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

General Khalifa Haftar's support of Janjaweed mercenaries is causing a return to violence in the Darfur region, the Sudanese media minister said on Sunday.

The UAE strategy in the Gulf

Khalil al-Anani

The UAE strategy in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE has acted as a primary catalyst in the Gulf diplomatic crisis since its onset and appears particularly keen to see the rift continue, writes Khalil al-Anani.

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

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Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Turkey's decision to deploy troops to Qatar aims to ensure Doha's security after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a blockade, the foreign ...

Libyan group says it freed Qaddafi son Saif Al-Islam

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Libyan group says it freed Qaddafi son Saif Al-Islam

An armed group in Libya said on Facebook Saturday it has freed Saif Al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Qaddafi who has been in custody ...

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Turkish president approves Qatar troops, Bahraini FM visiting Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar, including a deal for the deployment of Turkish troops there.

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Is Qatar paying the price for its pro-Palestine stance?

In-depth: Qatar, one of the few foreign backers of Hamas, faces massive pressure from its Gulf neighbours to cut ties with the Palestinian group.

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Sufficient stocks, Hamad Port, a lifeline for 'besieged' Qatar

Doha has moved to reassure citizens and residents over the availability of sufficient stocks of food and various consumer goods, as a de facto ...

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Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia push political dialogue in Libya

Libya's neighbours on Tuesday agreed to push for political dialogue to end the crisis in Libya, rejecting any foreign interference or a military ...

Hamas ‘shocked' after Saudis demand Qatar to end support

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Hamas ‘shocked' after Saudis demand Qatar to end support

Hamas expressed anger on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia demanded that Qatar end its support for the Palestinian Islamist movement as part of ...

Alaa Bayoumi

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian ...

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Alaa Bayoumi

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian ...

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Imogen Lambert

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Comment: Diplomats in the Gulf have been working for months to undermine Qatar and its independent foreign policy streak, writes Imogen Lambert.

Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE cut relations with Qatar

Robert Cusack

Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE cut relations with Qatar

A number of Arab nations cut off relations with Doha on Monday morning, accusing it of 'sponsoring terrorism'.

Haftar forces capture strategic Libya airbase after 'secret deals'

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Haftar forces capture strategic Libya airbase after 'secret deals'

Libya's General Khalifa Haftar captured new territories in the east of the country on Saturday evening, including a strategic airbase, ...

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Brother of IS beheaded Tunisian shepherd killed

The brother of a 16-year-old shepherd killed by the Islamic State group was found dead on Friday, after a "terrorist group" announced his abduction, Tunisian officials said.

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Bahrain investigates 'terrorist' hack of foreign minister's Twitter account

Tweets from Al-Khalifa’s account called for the end of the Bahraini monarchy and accused Bahrain and Saudi Arabia of imposing a crackdown on ...

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East Libyan forces surge through central desert oasis towns

East Libyan forces have captured a number of oasis towns in the country's central desert region, after Egyptian airstrikes helped them overcome ...

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Weekends for maids means forbidden sexcapades, says UAE lawmaker

Female domestic workers should not be allowed to have weekends off because they will have unlawful sexual relations and become pregnant, an ...

Libya parliament leader 'gave Egypt permission to bomb militants'

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Libya parliament leader 'gave Egypt permission to bomb militants'

The head of Libya's parliament reportedly gave the green light to Egypt to launch air raids on militants in response to a deadly attack on ...

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Bahrain bans main secular opposition group

Bahrain ordered the dissolution of the main secular opposition group on Wednesday in a ruling human rights campaigners described as the 'total ...

Egypt 'deploys special forces to Libya' to back Haftar

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Egypt 'deploys special forces to Libya' to back Haftar

Egypt has sent "dozens of military personnel" to Libya to back its close ally Khalifa Haftar as Cairo presses ahead with attacks on ...

Egypt to continue Libya airstrikes after Coptic Christian massacre

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Egypt to continue Libya airstrikes after Coptic Christian massacre

Egypt's military said Monday that it plans to press ahead with military operations against terrorist training camps in Libya after the Islamic ...

Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

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Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria as they met in ...

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