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Donald Trump has said on Twitter that as president he has the power to pardon himself, as a probe into alleged collusion with Russia continues.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer quit after Trump named a Wall Street financier as the new White House communications director - a role Spicer had hoped to play.

Trump to host Lebanese Prime Minister: White House

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Trump to host Lebanese Prime Minister: White House

Saad Hariri is expected to travel to Washington for a meeting with Donald Trump next week, where the two will discuss issues including refugees and combatting terrorism.

Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

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Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

The UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu 'secretly met' in New York in 2012, according to a recent ...

Foreign funded extremism in the West: Politics vs evidence

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Foreign funded extremism in the West: Politics vs evidence

Comment: When it comes to Saudi funding of extremist Wahhabi ideologies believed to contribute to violent extremism, the UK and others walk a ...

The New Arab

UAE 'hacked Qatar website' to post false emir statements

The current Gulf crisis appears to have been instigated by the UAE who orchestrated a hacking campaign against the Qatari government

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The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

With Turkey marking the one year anniversary of the failed July 2016 coup, reverberations from the violent takeover attempt continue to shape ...

The New Arab & agencies

US anti-boycott laws could come into play in Qatar-crisis

As the Gulf-crisis drags into a second month, a four-country boycott of Qatar is raising questions about whether American businesses that follow ...

Maryam Al-Khater

Gulf crisis: Blockading-countries' diplomatic adolescence versus Qatar's diplomatic maturity

Opinion: Amid the Gulf crisis, we seem to be facing two models in international relations: A model of political adolescence and puerility versus ...

Leaked documents 'reveal Saudi support for al-Qaeda in Yemen'

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Leaked documents 'reveal Saudi support for al-Qaeda in Yemen'

A leaked Qatari diplomatic communique has revealed that the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE supported two Yemeni backers of al-Qaeda ...

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Former Al-Jazeera journalist 'financially linked' to Emirati ambassador

Mohammed Fahmy, a journalist jailed by the Egyptian regime while he worked for Al-Jazeera, was given $250,000 to cover legal fees by the UAE's ...

UAE <em>ambassador</em> to <em>Washington</em> 'linked to multi-billion fraud scandal'

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UAE ambassador to Washington 'linked to multi-billion fraud scandal'

Documents show companies connected to the UAE ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba received $66 million allegedly misappropriated from ...

Qatar: Saudi-Emirati demands 'made in order to be rejected'

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Qatar: Saudi-Emirati demands 'made in order to be rejected'

Commenting on the draconian 13-point ultimatum issued by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their allies to his country, Qatar's foreign minister has ...

Erdogan bodyguards 'not welcome' at G20 summit, says Germany

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Erdogan bodyguards 'not welcome' at G20 summit, says Germany

Berlin warns that Turkish security personnel involved in a violent altercation with Kurdish protesters in the US will not be allowed into ...

Trump may abandon Israeli-Palestinian talks after ‘tense’ meeting

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Trump may abandon Israeli-Palestinian talks after ‘tense’ meeting

Donald Trump is reportedly considering abandoning Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations following a 'tense' meeting between senior adviser ...

Yousef Munayyer

Saudi Arabia's royal reshuffle

Comment: Saudi Arabia under Muhammad bin Salman is likely to take even more hasty, reactionary measures, like the coercion of Qatar and the quagmire in Yemen, writes Yousef Munayyer.

Emile Nakhleh

Saudi bullying of Qatar: A crumbling Game of Thrones

Comment: Despite White House support for the Saudi-UAE alliance, it is Qatar thathas emerged with the trump card, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The New Arab & agencies

US 'has no right' to arrest guards, warns Erdogan

Erdogan has said the US had no right to arrest his guards, who assaulted protesters in Washington last month.

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Qatar withdraws troops from East Africa peacekeeping mission

Qatar said it had pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, East African nations that have a long-running territorial ...

The UAE strategy in the Gulf

Khalil al-Anani

The UAE strategy in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE has acted as a primary catalyst in the Gulf diplomatic crisis since its onset and appears particularly keen to see the rift ...

The New Arab & agencies

US ambassador to Qatar quits amid Gulf crisis

US envoy to Doha Dana Shell Smith has stepped down after serving three years as US ambassador to Qatar, but questions remain about the ...

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar could backfire for Riyadh

Paul Iddon

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar could backfire for Riyadh

Analysis: Keeping up the pressure could drive Doha closer to Turkey and Iran, writes Paul Iddon.

Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

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Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

Kuwait’s emir travelled to Qatar to help mediate an end to a crisis that's seen several Arab nations cut ties with the energy-rich country.

US <em>ambassador</em> to UN vows to defend Israel

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US ambassador to UN vows to defend Israel

President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vowed on Wednesday to defend Israel at the global body.

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