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Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, writes Amar Diwakar.

The UAE-Saudi Coordination Council is expected to eclipse the pan-Gulf GCC alliance.

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

Public Relations in the Trump era

Rose Worden

Public Relations in the Trump era

Comment: Trump’s foreign policy has contributed to the emboldening of human rights abusers, writes Rose Worden.

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the <em>GCC</em>

Imad K. Harb

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the GCC

Comment: Countries blockading Qatar must reflect on how their attempts to control the Gulf are destabilising the entire region, writes Imad K. ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE may be coalition partners providing military support to Yemen's Hadi, but their alliance is mostly one of convenience, rather than loyalty, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Camille Lons

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Comment: After Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Oman's relationship with Iran and its regional neighbours is coming under mounting ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Products from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were taken off the shelves in Qatar, after a ministry order on Saturday.

The New Arab

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an ...

Mr President: Our iftar will be in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Mr President: Our iftar will be in Jerusalem

Zain's latest Ramadan video, which shows a young boy's message to world leaders, has gone viral.

The New Arab

Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from Qatar for insights'

Trump's long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked Qatar for $1 million for personal insights into the president's plans, according to a ...

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Noor El-Terk

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Donald Trump's decision to pull back from the landmark 2015 Iran deal has seen the GCC bloc divided in their responses. Kuwait, Oman ...

Oman: Between Iran and a hard place

Camille Lons

Oman: Between Iran and a hard place

Comment: Oman has maintained good relations with Iran, and stands to lose a lot from the US' likely withdrawal from the nuclear deal, writes ...

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Anne Gadel and Mourad el-Bouanani

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Comment: In UAE and Saudi Arabia, two princes are driving a geopolitical shake up. But do they share a common strategy? ask Anne Gadel and ...

Pompeo scrapes through Senate confirmation panel after Paul's U-turn

The New Arab

Pompeo scrapes through Senate confirmation panel after Paul's U-turn

The nominee for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured a shock approval from a Senate panel, amid fears his bellicose approach to diplomacy ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

The New Arab

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 be ...

The New Arab

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 ...

Saudi Arabia 'willing to send troops' to Syria: FM

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'willing to send troops' to Syria: FM

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said the kingdom is willing to send troops to Syria as part of a wider coalition, if proposed, according to ...

The New Arab

Saudi boss 'forced Filipina maid to drink bleach'

In the latest incident of mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Middle East, a Saudi boss allegedly forced her maid to drink bleach, Manila ...

No solution to Qatar crisis at Arab Summit: Riyadh

The New Arab

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.

UK warplanes to provide security for Qatar World Cup

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

How Riyadh is using airspace as a geopolitical weapon

Alex Macheras

How Riyadh is using airspace as a geopolitical weapon

Analysis: Having granted permission for flights to Israel to use its politicised airspace, Riyadh's exclusion of Qatar takes on renewed severity ...

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