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Turkey's President Erdogan has visited Kuwait to offer condolences on the death of Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah before continuing to Qatar to meet with Emir Tamim bin Hamad.

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, writes Courtney Freer.

Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

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Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged for a ceasefire during a visit in Doha, where peace talks between government and Taliban representatives stalled.

Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

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Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah was laid to rest following the swearing-in of his successor.

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

Diana Alghoul

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

The Arab world rushed to send consonances to Kuwait after its ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah, passed away.

Giorgio Cafiero

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

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Qatar to send emergency aid to flood-stricken Sudan

Emergency Qatari aid will be sent to Sudan, authorities announced on Sunday, as the flood-stricken country was declared a natural disaster zone.

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Qatar emir presses for two-state solution in Kushner meeting

Qatar remains committed to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, under which Palestinians must be granted a state in return for normalisation.

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Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

Flash floods killed at least 46 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in the Afghan city of Charikar.

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

This week we focus on the result of an investigation into alleged ammonium nitrate at Aden port, Yemen's viral 'water girl' and more.

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Saudi-led coalition destroyed 200 Yemen factories: report

A new rebel-held ministry report blamed the Saudi-led coalition for exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where air strikes have ...

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated ...

Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

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Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

Qatar began dispatching aid to Lebanon after twin explosions devastated Beirut.

France offers Lebanon 'assistance' after Beirut blasts

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France offers Lebanon 'assistance' after Beirut blasts

French President Emmanuel Macron said French aid and resources were being sent to Lebanon.

World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

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World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in ...

The New Arab Staff

Qatar dispatches field hospitals to support Beirut blast victims

Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani called President Michel Aoun to offer condolences and support.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish President Erdogan visits Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on a one-day visit to Qatar.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN orders war crime probe in Libya

The UN's top rights body ordered a fact-finding mission to Libya to document violations committed since 2016 as ICC prosecutors said mass graves ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

Saudi bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

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Saudi bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

Saudi spam bots are trying waging a fake news offensive against Qatar.

The New Arab

Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva ...

Kuwaiti FM meets Qatar leader amid Gulf blockade

The New Arab

Kuwaiti FM meets Qatar leader amid Gulf blockade

Kuwait, which enjoys friendly relations with Qatar, has been seen likely leader of any future negotiations with other GCC states, notably Saudi ...

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

Coronavirus lockdowns are further eroding civil rights in Mideast

The New Arab

Coronavirus lockdowns are further eroding civil rights in Mideast

A new tracker has been launched to monitor the degradation of civil liberties across the world as countries grapple with a fast-spreading virus ...

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