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Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and envoy Jason Greenblatt are on a regional tour to discuss the so-called "deal of the century".

Nabil Abu Rudeinah, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, alleged that such efforts aim to further separate the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

The hijacking of AFP: Lessons for beginner journalists

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

The hijacking of AFP: Lessons for beginner journalists

Comment: AFP has made some crucial - and elementary - mistakes in its profile of academic Azmi Bishara, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

US 'pushing Gulf to fund Sinai-based Gaza economic projects'

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US 'pushing Gulf to fund Sinai-based Gaza economic projects'

The United States has reportedly been pushing Gulf states to invest in economic projects for Gaza to be built in Egypt's northern Sinai, Haaretz ...

<em>Qatar</em> and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

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Qatar and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

Qatar's eagerness to provide financial assistance to Jordan signals warming ties between the two countries and could see full diplomatic ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

Qatar has condemned the "campaign of political and economic coercion" during a year-long blockade.

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

Minute-by-minute updates from Iran and Morocco's opening game in their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaigns.

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan swears in new government following cabinet shakeup

Jordan's new cabinet is made up of technocrats and a record number of women, focusing on pocket book issues for everyday Jordanians.

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Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

The offer comes despite Jordan downgrading its diplomatic relations with Qatar since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis last June.

Morocco loses 2026 World Cup bid to US-Mexico-Canada trio

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Morocco loses 2026 World Cup bid to US-Mexico-Canada trio

With the US and Canada failing even to qualify for Russia 2018, there was only one way to guarantee playing in 2026.

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

Blockaded <em>Qatar</em> takes UAE to International Court of Justice

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Blockaded Qatar takes UAE to International Court of Justice

Qatar will file a case against the UAE over the "devastating" effect of the blockade on human rights of Qataris.

Doha Institute publishes response to critical Bishara profile

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Doha Institute publishes response to critical Bishara profile

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies was 'shocked' by the publication of a profile of Azmi Bishara, claiming it was 'part of a smear ...

Saudi Arabia and UAE move closer with joint strategy

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Saudi Arabia and UAE move closer with joint strategy

The UAE-Saudi Coordination Council is expected to eclipse the pan-Gulf GCC alliance.

UAE and Saudi Arabia are fabricating news through AFP

Abbad Yahya

UAE and Saudi Arabia are fabricating news through AFP

Comment: Attempts by the UAE and Saudi Arabia to disseminate fake news about Azmi Bishara through the respected news source, AFP, have failed, ...

Abdulrahman Elshayyal

AFP endorses regime-led narrative against leading Arab democrat

Why did the AFP decide to publish a slanderous piece about Azmi Bishara, a prominent proponent of democracy and freedom in the region?

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar 'stronger' after year-long Saudi-led boycott

Qatar's foreign minister has said his country is stronger than ever on the first anniversary of a bitter Gulf diplomatic rift.

The New Arab

Qatar responds to reported Saudi threat of military action

Qatar's foreign minister has responded to reported threats of military action from Saudi Arabia, warning that the move violates international ...

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

<em>Qatar</em> blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

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Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

The Qatar blockade has had significant impact on the human rights of persons both within Qatar and in the four states of the ...

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Qatar Petroleum signs first Argentina deal with Exxon

Qatar Petroleum signed its first agreement with Argentina on Sunday.

Saudi-based agents hacked <em>Qatar</em> state news website, documentary reveals

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Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

Agents working in a Saudi ministry in the capital Riyadh were behind the hacking of Qatar's state-run news agency last year, a documentary has ...

BeIN channels in UAE pulled ahead of World Cup

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BeIN channels in UAE pulled ahead of World Cup

Qatari sports broadcaster BeIN has stopped working for customers in the United Arab Emirates, the channel said on Sunday, just eleven days ahead ...

<em>Qatar</em> 'will not support attack on Iran' despite differences

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Qatar 'will not support attack on Iran' despite differences

Qatar's defence minister said Doha will not 'go and fuel a war' in the region by entering or supporting a conflict with Iran.

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