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Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the region, writes Amar Diwakar.

The UAE has pulled its football team out of the AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers after the Asian Football Confederation rejected its request not to play against Qatar.

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking the new crown prince, reports Robert Cusack.

Saudi Arabia overturns Skype ban amid social media clampdown

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Saudi Arabia overturns Skype ban amid social media clampdown

Potential economic gains soften Saudi authorities' stance on voice calling apps, while a broader clampdown on free social media use continues.

Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

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Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

The Saudi government will monitor and censor calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp after lifting a ban on the services, a ...

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Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government clampdown on critics in academia and beyond.

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Saudi prince calls for crucifixion of dissidents in poem

A Saudi prince has called for the crucifixion of dissidents in a patriotic poem that was published in the kingdom's mainstream media.

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Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

Comment: The United States' foreign policy under President Trump has been utterly confusing - dragging the Gulf Crisis on unnecessarily, writes ...

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Saudi crackdown on dissent 'linked to failed Qatar boycott'

A leading Saudi academic has said a recent wave of arrests has been an attempt by authorities to crackdown on opponents of the king-in-waiting's ...

Saudi-led bloc 'called-off <em>Qatar</em> military action after Trump warning'

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Saudi-led bloc 'called-off Qatar military action after Trump warning'

A Saudi-led bloc considered taking military action against Qatar at the start of a diplomatic crisis with the country before US ...

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Qatar and Kuwait to force out North Korea workers

Gulf states Qatar and Kuwait will no longer renew visas for North Korean workers, which should see all leave in the coming months or ...

Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

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Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia has tied up defence agreement with the UK, just days after Gulf rival Qatar purchased fighter jets from the London.

<em>Qatar</em> emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but without ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

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Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

Saudi Arabia has reportedly detained a popular cleric and judiciary officials in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing "crackdown" on ...

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Qatar condemns Bahrain for 'escalating' crisis over detained boats

Qatar has condemned neighbouring Bahrain for "attempting to escalate" an ongoing diplomatic crisis after it said Doha had seized Bahraini boats with fishermen on board.

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Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani reiterated his country's opposition to terrorism and extremism at a US-Islamic forum in New ...

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has found it thrust into the Riyadh-Doha fracas, as the social media giant blocks the Qatari media outlet Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia.

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Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from the UK

Qatar has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain, Doha's defence secretary said on Sunday, the emirate's second major military ...

Egypt court upholds Morsi life sentence

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Egypt court upholds Morsi life sentence

An Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for former President Mohamed Morsi, who was jailed for allegedly passing on state secrets to ...

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In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and ...

<em>Qatar</em> warns against travel to Egypt amid Gulf crisis

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Qatar warns against travel to Egypt amid Gulf crisis

Qatar has warned its citizens against travelling to Egypt amid a Saudi-led embargo on Doha in effect since June.

Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

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Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

Rights groups have condemned a crackdown by Saudi authorities who have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics in the ...

French president Macron urges lifting of <em>Qatar</em> blockade French president Macron urges lifting of Qatar blockade

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French president Macron urges lifting of Qatar blockade

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the lifting of a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar after meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh ...

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