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Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Boycotting Qatar, embracing Israel

28 June, 2017

Analysis: The Saudi-led blockade of Qatar is closely linked to a bid for rapprochement with Israel, now no longer the main foe of some Gulf countries

New York's Empire State Building lit in Qatar's colours

28 June, 2017

The Empire State Building in New York City is lit up in burgundy and white for Qatar Airways amid a diplomatic dispute with Qatar.

UAE envoy: 'New economic sanctions on Qatar being considered'

28 June, 2017

A Saudi-led bloc is considering new economic sanctions against Qatar and may ask trading partners to choose between them or Doha, the UAE ambassador to Russia has said.

FIFA: 'No foul play' in Qatar World Cup bid

28 June, 2017

Qatar welcomes FIFA report vindicating it from allegations of wrongdoing over its World Cup bid as a Saudi think-tank campaigns for Doha to be stripped of hosting the tournament.

Violence erupts following Saudi demolition of historic Shia homes

27 June, 2017

Clashes have erupted between Saudi security forces and Shia gunmen after the demolition of centuries-old homes in the Shia town of al-Awamiya.

Choking trade: Gulf crisis reveals food supply risk

27 June, 2017

Comment: The recent Gulf spat reveals how vulnerable Qatar's food supply is. The system must become more diversified and resilient, write Laura Wellesley and Neil Quilliam, of Chatham House.

Germany slams Saudi Arabia's 'provocative' demands on Qatar

27 June, 2017

Germany says Saudi Arabia and its allies' demands on Qatar are 'very provocative' and challenges the Gulf state's sovereignty.

Tillerson to meet Qatari foreign minister in Washington

27 June, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Qatar's Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Washington on Tuesday, to discuss the ongoing Saudi-backed blockade of Qatar.

Demands to shut us down only embolden us

26 June, 2017

Editorial comment: We will not be intimidated by incredulous, arrogant demands to shut us down as Gulf nations seek to bully Qatar into subservience.

Bullets in cyberspace: The new terrain of diplomatic warfare

26 June, 2017

Comment: Even small states can exploit opportunities that cyberwarfare offers to instigate and exacerbate political conflicts, writes Amar Diwakar.

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