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Critics have pointed towards the UAE's improper use of the Interpol system to find wanted individuals abroad with no real intention of extraditing them.

Doha sets new rules for defining terror and terror financing amid sustained accusations from neighbouring countries about Qatar's alleged terror links.

Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

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Netanyahu and UAE's foreign minister 'secretly met' in US

The UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu 'secretly met' in New York in 2012, according to a recent report.

Qatar has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack Qatar has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack

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Qatar has evidence 'blockading country' was behind government hack

Qatar's lead investigator has said the hack of the country's national news agency which led to a Gulf-wide crisis originated from a country ...

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Blog: What impact will the Gulf blockade have on Qatar's World Cup? Rumours of demands made of FIFA, as well as usual transfer speculation, has ...

Paul Iddon

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Analysis: Lessons from history are rarely learned, notes Paul Iddon.

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UN calls on Haftar to investigate 'execution of prisoners'

The UN on Tuesday called for the Libyan National Army to investigate the summary executions of prisoners, expressing concern at the fate of ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Foreign funded extremism in the West: Politics vs evidence

Comment: When it comes to Saudi funding of extremist Wahhabi ideologies believed to contribute to violent extremism, the UK and others walk a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia later this month as the Gulf region remains locked in a diplomatic ...

Qatar: <em>UAE</em> violated international law by hacking state media

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Qatar: UAE violated international law by hacking state media

Qatar has said the reported involvement of the UAE in hacking its state news agency in May was a violation of international law.

Emile Nakhleh

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Comment: Now that they feel relatively secure, GCC members - particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE - are more confident in attacking ...

US blocks <em>UAE</em> attempts to divide Libyan government

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US blocks UAE attempts to divide Libyan government

The UAE has attempted to link powerful Libyan militia commander Khalifa Haftar with leaders of powerful government-aligned militias, ...

Anti-Qatar alliance threatens Doha's GCC post

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Anti-Qatar alliance threatens Doha's GCC post

Qatar could lose its position in the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Arab countries currently blockading Doha warned on Monday.

Bank robbers force Yemen banks to close

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Bank robbers force Yemen banks to close

Yemeni banks and money lenders have declared a three-day strike after a wave of armed robberies in the southern port of Aden.

British boxer shows support for Qatar after winning title

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British boxer shows support for Qatar after winning title

A British boxer has shown support for the Gulf state of Qatar, which is under blockade by four Arab countries, as he resoundingly won a title ...

The New Arab

UAE 'hacked Qatar website' to post false emir statements

The current Gulf crisis appears to have been instigated by the UAE who orchestrated a hacking campaign against the Qatari government

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Libya's UN-backed Sarraj calls for 2018 elections

The head of Libya's UN backed government has called for parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2018, reports confirm.

Charlie Hoyle

Qatar blockade escalates Gulf crackdown on free expression

In-depth: Freedom of expression has dramatically deteriorated in Gulf States since a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar last month, exacerbating a ...

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Qatar blockade 'backfired', says former UK Middle East chief

The miscalculated Qatar blockade has backfired, the former head of Britain's Foreign Office Middle East desk said.

Saudi-led bloc demanded FIFA 'strip Qatar of World Cup’

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Saudi-led bloc demanded FIFA 'strip Qatar of World Cup’

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar has reportedly urged football’s governing body to strip the Gulf nation of hosting the 2022 World Cup, ...

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No alternatives to Qatar airbase, says US defence secretary

The US does not need to find an alternative airbase to Al Udeid in Qatar, which continues to operate normally despite the blockade on the Gulf ...

The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

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The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

With Turkey marking the one year anniversary of the failed July 2016 coup, reverberations from the violent takeover attempt continue to shape ...

France offers assistance in resolving 'concerning' Qatar blockade France offers assistance in resolving 'concerning' Qatar blockade

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France offers assistance in resolving 'concerning' Qatar blockade

France has offered to facilitate the Kuwait-led crisis talks to resolve the dispute between Qatar and four Arab states who are enforcing a sea, ...

<em>UAE</em> 'looking to ditch' Yemen's President Hadi for Saleh

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UAE 'looking to ditch' Yemen's President Hadi for Saleh

Reports have been emerging of a split between Riyadh-based President Hadi and UAE's Prince Mohammed bin Zayed since February, and now the ...

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