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A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf political crisis.

Qatar's foreign minister has warned a boycott of Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states could lead to the breakup of the GCC.

Brexit Britain embarking on questionable Middle East deals

Paul Iddon

Brexit Britain embarking on questionable Middle East deals

Analysis: Post-Brexit Britain has upped the ante when it comes to making dubious investments, particularly with arms sales and the oil trade, writes Paul Iddon.

Saudi Arabia is beating the drums of war, again

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Saudi Arabia is beating the drums of war, again

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's impulsive and antagonistic measures will come at a price, risking his survival as future king or disastrous wars ...

Qatar calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

The New Arab

Qatar calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar has called to end a nearly five month old political and economic blockade of the tiny Gulf state by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries.

The New Arab

Bahrain revisits Qatar border dispute amid ongoing blockade

Bahrain has claimed the right to take Qatari territory as tensions between the two countries escalate amid a months-long blockade of Doha.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain imposes visas on Qatar visitors

Bahrain's King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa ordered the new rules and urged authorities to strengthen security measures in the tiny Gulf ...

The New Arab

Qatar's dignity, sovereignty are non-negotiable: Sheikh Tamim

Nearly six months into the blockade, Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani remains defiant yet open to dialogue with the blockading Gulf ...

The New Arab

GCC at stake as Bahrain suggests suspending Qatar membership

The future of the Gulf Cooperation Council is at risk of destruction amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis, as Bahrain suggests suspending Qatar's ...

Tillerson warns of far-reaching consequences of Qatar crisis

The New Arab

Tillerson warns of far-reaching consequences of Qatar crisis

A five-month old crisis pitting a Saudi-led Arab bloc against Qatar could have a major negative impact on the region, the US Secretary of State ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia's bridge to Africa 'will require Israeli approval'

Expert says that the inclusion of the Israeli-controlled Straits of Tiran in Saudi Arabia's ambitious $500bn plan suggests secret coordination.

Far-right former Trump aide Steve Bannon 'backs' Qatar blockade

The New Arab

Far-right former Trump aide Steve Bannon 'backs' Qatar blockade

Breitbart far-right media guru Steve Bannon, who was once a key adviser to Donald Trump, has attacked Qatar in a speech, alluding to it being ...

Qatar hails Kuwait's appeal for end to Gulf crisis

The New Arab

Qatar hails Kuwait's appeal for end to Gulf crisis

Qatar has hailed Kuwait's emir for appealing for an end to a near five-month political crisis between Qatar and Arab rivals led by Saudi Arabia.

Kuwait ruler says Qatar crisis could herald <em>GCC</em> breakup

The New Arab

Kuwait ruler says Qatar crisis could herald GCC breakup

Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah has warned that the GCC alliance could fall apart due to the ongoing diplomatic crisis over the ...

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Imad K. Harb

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Comment: The Trump administration has re-opened the door to unlimited supplies, making congressional action crucial, writes Imad K. Harb.

The New Arab

Kuwait Emir 'stopped GCC split' amid Qatar blockade

Kuwait's al-Sabah prevented a formal split in the GCC Council during a visit to Saudi Arabia last week, sources revealed to The New Arab.

Imad K. Harb

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Comment: The Trump administration has re-opened the door to unlimited supplies, making congressional action crucial, writes Imad K. Harb.

The New Arab

Qatar: Saudi Arabia is 'promoting regime change'

Qatari foreign minister accuses Saudi Arabia of 'bringing back the dark ages' through its dispute with Qatar.

The New Arab

Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

Gulf states currently blockading Qatar have tried to woo Kuwait by promising to boycott a football tournament in Doha unless a FIFA ban on ...

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Giorgio Cafiero

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Comment: China has an important role to play in Oman's future and transition away from an oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based one, writes ...

Stasa Salacanin

The Qatar crisis hits the African continent

Analysis: With Saudi Arabia calling on a number of African states to join its boycott of Qatar, it has become clear the Gulf crisis is spilling ...

Indian woman 'tortured, kept as slave' in Saudi Arabia

The New Arab

Indian woman 'tortured, kept as slave' in Saudi Arabia

A video of an Indian woman working in Saudi Arabia tearfully begging to be rescued from alleged slave labour and abuse has gone viral in her ...

Qatar denies Saudi-led blockade will 'risk' 2022 World Cup

The New Arab

Qatar denies Saudi-led blockade will 'risk' 2022 World Cup

Qatar has dismissed a report which alleged an 'increasing political risk' that the 2022 World Cup in Doha will not go ahead due to a siege by ...

US halts Gulf military exercises over Qatar crisis

The New Arab

US halts Gulf military exercises over Qatar crisis

The United States has halted some military exercises with Gulf allies in a bid to end the months-long blockade of Qatar by a Saudi-led coalition.

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