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Hamas implore Qatar, Turkey to alleviate Gaza electricity crisis

15 January, 2017

Qatar agreed on Sunday to pay $12 million over three months to Gazan authorities after protests erupted in the blockaded strip on Friday. Hamas is also seeking Ankara's help.

Power-aid: Qatar picks up Gaza electricity bill

15 January, 2017

Qatar agreed on Sunday to pay $12 million over three months to Gazan authorities after protests erupted in the blockaded strip on Friday. Hamas is also seeking Ankara's help.

Vanishing Illusions: Trump and Syria

11 January, 2017

Analysis: Donald Trump won't be much worse for Syrians than Obama was, but he'll be more forthright about it, writes Robin Jones.

Qatar breaks Israeli siege with new Gaza embassy plan

10 January, 2017

A Qatari official has reportedly announced the oil-rich Gulf state will build an embassy in the besieged Gaza Strip in a significant diplomatic move.

Saudi Arabia dismisses talk of migrant labour reforms

09 January, 2017

Qatar and Bahrain recently announced plans to reform their migrant labour laws in the face of criticism. But on Sunday Riyadh baulked at suggestions it could follow suit.

Lebanese president aims at patching relations with Saudi Arabia

08 January, 2017

President Michel Aoun has made a shuttle stop visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in an attempt to repair ties with Lebanon's regional partners.

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

05 January, 2017

The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around his succession remain unanswered, writes Alain Gresh.

Egypt arrests four in connection with Cairo church bombing

05 January, 2017

Investigators allege links between a key suspect and the Muslim Brotherhood, while the militant cell's leader remains at large.

Egypt extends detention of al-Jazeera journalist

04 January, 2017

Doha-based journalist Mahmoud Hussein will remain in custody for over a fortnight after being arrested while on holiday in Egypt.

Qatar's big oil deal with Moscow

02 January, 2017

In-depth: The surprise deal to buy into Rosneft, Russia's state-controlled oil giant, raises many questions, reports Stasa Salacanin.

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