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Over a dozen female passengers were allegedly examined for signs of childbirth, after a newborn baby was found abandoned at Doha airport on 2 October.

Bahrain's crown prince is also reportedly preparing to travel to Washington DC on Monday.

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab world, argues ex-Al Jazeera chief, Yasser Abu Hilala.

It's time to reform the UN

Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

It's time to reform the UN

Comment: The world has changed and the UN failed to keep up. It must abandon the old mindset and move in new, potentially uncomfortable ...

Qatar emir names new prime minister

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Qatar emir names new prime minister

Qatar's Emir has appointed a new prime minister following the resignation of veteran prime minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser ...

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Middle East stock markets hit by coronavirus panic

Middle East stocks have fallen as coronavirus continues to cause global panic.

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Saudi invites Qatar to GCC summit amid reconciliation expectations

Qatar's official news agency has reported that the Gulf state has received an invitation to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh.

Abdulaziz Kilani

Has Jordan distanced itself from Saudi Arabia?

Despite attempting to maintain relations with its regional neighbours, Jordan appears to have significant differences with Saudi Arabia and ...

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Qatar National Museum celebrates opening ceremony

Qatar's new national museum's 52,000-square meter structure has a multi-curved roof made up of 76,000 panels in 3,600 different shapes and sizes.

Post-blockade: Qataris tackle daring issues through art

Sana Uqba

Post-blockade: Qataris tackle daring issues through art

Qatar's artists have found a new freedom to move beyond nationalism to tackle domestic and international social issues, writes Sana Uqba.

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UAE 'spied on Qatari, Saudi royals with Israeli help'

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have used a powerful Israeli cyber-weapon to try to spy on Qatar's Emir and royal family, Lebanon's ...

Qatar 96: <em>Al</em> Jazeera reveals details of Saudi-sponsored coup

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Qatar 96: Al Jazeera reveals details of Saudi-sponsored coup

Al-Jazeera on Sunday aired the first part of 'Qatar 96', a documentary series being shown for the first time about a coup against the ...

Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

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Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

Audrey Azoulay, who is Jewish of Moroccan origin, will face the difficult task of trying to persuade the United States and Israel to remain as ...

Qatar crisis looms over UNESCO leadership vote

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Qatar crisis looms over UNESCO leadership vote

Two Arab candidates and France's former culture minister are vying to become the new head of the UN's embattled culture and education agency on ...

Qatar, France neck-and-neck for UNESCO chief

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Qatar, France neck-and-neck for UNESCO chief

Qatar's Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari and France's Audrey Azoulay are neck-and-neck in the race to ...

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Qatari former culture minister tipped to head UNESCO

UNESCO might have its first Arab head of the prestigious UN cultural association, as Qatar's Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari leads the race in voting.

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Saudi Arabia detains prominent clerics amid abdication rumours

Prominent Saudi religious leaders reportedly taken into custody after expressing support for reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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Trump calls Gulf leaders to discuss ‘concerns’ over Qatar

US President Donald Trump spoke separately with leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi on Sunday to discuss his 'concerns' amid an ...

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive ...

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain revoke Qatar Airways licence

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain revoke Qatar Airways licence

Qatar Airways was hit with more sanctions from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Tuesday, after the Gulf states revoked the airline's licence, state ...

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Kuwait to mediate Gulf rift, promising Doha 'no guardianship'

Kuwait is leading mediation efforts after Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar.

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of playing politics with hajj

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Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of playing politics with hajj

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has said Iran is attempting to politicise this year's hajj festival, following an ongoing war of words between the ...

Naming those executed on New Year's Day

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Naming those executed on New Year's Day

Blog: Saudi Arabia's executions included political activists and al-Qaeda members alike. These are their names.

Gulf analysts react to landmark Gulf-US summit

Khaled al-Shayea

Gulf analysts react to landmark Gulf-US summit

The Camp David summit between the US and Gulf states will bring nothing new to the table, Gulf analysts tell al-Araby ...

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