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Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want to bring football back to America.

Qatar on Saturday took further action with international organizations over the Saudi-led blockade, sending a letter to the UN chief and filing a complaint over threats to down civilian airliners.

<em>Qatar</em> dismisses 'illegal' demand for cutting Turkey defence ties

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Qatar dismisses 'illegal' demand for cutting Turkey defence ties

Qatar's ambassador to Turkey rejects Gulf states' demands regarding Doha's military ties to Ankara, saying that no dialogue about Qatar's sovereignty will be entertained.

Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

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Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

A Saudi video simulating Saudi warplanes shooting down Qatari civilian airplanes is causing international uproar.

UAE 'pumps millions' into Gaza in boost to Dahlan

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UAE 'pumps millions' into Gaza in boost to Dahlan

The UAE will provide $15 million per month to the Gaza Strip in the latest show of support for its ally Mohammad Dahlan.

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UAE's Washington ambassador Otaiba: Saudi leaders are crazy

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Washington has mocked Saudi Arabia as "f***in coo coo!" in the latest series of emails to be leaked from the controversial diplomat.

Imad K. Harb

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.

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Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

King Salman issues decree offering concessions to Qatari pilgrims following talks between Saudi crown prince and Qatari royal.

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Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of leading anti-government protests

Bahrain state TV aired a report on Wednesday claiming Qatar was behind popular 2011 anti-government protests, in the latest attack on ...

Qatar's resilient economy unfazed by harsh sanctions: analysts

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Qatar's resilient economy unfazed by harsh sanctions: analysts

More than two months into the Saudi-led blockade, Qatar remains largely unfazed and is expected to withstand years of ...

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Turkey sends fresh 'blockade busting' ship to Qatar

Turkey is set to send another cargo ship filled with food supplies to Qatar to help break an economic blockade imposed on the ...

UAE denies allowing Qatari aircraft into its airspace

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UAE denies allowing Qatari aircraft into its airspace

Qatar Airways weighs up flight route options amid conflicting reports about whether Doha's Gulf rivals have re-opened their airspace to ...

Saudi Arabia blocks Paypal 'to close <em>Qatar</em> sports-channel loophole'

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Saudi Arabia blocks Paypal 'to close Qatar sports-channel loophole'

Saudis have taken to social media to complain that online payment service PayPal has been blocked in the kingdom amid allegations the move was ...

<em>Qatar</em> launches new '<em>blockade</em>-busting' maritimes routes

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Qatar launches new 'blockade-busting' maritimes routes

Qatar will launch new direct maritime routes with Malaysia, Pakistan and Taiwan in September in a move that will further enable Doha to ...

US envoys arrive in Kuwait for Gulf crisis talks

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US envoys arrive in Kuwait for Gulf crisis talks

Two US envoys have arrived in the Gulf to begin a five-day tour aimed at ending the now two-month long Saudi-led Qatar ...

Maryam Al-Khater

Why Al Jazeera's enemies fear its revolution

Comment: Al Jazeera marked the Arabs' entry to the global media race, ending the unipolar monopoly of the flow of information, and overturning the region's media norms, vexing autocratic regimes.

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Gulf mediator Kuwait sends royal messengers to Riyadh, Cairo

Kuwait's emir has sent envoys with messages for the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt as the country attempts to mediate a diplomatic crisis in ...

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Qatar, Turkey forces wrap up 'Iron Shield' war games

Qatari and Turkish forces have ended a joint military exercise near Doha as a diplomatic crisis involving the gas-rich emirate and its ...

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Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israeli censorship

Al Jazeera says it 'deplores' an Israeli decision to ban the pan-Arab broadcaster from the country.

Leaked UAE ambassador emails reveal hostility to <em>Qatar</em>, Turkey

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Leaked UAE ambassador emails reveal hostility to Qatar, Turkey

Leaked emails of the UAE's ambassador to Washington have revealed the Gulf state's hostility to neighbour Qatar and its close ally ...

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Hamas condemns Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadh for calling it 'terrorist'

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has condemned a Saudi newspaper for describing it as a terror group, calling the label an ...

Saudi-led <em>blockade</em> of <em>Qatar</em> was defeated 'within hours'

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Saudi-led blockade of Qatar was defeated 'within hours'

Qatar's economy minister has said that an embargo imposed by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states was overcome within hours after it initiated a ...

Prolonged <em>Qatar</em> <em>blockade</em> has serious ramifications for wider region

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Prolonged Qatar blockade has serious ramifications for wider region

Analysis: The entrenchment of regional divisions could have far-reaching consequences beyond the Gulf, notes Paul Iddon.

<em>Qatar</em> expats granted new rights under landmark law

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Qatar expats granted new rights under landmark law

Qatar's landmark law will grant foreigners permanent residency and new freedoms, marking a significant step towards change in Gulf societies.

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