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Thousands of camels stranded in Saudi Arabia will begin to be repatriated back to Qatar via Kuwait, local media have reported.

Emir Thani called the months-long blockade of Qatar "futile", and said it was time for regional states to put their differences aside.

US senator ends block on arms sales to GCC

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US senator ends block on arms sales to GCC

Republican Senator Bob Corker said he will end the arms sales block which was a bid to pressure the Gulf states to find a solution to the diplomatic crisis.

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Derby day drama took over Amman and Casablanca this week, while an underwhelming clash between the Arabian Peninsula's two biggest clubs was ...

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Anthony Harwood

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony ...

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and unease over Trump's policies in the region.

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Louvre apologises to Qatar for 'Gulf map scandal'

The Louvre Museum in Paris has apologised to Qatar for its franchise in the United Arab Emirates displaying a map of the Arabian Peninsula that ...

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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 region.

Anti-<em>Doha</em> 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 ...

Anthony Harwood

Soccer breaks through the blockade of Qatar

The Champions League of the Asian Football Confederation could be an opportunity for mutual respect amid the blockade on Qatar, writes Anthony ...

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 plans massive expansion of US military base

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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

Qatar signs trade, investment agreements with Oman amid blockade

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Qatar signs trade, investment agreements with Oman amid blockade

Qatar declared on 10 January that the Saudi-led blockade amounted to an 'economic war' and that it would seek redress for people adversely ...

'Mother' of UAE nation Sheikha Hessa passes away

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'Mother' of UAE nation Sheikha Hessa passes away

Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed al-Nahyan, mother of the UAE ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, has passed away leaving a country in mourning.

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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 museum.

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 ...

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Prominent Egyptian scholar Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison

Prominent Egypt-born scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi who heads the Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has been sentenced to ...

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Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

Awda was arrested after posting a tweet welcoming reports of a possible reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He has now been ...

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, suffering ill ...

Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The New Arab

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 ...

Turkey and Qatar leaders meet in Ankara

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Turkey and Qatar leaders meet in Ankara

Turkey's President Erdogan and Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani held talks in Ankara on Monday, as the UAE accused Doha of intercepting two ...

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.

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