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Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s president,  at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The protracted process of mending troubled regional relations and ending risky rivalries appears to have been given impetus by two key Middle Eastern (...)

People gather to demonstrate in support of Palestinians and to protest against Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in Rabat, Morocco. Photograph:  Jalal Morchidi/EPA

Arab governments have come under increasing popular pressure to not only condemn Israel’s actions in occupied East Jerusalem but also take action to e(...)

Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian protester outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 29th. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

Provocative acts carried out by Israeli security forces and settlers in East Jerusalem during Ramadan compounded with decades-old Palestinian resentme(...)

Israeli soldiers take cover as rockets are launched from the Gaza strip, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, into the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Some 130 rockets were fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv on Tuesday night in the biggest militant attack ever on Israel’s largest urban centre. There were no(...)

UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Nahyan speaks as then US president Donald Trump looks on during the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the south lawn of the White House last September. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Wide-ranging US sanctions on Damascus are blocking Syrian reconstruction and undermining regional reconciliation that could bring an end to 10 years o(...)

Protesters holding up a Coptic Christian cross in one hand and a copy of the Koran in the other hand in Tahrir Square in Cairo on  February 6th, 2011. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

The last guest had checked out, leaving Ahmed Taha sitting on an unmade bed in a deserted room amid rumpled sheets and half-drunk coffee cups, contemp(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI: Morocco established a low-level office in Tel Aviv once peace talks began between Palestinians and Israelis. It closed in 2002 during the second Palestinian uprising.  Photograph: Debbie Hill and Laudes Martial Mbon

Morocco has defended its decision to normalise ties with Israel, saying the kingdom’s bilateral relations with Israel were “already normal” before the(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman have held talks, an Israeli cabinet minister confirmed. Photographs: Maya Alleruzzo, Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu secretly met with Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and United States secretary of state Mike Pompeo in(...)

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu has welcomed the news Sudan is to normalise ties with Israel. Photograph: Alex Kolomiensky/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Sudan is to take steps to normalise ties with Israel, it was announced on Friday, in a move that and Palestinians described as a “new stab in the back(...)

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki: he claimed the Emirates and Bahrain had established “the foundations for an era of capitulation to the enemy”. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Palestine has decided to quit the rotating presidency of the Arab League council in response to the organisation’s refusal to condemn Emirati and Bahr(...)

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