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Diplomatic tensions between countries in the Gulf are threatening peace efforts in East Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa, the EU's special envoy has warned.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an explosive new report has revealed.

Egypt journalist summoned to court for Al Jazeera phone-call

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Egypt journalist summoned to court for Al Jazeera phone-call

An Egyptian journalist has been summoned to court, accused of spreading 'fake news' and insulting the country's leader after she spoke to Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera.

Top Paris restaurant investigated over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

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Top Paris restaurant investigated over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

A Parisian restaurant known for its five-star clientele is being investigated after a newspaper article interviewed staff saying management run ...

Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from <em>Qatar</em> for insights'

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Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from Qatar for insights'

Trump's long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked Qatar for $1 million for personal insights into the president's plans, according ...

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Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

US President Donald Trump wants the 11-month dispute between Qatar and its neighbours to end because it "benefits Iran".

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US, Gulf states slap terror sanctions on Hizballah leader

The United States and Gulf states have imposed terror sanctions on Lebanon's Hizballah, including on the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and ...

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UN Human Rights Council to meet over Gaza killings

A special session will be held on Friday to discuss the "deteriorating human rights situation" in Palestinian territories.

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Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

Arab states condemned Monday's Gaza massacre, but some choose not to comment on the controversial opening of the US embassy in the contested ...

<em>Qatar</em> condemns 'brutal massacre' of Palestine protesters

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Qatar condemns 'brutal massacre' of Palestine protesters

Qatar has strongly condemned the 'brutal massacre' of at least 59 Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in the bloodiest day since a ...

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Saudi Arabia slams Israeli fire, silent on Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia has condemned the violence against Gaza protesters but remains quiet on Trump's embassy move.

Saudi Arabia 'arrests second Qatari citizen in a month'

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Saudi Arabia 'arrests second Qatari citizen in a month'

Saudi authorities have allegedly arrested a Qatari citizen from Kuwait - the second such detention in less than a month.

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Noor El-Terk

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Donald Trump's decision to pull back from the landmark 2015 Iran deal has seen the GCC bloc divided in their responses. Kuwait, Oman and ...

Egypt 'blocks Qatari officials' from attending Arab League meetings

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Egypt 'blocks Qatari officials' from attending Arab League meetings

Egypt has prevented Qatari officials from taking part in an Arab League meetings in Cairo this week, Qatari state-run QNA news agency has ...

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

Anthony Harwood

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

Comment: Saudi Arabia's support for the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup over that of its Arab neighbour, Morocco, tells of new and broken ...

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Qatar fears escalation, calls for nuclear-free Middle East

Qatar has responded to Donald Trump's announcement to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal by urging for a 'collective response' that would see the Middle East nuclear-free.

Camille Lons

Oman: Between Iran and a hard place

Comment: Oman has maintained good relations with Iran, and stands to lose a lot from the US' likely withdrawal from the nuclear deal, writes ...

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Qatar Airways begins flights to Wales

Wales' capital Cardiff has established air links with Doha, with Qatar Airways flying to the city this week.

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Qatar rescues Russian oil giant after China deal breakdown

Qatar will purchase a nearly 20 percent stake in Russian energy company Rosneft, after a deal with a Chinese company breaks down.

Energy and geopolitical earthquake: The Saudi-Russian long-term oil deal

Stasa Salacanin

Energy and geopolitical earthquake: The Saudi-Russian long-term oil deal

In-depth: Saudi Arabia and Russia’s closer political and commercial cooperation, going beyond regulation of oil prices, has indicated a new ...

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Doha slams Saudi Arabia for detaining Qatari man

Qatar has condemned neighbouring Saudi Arabia for arresting a Qatari man as he attempted to return from war-torn Yemen.

Egypt puts ex-football star Aboutrika back on terror list

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Egypt puts ex-football star Aboutrika back on terror list

An Egyptian court has put a former football star on a 'terror list' for an additional five years over accusations he financed the banned Muslim ...

<em>Qatar</em> to end controversial worker exit system

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Qatar to end controversial worker exit system

Experts have said that Qatar is likely to agree a landmark deal to end a system which requires migrant workers to seek their employers' ...

US' Pompeo tells Saudi bloc to end <em>Qatar</em> blockade

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US' Pompeo tells Saudi bloc to end Qatar blockade

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, telling Riyadh to end the blockade on Qatar and reign in its ...

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