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The Israelisation of US foreign policy is hard to reverse

One of the US foreign policy standards is supporting Israel at all levels, even if that means violating international laws and norms. Every new US president, before they are elected, is likely to have...

Syria and Israel: Between Biden and Putin

Israel has been talking about Syrian messages, indicating Damascus's desire to normalise relations with it. Meanwhile, Syrian sources from Ankara spoke about a meeting sponsored by Moscow at Khmeimim Air Base, between Ali Mamlouk...

Qatar beats Egypt to lead negotiations with Iran

The Gulf reconciliation between Qatar and the blockading Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Bahrain) was a positive step for the Gulf states. It will help them to emerge from the ordeal that...

Saudi Arabia looks for political solutions in Yemen, Syria, Libya

The Saudi government announced on Tuesday that it is looking to achieve security and stability in the region, as well as supporting political solutions in Yemen, Syria and Libya. In a ministerial council meeting,...

US diplomat thanks Algeria 40 years after release from detention in Iran

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the US embassy hostages in Iran, one of the freed diplomats Ambassador John Limbert has sent a letter to Algeria in which he...

Tunisia, Libya discuss strengthening oil sector cooperation

Tunisia's Ambassador to Tripoli Assaad Ajili met with Head of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla to discuss strengthening cooperation in the oil sector between the two countries. This came during Ajili's...

Governor of West Darfur survives assassination attempt

The governor of West Darfur State in western Sudan, Muhammad Abdullah Al-Duma, has survived an assassination attempt after a number of unidentified persons opened fire on his house. The government of West Darfur State...

Spain's PM: 'We are concerned with stability of Maghreb region, Sahara negotiations should be resumed' 

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called for resuming negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front to reach a "fair and lasting solution" on the Western Sahara dispute. Sanchez also hopes that negotiations will...

Turkey condemns Israel's new settlement plan

Turkey on Wednesday condemned Israel's plan to construct over 2,500 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Anadolu Agency reports. "We strongly condemn the step that Israel took towards the...

Egypt and Qatar agree to resume diplomatic ties, Cairo says

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday, making Cairo the first to officially do so under an Arab deal to end a long-running dispute with...

Macron: No apology for French crimes in Algeria

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will not issue a public apology for colonial abuses committed in Algeria, Anadolu Agency reported. "There will be no repentance nor apologies" for France's 132-year occupation of...

UAE, Qatar to resume flights after over 3-year hiatus

Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, a UAE flag carrier, on Wednesday announced resuming commercial flights between the two countries, Anadolu Agency reported. The Abu Dhabi government-owned carrier said the service would operate on a...

Trump pardons Israeli officer who recruited spy Pollard

In his final hours in office, outgoing US President Donald Trump issued a full pardon to Aviem Sella today, an Israeli Air Force colonel who was indicted by a US federal grand jury in...

British supermarket chain to open branch in Qatar

Qatari Diar and Ariane Holding Group have signed an agreement to open a branch of the British supermarket chain Sainsbury's in Qatar, Qatar Peninsula reports. This will be the first branch of the chain...

Italy criticises Israel's proposed new settlements in occupied West Bank

Italy has expressed its "deep concern" about Israel's decision to build 800 new units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, the Foreign Ministry in Rome said on its official website on Tuesday....

Biden to review Houthi terrorist designation and curb support for Saudi coalition

The administration of incoming US President Joe Biden plans to review the recent designation of Yemen's Houthi movement as a "terrorist" group. It is also expected to end support for the Saudi-led coalition as...

Biden's Secretary of State to include Israel and Gulf States in Iran talks  

The new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said yesterday that the Biden administration will look to include Israel and the Gulf States in any future nuclear negotiations with Iran. Tehran refused last month...

Israel will be responsible for more Palestinian deaths if it withholds the Covid-19 vaccine

Israel is refusing to provide Palestinians with Covid-19 vaccine in the occupied territories where it controls every aspect of their lives. This is in addition to helping to destroy the Palestinian health sector, especially...

Last heir to the Ottoman throne dies in Syria aged 90

The last heir to the throne of the now-defunct Ottoman Empire died in a Damascus hospital on Monday after battling illness, Daily Sabah reported. 90-year-old Prince Dundar Abdulkerim Osmanoglu was born in the Syrian...

Biden to keep US embassy in Jerusalem but seek Palestinian state

The incoming President-elect Joe Biden administration will keep the US embassy in Jerusalem, his nominee for secretary of state announced yesterday, at his senate confirmation hearing. "Do you agree that Jerusalem is the capital...