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Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring protests.

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all against Iran is doomed.

Amnesty 'targeted with Israeli spyware' while investigating Saudi Arabia

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Amnesty 'targeted with Israeli spyware' while investigating Saudi Arabia

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software while working on Saudi-related human rights issues, the watchdog said on Wednesday.

'Arab NATO': Trump pursuing regional alliance to confront Iran

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'Arab NATO': Trump pursuing regional alliance to confront Iran

Washington is reviving plans to develop a pan-Arab military force to counter growing Iranian influence, which may also be a step to GCC ...

Oil prices spike after Saudi halts shipments after attack

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Oil prices spike after Saudi halts shipments after attack

Futures for Brent crude, the international oil benchmark, hit $74.83 per barrel before falling back in later day trading to $73.99, up 6 cents.

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UAE commends Ethiopia and Eritrea for historic peace deal

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan said the peace agreement is a 'bold and historic step'.

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US wants to 'build momentum' for Gulf crisis summit

US charge d'affaires to Qatar, Ryan Gliha said his country wants to ”build momentum towards resolving the Gulf crisis.

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

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UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

UN urges Egypt to release daughter of Qatar-based cleric

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UN urges Egypt to release daughter of Qatar-based cleric

The United Nations has called on Egyptian authorities to release the daughter of prominent Muslim scholar who has been held in solitary ...

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Saudi hajj rules complicate pilgrimage for blockaded Qataris

Qatari authorities have denied Saudi accusations suggesting it failed to respond to Hajj and Umrah authorities to allow Qataris to attend the ...

UAE's blockade on Qatar spread a 'climate of fear'

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UAE's blockade on Qatar spread a 'climate of fear'

Qatar is appealing to the UN's top court against the year-long blockade imposed by the UAE and its Gulf allies.

UAE responds to Qatar's UN court case with another

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UAE responds to Qatar's UN court case with another

The Gulf crisis has moved to UN courts as the UAE filed their own case against Qatar who accused them of fostering an "environment of ...

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE pledge Bahrain bail out

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE pledge Bahrain bail out

Bahrain's wealthy neighbours are set to announce a support package to prop up the island state's economy.

Israel greenlights railway link to Saudi Arabia: Israel TV

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Israel greenlights railway link to Saudi Arabia: Israel TV

Israel's prime minister has greenlighted work to begin on planned railroad network that will connect the Jewish state to Saudi Arabia, Israeli ...

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UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

Qatar has condemned the "campaign of political and economic coercion" during a year-long blockade.

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

Minute-by-minute updates from Iran and Morocco's opening game in their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaigns.

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Blockaded Qatar takes UAE to International Court of Justice

Qatar will file a case against the UAE over the "devastating" effect of the blockade on human rights of Qataris.

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Riyadh moves to 'bankroll' Jordan to contain anti-austerity protests

Saudi Arabia says it will host a meeting among several Gulf Arab countries to offer support to Jordan after it faced mass protests over ...

Dozens of migrants drown off the shore of Yemen

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Dozens of migrants drown off the shore of Yemen

The United Nations Migration Agency said dozens of migrants drowned after their boat capsized off the shore of Yemen.

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Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

The Qatar blockade has had significant impact on the human rights of persons both within Qatar and in the four states of the Quartet, a new ...

Morocco World Cup bid cleared for runoff against US

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Morocco World Cup bid cleared for runoff against US

Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid has been cleared for a a runoff vote despite concerns about the country's readiness to host the competition.

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

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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 ...

Qatar blockade threatens East Africa peace efforts, EU warns

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Qatar blockade threatens East Africa peace efforts, EU warns

Diplomatic tensions between countries in the Gulf are threatening peace efforts in East Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa, the ...

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