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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.

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.

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

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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.

Anti-<em>Doha</em> alliance 'planned Qatar invasion' in 2014

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 Syrian National Coaltion President Khaled Khoja.

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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, authorities have ...

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Saudi Arabia 'employing Blackwater mercenaries to guard Hariri'

Lebanon's president has accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri and using a notorious private security contractor ...

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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.

Turkey's Erdogan in Qatar 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 neighbours enters ...

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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 ...

Qatar FM warns Saudi-Iran tensions could cause new crisis

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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 ...

Qatar 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 ...

Qatar 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 political ...

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Saudi-led blockade made Qatar stronger, says former official

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has said a Saudi-led blockade against Doha has strengthened the gas-rich Gulf emirate.

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UAE hires Bannon-affiliated company to spread anti-Qatar ads

In-depth: SCL Social, a media company linked to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, has been paid handsomely by the UAE to peddle anti-Qatar ...

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Qatar appoints women to Shura Council for first time

Four woman will sit on the 45-strong council, which is responsible for discussing draft laws approved by the cabinet, general government policy ...

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ILO drops case against Qatar over migrant worker rights

World Cup host Qatar has agreed to far-reaching labour reforms to improve conditions for migrant workers, after coming under pressure from the ...

Qatar blames Saudi-led boc for 'dissolution' of GCC

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Qatar blames Saudi-led boc for 'dissolution' of GCC

Qatar's foreign minister has warned a boycott of Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states could lead to the breakup of the GCC.

Uri Levy

Champions of Africa: This week in Middle East football

Moroccans celebrated late into the night as Wydad Casablanca defied naysayers and thumped Egypt's al-Ahly in Africa's premier continental ...

Angry woman gets flight diverted over 'cheating' husband

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Angry woman gets flight diverted over 'cheating' husband

The Iranian national was travelling from Doha to Bali when she discovered mid-flight that her husband was apparently cheating on her.

Qatar calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

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Qatar calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar has called to end a nearly five month old political and economic blockade of the tiny Gulf state by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries.

Qatar invests $660m into Cathay Pacific amid ongoing blockade

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Qatar invests $660m into Cathay Pacific amid ongoing blockade

Qatar revealed it bought a stake in Cathay Pacific on Monday, in a deal reportedly worth $662 million, despite an ongoing land, air and sea ...

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