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An Emirati academic suggested an end to the block on Qatari media outlets, but said that monitoring should continue.

Doha has expressed a desire to mediate negotiations between Iran and the US, as well as between Tehran and the Gulf Arab states.

UAE ambassador 'yelled' at US representative opposing Yemen war

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UAE ambassador 'yelled' at US representative opposing Yemen war

Ro Khanna was a leading sponsor of the war powers resolution aimed at ending Washington's support for Saudi Arabia and the UAE's war efforts in war-torn Yemen.

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Qatar in diplomatic push to revive Iran nuclear deal

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Qatar in diplomatic push to revive Iran nuclear deal

Qatar’s top diplomat signaled his country’s role as a mediator in the Iran-US crisis.

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Qatar minister meets new Saudi envoy as ties restored

Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi has met with a new Saudi envoy following the restoration of ties between the two Gulf nations.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle Sheline.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top UN court dismisses Qatar blockade case against UAE

Qatar’s case against the UAE for breaching a 1965 UN treaty has been rejected by the International Court of Justice.

UAE confident stalled F-35 jets sale will go ahead

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UAE confident stalled F-35 jets sale will go ahead

The UAE ambassador to Washington is expecting an arms deal worth $23 billion to proceed as planned, despite a review being undertaken by the ...

Kamal Afzali

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

The GCC’s chief unannounced visit to Baghdad, where pro-Tehran factions dominate, came amid a report that Saudi Arabia and arch-rival Iran have ...

Qatar emir receives Sudan General 'Hemedti' in Doha

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Qatar emir receives Sudan General 'Hemedti' in Doha

Sudan's General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, widely known as Hemedti, briefed the emir on the latest developments in Khartoum and thanked him for ...

Qatar pledges $360 million in aid to Gaza

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Qatar pledges $360 million in aid to Gaza

The payments have paid for much-needed electricity, helped Hamas cover the salaries of its civil servants and provided monthly $100 stipends to ...

Sudan's Hemedti to visit Qatar

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Sudan's Hemedti to visit Qatar

The planned trip comes amid the easing of the Gulf blockade against Qatar.

Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Kamal Afzali

Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the ...

The New Arab Staff

Qatar denies 'pledge' to change Al Jazeera's Egypt policy

A claim by Egyptian officials that suggested Qatar had agreed to change its Al Jazeera policy towards Cairo has been rejected as false by Doha.

The New Arab Staff

UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt, Qatar to resume diplomatic relations – statement

A statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry says that Qatar and Egypt have agreed to resume diplomatic relations following a three year ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

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Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

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Saudi Arabia to open Doha embassy 'within days'

The Saudi embassy in Doha will resume all operations within days, the kingdom's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on ...

Where does <em>Gulf</em> reconciliation leave the UAE?

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving ...

Bahrain invites Qatari delegation to 'discuss pending issues'

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Bahrain invites Qatari delegation to 'discuss pending issues'

Bahrain sent an official invite to Qatar to discuss 'outstanding issues' between the two Gulf states, just days after the end of the ...

Qatar prepared to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

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Qatar prepared to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

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

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