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Despite reaching the World Cup finals, Saudi Arabia's manager, Bert van Marwikj, has been unceremoniously sacked for refusing to relocate to the conservative kingdom, writes Uri Levy.

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Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

Comment: The United States' foreign policy under President Trump has been utterly confusing - dragging the Gulf Crisis on unnecessarily, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

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Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

A recently-issued ICC arrest warrant for a Libyan militia leader has raised questions about the possible involvement of the eastern commander ...

Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but without pre-conditions ...

Robert Cusack

UK lawyers: Abolish extradition to UAE over torture fears

A number of lawyers have petitioned the government to rip up a legal extradition treaty with the UAE, as all requests dating back seven years have been denied.

Warda Mohamed

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, writes Warda ...

The New Arab

Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani reiterated his country's opposition to terrorism and extremism at a US-Islamic forum in New ...

The New Arab

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has found it thrust into the Riyadh-Doha fracas, as the social media giant blocks the Qatari media outlet Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia.

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ...

The New Arab

Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has reportedly told a leading US-based Jewish rabbi he would like his country to formally establish ties ...

<em>UAE</em> strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

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UAE strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

Saudi-backed presidential forces in Yemen's temporary capital were hit with a UAE airstrike on Saturday after clashes erupted between ...

Arab League to boycott UK Labour conference

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Arab League to boycott UK Labour conference

Arab leaders and diplomats will boycott the UK Labour conference later this month, after Jeremy Corbyn's party barred the Saudi and Sudanese ...

Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

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Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

An Instagram celebrity, who receives an array of comments for his controversial posts, claims he was arrested and abused in Kuwait for being too ...

Houthi rebels threaten to target <em>UAE</em> with missiles

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Houthi rebels threaten to target UAE with missiles

The head of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels threatened to fire missiles at the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and to attack Saudi tankers in the ...

The New Arab

London anti-Qatar conference headlined by pro-Israel anti-Iran hawks

A conference in London calling for a "bloodless coup" in Qatar is being headlined by a motley crew of right-wing advocates for war with Iran.

The New Arab

Bin Zayed suspected to 'open channels between Washington, Moscow'

Mohammed bin Zayed may have facilitated back-channel lines of communication between Washington and Moscow in a secret meeting with Trump ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

What fuels al-Qaeda's survival in Yemen's south?

In-depth: Three years of war have failed to unseat al-Qaeda from Yemen's south - how is the militant group still surviving?

Diana Alghoul

Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

Update: Three prominent Qataris were allegedly illegally imprisoned and threatened with rape by UAE security officers according to a ...

More Saudi public figures arrested in anti-free speech clampdown

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More Saudi public figures arrested in anti-free speech clampdown

Saudi Arabia has arrested more influential public figures in the kingdom, including entrepreneur and social media star Essam al-Zamel.

Diana Alghoul

UAE security services 'torture' visiting Qatari officials

Three prominent Qataris were allegedly illegally imprisoned, beaten and tortured at the hands of UAE security services, according to a ...

India busts over 1,000 bogus job offers in <em>UAE</em>

The New Arab

India busts over 1,000 bogus job offers in UAE

“Of the 1,078 enquiries received till August 31 this year, only 73 job offers were found genuine,” said Dinesh Kumar, the Indian Embassy’s first ...

<em>UAE</em> sheikh puts Qatar skyscraper 'up for sale'

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UAE sheikh puts Qatar skyscraper 'up for sale'

An Abu Dhabi sheikh is looking to sell the Dolphin Tower landmark in Doha, as tensions between the UAE and Qatar continue.

A new Middle East?

Nael M. Shama

A new Middle East?

Comment: The Middle East's balance of power is undergoing a series of seismic shifts, as old alliances unravel as quickly as new ones form, ...

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