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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.

Turkey's president has thanked the Qatari Emir after he pledged $15 billion in investments to invigorate Ankara's economy, prompting a rebound in the battered Turkish lira.

Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion into the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

Russia's emerging rapport with <em>Gulf</em> state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Oil tanker 'explodes' off coast of Oman

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Oil tanker 'explodes' off coast of Oman

An oil tanker has exploded off the coast of Oman, with a search underway to find seamen.

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Overthrow govt or lose Hajj, Saudi newspaper tells Qataris

A Saudi paper has demanded Qataris make a choice between support for their government or their religious obligations with attending Hajj.

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Swede detained in UAE after 'drinking glass of wine'

A Swedish woman was detained in a UAE 'hell hole' jail for drinking a glass of wine on her flight to the Gulf state.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard 'test-fired anti-ship missile' during war drills

Tensions between Iran and the US have continued to heat up, as Washington accuses Tehran of test-firing a new missile.

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's ...

Saudi Arabia and Egypt grant impunity with military pardons

Hannah Porter

Saudi Arabia and Egypt grant impunity with military pardons

Analysis: The military pardons issued by Saudi Arabia and Egypt are effectively an admission of misconduct, writes Hannah Porter.

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Bahrain officials blame women after sexual harassment at pool

Bahraini officials have issued a warning to two women who were sexually harassed by a group of men at a public swimming pool, local newspaper ...

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Paul McLoughlin

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Oman became the latest Gulf country to back Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada, but used carefully guarded words.

UAE lodges memo denying racial discrimination against Qataris

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UAE lodges memo denying racial discrimination against Qataris

The UAE has lodged a memo insisting it did not racially discriminate against Qataris after it joined the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar in 2017.

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

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 ...

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

CJ Werleman

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

Comment: Tech giant and entrepreneur Steve Wozniak is rubber stamping the Saudi monarchy's efforts to rehabilitate its global reputation, writes ...

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Canada 'seriously concerned' over Riyadh decision to expel ambassador

Canada said it is 'seriously concerned' after Saudi Arabia announced the expulsion of its ambassador after raising human rights concerns.

Uri Levy

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

How can a brand new Egyptian team be in the same spending leagues as AC Milan, Marseille, Porto and a host of Chinese clubs? Meet Pyramids FC...

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Starving sailors desperate after six months held by UAE

Eighteen Indian sailors have been subjected to six months of neglect by UAE and Indian authorities, living with little food in squalid ...

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'They are killing my father': Bahraini activist launches hunger-strike

Ali Mushaima, who has been stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, has launched a hunger strike demanding medical aid for his dying, imprisoned ...

Iran diplomat granted entry to Saudi Arabia

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Iran diplomat granted entry to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has granted a visa to an Iranian diplomat to work in a consular office in Jeddah, state media reported on Sunday.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard hold war drills in Gulf region

Iranian troops have held military exercises in the Gulf, the Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday, a day ahead of tough new US sanctions ...

Trump hotel 'received financial boost' after Saudi royal visit

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Trump hotel 'received financial boost' after Saudi royal visit

A visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to New York gave Donald Trump's hotel in the city a big boost.

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Comment: If Assad attempts an assault on the western province, a major geopolitical showdown as well as devastation on the ground will follow, ...

Seoul sends warship to Libya as nationals are kidnapped

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Seoul sends warship to Libya as nationals are kidnapped

The 4,000-tonne vessel, Munmu the Great, which takes part in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, was now on its way to Libya, ...

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