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Qatar, Saudi-led bloc leaders to soon meet with Trump

24 February, 2018

The leaders of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will soon meet with US President Donald Trump, amid efforts to resolve a diplomatic dispute in the Gulf.

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

23 February, 2018

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

Qatar and Chad restore relations amid Gulf crisis

21 February, 2018

Qatar and Chad have re-established ties frozen in August following pressure from the Saudi-led Gulf bloc to isolate the small country.

FIFA concerned anti-Doha bloc politicising Gulf football

21 February, 2018

FIFA is concerned that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have politicised football and could soon demand a meeting with footballing officials, Spanish daily Diario AS reported.

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

20 February, 2018

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

Turkey renames US Embassy street to spite Washington

19 February, 2018

Turkey renames the street the US Embassy in Ankara is located in after Operation Olive Branch.

Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

19 February, 2018

A judge in Kuwait ordered that politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail.

Dozens killed in clashes as Yemen troops target Al-Qaeda

19 February, 2018

Special forces launched operation "Al-Faisal" on Sunday in attempt to eliminate the encroaching Al-Qaeda presence in Yemen's oil-rich Hadramaut province

Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

18 February, 2018

A dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar has simmered down amid signs there is a desire to end the rift, France's special envoy for the Gulf crisis has said.

Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

17 February, 2018

Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya has reportedly given up its licence to broadcast in the UK and EU to avoid paying financial penalties over biased coverage.

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