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

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

Bahrain opens airspace to Qatar airplanes as blockade eased

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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.

First Qatar to Saudi flight to take off

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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

History whispers to blockading states as <em>GCC</em> rift ends

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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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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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

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

Saudi's MbS says Gulf states sign 'solidarity deal'

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Saudi's MbS says Gulf states sign 'solidarity deal'

This news of a 'solidarity' comes as Gulf countries gather in Saudi Arabia for GCC Summit talks.

Gulf delegations arrive at <em>GCC</em> summit in Saudi Arabia

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Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

All six GCC delegations have arrived at Saudi Arabia's al-Ula to commence the 41st summit, which will mark the end of the three-year ...

Trump official confirms breakthrough in ending Gulf <em>crisis</em>

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Trump official confirms breakthrough in ending Gulf crisis

It comes after borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia were reopened.

Qatar emir lands in Saudi Arabia for <em>GCC</em> summit

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Qatar emir lands in Saudi Arabia for GCC summit

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has landed in the Saudi city of Al-Ula to participate in the GCC summit.

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Turkey welcomes Saudi plans to open airspace to Qatar

Turkey on welcomed the announcement that Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, but called for all sanctions on its ally Doha to be lifted.

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Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will represent their countries at ...

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'All Gulf leaders' to attend GCC summit in Saudi

A statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council confirmed that all leaders of member states will attend the annual summit in Saudi Arabia's ...

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Qatar emir invited to Gulf summit amid diplomatic row

The GCC has invited Qatar's emir in an effort to smooth relations between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Kingdom.

Gulf officials discuss 'cooperation' ahead of summit

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Gulf officials discuss 'cooperation' ahead of summit

Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait took part in the meeting hosted by Manama, while Qatar was represented by its ...

Bahrain urges end to regional disputes before Gulf summit

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Bahrain urges end to regional disputes before Gulf summit

The softened rhetoric surrounding the three-year dispute comes amid Riyadh-led efforts to resolve the crisis.

Gulf countries to meet in January: Kuwait

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Gulf countries to meet in January: Kuwait

The GCC will meet at the beginning of January in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait has announced.

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