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Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

Bahrain has jailed five people over critical tweets, as the Gulf state further clamps down on opposition in the country.

Activists demand US suspend Bahrain prince’s diplomatic visa

The New Arab & agencies

Activists demand US suspend Bahrain prince’s diplomatic visa

Human rights activists are urging the US to suspend the diplomatic visa of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa over allegations of torture during the 2011 protests.

Saudi bullying of Qatar: A crumbling Game of Thrones

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.

Qatari emir makes unannounced visit to the UAE

The New Arab

Qatari emir makes unannounced visit to the UAE

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the ruler of Qatar, is making a brief visit to the UAE amid warming relations ...

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