Emirati media says both sides will work together on medical projects, including those to combat virus new, at a time of strong Arab opposition to Israel's plans to annex parts of occupied West Bank.
Cairo has been reduced to a mere observer in the Libyan conflict as Turkish drones in the service of the UN-recognised Tripoli government alter the battleground equation.
Expect the Gulf crisis to continue well into 2020, even if Saudi-Qatar relations thaw.
A window for rapprochement in the Gulf could be in the offing as the US tones down its rhetoric on Iran pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to take a step back.
The country’s foreign minister publicly said Arab states should accept that establishing a Palestinian state is “no longer” viable, a statement that complements Tel Aviv's ultimate aim of erasing the Palestinian identity.
Opposition to Bahrain's monarchy has set up shop in Iraq and criticism within Iraq of Bahrain's crackdown on dissidents hasn't gone down well in Manama. The perceived interference in Bahraini affairs could set Iraq on a collision course with the GCC.
Qatar's minor victory at the International Court of Justice is symbolic in practice, but when it comes to the standoff between Qatar and the Saudi-led bloc, the battle over public perception is key.
The UAE says the pause in hostilities is aimed at pursuing negotiations for an unconditional Houthi withdrawal from Hudaida but warns that full military action could resume.
Ahmet Berat Conkar, a senior lawmaker in Turkey's governing AK Party, terms accusations against Ankara made on Twitter by the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs as "baseless and unfortunate."
The military jet was travelling from the UAE to Bahrain on January 3 when it flew over Qatar's special economic zone "without prior authorisation," the Qatari foreign ministry says.
As anger over the insult of a famous Ottoman-era commander subsides, a UAE diplomat has added more inflammatory comments.
The announcement to suspend flights came two days after Tunisian government officials said the UAE had banned Tunisian woman from flying to or transiting through its territory.
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