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Qatar Airways has notified American Airlines of its intention to buy a 10 percent stake in the US carrier, which confirmed the move Thursday.

Macron says Assad removal no longer priority for France

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Macron says Assad removal no longer priority for France

France no longer sees the removal of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Macron said Thursday, making the policy official for the first time.

Conforming with government's line, Saudi presenter resigns from Al-Jazeera

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Conforming with government's line, Saudi presenter resigns from Al-Jazeera

A veteran Saudi journalist has resigned from broadcaster Al-Jazeera to stand in line with the kingdom's anti-Qatar "policies and laws".

Extra flights ordered between <em>Qatar</em>, India to circumvent blockade

The New Arab & agencies

Extra flights ordered between Qatar, India to circumvent blockade

The Indian government has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha to ensure no expats are stranded following a Saudi-led ...

Yousef Munayyer

Saudi Arabia's royal reshuffle

Comment: Saudi Arabia under Muhammad bin Salman is likely to take even more hasty, reactionary measures, like the coercion of Qatar and the quagmire in Yemen, writes Yousef Munayyer.

The New Arab

Second batch of Turkish troops deploys to Qatar

A second batch of Turkish troops arrived in Qatar's Al-Udeid airbase on Thursday, joining a Turkish detachment already in place for training ...

The New Arab & agencies

US increasingly frustrated with anti-Qatar blockade, demands 'reasonable' explanations

The United States said it hopes a reported list of demands prepared by an anti-Qatar alliance would be "reasonable and actionable", ...

Robert Springborg

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing ...

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to crisis

Qatar has accused "neighbouring countries", of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the ...

Ennahdha's Ghannouchi sues Sky News Arabia over 'defamatory' report

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Ennahdha's Ghannouchi sues Sky News Arabia over 'defamatory' report

Rached Ghannouchi, chief of Tunisia's Ennahdha party, is taking legal action against Sky News Arabia over a report accusing him of involvement ...

Game of Thobes: Salman's elevation sees Saudi become Sultanate Game of Thobes: Salman's elevation sees Saudi become Sultanate

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Game of Thobes: Salman's elevation sees Saudi become Sultanate

The rise of Mohammed bin Salman consolidates his power away from Saudi Arabia's traditional 'dynastic monarchy' approach, in which ...

<em>Qatar</em> Airways reclaims 'World's Best Airline' title despite blockade

The New Arab

Qatar Airways reclaims 'World's Best Airline' title despite blockade

Qatar's national carrier has once again been voted the world's best airline despite a diplomatic spat that has seen a Saudi-led bloc close its ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to 'jihadist-for-Shia militants' prisoner swap

The New Arab

Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to 'jihadist-for-Shia militants' prisoner swap

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have agreed to a prisoner exchange involving Islamic State group fighters and Iraqi militiamen during bilateral talks this ...

The New Arab & agencies

Who is Mohammed bin Salman?

The 31-year-old prince's public profile has grown rapidly since his father ascended to the throne, amassing extraordinary power and influence at a breakneck speed.

The New Arab & agencies

US mocks Saudi Arabia's justifications for Qatar blockade

The US on Tuesday bluntly announced it was 'mystified' that Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies have failed to justify their blockade of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Who is Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's next king?

The 31-year-old prince's public profile has grown rapidly since his father ascended the throne, amassing extraordinary power and influence at a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen war architect set to be next Saudi king

Mohammed bin Salman becomes crown prince after King Salman ousts Mohammed bin Nayef as heir apparent in Saudi royal power struggle.

Qatari camels dying of thirst at blockaded Saudi border

The New Arab

Qatari camels dying of thirst at blockaded Saudi border

Video: Tens of thousands of Qatari-owned camels and sheep have been deported from Saudi Arabia, but many thousands more are stranded at the ...

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.

'Iraq to hold countries that support terrorism accountable': PM

The New Arab

'Iraq to hold countries that support terrorism accountable': PM

Iraq's Prime Minister said Baghdad retains its right to hold accountable those who support terrorism, during his first official visit to Saudi ...

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

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

The Gulf siege of <em>Qatar</em> backfires

Maryam Al-Khater

The Gulf siege of Qatar backfires

The Gulf blockade on Qatar was a blessing in disguise, turning into a tsunami-like reverse blockade against its creators in several ...

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