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

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on Facebook, he shares his thoughts.

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.

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

The New Arab Staff

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

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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.

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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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 ...

Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

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.

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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 ...

UAE obstructed agreement to end Qatar blockade: report

The New Arab Staff

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.

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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 ...

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WTO condemns Saudi Arabia over pirate broadcaster beoutQ

The WHO backed Qatar's complaint about Saudi Arabia's illegal broadcast of Premier League games by channel beoutQ.

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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.

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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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran says a surge in Covid-19 cases is due to 'increased testing', while Saudi Arabia infections exceeded 100,000 and Israel ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'No response' to Gulf reconciliation effort, Qatar says

Qatar's foreign minister said there has been no response yet to its US-sponsored reconciliation initiative with its Gulf neighbours who have ...

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The New Arab

US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

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