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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.

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

Netanyahu claims Israel 'thwarted' IS attack on Australia flight

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Netanyahu claims Israel 'thwarted' IS attack on Australia flight

Israeli PM Netanyahu has publicly lauded the Israeli intelligence force after it earlier claimed to have foiled an IS terrorist attack last year on an Etihad flight heading from Australia.

FIFA concerned anti-Doha bloc politicising Gulf football

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FIFA concerned anti-Doha bloc politicising Gulf football

FIFA is concerned that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have politicised football and could soon demand a meeting with footballing ...

Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

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Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

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

Uri Levy

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Derby day drama took over Amman and Casablanca this week, while an underwhelming clash between the Arabian Peninsula's two biggest clubs was overshadowed by a pitch-invading cat.

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations ...

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Louvre apologises to Qatar for 'Gulf map scandal'

The Louvre Museum in Paris has apologised to Qatar for its franchise in the United Arab Emirates displaying a map of the Arabian Peninsula that ...

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Grammar jihad: Arabic spelling mistakes earn hefty fines

In what is perhaps a world first, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is to impose a $275 fine for Arabic grammar bloopers on signs and ...

Kuwait sentences blogger to 5 years for 'insulting' UAE

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Kuwait sentences blogger to 5 years for 'insulting' UAE

Social media figure Abdullah al-Saleh has been sentenced to an extra five years in prison after criticising the UAE's role in the region.

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Saudis are occupiers, says Yemen's first female Nobel laureate

Tawakkol Karman, the first Yemeni and Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has been sacked by her party for criticising Saudi role in the ...

Anti-Doha bloc plotted 'invasion', says Qatar defence minister

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Anti-Doha bloc plotted 'invasion', says Qatar defence minister

A Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar plotted to invade Doha at the start of the Gulf crisis last year, Qatar's defence minister has revealed.

UAE and Saudi officials meet to end Aden clashes UAE and Saudi officials meet to end Aden clashes

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UAE and Saudi officials meet to end Aden clashes

Officials from Abu Dhabi and Riyadh have met to end battles between UAE-backed southern separatists and forces loyal to ...

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Tom Charles

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Comment: Protesters demonstrating against UAE's role in the slave trade showed that the tide could be turning on Trump's divide and rule ...

'Mother' of UAE nation Sheikha Hessa passes away

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'Mother' of UAE nation Sheikha Hessa passes away

Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed al-Nahyan, mother of the UAE ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, has passed away leaving a country in mourning.

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

GCC crisis: Unresolved tensions plague Turkey-UAE relations

Comment: As the US loses influence in the region, both Ankara and Abu Dhabi are seeking to fill the void with assertive foreign policies, write Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero.

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UN employee abducted in Yemen's capital Sanaa

UN employee Hisham Abdel-Rahman Bagash was abducted by a masked man in Yemen's capital Sanaa as the war rages on.

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UAE removes Qatar from its Louvre museum map

Pictures have emerged on social media showing the Qatar peninsula has been removed from a map in the children's section of UAE's flagship Louvre ...

Quentin Müller

'Frankenstein in Baghdad' sparks Hollywood elite into life

Ahmed Saadawi's dark-themed novel has drawn the attention of big names in the film industry, reports Quentin Muller.

Currency rise raises hopes in war-torn Yemen

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Currency rise raises hopes in war-torn Yemen

A sharp rise in the value of Yemen's riyal offers hope for improved living conditions for millions in the war-torn country.

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Lindsay Lohan to shoot movie in Saudi Arabia

Reformed Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan is set to star in a movie shot in Saudi Arabia, which aims to capitalise on social and gender reforms ...

Controversial 'detained' Qatari sheikh leaves UAE for Kuwait

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Controversial 'detained' Qatari sheikh leaves UAE for Kuwait

Controversial Qatari Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani has left the UAE - where he said he was being held captive - for Kuwait, suffering ill ...

Turkey's Saltbae 'shawarma sensation' to open New York restaurant

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Turkey's Saltbae 'shawarma sensation' to open New York restaurant

Turkey's favourite celebrity chef Saltbae - known for viral videos of him sprinkling salt with a flamboyant flourish - is opening a restaurant ...

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Alex Macheras

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes ...

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