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The UAE has pulled its football team out of the AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers after the Asian Football Confederation rejected its request not to play against Qatar.

Potential economic gains soften Saudi authorities' stance on voice calling apps, while a broader clampdown on free social media use continues.

Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

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Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

The Saudi government will monitor and censor calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp after lifting a ban on the services, a telecoms regulator spokesman said.

Saudi prince calls for crucifixion of dissidents in poem

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Saudi prince calls for crucifixion of dissidents in poem

A Saudi prince has called for the crucifixion of dissidents in a patriotic poem that was published in the kingdom's mainstream media.

Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

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Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

Comment: The United States' foreign policy under President Trump has been utterly confusing - dragging the Gulf Crisis on unnecessarily, writes ...

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Saudi crackdown on dissent 'linked to failed Qatar boycott'

A leading Saudi academic has said a recent wave of arrests has been an attempt by authorities to crackdown on opponents of the king-in-waiting's aggressive foreign policy towards Qatar.

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Saudi-led bloc 'called-off Qatar military action after Trump warning'

A Saudi-led bloc considered taking military action against Qatar at the start of a diplomatic crisis with the country before US President Donald ...

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Qatar and Kuwait to force out North Korea workers

Gulf states Qatar and Kuwait will no longer renew visas for North Korean workers, which should see all leave in the coming months or years.

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but without pre-conditions ...

Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

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Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

Saudi Arabia has reportedly detained a popular cleric and judiciary officials in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing "crackdown" on ...

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Qatar condemns Bahrain for 'escalating' crisis over detained boats

Qatar has condemned neighbouring Bahrain for "attempting to escalate" an ongoing diplomatic crisis after it said Doha had seized ...

Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

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Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani reiterated his country's opposition to terrorism and extremism at a US-Islamic forum in New ...

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has found it thrust into the Riyadh-Doha fracas, as the social media giant blocks the Qatari media outlet Al Jazeera in Saudi ...

Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from the UK

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Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from the UK

Qatar has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain, Doha's defence secretary said on Sunday, the emirate's second major military purchase ...

Egypt court upholds Morsi life sentence

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Egypt court upholds Morsi life sentence

An Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for former President Mohamed Morsi, who was jailed for allegedly passing on state secrets to Qatar.

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Qatar warns against travel to Egypt amid Gulf crisis

Qatar has warned its citizens against travelling to Egypt amid a Saudi-led embargo on Doha in effect since June.

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Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

Rights groups have condemned a crackdown by Saudi authorities who have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics in the ...

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French president Macron urges lifting of Qatar blockade

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the lifting of a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar after meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin ...

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Qatar ready for dialogue, Tamim tells Germany's Merkel

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said the Gulf emirate is ready for talks with the Arab states imposing a blockade on Doha, ...

Erdogan hosts Qatar Emir on first trip since crisis

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Erdogan hosts Qatar Emir on first trip since crisis

Turkey's President Erdogan hosted Qatar's Sheikh Tamim in Ankara on Thursday to discuss the Gulf diplomatic crisis, ahead of the Emir's meeting ...

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London anti-Qatar conference headlined by pro-Israel anti-Iran hawks

A conference in London calling for a "bloodless coup" in Qatar is being headlined by a motley crew of right-wing advocates for war with Iran.

Qatar's Emir to meet President Erdogan in Turkey

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Qatar's Emir to meet President Erdogan in Turkey

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim will travel to Turkey on Thursday to meet President Erdogan in his first trip abroad since the start of the Saudi-led ...

Art exhibition '100 Days of Blockade' unveiled in <em>Doha</em>

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Art exhibition '100 Days of Blockade' unveiled in Doha

Qatar's museum authority has launched the first stage of an art exhibition focused on a diplomatic and economic blockade of the Gulf emirate by ...

Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

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Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

Update: Three prominent Qataris were allegedly illegally imprisoned and threatened with rape by UAE security officers according to a lawsuit ...

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