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Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a counter-revolutionary force, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Ali Adam

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

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The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles ...

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

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Libya's warring factions agree to formal ceasefire

Libya's rival military leaders have yet to give the deal the go-ahead, as heavy fighting continue in the capital and across the country.

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Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

Saudi forces attempted to storm a port in Yemen's Al-Mahra port city, exacerbating tensions between troops and locals in the isolated region.

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Anti-Sisi protests rock Egypt for second night

Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds at hundreds of demonstrators in the seaport city of Suez as rare anti-Sisi ...

The Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift over Somalia

Stasa Salacanin

The Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift over Somalia

While Qatar has declared that it will build a new seaport in Somalia, Saudi Arabia has recognised the passport of autonomous ...

Imad K. Harb

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.

Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

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Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Qatar will build a new port in Somalia’s central town of Hobyo, which lies close to a key international sea crossing point.

Qatar opens biggest coast guard base

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Qatar opens biggest coast guard base

Qatar inaugurated its largest coast guard base as a standoff between Iran and the United States continues to boost tensions in strategic Gulf ...

Gaza's amputees empowered with small business grants

Rami Almeghari

Gaza's amputees empowered with small business grants

Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have suffered debilitating injuries in a series of Israeli attacks in the past decades, reports Rami Almeghari.

Israel-Hamas truce talks won't bear fruit for Gaza

Ali Adam

Israel-Hamas truce talks won't bear fruit for Gaza

Comment: As long as Palestinian reconciliation efforts go unresolved, there's not much hope for Gaza, writes Ali Adam.

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Sinai 'cornerstone' to Trump's peace plan, Egyptian sources reveal

Details of Trump's designs on the North Sinai, including Egyptian-controlled air and sea ports and an industrial zone for Gaza, have reportedly been agreed between Kushner and Sisi.

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Saudi-led coalition forces seize entrances to airport in Hodeida

Fighting has raged around the rebel-held Hodeida, the entry point for the vast majority of Yemen's imports, with Saudi-led coalition forces ...

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Yemen president visits UAE for first time since dispute

Yemen president made his first visit to the UAE since the two nations clashed over Abu Dhabi's deployment of troops to Socotra island.

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Yemen complains to UN about UAE occupation of Socotra

The government of Yemen President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi submitted a complaint against the UAE's 'unjustified military actions'.

'Yemen to request removal of UAE from Saudi-led coalition'

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'Yemen to request removal of UAE from Saudi-led coalition'

Yemen's internationally recognised government is on the verge of requesting the removal of the United Arab Emirates from the Saudi-led coalition ...

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Tensions erupt over UAE 'occupation' of Yemen's Socotra

Yemeni government officials say sea and airports on the remote Socotra island have been "occupied" by UAE forces this week.

Yemen's Hodeidah port still stifled by 'de facto blockade'

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Yemen's Hodeidah port still stifled by 'de facto blockade'

Yemen's lifeline port - essential for receiving much-needed aid - is still under a 'de facto blockade' from Saudi coalition warships, three ...

British cancer-sufferer jailed in Dubai for carrying prescription anti-depressants

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British cancer-sufferer jailed in Dubai for carrying prescription anti-depressants

Perry Coppins is suffering from both untreated mental health problems and prostate cancer, as he faces up to four years in prison for carrying a ...

Israel 'honours' Trump by naming train station after him

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Israel 'honours' Trump by naming train station after him

Israeli transport and intelligence minister Yisrael Katz is planning on naming a station after Trump in his new railway project.

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