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Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from Israeli occupation have failed to materialize.

Bahrain's king said the normalisation deal with Israel was done in exchange for a halt to annexation, despite the Jewish state's claim to the contrary.

Abbas asks UN for international Mideast conference next year

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Abbas asks UN for international Mideast conference next year

The Palestinian President is appealing to the UN after Arab states normalised with Israel.

Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

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Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

The position of Arab League president became vacant after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki resigned from the role.

Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

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Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany held a meeting to discuss the future fo the peace process.

Sofia Nitti

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public trust in authority.

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Palestine resigns Arab League presidency after normalisation deals

Palestine resigned its presidency of the Arab League, which began this month and was due to end next March, in protest at Bahrain and the UAE’s ...

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Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

Russia has vowed to develop military cooperation with Iran after a UN arms embargo expires in October.

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

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Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump said that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US allies.

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Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

President Michel Aoun has said that Lebanon faces ‘hell’ if a new Lebanese government is not formed amid coronavirus, an unprecedented economic ...

Palestine 'too sacred' to accept normalisation, Algerian president says

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Palestine 'too sacred' to accept normalisation, Algerian president says

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune has rejected normalisation and said Palestine is too 'sacred' to betray.

Saudi king and heir at 'loggerheads' over Israel normalisation

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Saudi king and heir at 'loggerheads' over Israel normalisation

A recent report sheds light on a rift between Saudi Arabia’s royal father-son duo, who are deeply divided over whether the Kingdom should forge ...

Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

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Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

Social media users in Saudi Arabia were left outraged after semi-state owned platform Arab News appeared to indirectly support ...

Yemen may 'slide into famine', warns UK foreign secretary

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Yemen may 'slide into famine', warns UK foreign secretary

Speaking at a meeting ahead of the UN's General Assembly, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab warned that Yemen is likely to slide into famine.

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both domestically and regionwide, writes Emile Nakhleh.

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Pompeo says US will enforce ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran

Mike Pompeo says that the US will impose ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran next week, insisting that there is a UN mandate for this despite the ...

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Saudi press celebrates Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Saudi Arabia's state-controlled media erupted in celebration of the normalisation agreement signing ceremony between Israel, UAE and ...

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Pro-Palestinian activists protest Israel-UAE accords in Washington

Activists gathered in Washington to protest recent normalisation efforts with Arab states and Israel in the Middle East.

Israel-UAE normalisation agreement doesn't mention annexation or F-35s

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Israel-UAE normalisation agreement doesn't mention annexation or F-35s

Text of the Israel-UAE-Bahrain deal published by the Israeli press fails to mention a halt to annexation, a two-state ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Significant challenges remain to ensure long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks produce a breakthrough in the decades-long conflict.

How to share a river

Biniam Bedasso and Maria A. Gwynn

How to share a river

Comment: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should look to Latin America which has set a powerful global precedent on how to share transboundary ...

Bahrain, UAE establish full ties with Israel

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Bahrain, UAE establish full ties with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed deals to normalise relations with Israel at the White House on Tuesday, despite Palestinian ...

Trump administration 'eager for end to Gulf rift': Pompeo

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Trump administration 'eager for end to Gulf rift': Pompeo

Speaking in a new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, Pompeo said the Trump administration is eager to see the ...

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