrains King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the UAE's Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nayhan.

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Bahrain's opposition slams 'betrayal' of Palestinians following Israel normalisation

The hashtags "Bahrainis against normalisation" and "normalisation is betrayal" were trending on Twitter after US President Donald Trump ...

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Stasa Salacanin

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Divided opinion over the normalisation deal risks complicating already tense relations among Yemen's political factions.

Munzoul Assal

Normalisation with Israel: Could Sudan be next?

Normalisation with Israel may facilitate Sudan's removal from the US terror list but risks exacerbating divisions within the transitional ...

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

Bahrain recommits to two-state solution

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Bahrain recommits to two-state solution

Bahrain affirmed its commitment to a two-state solution in talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who embarked on a Middle East tour to ...

Kushner to fly from Israel to UAE next week

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Kushner to fly from Israel to UAE next week

Top US officials will escort their Israeli counterparts on the first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE.

Pompeo meets with Bahrain crown prince amid normalisation tour

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Pompeo meets with Bahrain crown prince amid normalisation tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Bahrain's crown prince amid a Middle East charm offensive aimed at fostering more diplomatic ties ...

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Libya: several understandings which came to nothing

An overview of some of attempted initiatives for peace in Libya, following the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

Supporters and associates of the Syrian regime in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates will be the targets of additional sanctions, a report ...

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Lebanon 'open' to peace talks with Israel

In a televised interview, Michael Aoun - who has close ties to Hezbollah - said that 'problems' with Israel needed to be resolved first.

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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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the ...

Algeria president orders probe into forest fires

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Algeria president orders probe into forest fires

Algeria's president ordered an "immediate" investigation into forest fires that have ravaged thousands of hectares across the country in recent ...

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

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