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Saudi interior ministry says it has prevented an attack on Mecca's grand mosque by cornering a would-be attacker at an Islamist militant hideout in the holy city.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in an annual show of solidarity with Palestinians, marking Al-Quds Day with chants against Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US.

Turkey sends first ship-load of food to Qatar

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Turkey sends first ship-load of food to Qatar

Turkey has faced increasing pressure from Riyadh over its support for Qatar and may soon face sanctions itself, according to one Egyptian source familiar with the matter.

UAE threatens Qatar to take list of demands 'seriously'

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UAE threatens Qatar to take list of demands 'seriously'

The UAE has threatened Qatar to take a list of harsh demands drawn up by its neighbours seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would ...

Our <em>Saudi</em>-UAE ban is a badge of honour

James Brownsell

Our Saudi-UAE ban is a badge of honour

Having them approve of us would be one, writes Managing Editor James Brownsell.

James M. Dorsey

Saudi-UAE demands challenge the fundamentals of international relations

Comment: The Saudi-UAE list of demands would effectively place Qatar under guardianship, and undermine the principle of freedom of expression and national sovereignty, writes James Dorsey.

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Qatar condemns UAE media for airing 'tortured' officer's confession

Qatar has condemned Emirati media for broadcasting what it says is a coerced confession of a Qatari intelligence officer, who was arrested for ...

Barak Barfi

Ambitious bin Salman will face trial by fire

Comment: Both at home and abroad the challenges facing bin Salman will be huge. It is unlikely he will succeed where more experienced hands did ...

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 ...

<em>Saudi</em>-led anti-Qatar alliance 'to punish Turkey for backing Doha'

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Saudi-led anti-Qatar alliance 'to punish Turkey for backing Doha'

A Saudi-led alliance against Qatar is planning to slap economic sanctions on Turkey for its support for Doha during the ongoing ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar Airways: American Airlines bid 'a strong investment'

The comments followed criticism from the chief executive of American Airlines over Qatar Airways’ interest in buying up to 10 percent of the US ...

Anti-Qatar alliance wants to 'replace the regime' warns ambassador

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Anti-Qatar alliance wants to 'replace the regime' warns ambassador

Qatar's ambassador to Moscow Fahad al-Attiya says the campaign against his country aims to replace the current regime with one controlled by ...

<em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> delivers 'list of demands' to Qatar

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Saudi Arabia delivers 'list of demands' to Qatar

Saudi Arabia and allies boycotting Qatar have issued a list of demands that includes shutting down the Doha-based al Jazeera ...

UAE ambassador 'threatened US over 9/11 responsibility act'

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UAE ambassador 'threatened US over 9/11 responsibility act'

Ambassador Otaiba allegedly e-mailed US senators, warning that intelligence cooperation between the two countries was at risk if the Jasta act ...

Qatar Airways seeks 10 percent stake in American Airlines

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Qatar Airways seeks 10 percent stake in American Airlines

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

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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".

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab

Bad news for Saudi oil plans as prices slump

Libya, Nigeria and the US have increased their overall output since the start of 2017, damaging an OPEC plan to cut output and stabilise the ...

Second batch of Turkish troops deploys to Qatar

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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", amid an ...

<em>Saudi</em> succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

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

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The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

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

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to crisis

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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 current ...

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