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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.

'Temporary' deals become entrenched injustices as Israeli occupation persists

26 June, 2017

Comment: Open-ended agreements reached without resolution always favour the occupier over the occupied, writes Daoud Kuttab.

Trump's huge Saudi arms deal blocked over Gulf crisis

26 June, 2017

No weapons deals until the Gulf diplomatic crisis is resolved, pledges Bob Corker, chair of a powerful Senate committee.

Supreme Court 'partially' reinstates Trump's controversial travel ban

26 June, 2017

President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries was partially reinstated by the US Supreme Court on Monday.

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.

When Franklin D Roosevelt met Ibn Saud

26 June, 2017

Comment: FDR understood the strength of the Saudi king's opposition to Israel's creation, and these sentiments still dominate debate, despite warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, writes Seraj Assi.

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.

Middle East looks to Nudge Theory amid economic strain

26 June, 2017

Comment: Several monarchies in the region are embarking on national transformation agendas that could prove to be opportune conduits for the spread of Nudge Theory, writes Scott Preston.

Chemical attacks 'frequently' reported in Iraq: WHO

26 June, 2017

World Health Organisation says possible cases of chemical weapons use in Iraq has 'increased substantially' since 2016.

Iran stands with Qatar against 'unacceptable' Gulf-imposed siege

26 June, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a "siege" imposed on Qatar by four Arab states that recently cut ties with Doha is 'unacceptable'.

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