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Egyptian forces have killed 30 militants during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police.

Doha sets new rules for defining terror and terror financing amid sustained accusations from neighbouring countries about Qatar's alleged terror links.

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

Alaa Bayoumi

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state Egypt, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

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Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

The UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu 'secretly met' in New York in 2012, according to a recent ...

Cairo upset with US definition of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

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Cairo upset with US definition of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

New US travel advice on Egypt draws Cairo's ire as it distinguishes between the Muslim Brotherhood and violent militant groups.

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Football star Roberto Carlos in Cairo to promote tourism

Former Brazil and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos landed in Cairo on Wednesday to promote Egypt's struggling tourism sector.

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Qatar has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack

Qatar's lead investigator has said the hack of the country's national news agency which led to a Gulf-wide crisis originated from a country ...

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Iraq's Kadim al-Sahir defies Gulf boycott with Qatar concert

World famous Iraqi singer Kadim al-Sahir is defying an Arab boycott of Qatar's summer festival by performing a concert in the capital Doha next ...

Uri Levy

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Blog: What impact will the Gulf blockade have on Qatar's World Cup? Rumours of demands made of FIFA, as well as usual transfer speculation, has ...

Sixth batch of Turkish troops arrive in Qatar

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Sixth batch of Turkish troops arrive in Qatar

A fresh batch of Turkish troops arrived in Qatar on Tuesday, to carry out joint training exercises as part of an Ankara-Qatar military agreement.

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Egypt police trap and kill top militants: govt

Egyptian police killed three top Islamist militants in two separate operations, including two caught trying to move to a new hideout on Cairo's ...

<em>Egypt</em> to end visas on arrival for Qataris

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Egypt to end visas on arrival for Qataris

Egypt said it would end visas on arrival for Qatari citizens as a dispute between four Arab states and the Gulf emirate continues over ...

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

Diana Alghoul

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

In-depth: Names of the children who died during the 2014 massacre were tied onto the gates, and coffins with photos of every single child killed ...

UN calls on Haftar to investigate 'execution of prisoners'

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UN calls on Haftar to investigate 'execution of prisoners'

The UN on Tuesday called for the Libyan National Army to investigate the summary executions of prisoners, expressing concern at the fate of ...

<em>Egypt</em> evicts low-income island squatters for Gulf-funded megaproject

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Egypt evicts low-income island squatters for Gulf-funded megaproject

Authorities in Egypt are attempting to evict low-income residents of an island in Cairo to make way for a mega-project funded by ...

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Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia later this month as the Gulf region remains locked in a diplomatic crisis.

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Zarif: Iran not seeking confrontation with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that he hopes Tehran can work together with Riyadh to end the conflicts in both ...

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Qatar: UAE violated international law by hacking state media

Qatar has said the reported involvement of the UAE in hacking its state news agency in May was a violation of international law.

Emile Nakhleh

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Comment: Now that they feel relatively secure, GCC members - particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE - are more confident in attacking others, ...

Anti-Qatar alliance threatens Doha's GCC post

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Anti-Qatar alliance threatens Doha's GCC post

Qatar could lose its position in the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Arab countries currently blockading Doha warned on Monday.

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British boxer shows support for Qatar after winning title

A British boxer has shown support for the Gulf state of Qatar, which is under blockade by four Arab countries, as he resoundingly won a title ...

Man killed in <em>Egypt</em> raid on Nile 'squatter island'

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Man killed in Egypt raid on Nile 'squatter island'

One man has been killed and 56 people injured after clashes between squatters and Egyptian security forces during a raid on an island in the ...

UAE 'hacked Qatar website' to post false emir statements

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UAE 'hacked Qatar website' to post false emir statements

The current Gulf crisis appears to have been instigated by the UAE who orchestrated a hacking campaign against the Qatari government

Qatar blockade escalates Gulf crackdown on free expression

Charlie Hoyle

Qatar blockade escalates Gulf crackdown on free expression

In-depth: Freedom of expression has dramatically deteriorated in Gulf States since a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar last month, exacerbating a ...

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