Jordan arrests senior officials for ‘security reasons’

A royal family member and a former minister are among those who have been arrested

US elections: Biden arrival in Washington ahead of inauguration framed by heavy security

Outgoing President Donald Trump doesn’t plan to invite the Bidens to the White House before the inauguration

UAE reopens air, land and sea borders with Qatar

Scheduled and unscheduled flights between the two countries will resume operations from Saturday

Blasts at Yemen’s Aden airport as new ministers arrive from Saudi

Eyewitnesses said they heard three blasts and gunfire at the airport

Saudi’s King Salman invites GCC leaders for group summit in Riyadh

The 41st GCC Summit is set to be held in the Saudi capital on January 5, 2021

Qatari media ‘undermining’ efforts to end GCC dispute – UAE minister

The political and social climate in the GCC looks toward ending the Qatar crisis, Anwar Gargash said

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed invites Israeli President for UAE visit

President Reuven Rivlin has also extended an invitation to Sheikh Mohamed to visit Israel

President-Elect Joe Biden And Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Address The Nation After Election Win

World leaders welcome Biden win as they seek reset in US ties

In his four years as president, Donald Trump upended decades of accepted American foreign policy

Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Holds Train Campaign Tour Of OH And PA

Joe Biden elected next US President after bitter contest with Trump

Biden, 77, will become the oldest president-elect in US history

Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Addresses The Nation As Election Count Continues In Few Key States

Biden predicts victory as lead over Trump grows in key states

On Friday, the Democratic nominee overtook Trump to claim a slim advantage in Pennsylvania, where a victory would push him past the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency

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US elections: Biden-Trump battle shifts to swing states after early, easy wins

The early results gave Biden a 209-118 lead in the Electoral College

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Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as new Kuwaiti Emir

Sheikh Nawaf succeeds his half brother, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who died on Tuesday at the age of 91

UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed arrives in the US to sign peace accord with Israel

The signing ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday

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Lebanon picks ambassador Mustapha Adib as new prime minister

The previous government quit following the Beirut port explosions

UAE denies reports that it has signed an agreement with Israel on security

Reports claimed contacts had been established at the ministerial level between the two countries to conclude a security agreement

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Saudi will stick to 2002 Arab peace plan – foreign minister

The plan proposes normalised relations with Israel only after it withdraws from the Palestinian territories

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Israel intelligence agency Mossad’s chief, Yossi Cohen, visits UAE

He was received by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s national security adviser

Anwar Gargash, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs

UAE says pact with Israel not about confronting Iran

The deal is all about the UAE, Israel and the United States, says Gargash

President Trump Meets With Israeli PM Netanyahu At The White House

UAE, Israel agree on historic deal to establish diplomatic ties

US President Donald Trump said the deal will facilitate peace in the Mideast

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Sheikh Mohammed to announce new UAE government structure

The UAE is expected to merge some of its ministries and departments

Saudi says three Iranian boats forced to retreat after entering its waters

Border Guard officials said they were forced to fire warning shots at the boats

Saudi coalition forces destroy 8 ‘bomb-laden’ drones, 3 missiles launched from Yemen

The attacks were targeting “civilians in the kingdom” officials said

UAE may merge ministries post-coronavirus – Sheikh Mohammed

The UAE government held a three-day virtual summit to develop a post-virus strategy

Trump says he will ‘suspend immigration’ to US over virus concerns

The US President did not offer specifics, such as the time frame or the scope of who would be affected

Iraq appoints new prime minister

The appointment took place following the resignation of Adel Abdul-Mahdi

Trump impeached on two counts by House, calls move ‘suicide’ for Democrats

The Senate will hold a trial early next year to decide whether the President should be convicted on the charges and removed from office

New Kuwait cabinet has GCC’s first female finance minister

As finance minister, Mariam Al-Aqeel automatically heads the country’s sovereign wealth fund, Kuwait Investment Authority.

Lebanon delays talks to appoint new premier

President Michel Aoun postponed the talks to appoint a new premier until December 16

Oman optimistic about peace agreement between Saudis, Yemen rebels

The US has also begun efforts to find a negotiated settlement to the conflict

Kuwait’s Emir names new Prime Minister

Former foreign minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled has been tasked with setting up the new cabinet