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Emir Thani called the months-long blockade of Qatar "futile", and said it was time for regional states to put their differences aside.

Awda was arrested after posting a tweet welcoming reports of a possible reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He has now been hospitalised after almost five months in solitary confinement.

Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

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Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The US president on Monday praised Doha for its counter-terrorism efforts as rival UAE sought to escalate crisis with unsubstantiated claims Qatar had intercepted Emirati civilian planes.

Turkey and Qatar leaders meet in Ankara

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Turkey and Qatar leaders meet in Ankara

Turkey's President Erdogan and Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani held talks in Ankara on Monday, as the UAE accused Doha of ...

Qatar seeks compensation for businesses hit by Saudi-led blockade

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Qatar seeks compensation for businesses hit by Saudi-led blockade

Qatar's foreign ministry spokesperson Lulwa al-Khater accused the Saudi-led blockade on Doha of being a form of "economic warfare".

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How Qatar is overcoming the aviation blockade

Comment: Despite the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar which began in June last year, Qatar is more open than ever before, writes Alex Macheras.

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Qatar seeks new markets amid Gulf crisis

Senegal was the first stop for the Qatari Emir in his West Africa tour as Doha looks for new markets following the economic boycott imposed by ...

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Qatar holds National Day celebrations amid Gulf crisis

Qatar celebrated National Day on Monday with traditional dancing and a military parade. Doha also set a Guinness World Record, despite an ...

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Abbas holds talks with Qatar over Trump Jerusalem decision

The Palestinian leader is visiting allies in Qatar to seek support over Jerusalem.

Qatar warns US of 'serious repercussions' over Jerusalem

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Qatar warns US of 'serious repercussions' over Jerusalem

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has warned of the serious repercussions of Trump's step, which he ...

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Qatar and France sign fighter jet deal

Qatar's latest purchase of military and commercial aircraft could help Qatar make more use of its planes after its operations were disrupted by ...

GCC summit opens but hopes dashed by UAE-Saudi snub

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GCC summit opens but hopes dashed by UAE-Saudi snub

A summit of the GCC will convene Tuesday, but hopes for ending the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar during the meet are undermined by an annoucement ...

Qatari, Saudi rulers to attend summit despite Gulf crisis

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Qatari, Saudi rulers to attend summit despite Gulf crisis

The Qatari Emir and Saudi King will both attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council this week, amid a Saudi-led boycott of the ...

Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite Saudi row

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Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite Saudi row

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of ...

Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

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Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

Turkey's President Erdogan pledged continued military support for blockade-hit Qatar following a visit to Doha on Wednesday.

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Qatar to hold first elections for Shura Council

Qatar's emir has announced that the gas-rich Gulf state will hold elections for its most important consultative body, the Shura Council, for the first time in the country's history.

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Qatar appoints women to Shura Council for first time

Four woman will sit on the 45-strong council, which is responsible for discussing draft laws approved by the cabinet, general government policy ...

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Qatar calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar has called to end a nearly five month old political and economic blockade of the tiny Gulf state by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries.

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Jailed Bahrain dissident chief charged with Qatar 'spying'

Bahrain has charged jailed Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman with 'spying' for Qatar.

Bahrain imposes visas on Qatar visitors

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Bahrain imposes visas on Qatar visitors

Bahrain's King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa ordered the new rules and urged authorities to strengthen security ...

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Qatar's dignity, sovereignty are non-negotiable: Sheikh Tamim

Nearly six months into the blockade, Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani remains defiant yet ...

GCC at stake as Bahrain suggests suspending Qatar membership

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GCC at stake as Bahrain suggests suspending Qatar membership

The future of the Gulf Cooperation Council is at risk of destruction amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis, as Bahrain suggests suspending Qatar's ...

Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar 'rejected Trump-backed Gulf crisis meet'

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Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar 'rejected Trump-backed Gulf crisis meet'

Trump offered to host a meeting to end an ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Gulf but the Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar refused to take part, ...

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Imad K. Harb

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Comment: The Trump administration has re-opened the door to unlimited supplies, making congressional action crucial, writes Imad K. Harb.

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