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A dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar has simmered down amid signs there is a desire to end the rift, France's special envoy for the Gulf crisis has said.

The head of the UN body voiced his concern for Gaza's future amid the ongoing US-led cuts to UNRWA aid.

Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

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Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

Thousands of camels stranded in Saudi Arabia will begin to be repatriated back to Qatar via Kuwait, local media have reported.

Qatar's Emir calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

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Qatar's Emir calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

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

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Anthony Harwood

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony ...

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Fuel shortage forces Gaza's only power plant to shut

Gaza, caught between party politics and an Israeli siege, finds itself without the Strip's only power plant due to fuel shortages.

Ali Abusheikh and Pam Bailey

Enough oppression: Gaza truckers warn of repeated strikes

In-depth: Frustrated by fuel prices, licence fees and the Israeli blockade, Gaza's truckers are refusing to transport goods until their ...

Ali Adam

The full story behind Gaza’s protests at Israeli border

In-depth: The situation in Gaza is getting visibly worse every single day, and the people of Gaza are not going to be able to handle the grim ...

The New Arab & agencies

54 Palestinians died awaiting medical exit permits in 2017

Human rights organisations have criticised Israeli restrictions as new figures show 54 Palestinians died in 2017 while awaiting exit permits to ...

Gaza hospital halts surgeries amid cleaning staff strike

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Gaza hospital halts surgeries amid cleaning staff strike

Cleaning staff at a Gaza hospital are striking after months without pay, pushing the health facility into a spiralling crisis as its unsanitary ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt shuts Gaza crossing early amid militant crackdown

Egypt has closed the Rafah crossing to Gaza, a day earlier than planned as Cairo launched a major military offensive in northern Sinai.

Gazan farmers sow wheat in Israel's shadow

Rami Almeghari

Gazan farmers sow wheat in Israel's shadow

In-depth: Palestinian farmers are returning to lands from which they were removed by Israel's military buffer-zone, thanks to a Red Cross ...

Gaza hospitals, clinics to reopen after UAE pledge: WHO

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Gaza hospitals, clinics to reopen after UAE pledge: WHO

Following an emergency appeal by the United Nations, the UAE has pledged $2 million to help ease the fuel crisis in Gaza.

Total collapse of Gaza healthcare 'imminent,' warns medical charity

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Total collapse of Gaza healthcare 'imminent,' warns medical charity

Gaza has only ten days' worth of emergency fuel stocks left to sustain vital healthcare services, with 19 health facilities already shut, warn ...

Lebanese to sue Saudi minister, MBS protege Thamer Sabhan

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese to sue Saudi minister, MBS protege Thamer Sabhan

In a move sure to escalate tensions between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, a judge in Beirut has accepted a lawsuit against Saudi Minister for Gulf ...

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Google suspends AMP websites in Egypt after government block

Internet giant Google has suspended access to a publishing protocol for mobile devices in Egypt after authorities blocked the portal, which is used to circumvent online restrictions.

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Kuwait sentences blogger to 5 years for 'insulting' UAE

Social media figure Abdullah al-Saleh has been sentenced to an extra five years in prison after criticising the UAE's role in the region.

Sylvain Mercadier

The quest for identity: How Kurds are rediscovering Zoroastrianism

Official recognition has freed many Kurds to return to the faith of their forefathers after widespread abuses under Saddam's regime, reports ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen in 2018: Deepening war or nearing peace?

Analysis: Politicians and warlords have the stamina to continue the war indefinitely, but the people of Yemen are paying the price, writes ...

Soccer breaks through the <em>blockade</em> of Qatar

Anthony Harwood

Soccer breaks through the blockade of Qatar

The Champions League of the Asian Football Confederation could be an opportunity for mutual respect amid the blockade on Qatar, writes ...

Alex Macheras

Oman aviation set to soar

Analysis: The sultanate is establishing itself as a regional hub, and is seeing business take off, writes Alex Macheras.

UN giving 'green light' to Riyadh's human rights abuses

Diana Alghoul

UN giving 'green light' to Riyadh's human rights abuses

The international community must take a stand against Saudi Arabia's arbitrary detentions and disappearances, rights lawyer Rodney Dixon QC ...

The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

This week in Iraq: Electioneering heats up, with alliances tested and new overtures to Kurdish 'kingmakers'.

Qatar-US alliance reaffirmed at end of Washington strategic dialogue

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Qatar-US alliance reaffirmed at end of Washington strategic dialogue

The US is looking to resolve the GCC crisis, which since June has pitted Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar.

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