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Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, writes Andrew Leber.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Jordan 'not for sale' to Saudi, UAE, says lawmaker

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Jordan 'not for sale' to Saudi, UAE, says lawmaker

A Jordanian lawmaker has lashed out at Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, accusing the oil-rich Gulf states of attempting to "buy off" the Hashemite kingdom.

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Elisabeth Siegel

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

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UAE commends Ethiopia and Eritrea for historic peace deal

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan said the peace agreement is a 'bold and historic step'.

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UAE upset by critical Lebanese media, blames Qatar

Upset by embarrassing revelations about its policies in a pro-Hizballah newspaper, the UAE has issued an official warning to Lebanon, suggesting ...

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UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit ...

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UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

Pompeo slams Iran during first UAE visit

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Pompeo slams Iran during first UAE visit

Pompeo met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while on his short trip to the UAE.

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Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key ...

Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

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Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

Sheikha Hala bint D'aji Al Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain's crown prince, has died, the country's news agency has reported

UAE attempting to buy property in Jerusalem, cleric warns

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UAE attempting to buy property in Jerusalem, cleric warns

The United Arab Emirates allegedly trying to buy up property in occupied east Jerusalem close to the Al-Aqsa mosque, a Palestinian ...

Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

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Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

Supporters of jailed Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, held a 'street renaming' ceremony in Manchester on Thursday, to highlight his ...

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the GCC

Imad K. Harb

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the GCC

Comment: Countries blockading Qatar must reflect on how their attempts to control the Gulf are destabilising the entire region, writes Imad K. ...

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an explosive new report has revealed.

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Mr President: Our iftar will be in Jerusalem

Zain's latest Ramadan video, which shows a young boy's message to world leaders, has gone viral.

Anne Gadel and Mourad el-Bouanani

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Comment: In UAE and Saudi Arabia, two princes are driving a geopolitical shake up. But do they share a common strategy? ask Anne Gadel and ...

CJ Werleman

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

Comment: Government-by-highest-bidder has reached foreign policy, with UAE paymasters spending millions to influence Congress and the White ...

UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

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UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

George Nader, now a witness in the Mueller probe, wired $2.5m to a Republican party fundraiser to promote anti-Qatar policies.

Emile Nakhleh

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

The appointment of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state does not bode well for the people of the Middle East, and could damage US standing in the ...

Trump, a mediator in the GCC crisis?

Imad K. Harb

Trump, a mediator in the GCC crisis?

Comment: The Trump administration has emphasised the importance of GCC unity since the blockade of Qatar began, writes Imad K. Harb.

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in key US political decisions for financial gain be ...

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in the blockade of Qatar for financial gain be the ...

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