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Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to buy $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from US companies, despite Washington's increasing criticism of its bombing campaign in Yemen.

Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization against the UAE over an economic blockade imposed on the Gulf state.

Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in <em>Qatar</em> boycott

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Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar added 11 more individuals and two other entities including a prominent group of Islamic scholars to their "terrorist" blacklists of the Gulf state.

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

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Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign ...

Egypt arrests 29 for 'espionage for Turkey'

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Egypt arrests 29 for 'espionage for Turkey'

Twenty-nine people have been arrested in Egypt and charged with plotting to restore the Muslim Brotherhood to power.

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Is Riyadh boycotting Kathem al-Saher for his Qatari nationality?

Rumours surrounding the fate of Kathem al-Saher's career in Saudi Arabia have been squashed this week, after a source confirmed the cancellation of his concerts.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with ...

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Anti-Doha alliance 'planned Qatar invasion' in 2014

An anti-Doha Gulf alliance deployed troops along Qatar's border in 2014 in preparation for a military invasion of the Gulf state, a senior ...

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Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, according to ...

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

Khaled Khoja

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

<em>Qatar</em> sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

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Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has come under heavy criticism for its treatment of foreign workers. In its latest labour overhaul, ...

Erdogan pledges military support for <em>Qatar</em> on Doha visit

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Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

Turkey's President Erdogan pledged continued military support for blockade-hit Qatar following a visit to Doha on Wednesday.

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

Turkey's Erdogan in <em>Qatar</em> for economic talks with Emir

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Turkey's Erdogan in Qatar for economic talks with Emir

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 ...

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Boeing 'will be in Middle East for next century'

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

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Egypt allows imprisoned ex-president medical check-ups

Egyptian authorities have reportedly allowed the imprisoned former Egyptian president to have a medical examination every month after years of ...

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Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

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

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Qatar to hold first elections for Shura Council

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 ...

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

James M. Dorsey

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the ...

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Qatar FM warns Saudi-Iran tensions could cause new crisis

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 ...

<em>Qatar</em> investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

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Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

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

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Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the ...

<em>Qatar</em> investigates alleged currency plot

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Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf ...

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