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Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two regional powers.

The Qatari delegation's visit is reportedly a prelude to a full restoration of diplomatic ties in the 'next phase'.

Qatari FM in first post-reconciliation visit to Cairo

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Qatari FM in first post-reconciliation visit to Cairo

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will lead a Doha delegation at a ministerial session of the Cairo-based Arab League on Wednesday.

Emirati academic suggests 'conditional' end to Qatari media block

The New Arab Staff

Emirati academic suggests 'conditional' end to Qatari media block

An Emirati academic suggested an end to the block on Qatari media outlets, but said that monitoring should continue.

UAE, Qatar officials hold first meeting since Gulf dispute

The New Arab Staff

UAE, Qatar officials hold first meeting since Gulf dispute

An official delegation from Qatar and the UAE arrived in Kuwait to discuss developments of the Al-Ula agreement, which marked the restoration of ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

Kamal Afzali

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

The GCC’s chief unannounced visit to Baghdad, where pro-Tehran factions dominate, came amid a report that Saudi Arabia and arch-rival Iran have ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

The New Arab Staff

Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

Qatar's principle-based foreign policy on supporting the people of the region remains unchanged, Doha's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

The New Arab Staff

Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for dialogue with Iran just weeks after ending the dispute with the ...

Saudi Arabia to open Doha embassy 'within days'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia to open Doha embassy 'within days'

The Saudi embassy in Doha will resume all operations within days, the kingdom's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on ...

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without ...

Qatar prepared to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

The New Arab Staff

Qatar prepared to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, special envoy to the Qatari foreign minister, said Doha is prepared to mediate between regional players to achieve peace and ...

Hamas' Haniyeh hails Gulf reconciliation in Doha visit

The New Arab Staff

Hamas' Haniyeh hails Gulf reconciliation in Doha visit

Ismail Haniyeh congratulated Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in a meeting in Doha on Sunday.

The New Arab Staff

UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Abu Dhabi wants to normalise relations with Turkey.

The New Arab Staff

Bahrain opens airspace to Qatar airplanes as blockade eased

Bahrain on Monday became the last of the former Gulf blockading countries to lift its embargo on Qatar.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar-Saudi border reopens after thaw

Saudi shut its side of Qatar's only land border in June 2017 as part of a package of sanctions on Doha.

Rami G. Khouri

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped ...

UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar

The New Arab Staff

UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar

Abu Dhabi will open land, sea and air entry points with Qatar, after a landmark deal to normalise ties ended a damaging Gulf rift.

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

<em>GCC</em> plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

The New Arab Staff

GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

UAE has announced that 'practical measures, including travel, transportation, trade' will be resolved between Qatar and the rest of the ...

Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

The meeting was the first time a Qatari official visited Egypt since the Saudi-led blockade began in 2017.

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The New Arab Staff

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

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