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Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

04 June, 2018

Agents working in a Saudi ministry in the capital Riyadh were behind the hacking of Qatar's state-run news agency last year, a documentary has revealed.

Qatar 'will not support attack on Iran' despite differences

03 June, 2018

Qatar's defence minister said Doha will not 'go and fuel a war' in the region by entering or supporting a conflict with Iran.

Russia snubs Saudi threats over Qatar military deal

03 June, 2018

Russia will supply Qatar with an anti-aircraft missile system despite reported Saudi threats to take military action over the deal, the state-run Sputnik news agency reported.

Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar 'military action' following S-400 sale

02 June, 2018

Saudi Arabia has threatened to launch military strikes on Gulf neighbour Qatar, according to French media reports.

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the GCC

01 June, 2018

Comment: Countries blockading Qatar must reflect on how their attempts to control the Gulf are destabilising the entire region, writes Imad K. Harb.

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

01 June, 2018

In Jordan, a handful of athletes have managed to establish the Women’s National Football Team in their conservative society. In just over a decade, they rose from zero to hero.

UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

30 May, 2018

Leading Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined one million dirhams by an appeals court in Abu Dhabi.

In Sisi's Egypt, collective punishment tears entire families apart

28 May, 2018

Comment: The authoritarian Egyptian state is imprisoning and punishing family members of of political prisoners, writes Amelia Smith.

Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

28 May, 2018

In its first tweet since May 24 last year, the Qatar News Agency announced the emir had sent a message to Azerbaijan's president.

Qatar looks to boost foreign investment amid blockade

27 May, 2018

Qatar has approved a draft law aimed at boosting foreign investment and economic development, the state-run Qatar News Agency has reported.

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