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Qatar Airways has notified American Airlines of its intention to buy a 10 percent stake in the US carrier, which confirmed the move Thursday.

The UN health agency and partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera-vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly outbreak in the impoverished country,

Bad news for Saudi oil plans as prices slump

The New Arab

Bad news for Saudi oil plans as prices slump

Libya, Nigeria and the US have increased their overall output since the start of 2017, damaging an OPEC plan to cut output and stabilise the price per barrel.

Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone after crossing over border

The New Arab

Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone after crossing over border

An Iranian drone that crossed over into Pakistani territory on Wednesday was shot down, Islamabad said.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Robert Springborg

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to crisis

Qatar has accused "neighbouring countries", of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current ...

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan makes headway in fighting corruption and FGM

Analysis: Acknowledging that problems exist is the first step in tackling them, reports Paul Iddon.

The New Arab

Qatar Airways reclaims 'World's Best Airline' title despite blockade

Qatar's national carrier has once again been voted the world's best airline despite a diplomatic spat that has seen a Saudi-led bloc close its ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to 'jihadist-for-Shia militants' prisoner swap

The New Arab

Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to 'jihadist-for-Shia militants' prisoner swap

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have agreed to a prisoner exchange involving Islamic State group fighters and Iraqi militiamen during bilateral talks this ...

The New Arab & agencies

Who is Mohammed bin Salman?

The 31-year-old prince's public profile has grown rapidly since his father ascended to the throne, amassing extraordinary power and influence at ...

US mocks Saudi Arabia's justifications for Qatar blockade

The New Arab & agencies

US mocks Saudi Arabia's justifications for Qatar blockade

The US on Tuesday bluntly announced it was 'mystified' that Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies have failed to justify their blockade of Qatar, urging ...

Who is Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's next king?

The New Arab & agencies

Who is Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's next king?

The 31-year-old prince's public profile has grown rapidly since his father ascended the throne, amassing extraordinary power and influence at a ...

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

Qatari camels dying of thirst at blockaded Saudi border

The New Arab

Qatari camels dying of thirst at blockaded Saudi border

Video: Tens of thousands of Qatari-owned camels and sheep have been deported from Saudi Arabia, but many thousands more are stranded at the ...

Emile Nakhleh

Saudi bullying of Qatar: A crumbling Game of Thrones

Comment: Despite White House support for the Saudi-UAE alliance, it is Qatar thathas emerged with the trump card, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The New Arab

'Iraq to hold countries that support terrorism accountable': PM

Iraq's Prime Minister said Baghdad retains its right to hold accountable those who support terrorism, during his first official visit to Saudi ...

Jo Schietti

Lebanon's political crisis drags on with third term extension

Whether the move will maintain the country’s political balance is yet to be seen, writes Jo Schietti.

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive ...

Fresh Syria talks set for July in Astana

The New Arab & agencies

Fresh Syria talks set for July in Astana

The next round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been scheduled for July 4-5, both Russia and Kazakhstan said on Monday.

The New Arab & agencies

'No negotiations' before lifting blockade, Qatar warns

Doha will not take part in any negotiations on ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis until the neighbouring states lift their blockade, Qatar's ...

Anti-Qatar blockade: Consequence of Doha's support for Arab Spring?

Karim Traboulsi

Anti-Qatar blockade: Consequence of Doha's support for Arab Spring?

Analysis: What really lies at the heart of Gulf accusations against the Qataris? American academic and Middle East affairs analyst Professor ...

UAE: Enforcing repression at home and wrecking alliances abroad

Bill Law

UAE: Enforcing repression at home and wrecking alliances abroad

Comment: The Emirati government may have crushed dissent on the home front, but the Yemen war drags on, and the GCC now risks being torn apart, ...

Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from IS

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from IS

Iraqi forces captured a border crossing to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to ...

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