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Qatar’s emir has urged neighbouring states to lift an “unfair” 4-month-old blockade and said he’s ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis.

Qatari foreign minister accuses Saudi Arabia of 'bringing back the dark ages' through its dispute with Qatar.

<em>Saudi</em> Aramco IPO 'still on track' for 2018

The New Arab

Saudi Aramco IPO 'still on track' for 2018

Saudi Arabia's oil minister has tried to reassure the country and possible investors about rumours emerging this week that a planned IPO of state-owned oil giant Aramco could be shelved.

'Forget studying we'll never find jobs' say <em>Saudi</em> youth

The New Arab

'Forget studying we'll never find jobs' say Saudi youth

A hashtag has been widely shared in Saudi Arabia, after a video went viral showing a teacher telling students they would never ...

Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

The New Arab

Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

Gulf states currently blockading Qatar have tried to woo Kuwait by promising to boycott a football tournament in Doha unless a FIFA ban on ...

The New Arab

Bahrain hits military mart looking at US, Russia hardware

Bahrain has joined other Gulf states its ramping up its military spending, as it looks to buy arms from rival arms manufacturers, the US and Russia.

The New Arab & agencies

Threat to Qatari banks' liquidity fading: Fitch

The threat to Qatari banks' funding and liquidity, triggered by withdrawals of foreign deposits amid a Saudi-led boycott of Doha, ...

The New Arab & agencies

China 'offers to buy five percent of Saudi Aramco'

Chinese state-owned oil companies are reportedly looking to directly purchase a five percent share in Saudi Aramco that the kingdom is ...

The New Arab

'Oil production cuts might not be needed,' Kuwait says

Oil producers might not need to cut production beyond March if all OPEC members fully comply with their output pledges, a Kuwaiti minister has ...

Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatari Emir

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatari Emir

Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to meet Malaysia's prime minister and king, followed by a state banquet at the palace, in his second trip abroad since ...

The New Arab & agencies

Stolen education: Yemen's classrooms empty on first school day

Yemen's classrooms remained largely empty in rebel-held cities, including the capital on Sunday, as teachers who have not been paid continued to ...

<em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> cancels Egyptian singer Sherine's charity concert

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia cancels Egyptian singer Sherine's charity concert

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring famous Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab.

<em>Saudi</em> keeps options open on Aramco IPO​

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi keeps options open on Aramco IPO​

Saudi Arabia is keeping its options open on the sale of Aramco shares, following reports that the IPO could be limited to the ...

Ex-Tunisian dictator Ben Ali makes public appearance

The New Arab

Ex-Tunisian dictator Ben Ali makes public appearance

Photos of the ousted ex-Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali attending the lavish engagement of his daughter appeared online on Friday.

Yemen's Saleh recovering from surgery by Russian medical team

The New Arab

Yemen's Saleh recovering from surgery by Russian medical team

Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh is recovering from an unspecified operation, after a Russian team was flown into the capital Sanaa to treat the ...

The New Arab

UAE joins Saudi-Israeli backing of Trump's aggressive Iran strategy

The UAE has become one of a handful of nations to back an announcement by US President Donald Trump to revise or tear up a nuclear agreement with Iran.

The New Arab

Saudi Aramco denies international IPO is being shelved

Saudi oil giant moves to allay speculation that it is considering shelving or scrapping its international IPO following reports in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

Audrey Azoulay, who is Jewish of Moroccan origin, will face the difficult task of trying to persuade the United States and Israel to remain as ...

The New Arab

Israel, Saudi Arabia show support for Trump's Iran strategy

Israel and Saudi Arabia both showed their support to US President Donald Trump on Friday after he refused to certify the 2015 ...

US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal,' says Iran's Rouhani US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal,' says Iran's Rouhani

The New Arab & agencies

US 'isolated in opposing nuke deal,' says Iran's Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani spoke in a televised address after Trump gave a much anticipated White House speech in which he "decertified" his ...

The New Arab

UAE 'planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries'

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has accused the United Arab Emirates of plotting to invade Doha with an army of mercenaries.

<em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> bans pyjamas at sports stadiums

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia bans pyjamas at sports stadiums

Planning on watching a football game in Saudi Arabia? Better leave the pyjamas at home then...

The Qatar crisis hits the African continent

Stasa Salacanin

The Qatar crisis hits the African continent

Analysis: With Saudi Arabia calling on a number of African states to join its boycott of Qatar, it has become clear the Gulf ...

Sudanese activists fear lifting sanctions will 'greenlight' regime atrocities

Matt Broomfield

Sudanese activists fear lifting sanctions will 'greenlight' regime atrocities

In-depth: Sudanese activists have told The New Arab of their fears the Sudanese regime will step up human rights violations now US sanctions ...

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