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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 report.

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

The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

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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 Turkey's relations with regional states.

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp

Robert Cusack

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp

Israeli soldiers shot and killed two young men after a crowd of Palestinians threw petrol bombs at them on Tuesday.

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Analysis: Can Syrian Kurds defend and consolidate their quasi-autonomous territory?

Charlie Hoyle

Abbas dismisses thousands of employees in Gaza

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed more than 6,000 employees in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the latest punitive measure designed to pressure Hamas to cede control.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Bullets in cyberspace: The new terrain of diplomatic warfare

Amar Diwakar

Bullets in cyberspace: The new terrain of diplomatic warfare

Comment: Even small states can exploit opportunities that cyberwarfare offers to instigate and exacerbate political conflicts, writes Amar ...

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UAE ambassador 'threatened US over 9/11 responsibility act'

Ambassador Otaiba allegedly e-mailed US senators, warning that intelligence cooperation between the two countries was at risk if the ...

Saudi Arabia's royal reshuffle

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 ...

Saudi bullying of Qatar: A crumbling Game of Thrones

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.

Qatar withdraws troops from East Africa peacekeeping mission

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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 ...

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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.

Imogen Lambert

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Comment: Diplomats in the Gulf have been working for months to undermine Qatar and its independent foreign policy streak, writes Imogen Lambert.

James M. Dorsey

Saudi-UAE campaign threatens Muslim nations' relations with Qatar

Comment: The rupture in Arab diplomatic relations with Qatar raises the stakes for many non-Arab Muslim nations, and threatens to jeopardise ...

Robert Cusack

Everything you need to know about 'those' UAE emails

The e-mail account of UAE’s Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba has been hacked by a group who ...

Abu Dhabi links with Israel exposed in leaked emails

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Abu Dhabi links with Israel exposed in leaked emails

The e-mail account of UAE’s Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba has been hacked by a group who planned ...

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UAE ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba's hacked emails released

The e-mail account of UAE’s Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba has been hacked by a group who planned ...

Hackers release emails of UAE ambassador to US

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Hackers release emails of UAE ambassador to US

A hacker group with alleged links to Moscow announced a pre-release of hundreds of e-mails stolen from the UAE ambassador to the US on Saturday.

Mass censorship and burial of truth under Yemen’s Houthis

Mohammed Jumeh

Mass censorship and burial of truth under Yemen’s Houthis

With censorship, torture, and forced disappearance under the Houthi rule, Yemen is sinking further into a press freedoms dystopia.

Israeli shelling kills Palestinian teenager in Gaza

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Israeli shelling kills Palestinian teenager in Gaza

A Palestinian teenager was killed and two others were injured early Wednesday after Israeli tanks fired at them near Gaza's southern border with ...

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