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Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa
Bahrain and Israel: Quo Vadis?

The Qatar crisis needs to be resolved in order for the US and Israel to be able to fully capitalize on the emerging Arab-Israel peace dividend.

Satellite images of Iranian nuclear facility (file)
How do you smuggle half a ton of documents out of the Islamic Republic?

55,000 pages, 183 CDs, all taken out in one night — and some had to be left behind because they were too heavy. So how does one smuggle so much material out of Iran?

Gulf states need to solve own problems, says prominent U.S. Rabbi

The “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians will never come to fruition unless the US first makes peace between the six Persian Gulf states.

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The postman knocks twice: Holier than thou? Try studying Jewish history

The Chief Rabbinate and Israel’s religious establishments should stop battling windmills.

Doha's Al Thumama stadium, designed by a Qatari architect in the shape of a traditional knitted "gah
Qatar urges Gulf neighbors to let their citizens attend 2022 World Cup

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of financing terrorism.

Qatar emir says open to Trump-hosted talks over Gulf crisis

Qatar hosts Al Udeid air base, the largest US military facility in the Middle East.

A YOUNG Jewish settler in Hebron looks out of a window in a disputed building.
voices from the Arab press: A weekly selection of opinions and analyses

The conflict has become so personal that we have lost track of what it is really about.

Is Qatar trying to find a way out of the Gulf crises?

A disputed phone call is at the heart of an attempt by Doha to patch things up with Riyadh without losing face.

Syria's soccer team players pose for a photo before a friendly match against Vietnam.
War-torn Syria on verge of World Cup fairytale

Stadiums in Malaysia have offered sanctuary throughout the final phase of qualifying, with only a handful of Syrian fans able to offer their compatriots support.

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Top US diplomat leaves Gulf after crisis talks, no word on progress

Tillerson declined questions after meeting Qatar's emir to discuss Doha's feud with four Arab states that cut ties with it on June 5 over allegations it funds extremist groups.

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