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Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

13 November, 2017

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the country's future, writes James M. Dorsey.

Qatar FM warns Saudi-Iran tensions could cause new crisis

13 November, 2017

Qatar's foreign minister has warned that escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran could lead to a new crisis, and urged for calm in the region.

Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

13 November, 2017

Doha said it is looking into claims that the UAE attempted to sabotage the Qatari riyal and take the World Cup from the Gulf state.

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

12 November, 2017

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.

Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

12 November, 2017

A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf political crisis.

Iran denies involvement in Bahrain pipeline explosion

12 November, 2017

Iran has denied allegations it was behind a militant attack on a pipeline outside Bahrain's capital, rejecting the claims as "baseless" and "childish finger-pointing".

Saudi-led blockade made Qatar stronger, says former official

12 November, 2017

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has said a Saudi-led blockade against Doha has strengthened the gas-rich Gulf emirate.

Bahrain alleges Iranian involvement in 'terrorist' pipeline explosion

12 November, 2017

Bahrain accuses Iran of involvement in an oil pipeline blast that has caused its closure and the suspension of oil exports to the kingdom from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi embassy in Beirut ‘selling its cars’: local reports

11 November, 2017

The UAE and Kuwait ordered their nationals to leave Lebanon on Friday amid reports that the Saudi embassy in Beirut is selling its vehicles.

Egypt FM to tour Gulf amid political turmoil

11 November, 2017

Egypt's foreign minister, whose government is closely allied with Saudi Arabia, will carry a message from the president to the leaders of Saudi Arabia among others, during a three-day visit.

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