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Turkey's Erdogan in Qatar for economic talks with Emir

14 November, 2017

Turkey's president has arrived in Qatar to hold talks with the country's emir, as a crisis that has split Qatar from its Gulf neighbours enters its sixth month.

Boeing 'will be in Middle East for next century'

14 November, 2017

"Saudi Arabia is a very important market" said Marc Allen, President of Boeing

Egypt allows imprisoned ex-president medical check-ups

14 November, 2017

Egyptian authorities have reportedly allowed the imprisoned former Egyptian president to have a medical examination every month after years of neglect in prison that put his life in danger.

Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

14 November, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger.

Qatar to hold first elections for Shura Council

14 November, 2017

Qatar's emir has announced that the gas-rich Gulf state will hold elections for its most important consultative body, the Shura Council, for the first time in the country's history.

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.

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