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Qatar has signed an $8 billion deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from the United Kingdom amid an ongoing blockade of the Gulf state.

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

Signs of US-Saudi rift after rare Washington criticism

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Signs of US-Saudi rift after rare Washington criticism

US State Department chief Rex Tillerson has offered some mild, but rare, criticism of Saudi Arabia's foreign policy which has been driven by the young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

<em>Qatar</em> and France sign fighter jet deal

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Qatar and France sign fighter jet deal

Qatar's latest purchase of military and commercial aircraft could help Qatar make more use of its planes after its operations were ...

Kuwait says GCC 'needs to change' to survive rifts

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Kuwait says GCC 'needs to change' to survive rifts

The Gulf union will have to make alterations if it is to survive, Kuwait's leader said, as the GCC remains deeply divided over a ...

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE rulers 'skip GCC summit'

The rulers of the blockading nations all sent representatives to the summit meeting in Kuwait, while the Emir of Qatar attended in person.

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Kuwait unites Qatari-Gulf families separated by Saudi-led blockade

Families torn apart by the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain speak of the difficulties they face in ...

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GCC summit opens but hopes dashed by UAE-Saudi snub

A summit of the GCC will convene Tuesday, but hopes for ending the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar during the meet are undermined ...

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Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite Saudi row

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on 5 and 6 December, his ...

US holds talks with Saudi Arabia on 'Palestinian state'

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US holds talks with Saudi Arabia on 'Palestinian state'

Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been holding talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on establishing a ...

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Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

A conference on creating "a positive agenda" became the latest battlefield for Saudi Arabia and its regional-rival Iran after the two accused ...

<em>Qatar</em> sovereign fund considers investment in <em>Qatar</em> Airways, Katara

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Qatar sovereign fund considers investment in Qatar Airways, Katara

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, reportedly worth $330bn, is looking at injecting capital in projects closer to home as economic sanctions imposed ...

UAE 'preventing Shafiq from leaving' to challenge Sisi UAE 'preventing Shafiq from leaving' to challenge Sisi

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UAE 'preventing Shafiq from leaving' to challenge Sisi

The former Egyptian prime minister has told media he has been banned from leaving the Emirates after announcing his intention to run against ...

Exclusive: Riyadh agrees to attend Gulf summit in Kuwait

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Exclusive: Riyadh agrees to attend Gulf summit in Kuwait

The summit comes at a delicate time after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt all cut ties with Qatar in June.

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Sam Fouad

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Comment: Amid Saudi Arabia's dramatic reshuffle, the involvement of Donald Trump's ambitious son-in-law has not gone unnoticed, writes Sam ...

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, Tunisia and beyond, writes James M. Dorsey.

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Iran, Turkey sign deal with Qatar to ease blockade

Iran and Turkey have signed a deal with Qatar to ease the movement of goods between the three countries after almost six months of a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar unveils World Cup's first 'reusable' stadium

Qatar Sunday unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup's first 'reusable' stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues ...

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Qatari GCC staff barred from entering Saudi Arabia

Three Qatari nationals who work for the Riyadh-based Gulf Cooperation Council were refused entry into Saudi Arabia by border officers on ...

WTO to hear Qatar's complaint over economic <em>blockade</em>

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WTO to hear Qatar's complaint over economic blockade

Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization against the UAE over an economic ...

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Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar added 11 more individuals and two other entities including a prominent group of Islamic scholars ...

Is Riyadh boycotting Kathem al-Saher for his Qatari nationality?

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Is Riyadh boycotting Kathem al-Saher for his Qatari nationality?

Rumours surrounding the fate of Kathem al-Saher's career in Saudi Arabia have been squashed this week, after a source confirmed the cancellation ...

Anti-Doha alliance 'planned <em>Qatar</em> invasion' in 2014

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Anti-Doha alliance 'planned Qatar invasion' in 2014

An anti-Doha Gulf alliance deployed troops along Qatar's border in 2014 in preparation for a military invasion of the Gulf state, a senior ...

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

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