Concerns about Iran are expected to be high on the agenda after the Biden administration's early diplomatic overtures to Tehran bore no immediate fruit.
Across the oil-rich Gulf, except for Saudi Arabia and Qatar, other states have legislative bodies, which are elected by popular vote. Now Doha also wants to have its own Shura Council elected mostly by people.
The move to partially lift sanctions on the Assad regime reveals how the Biden administration pays little more than lip service to human rights when US interests are at stake.
The security pact has ratcheted up tensions between the US and China, one a traditional security guarantor in the Gulf, and the other, an ascendant power in the region.
The wealthy Gulf country will continue to be an interlocutor between Western capitals and the Taliban - and potentially one of the first countries to recognise the government.
The Biden administration has not only continued Trump's policy in the Middle East, but is trying to expand it.
The autocratic regimes and Islamist parties of the Arab world can take this time to learn from and fix their mistakes, or expect another uprising.
Relations between the two countries and regional issues were discussed during the talks, according to a statement by the Turkish government.
Abu Dhabi seeks to design its own independent global and regional foreign policy, but ties with Beijing are the key prize.
Bilateral, regional developments discussed in the meeting, says Turkey’s Communications Directorate.
The United Arab Emirates says it has accepted Ashraf Ghani and his family on “humanitarian" grounds.
Yair Lapid's visit will be the first by an Israeli minister since the signing of the so-called “Abraham Accords”, the Trump-brokered agreements between Israel and four Arab states: Morocco, UAE, Bahrain and Sudan.
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