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Anger has been building up in Iran in the wake of the downing of a Ukrainian airliner over Tehran and the failure of the regime’s missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq

A ‘cold peace’ approach to the crisis that has led to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cutting their relations with Qatar could derail relations in the region

Qatari Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani failed to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh this week, dampening talk of reconciliation, writes Ahmed Mostafa

North and Sub-Saharan Africa are under increasing threat from Islamic State group and other terrorists fleeing Iraq and Syria, writes Ahmed Mostafa

The protests taking place in Iran as a result of increases in fuel prices could pose a serious threat to the ruling regime, writes Ahmed Mostafa

Gulf and Western commentators are optimistic that this week’s Riyadh Agreement might lead to the end of the war in Yemen, writes Ahmed Mostafa

Iran’s attempts to rally the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to support its ideas on regional security have fallen on deaf ears, writes Ahmed Mustafa

A Saudi-sponsored deal in Yemen may pave the way to a political solution to the conflict in the country

Gulf countries, routinely strident on preserving the state in the face of popular protests, are noticeably circumspect on Lebanon’s mass demonstrations, writes Ahmed Mustafa

The use of drones in conflicts across the Middle East was highlighted last week when two crashed in the suburbs of Beirut

The gradual dwindling of war in Yemen has put key players on alert, as they vie for significance in any prospective political settlement

Despite attempts by the new UK government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to woo the Arab Gulf countries, reactions to his administration have been mixed

The so-called “Deal of the Century” could push Jordan into new territory, beyond the compromise stances that have kept it stable for decades

Could Oman be on the way to losing its reputation as the Switzerland of the Gulf region

The redeployment of UAE troops in Yemen does not alter its commitment to the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels in the country, writes Ahmed Mostafa

US President Donald Trump met Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Washington this week in a meeting focusing on Iran and Afghanistan

The United States is continuing to put pressure on Iran with a view to forcing it to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal

Nothing concrete is likely to emerge from this week’s US-sponsored workshop in Bahrain, despite claims that it can help to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

The goal of present developments in the Gulf is negotiations with Iran, but the threat of war has not disappeared from the horizon, reports Ahmed Mostafa in Dubai

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