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The escalating offensive, which included a suspected chlorine attack a day earlier, reached a new ferocity after insurgents downed a Russian Su-25 over the weekend.

Legal campaigners Lord Ken Macdonald QC and Rodney Dixon QC maintain Riyadh's arbitrary detentions and torture are a matter for international justice.

GCC crisis: Unresolved tensions plague Turkey-UAE relations

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

GCC crisis: Unresolved tensions plague Turkey-UAE relations

Comment: As the US loses influence in the region, both Ankara and Abu Dhabi are seeking to fill the void with assertive foreign policies, write Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero.

Paul Ryan tours Middle East to 'smash Iranian threat' Paul Ryan tours Middle East to 'smash Iranian threat'

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Paul Ryan tours Middle East to 'smash Iranian threat'

The US house speaker said in the UAE that Washington wants to challenge Iran's ability to threaten the region with ballistic missiles and stop ...

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

Anthony Harwood

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony ...

Afrah Nasser

Hisham is free, but Yemen's 'disappeared' crisis continues

Comment: As we celebrate Hisham's release, it must also serve as a reminder of the thousands of forcibly disappeared young men across the country, writes Afrah Nasser.

Yousef Alhelou

Palestinians are winning the online battle for Jerusalem

Comment: Social media platforms are proving a powerful tool in the hands of Palestinian citizen journalists hoping to reshape their narrative, ...

Oumaya Al Baker

What does it mean to be a Muslim-American today?

Despite growing far-right rhetoric, social media provides an opportunity today for Muslim American youth to navigate the murky waters of ...

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Abbas and Sisi to discuss Trump Jerusalem move

Abbas will travel to Cairo to meet with the Egyptian President to discuss Trump's declaration on Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, ...

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Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

Doha said it is looking into claims that the UAE attempted to sabotage the Qatari riyal and take the World Cup from the Gulf state.

Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

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Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf political ...

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Bachar Halabi

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Comment: The Saudi leadership understands the need to play the image game, selling tokenistic women's rights reforms while arresting hundreds of ...

Qatar appoints women to Shura Council for first time

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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 ...

Saudi Arabia denies 'secret' diplomatic visit to Israel

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Saudi Arabia denies 'secret' diplomatic visit to Israel

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry has denied any of its officials visited Israel, after Israeli media reported Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ...

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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.

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UAE 'bankrolling' lobbying campaign to whitewash Egypt's Sisi

The UAE has been bankrolling efforts to improve the image of Egypt's oppressive government in the US, according to leaked emails of the UAE's ...

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Saudi-led bloc 'called-off Qatar military action after Trump warning'

A Saudi-led bloc considered taking military action against Qatar at the start of a diplomatic crisis with the country before US President Donald ...

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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 ...

#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 ...

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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.

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

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 ...

Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

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 lawsuit ...

Leaked emails reveal UAE ambassador's hyper-sexual 'double life'

Diana Alghoul

Leaked emails reveal UAE ambassador's hyper-sexual 'double life'

Al-Otaiba reportedly hired $10,000-a-night prostitutes and considered fake 'sex contracts' for underage girls, making them ...

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