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Egypt's president has come under fire for "unfit" remarks he made seemingly towards the Gulf state of Qatar during an inauguration of a military base.

A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar has expressed disappointment about a speech made by the Qatari Emir on Friday.

Thanks for the blockade, we are stronger: <em>Qatar</em> Petroleum

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Thanks for the blockade, we are stronger: Qatar Petroleum

The president and CEO of the state-run Qatar Petroleum thanked the anti-Doha bloc for the blockade, suggesting it has made the emirate stronger.

Prolonging <em>Qatar</em> blockade 'not in anyone's interest': Erdogan

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Prolonging Qatar blockade 'not in anyone's interest': Erdogan

Turkey's President Erdogan has said prolonging the isolation of Qatar by four Arab states is "not in anyone's interest" as he embarked ...

Egypt opens largest military base in Middle East

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Egypt opens largest military base in Middle East

Egypt has unveiled a huge military base in a ceremony which featured topless soldiers lifting weights and performing press-ups on army trucks.

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Qatar's BeIN sports network back on air in UAE

Subscribers to Qatar's BeIN sports network confirmed the channel was broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, a month after it was blocked during the Gulf crisis.

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Qatar will 'overcome and surpass' the blockade: Sheikh Tamim

The Emir of Qatar gave his live television broadcast since the blockade began on Friday night, where he detailed his vision for the ...

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Qatar bolsters anti-terror laws with amendments

Doha sets new rules for defining terror and terror financing amid sustained accusations from neighbouring countries about Qatar's alleged terror ...

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Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

The UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu 'secretly met' in New York in 2012, according to a recent ...

<em>Qatar</em> has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack Qatar has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack

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Qatar has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack

Qatar's lead investigator has said the hack of the country's national news agency which led to a Gulf-wide crisis originated from a country ...

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Iraq's Kadim al-Sahir defies Gulf boycott with Qatar concert

World famous Iraqi singer Kadim al-Sahir is defying an Arab boycott of Qatar's summer festival by performing a concert in the capital Doha next ...

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror links'

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Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror links'

Kuwait has expelled Iranian diplomats and closed military, culture and trade missions on its soil following the conviction of 'terror cell' ...

Saudi palace coup: Bin Salman 'exploited rival's painkiller addiction'

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Saudi palace coup: Bin Salman 'exploited rival's painkiller addiction'

Details have emerged of Mohammed Bin Salman's plot to oust his elder, more experienced cousin as heir to the Saudi throne.

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

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The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

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

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Blog: What impact will the Gulf blockade have on Qatar's World Cup? Rumours of demands made of FIFA, as well as usual transfer speculation, has ...

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Sixth batch of Turkish troops arrive in Qatar

A fresh batch of Turkish troops arrived in Qatar on Tuesday, to carry out joint training exercises as part of an Ankara-Qatar military agreement.

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Egypt to end visas on arrival for Qataris

Egypt said it would end visas on arrival for Qatari citizens as a dispute between four Arab states and the Gulf emirate continues over ...

Paul Iddon

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Analysis: Lessons from history are rarely learned, notes Paul Iddon.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Foreign funded extremism in the West: Politics vs evidence

Comment: When it comes to Saudi funding of extremist Wahhabi ideologies believed to contribute to violent extremism, the UK and others walk a ...

Erdogan to visit <em>Qatar</em> and Saudi amid diplomatic crisis

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Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia later this month as the Gulf region remains locked in a ...

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Zarif: Iran not seeking confrontation with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that he hopes Tehran can work together with Riyadh to end the conflicts in both ...

<em>Qatar</em>: UAE violated international law by hacking state media

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Qatar: UAE violated international law by hacking state media

Qatar has said the reported involvement of the UAE in hacking its state news agency in May was a violation of international law.

Vodafone <em>Qatar</em> blackout after 'technical issues'

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Vodafone Qatar blackout after 'technical issues'

Vodafone Qatar confirmed the network was hit with technical issues early on Monday, leading to more than 15 hours of a blackout for ...

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Emile Nakhleh

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Comment: Now that they feel relatively secure, GCC members - particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE - are more confident in attacking others, ...

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