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Analysis: The move would be a huge boost to the US-Qatar partnership and another reminder of how the blockade has failed to drive a wedge between Washington and Doha.

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, energy and aviation, a statement said.

US pushing to make Qatar a non-NATO ally

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US pushing to make Qatar a non-NATO ally

"We're going to move ahead, we hope, with designating Qatar a major non-NATO ally," a senior US official told reporters

Trump administration 'eager for end to Gulf rift': Pompeo

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Trump administration 'eager for end to Gulf rift': Pompeo

Speaking in a new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, Pompeo said the Trump administration is eager to see the ...

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Third round of US-Qatar strategic dialogue begins in Washington

A new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, which began in 2018, has opened in Washington

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US expresses cautious hope for easing of Qatar blockade

A US official has said that a three-year blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar could be eased in ‘a matter ...

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UAE inflicted ‘maximum suffering’ on Qataris, UN court hears

Qatar’s representative to the International Court of Justice has accused the UAE of trying to inflict ‘maximum suffering’ on Qatari citizens ...

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Gulf states welcome Libya ceasefire announcement

Through UN mediation, all parties should work to "reach a permanent and comprehensive solution to end the conflict in Libya", GCC ...

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

Mark Fitzpatrick

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Comment: Pompeo's efforts to restore all sanctions on Iran and to thereby kill the JCPOA has created chaos at the UN Security Council, writes ...

Trump rejected Saudi proposal to invade Qatar: report

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Trump rejected Saudi proposal to invade Qatar: report

In a phone call with Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman proposed a ground invasion of Qatar.

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar <em>crisis</em>

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US diplomat says America pushing to end Qatar crisis

"I think our role and the role of Kuwait is to do what we can to foster dialogue, to help them make progress," the American diplomat said.

Oman declares full lockdown amid coronavirus spike

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Oman declares full lockdown amid coronavirus spike

As coronavirus cases continued to increase in Oman, authorities on Tuesday declared a full lockdown across the country for two weeks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Vindicated Qatar' says blockading states will face justice

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt will soon face justice for violating international rules, Qatar said on Tuesday, after an ICJ ruling.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

The Hague-based court said it unanimously 'rejects the appeal' by the rival states against a decision in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

The IMF said that the region's hardest-hit countries will be those that are "fragile and in conflict situations," with their economies forecast ...

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UAE obstructed agreement to end Qatar blockade: report

A deal to resolve the three-year Gulf feud with Qatar was stalled by the UAE, US media reported.

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

WHO chief warns virus pandemic 'accelerating' and refugees in Jordan are vulnerable due to the pandemic and lockdown measures. Here's your daily ...

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

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Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Oman considers taking financial help from Gulf neighbours

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Oman considers taking financial help from Gulf neighbours

Officials in the region revealed that financial aid for Oman was discussed at a 'recent high-level political meeting' between officials from ...

Dubai's ex-police chief slammed for pro-Israel tweets

Diana Alghoul

Dubai's ex-police chief slammed for pro-Israel tweets

Dubai's former police chief Dhahi Khalfan angered many Arab Twitter users when he called for referring to israel as a 'friend' and said he will ...

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