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

Saudi Arabia concluded the GCC Summit by confirming that the embargo between Qatar has been lifted.

Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 expected.

Bahrain urges end to regional disputes before Gulf summit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Egypt lauds Kuwait's efforts to fix Gulf crisis

The New Arab Staff

Egypt lauds Kuwait's efforts to fix Gulf crisis

Egypt's first official recognition of a much-anticipated end to a three-year diplomatic crisis which pitted Cairo and three Gulf states against ...

The New Arab Staff

Gulf reconciliation 'to take place at annual GCC summit'

According to a Kuwaiti diplomat, the reconciliation between members of the GCC will take place at the annual summit.

The New Arab Staff

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

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar FM says talks with Saudi Arabia break 'stalemate'

'There (is) some progress... We have broken the stalemate of non-communication to starting communication with the Saudis.'

Qatar emir skips <em>GCC</em> summit amid Gulf reconciliation hopes

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar emir skips GCC summit amid Gulf reconciliation hopes

In a sign of the changing mood, the Doha delegation received a warm welcome in Riyadh, with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the Qatari prime ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Did this year's GCC summit help bridge Gulf differences?

Billed as a potential 'reconciliation conference', Saudi Arabia now appears to be taking a more conciliatory approach after adopting a combative ...

<em>GCC</em>: A glimmer of hope or condemned to history?

Stasa Salacanin

GCC: A glimmer of hope or condemned to history?

Analysis: The future of the GCC has been called into question with the current blockade on Qatar. Despite the current bad blood between ...

Saudi Crown Prince 'discusses Gulf crisis' with Kuwait Emir

The New Arab

Saudi Crown Prince 'discusses Gulf crisis' with Kuwait Emir

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has met with the Kuwaiti Emir to reportedly discuss a diplomatic feud in the Gulf between Qatar and a Saudi-led bloc.

Saudi crown prince's visit to Kuwait 'fails' amid tensions

The New Arab

Saudi crown prince's visit to Kuwait 'fails' amid tensions

A meeting between Saudi Arabia's crown prince and the Kuwaiti Emir failed to address a diplomatic feud in the Gulf between Qatar and a Saudi-led ...

China-US trade war impact on the Middle East

Stasa Salacanin

China-US trade war impact on the Middle East

High tensions and ongoing trade war between US and China has shaken the global economy. The Middle East could become one of the main ...

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Paul McLoughlin

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Oman became the latest Gulf country to back Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada, but used carefully guarded words.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to set up a bilateral cooperation council, following the establishment of a similar council between Saudi ...

Alex Macheras

How Riyadh is using airspace as a geopolitical weapon

Analysis: Having granted permission for flights to Israel to use its politicised airspace, Riyadh's exclusion of Qatar takes on renewed severity ...

Trump still wants Gulf leaders to end Qatar blockade

The New Arab

Trump still wants Gulf leaders to end Qatar blockade

The US president is still seeking to organise a summit of Arab Gulf leaders to resolve the ongoing blockade of Qatar, a senior US official said ...

The New Arab

Saudi crown prince to meet Hollywood, Silicon Valley figures

Mohammed bin Salman's schedule for his first official US visit outlines his business focus and grandiose forays into film and technology ...

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

The New Arab

Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

The Saudi-owned channel has been severely reprimanded by British regulators for a misleading February 2016 broadcast of statements extracted ...

Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

The New Arab

Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

Al Arabiya News has been severely sanctioned by Ofcom for a misleading February 2016 broadcast of statements extracted from Bahraini dissident ...

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