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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded the 'vibrant relationship' shared between his country and Gulf Arab nations during a visit to Dubai.

A newly constructed village in the Philippines has been named 'Kuwait', in acknowledgment of the continued support provided by the Gulf state to the south-east Asian powerhouse.

UN chief taps British mediator as new Yemen envoy

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UN chief taps British mediator as new Yemen envoy

Diplomatic sources say Martin Griffiths is set to replace Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as the UN's envoy to Yemen.

Yemen war forces over 32,000 civilians from their homes

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Yemen war forces over 32,000 civilians from their homes

Tens of thousands of Yemenis had fled their homes in the past two months, joining some two million refugees already displaced by fighting, the ...

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

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 ...

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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 health.

Alex Macheras

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.

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Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

Qatar's contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped ease the live of hundreds of thousands of ...

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Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace

A second UAE military jet violated Qatar's airspace in January, Doha said on Saturday, prompting a new complaint to the UN, as tensions between ...

Qatar, UAE clash over alleged airspace violation

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Qatar, UAE clash over alleged airspace violation

Qatar, which has faced a boycott by Arab states including the UAE since last June, says it lodged a protest at the United Nations about ...

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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".

How Qatar is overcoming the aviation blockade

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.

Kuwait emir calls for GCC cooperation amid Qatar crisis

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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 ...

UAE to meet Oman in <em>Gulf</em> Cup final

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UAE to meet Oman in Gulf Cup final

Oman beat Bahrain, while the UAE saw off Iraq, in tense semi-finals games of the Gulf Cup on Tuesday, as Muscat saw big celebrations.

UN rights experts condemn Saudi Arabia's repression of activists

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UN rights experts condemn Saudi Arabia's repression of activists

Rights experts at the United Nations have condemned Saudi Arabia's crackdown on rights activists, decrying a "worrying pattern of ...

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Kuwait to join UN Security Council as Arab member

Kuwait will take the role as Arab member of the UN Security Council on Monday after a 40 year hiatus, but has insisted it will remain neutral on world affairs.

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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.

Malia Bouattia

Trump's Jerusalem move takes pretence off the table

Comment: Israel's free hand in expanding its colonial endeavours is increasingly a point of friction between governments and their populations, ...

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Ethiopians mass deported by Saudi Arabia describe 'institutional abuse'

Ethiopian migrants who have been deported en-masse from Saudi Arabia describe their ordeal when dealing with 'abusive' Saudi authorities.

Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status

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Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status

King Salman and Turkish premier Binali Yildirim met in Riyadh where they discussed boosting ties in the region, the status of Jerusalem and ...

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Kuwait slaps blogger who insulted KSA with five-year sentence

Kuwait sentenced a blogger to five years in prison for allegedly insulting Saudi Arabia.

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

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Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

Palestinian protesters block Bahrain faith group's visit to Gaza

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Palestinian protesters block Bahrain faith group's visit to Gaza

Palestinian protesters have prevented a Bahraini interfaith group from visiting the Gaza Strip amid widespread outcry over the fate of Jerusalem.

FIFA commends Qatar for transferring <em>Gulf</em> Cup to Kuwait

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FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body ...

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