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Comment: Deals to help IS fighters escape ensure the organisation's survival. If IS is to be properly wiped out, these deals must end, writes James Snell.

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

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Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya has reportedly given up its licence to broadcast in the UK and EU to avoid paying financial penalties over biased coverage.

Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

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Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

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

Qatar's <em>Emir</em> calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

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Qatar's Emir calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

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

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Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference

Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the countries to have pledged to help Iraq in loans and investments to rebuild the country following the defeat of IS.

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Qatar-US alliance reaffirmed at end of Washington strategic dialogue

The US is looking to resolve the GCC crisis, which since June has pitted Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar.

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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.

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 ...

Saudi cleric hospitalised after five months in solitary confinement

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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 ...

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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

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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 claims ...

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 ...

Abu Dhabi holding Qatari royal 'against his will'

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Abu Dhabi holding Qatari royal 'against his will'

A controversial member of the Qatari royal-family who had been used by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to pressure Doha during the crisis is being held ...

UAE 'pressured Qatar to turn over Emirati dissident's wife'

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UAE 'pressured Qatar to turn over Emirati dissident's wife'

The UAE asked Qatar to turn over the wife of an Emirati dissident in return for de-escalating its campaign against Doha before the Gulf crisis, ...

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Qatar seeks compensation for businesses hit by Saudi-led blockade

Qatar's foreign ministry spokesperson Lulwa al-Khater accused the Saudi-led blockade on Doha of being a form of "economic warfare".

Anthony Harwood

Saudi-led 'hate campaign' included threats to kill Qataris: report

Analysis: The UN's human rights office has accused Saudi Arabia of orchestrating a hate campaign against Qatar, including threats to kill the ...

Alex Macheras

How Qatar is overcoming the aviation blockade

Comment: Despite the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar which began in June last year, Qatar is more open than ever before, writes Alex Macheras.

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Kuwait emir calls for GCC cooperation amid Qatar crisis

Kuwait's leader has told GCC members to move beyond a current crisis around Qatar, and ensure the survival of the Gulf bloc for coming ...

Kuwait premier visits Oman injured following Gulf Cup incident

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Kuwait premier visits Oman injured following Gulf Cup incident

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Hamad al-Sabah has visited Omani football fans who were hurt at a Kuwait football stadium during the Gulf Cup ...

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Riyadh's 'stubborn personalisation' behind Gulf crisis, says Saudi journalist

Veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has blamed Riyadh's 'personal stubbornness' for the persistence of a boycott of neighbouring Qatar.

Saudi Arabia shuts down resort over 'wild' mixed-gender concert

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Saudi Arabia shuts down resort over 'wild' mixed-gender concert

Saudi authorities have ordered the closure of a beach resort and temporarily halted cultural events following criticism of a controversial ...

Veteran Egypt diplomat hails Qatar as 'global power'

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Veteran Egypt diplomat hails Qatar as 'global power'

A veteran Egyptian diplomat has hailed Qatar's role in the global economy despite an ongoing blockade against the Gulf state by Cairo and its ...

Qatar seeks new markets amid Gulf crisis

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Qatar seeks new markets amid Gulf crisis

Senegal was the first stop for the Qatari Emir in his West Africa tour as Doha looks for new markets following the economic boycott ...

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