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UAE, upgrading ties with Iran
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UAE, upgrading ties with Iran, says envoy to return to Tehran within days

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that its ambassador to Iran, Saif Mohammed Al Zaabi, would return to Tehran "in coming days", more than six years after the Gulf Arab state downgraded ties with the Islamic Republic. The move is in…
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PM Barzani calls on Biden to keep Kurds in mind during regional visit

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday called on US President Joe Biden to keep the Kurdish people in mind during his visit to the Middle East, urging Washington and Gulf states to support Erbil amid ongoing disputes with…
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Biden to hold four-way virtual summit with Israel, UAE and India

President Joe Biden will participate in a four-way virtual summit with the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and India during his Middle East trip this week, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Monday. Sullivan told…
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Sadr Calls Out Iraqi President for Not Signing Bill Criminalizing Israel Ties

Prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday harshly criticized Iraqi President Barham Salih for withholding from signing the legislation criminalizing ties with Israel in a move that is seen as a blow to Salih’s second-term candidacy.…
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Iraq Stops US Rallying Arab World Around Israel

FOR the past two years, the United States has been actively trying to rally the Arab world around Israel to solve the ‘Palestinian issue’ in American terms and to force Palestine to resolve the conflict with Israel through former US president…
US Congress Begins Effort to End US Role in Yemen War
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US Congress Begins Effort to End US Role in Yemen War

Amazingly, after nearly eight years of relentless war, the U.N.-negotiated ceasefire has held up in Yemen for the last two months. As the U.N. Special Envoy begins his effort to extend this temporary truce into a longer-term deescalation, Congress…
Normalization With Israel
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Saudi Arabia May Condition Normalization With Israel on Resetting Relations With U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden began his term aiming to disengage from the Middle East, but during his trip to the region a month from now, the Saudi-U.S.-Israeli axis will be at the top of his agenda. He will seek to revive ties with Saudi Arabia…
Saudi Arabia and the UAE
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Are Saudi Arabia and the UAE No Longer U.S. Partners?

Source : THE NATIONAL INTEREST , Greg Priddy Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) decision at the March 31 OPEC+ meeting to refuse to use their substantial spare production capacity to offset widely anticipated losses in export…
Ukraine and Yemen Wars
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Ukraine and Yemen Wars Highlight US’s Role as Biggest Arms Dealer in the World

by : Mike Ludwig, Truthout nalysts say the defense industry has spent billions of dollars lobbying Congress while quietly making much more in profit by manufacturing weapons that fuel deadly conflicts in Ukraine, Yemen and across the…
Syria’s Assad visits UAE

Syria’s Assad visits UAE in first trip to Arab state since 2011

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has met Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai, the Syrian presidency said in a statement, in his first visit to an Arab state since the Syrian war began in 2011. Assad has also met…