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A veteran Saudi journalist has resigned from broadcaster Al-Jazeera to stand in line with the kingdom's anti-Qatar "policies and laws".

Extra flights ordered between Qatar, India to circumvent blockade

The New Arab & agencies

Extra flights ordered between Qatar, India to circumvent blockade

The Indian government has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha to ensure no expats are stranded following a Saudi-led blockade of the country earlier this month.

Second batch of Turkish troops deploys to Qatar

The New Arab

Second batch of Turkish troops deploys to Qatar

A second batch of Turkish troops arrived in Qatar's Al-Udeid airbase on Thursday, joining a Turkish detachment already in place for training ...

US increasingly frustrated with anti-Qatar blockade, demands 'reasonable' explanations US increasingly frustrated with anti-Qatar blockade, demands 'reasonable' explanations

The New Arab & agencies

US increasingly frustrated with anti-Qatar blockade, demands 'reasonable' explanations

The United States said it hopes a reported list of demands prepared by an anti-Qatar alliance would be "reasonable and actionable", amid an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to crisis

Qatar has accused "neighbouring countries", of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current diplomatic crisis.

The New Arab

Game of Thobes: Salman's elevation sees Saudi become Sultanate

The rise of Mohammed bin Salman consolidates his power away from Saudi Arabia's traditional 'dynastic monarchy' approach, in which ...

The New Arab

Qatar Airways reclaims 'World's Best Airline' title despite blockade

Qatar's national carrier has once again been voted the world's best airline despite a diplomatic spat that has seen a Saudi-led bloc close its ...

The New Arab & agencies

US mocks Saudi Arabia's justifications for Qatar blockade

The US on Tuesday bluntly announced it was 'mystified' that Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies have failed to justify their blockade of Qatar, urging ...

Qatari camels dying of thirst at blockaded Saudi border

The New Arab

Qatari camels dying of thirst at blockaded Saudi border

Video: Tens of thousands of Qatari-owned camels and sheep have been deported from Saudi Arabia, but many thousands more are stranded at the ...

Emile Nakhleh

Saudi bullying of Qatar: A crumbling Game of Thrones

Comment: Despite White House support for the Saudi-UAE alliance, it is Qatar thathas emerged with the trump card, writes Emile Nakhleh.

'Iraq to hold countries that support terrorism accountable': PM

The New Arab

'Iraq to hold countries that support terrorism accountable': PM

Iraq's Prime Minister said Baghdad retains its right to hold accountable those who support terrorism, during his first official visit to Saudi ...

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive ...

'No negotiations' before lifting blockade, Qatar warns

The New Arab & agencies

'No negotiations' before lifting blockade, Qatar warns

Doha will not take part in any negotiations on ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis until the neighbouring states lift their blockade, ...

Anti-Qatar blockade: Consequence of Doha's support for Arab Spring?

Karim Traboulsi

Anti-Qatar blockade: Consequence of Doha's support for Arab Spring?

Analysis: What really lies at the heart of Gulf accusations against the Qataris? American academic and Middle East affairs analyst Professor ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish soldiers arrive in Qatar for joint exercises

The first group of Turkish soldiers arrived in Qatar and participated in joint exercises with local troops on Sunday, the defence ministry said.

The New Arab

Pakistan chooses to remain neutral in Gulf rift

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Jeddah on Monday, where the PM was reportedly told to ...

The New Arab & agencies

US attempts to smooth over Qatar relations

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will cancel a meeting with American partners to concentrate on fixing relations between Qatar and its Gulf ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia and UAE using journalists 'like political footballs'

Gulf nations involved in the blockade against Qatar have been told not to use Al-Jazeera journalists and their families as political footballs ...

Saudi cleric escapes 'assassination attempt' in rebel-controlled Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Saudi cleric escapes 'assassination attempt' in rebel-controlled Syria

Syrian-based Abdullah al-Muhaysini says he escaped an assassination plot after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to the Saudi ...

The New Arab

Turkey holds talks with Saudi on ending Qatar blockade

Turkey has asked Saudi Arabia to host a Turkish military base in the kingdom, as the foreign minister meets the king in Riyadh for talks on the ...

Feel-crimes, broken families: Counting the anti-Qatar blockade's human cost

The New Arab

Feel-crimes, broken families: Counting the anti-Qatar blockade's human cost

As the Saudi-led blockade of Doha nears its third week, Qatar's semi-independent National Human Rights Committee, which has been ...

The Siege of <em>Doha</em>

Gary Sick

The Siege of Doha

The Saudi/UAE led siege has taken drastic measures against Qatar which the US should feel uncomfortable with. Professor Sick assesses the ...

Turkey FM in Saudi Arabia to continue Qatar mediation

The New Arab

Turkey FM in Saudi Arabia to continue Qatar mediation

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Mecca in a bid to resolve the Gulf's worst diplomatic crisis ...

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