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Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an explosive new report has revealed.

An Egyptian journalist has been summoned to court, accused of spreading 'fake news' and insulting the country's leader after she spoke to Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera.

Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from <em>Qatar</em> for insights'

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Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from Qatar for insights'

Trump's long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked Qatar for $1 million for personal insights into the president's plans, according to a media report.

Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

The New Arab

Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

US President Donald Trump wants the 11-month dispute between Qatar and its neighbours to end because it "benefits Iran".

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Mat Nashed

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign ...

Anthony Harwood

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

Comment: Saudi Arabia's support for the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup over that of its Arab neighbour, Morocco, tells of new and broken alliances, writes Anthony Harwood.

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Qatar fears escalation, calls for nuclear-free Middle East

Qatar has responded to Donald Trump's announcement to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal by urging for a 'collective response' that ...

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Qatar rescues Russian oil giant after China deal breakdown

Qatar will purchase a nearly 20 percent stake in Russian energy company Rosneft, after a deal with a Chinese company breaks down.

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Abbas warns of unspecified 'tough steps' against Israel, US

Speaking at the Palestine National Council's first full session meeting since the 1990s, Abbas rejected the US as a broker for any ...

US' Pompeo tells Saudi bloc to end <em>Qatar</em> <em>blockade</em>

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US' Pompeo tells Saudi bloc to end Qatar blockade

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, telling Riyadh to end the blockade on Qatar and reign ...

Abigail Fielding-Smith and Jessica Purkiss

Iraq 'black ops' executive hired for anti-Qatar attack

Investigation: A veteran of Pentagon propaganda operations was hired by a Dubai-based company to create a film accusing Qatar of links ...

<em>Qatar</em> urges 'shared role' in Syria after Saudi threat

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Qatar urges 'shared role' in Syria after Saudi threat

Qatar has urged the international community to share the responsibility of funding humanitarian aid for Syria, after Saudi Arabia said ...

'<em>Qatar</em> should pay for US troops in Syria': Riyadh

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'Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria': Riyadh

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Qatar should foot the bill for US presence in Syria.

Somali military faction raid UAE-backed army camp

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Somali military faction raid UAE-backed army camp

Somali troops trained by the UAE fled their posts when a rival faction raided their camp to steal weapons.

<em>Qatar</em> Airways becomes Roma's new shirt sponsor

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Qatar Airways becomes Roma's new shirt sponsor

The announcement comes one day before Roma plays in the Champions League semi-final, one of Roma's biggest games in decades.

CJ Werleman

Israel will not make it to 100

Comment: Israel has historically enjoyed the bipartisan support of the US, but sympathies are changing and the era of unconditional political support is coming to an end, writes CJ Werleman.

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Bahrain's foreign minister calls for prosecution of Al Jazeera

The Bahraini official said that in addition to the 13 demands issued by a Saudi-led anti-Qatar bloc to Doha, is that Al ...

The New Arab

Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, ...

James M. Dorsey

Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional ...

Promoting cultural diplomacy between Oman and US through Arabic

Austin Bodetti

Promoting cultural diplomacy between Oman and US through Arabic

Society: Oman has turned an academic connection with the Western world into an opportunity to promote cultural diplomacy, sponsoring ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar bonds eclipse Saudi sale, raise record $12 bn

Qatar raised $12 billion (9 billion euros) in its first dollar bond sale in two years and it is the biggest dollar bond from an ...

No solution to <em>Qatar</em> crisis at Arab Summit: Riyadh

The New Arab

No solution to Qatar crisis at Arab Summit: Riyadh

The upcoming meeting of Arab League states will not discuss the ongoing Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, Riyadh's foreign minister ...

Amid aid cuts, Gaza NGOs in 'catastrophic crisis'

Ahmed Alnaouq

Amid aid cuts, Gaza NGOs in 'catastrophic crisis'

In-depth: The local Gazan NGO sector is in crisis due to the Israeli occupation, a lack of funding and political divisions between Palestinian ...

Trump 'demands Saudi King end senseless <em>blockade</em> of <em>Qatar</em>'

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Trump 'demands Saudi King end senseless blockade of Qatar'

US President Donald Trump has reportedly demanded that Saudi Arabia and other Arab states end a ten-month long economic blockade on ...

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