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The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the Gulf country on Saturday.

China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

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Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

Israel lawmaker demands FIFA cancel <em>Qatar</em> World Cup

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Israel lawmaker demands FIFA cancel Qatar World Cup

An Israeli lawmaker has joined a Saudi-led campaign against Qatar, calling on football's governing body to cancel the 2022 World Cup ...

<em>Qatar</em> says book flights two years before World Cup

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Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar means that that there will be a lot of pressure on QA as the sole Gulf-carrier amid the ...

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NATO 'ready to welcome' Saudi Arabia and Oman

A UAE-based news publication said NATO is ready to welcome in Saudi Arabia and Oman to its Istanbul cooperation initiative.

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Saudi newspaper 'forgets' the next World Cup in Qatar

The Saudi-led anti-Qatar agenda has spared nothing, from hajj to sports, with the World Cup the latest target of pro-Riyadh media.

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UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

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Qatar to raise billions for European Typhoon jets purchase

The island-nation agreed to purchase 24 Typhoon combat jets from British defence group BAE systems in December.

<em>Qatar</em> is an anti-terror, anti-extremist pioneer: Macron

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Qatar is an anti-terror, anti-extremist pioneer: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised the importance of his country's "strong relationship" with Qatar for fighting terrorism and ...

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'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman previously wrote to French president Emmanuel Macron over his concerns about a potential Qatar-Russia arms ...

Top UN court asked to rule in <em>Qatar</em> dispute

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Top UN court asked to rule in Qatar dispute

The UAE, Bahrain and Egypt requested the International Court of Justice to study the dispute after a separate UN body ruled in favour of ...

Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

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Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

World tennis bodies have demanded the immediate closure of beoutQ, which has also been accused of illegally broadcasting World Cup matches.

EU condemns UAE for 'destabilising' Somalia over <em>Qatar</em> crisis

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EU condemns UAE for 'destabilising' Somalia over Qatar crisis

The European Parliament on Wednesday slammed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for taking retaliatory actions against Somalia for the country's ...

Saudi police arrest <em>Qatar</em> pilgrim on 'terror charges'

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Saudi police arrest Qatar pilgrim on 'terror charges'

Saudi authorities have arrested a Qatari man as he performed pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site amid a year-old diplomatic spat between Doha and ...

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Egypt football-star apologises for selfie with Israeli fan

Former Egyptian football star Mohamed Aboutrika has apologised after he unwittingly took a photo with an Israeli fan during the World Cup in Russia.

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Hypocritical Saudi Arabia opposes Qatar's Russian missile purchase

Comment: Riyadh wants to acquire the very same missiles it is trying to deny Qatar, writes Paul Iddon

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Ireland to export meat to Qatar, following trade deal

Irish farmers will export meat to Qatar, as a blockade on the Gulf state pushes it to find new trading partners.

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Saudi hajj rules complicate pilgrimage for blockaded Qataris

Qatari authorities have denied Saudi accusations suggesting it failed to respond to Hajj and Umrah authorities to allow Qataris to attend the ...

Hamas, Israel 'in indirect talks over solving Gaza crises'

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Hamas, Israel 'in indirect talks over solving Gaza crises'

Qatari envoy for Gaza Mohammed al-Emadi reveals Hamas and Israel are indirectly negotiating, with the knowledge of the US, to reach a deal to ...

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UAE's blockade on Qatar spread a 'climate of fear'

Qatar is appealing to the UN's top court against the year-long blockade imposed by the UAE and its Gulf allies.

UAE responds to Qatar's UN court case with another

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UAE responds to Qatar's UN court case with another

The Gulf crisis has moved to UN courts as the UAE filed their own case against Qatar who accused them of fostering an "environment of ...

Kuwait emir's eldest son undergoes major surgery

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Kuwait emir's eldest son undergoes major surgery

Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Sabah underwent surgery abroad to remove a lung tumour.

<em>Qatar</em> FM meets US counterpart to discuss Gulf crisis

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Qatar FM meets US counterpart to discuss Gulf crisis

Qatari Foreign Minister has discussed the Gulf crisis with his US counterpart, who said President Donald Trump wants the year-old spat to end ...

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