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Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for dialogue with Iran just weeks after ending the dispute with the GCC.

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

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.

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 ...

Gulf reconciliation 'to take place at annual GCC summit'

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 & Agencies

Saudi minister says allies ‘on board’ in Qatar negotiations

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan has said that the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt are all ‘on board’ regarding the resolution of a three-year diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gulf nations, US signal progress to resolve Qatar crisis

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait said progress had been made towards resolving the Gulf crisis.

The New Arab Staff

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

Narjas Zatat

US reproaches UAE for failing to 'normalise' with Qatar

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking urged Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to end their blockade on Qatar.

Trump administration 'eager for end to Gulf rift': Pompeo

The New Arab Staff

Trump administration 'eager for end to Gulf rift': Pompeo

Speaking in a new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, Pompeo said the Trump administration is eager to see the ...

The New Arab Staff

Qatar rules out normalisation with Israel: official

Qatar's assistant foreign minister has assured that Doha will not follow the footsteps of the UAE and Bahrain in normalising relations with ...

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Ali Adam

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

Israel resumes bombing besieged Gaza amid virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel resumes bombing besieged Gaza amid virus

Warning sirens sounded before dawn in Israeli communities near the border as the pre-dawn air strikes and shelling prompted Hamas to launch a ...

Israel continues Gaza strikes after Qatar joins <em>mediation</em> bid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel continues Gaza strikes after Qatar joins mediation bid

Israel has continued its airstrikes on the besieged Gaza strip despite a Qatari envoy joining efforts to negotiate an end to the ...

Qatar emir skips GCC 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 ...

The New Arab

Turkey's Erdogan makes 'statement visit' to Qatar

Analysts believe Turkish President Erdogan's timely visit to Qatar ahead of the much-anticipated Arabian Gulf Cup served as a statement to Gulf leaders.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia breaks Qatar blockade for Gulf Cup tournament

While the UAE stuck to the blockade, the Saudi national team flew directly from the kingdom to Doha.

The New Arab

Qatar invites Sudan PM to visit Doha

Qatar formally invited the head of Sudan's sovereignty council and the country's prime minister to Doha at a time of uncertainty for the small ...

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 ...

Saudi police arrest elderly <em>Qatari</em> man, son amid blockade

The New Arab

Saudi police arrest elderly Qatari man, son amid blockade

Qatar's human rights committee has said Saudi authorities have arrested a 70-year-old Qatari man and his teenage son amid a blockade ...

The New Arab

Turkey expands military presence in Qatar with new base

Turkey has built a new base in Qatar, a pro-government Turkish daily reported on Wednesday, amid increasing ties between the two states.

UAE withdraws WTO trade complaint against Qatar

The New Arab

UAE withdraws WTO trade complaint against Qatar

A UAE complaint against Qatar has been withdrawn, Abu Dhabi confirmed.

Kuwait demands apology from Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya after 'insulting' comment

The New Arab

Kuwait demands apology from Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya after 'insulting' comment

Kuwait demanded an apology from a Saudi broadcaster after a television host made comments hinting at Kuwaitis’ perceived passion for alcohol.

<em>Qatari</em> Emir's timely visit to Washington

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Qatari Emir's timely visit to Washington

Comment: The opportunity for political progress in Afghanistan and the possibility of diplomatic mediation with Iran make Sheikh ...

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