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In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and reforms to their homelands.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are more receptive towards Qatar, but the UAE and Bahrain are less willing to forget past differences and normalize relations.

Qatar, Egypt discuss bilateral cooperation in Cairo

The New Arab Staff

Qatar, Egypt discuss bilateral cooperation in Cairo

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

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Analysis: Biden has softened his tough campaign rhetoric since entering office as the US negotiates its future relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

The New Arab Staff

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

US Special Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking is on a 10-day visit to the Gulf to discuss Yemen and other regional concerns.

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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Why all the mudslinging against Iran envoy Robert Malley?

Comment: Biden's pick signals a determination to get negotiations with Iran back on track, despite objections from vocal Iran hawks in ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitics of vaccine diplomacy in the Middle East

Analysis: The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the Middle East is being driven by diplomatic considerations, with China, Russia and the United ...

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

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.

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 ...

Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

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 ...

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 ...

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

First Qatar to Saudi flight to take off

The first commercial flight between Qatar and Saudi in three and a half years is due to take off on Monday

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 ...

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.

Gulf <em>crisis</em>: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

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 ...

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 <em>crisis</em> 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.

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

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