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Saudi foreign minister prince Faisal bin Farhan reiterated Saudi characterisations of Israel’s  settlement construction in the West Bank as ‘illegitimate’. Photograph: John MacDougall - Pool/Getty

Saudi Arabia has said it would not establish relations with Israel until after it reaches a peace accord with the Palestinians. The announcement amou(...)

An elderly Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

For Jordan the fate of East Jerusalem and the West Bank is an existential issue. Jordan’s Arab Legion fought bitter battles with Israel’s forces to pr(...)

Palestinian protesters pray on  the street  in the village of Hares near the city of Salfit during a demonstration against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

With only a few days left before the target date set by prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for beginning the process of annexing parts of the West Bank(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Declaration could lead to the end of intelligence sharing between Palestinian, Israeli and US security services. Photograph:  Alaa Badarneh/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has declared an end to security co-operation with the Israel and the United States, citing the imminent threat (...)

Jordanian Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and her then husband, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum,  at Royal Ascot in June, 2010. Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, orchestrated a campaign “aimed at intimidating and frightening” his former wife(...)

Israeli soldiers take position during a protest against the US “Deal of the Century” to tackle the conflict between Palestinians and Israel, near the West Bank City of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun

An Israeli tank shelled a Hamas position in Gaza on Friday after three mortars were launched at Israel, as tensions continue following the release ear(...)

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the border shows Jordanian soldiers raising the national flag ahead of a ceremony at the Jordan Valley site of Naharayim, also known as Baqura in Jordan. Photograph:  Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty

Jordan’s king has announced “full sovereignty” over two pieces of land leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement which was part of the countries’(...)

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on Monday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monda(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubei. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued an overhaul of top government posts in the wake of international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal (...)

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