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Bahrain opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been acquitted on charges that he spied for Qatar, in a case that attracted widespread criticism.

Saudi Arabia has announced 25 June as the deadline for tenders of a controversial canal project that will turn the State of Qatar into an island.

The hijacking of AFP: Lessons for beginner journalists

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

The hijacking of AFP: Lessons for beginner journalists

Comment: AFP has made some crucial - and elementary - mistakes in its profile of academic Azmi Bishara, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

Qatar and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

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Qatar and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

Qatar's eagerness to provide financial assistance to Jordan signals warming ties between the two countries and could see full diplomatic ...

UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

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UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

Qatar has condemned the "campaign of political and economic coercion" during a year-long blockade.

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Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

The offer comes despite Jordan downgrading its diplomatic relations with Qatar since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis last June.

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On the attack against the Arab Centre

Attacks against the Arab Centre for Research and Policy are not new. What is new however, is the siding of Western institutions with ...

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Blockaded Qatar takes UAE to International Court of Justice

Qatar will file a case against the UAE over the "devastating" effect of the blockade on human rights of Qataris.

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Doha Institute publishes response to critical Bishara profile

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies was 'shocked' by the publication of a profile of Azmi Bishara, claiming it was 'part of a smear ...

AFP endorses regime-led narrative against leading Arab democrat

Abdulrahman Elshayyal

AFP endorses regime-led narrative against leading Arab democrat

Why did the AFP decide to publish a slanderous piece about Azmi Bishara, a prominent proponent of democracy and freedom in the region?

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Qatar 'stronger' after year-long Saudi-led boycott

Qatar's foreign minister has said his country is stronger than ever on the first anniversary of a bitter Gulf diplomatic rift.

Qatar responds to reported Saudi threat of military action

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Qatar responds to reported Saudi threat of military action

Qatar's foreign minister has responded to reported threats of military action from Saudi Arabia, warning that the move violates international ...

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

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Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

The Qatar blockade has had significant impact on the human rights of persons both within Qatar and in the four states of the Quartet, a new ...

Qatar Petroleum signs first Argentina deal with Exxon

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Qatar Petroleum signs first Argentina deal with Exxon

Qatar Petroleum signed its first agreement with Argentina on Sunday.

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Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

Agents working in a Saudi ministry in the capital Riyadh were behind the hacking of Qatar's state-run news agency last year, a documentary has revealed.

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BeIN channels in UAE pulled ahead of World Cup

Qatari sports broadcaster BeIN has stopped working for customers in the United Arab Emirates, the channel said on Sunday, just eleven days ahead ...

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Qatar 'will not support attack on Iran' despite differences

Qatar's defence minister said Doha will not 'go and fuel a war' in the region by entering or supporting a conflict with Iran.

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Russia snubs Saudi threats over Qatar military deal

Russia will supply Qatar with an anti-aircraft missile system despite reported Saudi threats to take military action over the deal, the ...

Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar 'military action' following S-400 sale

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Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar 'military action' following S-400 sale

Saudi Arabia has threatened to launch military strikes on Gulf neighbour Qatar, according to French media reports.

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Oman bans pirate beIN decoders ahead of World Cup

Oman has banned the import of decoders that would infringe upon Qatar-based broadcaster beIN's purchased rights for the upcoming World Cup.

UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

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UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

Leading Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined one million dirhams by an appeals court in Abu ...

Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

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Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

In its first tweet since May 24 last year, the Qatar News Agency announced the emir had sent a message to Azerbaijan's president.

Qatar looks to boost foreign investment amid blockade

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Qatar looks to boost foreign investment amid blockade

Qatar has approved a draft law aimed at boosting foreign investment and economic development, the state-run Qatar News Agency has reported.

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