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Comment: Kuwait finds itself in a difficult position, hoping to preserve its close alliance with Washington while still maintaining diplomatic and economic relations with North Korea, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.

Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

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Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

King Salman issues decree offering concessions to Qatari pilgrims following talks between Saudi crown prince and Qatari royal.

Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of leading anti-government protests

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Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of leading anti-government protests

Bahrain state TV aired a report on Wednesday claiming Qatar was behind popular 2011 anti-government protests, in the latest attack on Doha.

Don't interfere: Tunisia slams al-Azhar comments on gender equality

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Don't interfere: Tunisia slams al-Azhar comments on gender equality

Tunisia's ruling party slammed al-Azhar's interference into its internal affairs on Wednesday, after weighing in on a debate on calls for gender ...

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'Lot of time' needed to rebuild GCC trust: Qatar

Qatar's foreign minister said it will take a 'lot of time' to rebuild any trust between sparring Gulf countries as the regional diplomatic crisis lumbers on.

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Israel arrests Islamic Movement head over alleged terror involvement

Family of banned northern Palestinian-Israeli movement Islamic Movement branch say his latest arrest is part of a sustained campaign of personal ...

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Iraq premier 'refuses renewed pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc'

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha led by ...

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Iraq's Sadr meets Abu Dhabi crown prince in UAE

Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr has met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, where the two discussed regional issues.

Saudi Twitter users summoned for 'harming public order'

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Saudi Twitter users summoned for 'harming public order'

Saudi Arabia has summoned a group of Twitter users for online posts allegedly threatening the "safety and moderate ideology of society", as the ...

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Riyadh moves to silence cleric for insulting deceased actor

Saudi authorities have moved to silence a cleric who issued a fatwa banning Muslims from commemorating the death of Kuwait's most prominent ...

State-run KUNA: Kuwaiti actor Abdulredha dies at age 78

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State-run KUNA: Kuwaiti actor Abdulredha dies at age 78

78-year-old Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Kuwait’s most prominent actor and comedian who delighted audiences with a comical portrayal of Iraqi ...

IS 'planned Mosul invasion from Abu Ghraib prison'

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IS 'planned Mosul invasion from Abu Ghraib prison'

Senior fighters of the Islamic State group planned to invade Mosul and other border cities with Syria from inside Abu Ghraib prison, according ...

Qatar unites as rare condition 'child prodigy' enters surgery

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Qatar unites as rare condition 'child prodigy' enters surgery

Qataris have rallied behind a teenage social media star, who was born without three-quarters of his body, as he went into a life-saving surgery.

Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

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Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

Lebanon’s US-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near ...

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How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State group, reports Brenda Stoter.

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Saudi prince 'to invest $800 million' in Egyptian tourism

The investment would include expanding the Four Seasons resort in Sharm el-Sheikh in the southern Sinai, transforming it into 'the ...

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Gulf mediator Kuwait sends royal messengers to Riyadh, Cairo

Kuwait's emir has sent envoys with messages for the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt as the country attempts to mediate a diplomatic crisis in ...

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Anger at UAE royals' portraits at Yemen military base

A photograph showing the portraits of UAE rulers at a military camp in Yemen's southern city of Mokha, Taiz province has caused angry reactions ...

Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israeli censorship

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Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israeli censorship

Al Jazeera says it 'deplores' an Israeli decision to ban the pan-Arab broadcaster from the country.

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Palestinian family evicted after 50 years in Jerusalem home

The Shamasneh Family have lived in the same home in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood for five decades, but now face ...

Israel joins UAE and Egypt with Al Jazeera ban

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Israel joins UAE and Egypt with Al Jazeera ban

Israel's Communications Minister Ayoub Kara says the far-right Netanyahu government is seeking to ban pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera, following ...

Saudi-led blockade of Qatar was defeated 'within hours'

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Saudi-led blockade of Qatar was defeated 'within hours'

Qatar's economy minister has said that an embargo imposed by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states was overcome within hours after it initiated a ...

Qatar expats granted new rights under landmark law

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Qatar expats granted new rights under landmark law

Qatar's landmark law will grant foreigners permanent residency and new freedoms, marking a significant step towards change in Gulf societies.

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