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

A Qatari diplomat has rejected claims that Doha aids Palestinian group Hamas, saying humanitarian assistance provided to Gaza is evidence of the exact opposite.

India's search operations disrupt and destroy Kashmiri lives

Umar Lateef Misgar

India's search operations disrupt and destroy Kashmiri lives

Deadly Cordon and Search Operations have again become a regular feature of counter-insurgency operations in Indian-administered Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

'Black Panther' shows Muslims too, can escape tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

'Black Panther' shows Muslims too, can escape tokenism

Comment: Black Panther's characters are coincidentally black, rather than crudely pigeonholed. It's time their Arab and Muslim counterparts ...

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

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Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

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

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Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

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.

Ruqaya Izzidien

Spare us the World Hijab Day tokenism

Comment: The FCO event reminds us that Muslims are only ever discussed in binary. We are secular, liberated and good, or religious, extreme and ...

Karim Traboulsi

His darkest hours: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'injured and depressed'

Badly injured, depressed and ill, the leader of the largely decimated Islamic State group, once the world's most formidable terror organisation, ...

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Syrian 'revenge bombings' of opposition towns kill over 200

Syrian opposition territories around Damascus and in Idlib have been subjected to ferocious airstrikes by regime and Russian planes for a fourth ...

Google suspends AMP websites in Egypt after government block

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Google suspends AMP websites in Egypt after government block

Internet giant Google has suspended access to a publishing protocol for mobile devices in Egypt after authorities blocked the portal, which is ...

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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 ...

The hijab is a chip on Britain's shoulder

Ruqaya Izzidien

The hijab is a chip on Britain's shoulder

Comment: Dentists, star bakers and newsreaders. Seeing these perfectly British women as a stain on the fabric of society reveals a widespread ...

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.

Oman aviation set to soar

Alex Macheras

Oman aviation set to soar

Analysis: The sultanate is establishing itself as a regional hub, and is seeing business take off, writes Alex Macheras.

Qatar-US alliance reaffirmed at end of Washington strategic dialogue

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Qatar-US alliance reaffirmed at end of Washington strategic dialogue

The US is looking to resolve the GCC crisis, which since June has pitted Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar.

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Qatar plans massive expansion of US military base

Al Udeid is currently the largest US military base in the Middle East and is critical to US air operations in the region

Alex Macheras

Erbil and Baghdad work to end Kurdish flight ban

Analysis: Regional and national airspace officials end their dispute and help stabilise Iraq's aviation sector into the bargain, writes Alex ...

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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 ...

Anthony Harwood

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony ...

Iran's Rouhani pledges 'all-out cooperation' with blockade-hit Qatar

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Iran's Rouhani pledges 'all-out cooperation' with blockade-hit Qatar

Iran's President Rouhani said Tehran wants 'all-out cooperation' with Qatar, as the Saudi-led blockade on Doha enters its eighth month.

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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, ...

Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

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Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The US president on Monday praised Doha for its counter-terrorism efforts as rival UAE sought to escalate crisis with unsubstantiated claims ...

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 Alex Macheras.

Saudi Arabia blocks Google Facebook portal

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Saudi Arabia blocks Google Facebook portal

Riyadh has started to block websites that use Google's AMP platform on Facebook to circumvent online restrictions, in latest attempt to censor ...

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