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Will Greece and Turkey fight over energy?

Athens and Ankara are at loggerheads as they compete for gas in the eastern Mediterranean.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia detains in-law of ex-top intelligence agent: Family

Salem Almuzaini has been arrested in 'obvious attempt to intimidate and blackmail' exiled Saad al-Jabri, family says.

Saudi Arabia detains in-law of ex-top intelligence agent: Family

Bahrain

Bahrain rejects US push to normalise relations with Israel

In talks with US Secretary of State Pompeo, King Hamad says Bahrain is committed to the creation of a Palestinian state.

Bahrain rejects US push to normalise relations with Israel

Cyprus

Cyprus cashes in as haven for elites fearful of home countries

im体育官网The Cyprus Papers reveal 500 Chinese and more than 350 Arabs bought Cypriot passports, granting them EU access.

Cyprus cashes in as haven for elites fearful of home countries

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Gaza fears the worst as Israel ratchets up its siege

As coronavirus pandemic enters the beleaguered enclave, Israel's blockade intensifies suffering of the Palestinians.

Gaza fears the worst as Israel ratchets up its siege

Opinion

International justice for Lebanon?

Only a truly independent international investigation can renew the Lebanese people's hopes for their country's future.

Michael Fakhri

by Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri

Opinion

US pressure keeps elite infighting in Iran in check

Trump's sanctions are hurting the Iranian people, but forcing the country's decision-making elites into cohesion.

Sina Toossi

by Sina Toossi

Sina Toossi

AJ IMPACT

How wage abuse is hurting Qatar's migrant workers

Migrant workers say they are struggling to survive due to salary delays, non-payment of dues and NOC restrictions.

How wage abuse is hurting Qatar's migrant workers

Coronavirus pandemic

Record infections, few deaths: How Qatar has tackled COVID-19

Gulf state has the world's highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate but one of the lowest death rates.

Record infections, few deaths: How Qatar has tackled COVID-19

Yemen

Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from Riyadh peace deal

im体育官网The Southern Transitional Council says it pulled out of the deal because of 'irresponsible behaviour by parties'.

Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from Riyadh peace deal

Gaza

Gaza's MCA rapper: An 11-year-old's message to the world

Abdulrahman al-Shantti, aka MCA, wants to tell the world about life in Gaza, through his music.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Hamas: Gaza will not 'remain silent' as Israel escalates siege

Fire balloons and air raids ratchet up tension as Hamas pushes for the complete removal of Israel's devastating siege.

Hamas: Gaza will not 'remain silent' as Israel escalates siege

AJ IMPACT

Lebanon shop owners plan to reopen despite coronavirus lockdown

Business owners say they cannot afford to remain closed amid prolonged crisis worsened by pandemic and port explosion.

Lebanon shop owners plan to reopen despite coronavirus lockdown

United Arab Emirates

Israeli delegation to visit UAE with top Trump aides next week

im体育官网US officials will escort an Israeli delegation to UAE on Monday, in first trip since announcing deal to normalise ties.

Israeli delegation to visit UAE with top Trump aides next week

United Nations

UNSC dismisses US demand to impose 'snapback' sanctions on Iran

UNSC president Indonesia says 'not in position to take further action' on US bid to trigger return of all UN sanctions.

UNSC dismisses US demand to impose 'snapback' sanctions on Iran