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Comment: The president's transactional approach to foreign interventions shows Trump's always about the bottom line, writes James Snell.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Qatar should foot the bill for US presence in Syria.

UAE and Bahrain 'manipulating' Qatar's airspace activities

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UAE and Bahrain 'manipulating' Qatar's airspace activities

Doha has said the UAE is a 'threat' to airspace security after Abu Dhabi accused Qatari fighter jets of flying 'dangerously close' to an Emirati airliner in Bahraini airspace.

Bahrain's foreign minister calls for prosecution of Al Jazeera

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Bahrain's foreign minister calls for prosecution of Al Jazeera

The Bahraini official said that in addition to the 13 demands issued by a Saudi-led anti-Qatar bloc to Doha, is that Al Jazeera should ...

Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

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Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, Qatari state ...

James M. Dorsey

Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional cooperation, writes James Dorsey.

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Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

The country's infrastructure is already stretched thin as it builds eight stadiums to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA ...

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Saudi king slams Iran 'interference' as Arab summit opens

Opening the Arab League summit on Sunday, there was notably little mention by the Saudi king of the Western strikes launched against the Assad ...

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No solution to Qatar crisis at Arab Summit: Riyadh

The upcoming meeting of Arab League states will not discuss the ongoing Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, Riyadh's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Trump 'demands Saudi King end senseless blockade of Qatar'

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Trump 'demands Saudi King end senseless blockade of Qatar'

US President Donald Trump has reportedly demanded that Saudi Arabia and other Arab states end a ten-month long economic blockade on Qatar.

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UK warplanes to provide security for Qatar World Cup

British-made Typhoon fighter jets bought last year by Qatar will be delivered in time to help provide security for the 2022 World Cup, Britain's ...

Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

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Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

Donald Trump welcomed Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani to the White House Tuesday, and a few choice words appeared to reshape Gulf politics and ease ...

France could hit Syria chemical facilities in air strikes

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France could hit Syria chemical facilities in air strikes

France could target Syria's chemical facilities in response to a deadly gas attack on an opposition town Paris says was almost certainly carried ...

Qatar economy, World Cup work progressing despite blockade

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Qatar economy, World Cup work progressing despite blockade

Doha's economy is expected to grow by 2.6 percent this year, despite a land, air and sea blockade on the Gulf state, its finance minister said.

Saudi Arabia threatens to make Qatar 'an island'

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Saudi Arabia threatens to make Qatar 'an island'

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a canal along its land border with Qatar to make the emirate an island, a Saudi newspaper has claimed.

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Qatar Emir to meet Trump, hoping to end crisis

The Emir of Qatar will meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House next week, hoping to end a spat that has riven the Gulf.

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Former Qatari leader criticises Saudi crown prince's Israel remarks

Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani said in a series of tweets on Wednesday that Gulf states have become a 'laughing stock' that make statements to please ...

The New Arab

Blockade-hit Qatar invited to Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia

Qatar is yet to decide on its level of participation after receiving an invitation to the Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia, Doha's foreign ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump urges Saudi Arabia to restore ties with Qatar

US President Donald Trump urged both Riyadh and Doha to end the Qatar crisis months after Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed ...

Eritrea's Qatar attacks don't come out the blue

Paul McLoughlin

Eritrea's Qatar attacks don't come out the blue

Analysis: UAE and Saudi designs on the Red Sea have seen East Africa's Eritrea join the blockade of Qatar. Asmara's rhetoric against ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar takes Bahrain to UN over 'serious' airspace violation

Blockade-hit Qatar has accused Bahrain of violating its airspace and has reported the incident to the UN's aviation authority.

Aerial bickering as UAE accuses Qatar of intercepting airliner

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Aerial bickering as UAE accuses Qatar of intercepting airliner

Gulf rivals are bickering again over alleged airspace violations, as the blockade of Qatar crisis shows no sign of de-escalation.

Qatar condemns Yemen Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

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Qatar condemns Yemen Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

Qatar has condemned a missile barrage on Riyadh and other Saudi cities by Houthi rebels, calling for the international to protect civilians in ...

Qatar's emir visits Moscow to discuss trade and Syria

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Qatar's emir visits Moscow to discuss trade and Syria

Qatar's emir met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Monday, to discuss the Syrian crisis and agree a number of trade deals between ...

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