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A local dispute has morphed into broader fighting in West Darfur's capital, marking the worst outbreak of violence in the restive region since a peace agreement was signed in October.

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

Where does Gulf 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 its root causes.

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 GCC ...

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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UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Abu Dhabi wants to normalise relations with Turkey.

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Bahrain opens airspace to Qatar airplanes as blockade eased

Bahrain on Monday became the last of the former Gulf blockading countries to lift its embargo on Qatar.

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Qatar will not change relations with Iran: foreign minister

Iran and Qatar relations will not be changed by Doha's recent reconciliation agreement with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

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Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

Saudi King Salman invited Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to a much-anticipated GCC summit in Riyadh, according to reports.

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GCC 'looks forward to normal relations' soon: Kuwait FM

The GCC is looking forward to resuming normal relations between member states in the near future, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid ...

Qatar detains sailors onboard Bahraini vessel after breach

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Qatar detains sailors onboard Bahraini vessel after breach

Three sailors were detained after a Bahraini vessel breached Qatar's territorial waters on Saturday, authorities confirmed.

Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

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Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

Morocco revelled in US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Rabat's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region.

UAE 'appreciates Kuwait, US efforts' in resolving Gulf crisis

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UAE 'appreciates Kuwait, US efforts' in resolving Gulf crisis

Qatar has been under blockade by three Gulf states since 2017.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar close to agreeing US-brokered deal: reports

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar close to agreeing US-brokered deal: reports

Washington hopes to start a process in ending the three-year Gulf crisis during Donald Trump's final weeks in office.

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White House's Kushner headed to Saudi, Qatar: reports

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week in a bid for further diplomatic deals in the region before leaving the White House.

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Azerbaijan lawmakers urge French removal from Karabakh mediation

The French upper house on Wednesday adopted a non-binding resolution calling on France to recognise the ethnic Armenian enclave of Azerbaijan as ...

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Qatar claims Bahrain vessels breached its waters

Qatar accused two Bahraini boats of breaching its territorial waters.

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Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

The announcement in the Christian mountain resort town of Bcharre came after a night of riots against Syrians in the town.

Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

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Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

Israel and Lebanon - historically staunch enemies - entered into negotiations last month to resolve the border dispute which will ...

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Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien said ending the Qatar blockade is a top priority for the outgoing administration.

Pompeo to visit West Bank settlement on Israel trip

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Pompeo to visit West Bank settlement on Israel trip

Mike Pompeo will visit the Psagot winery in the West Bank and also be the first secretary of state to travel to the Golan Heights.

Kuwaiti media signals new move to solve Gulf crisis

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Kuwaiti media signals new move to solve Gulf crisis

According to Kuwaiti media, fresh efforts to end the Qatar blockade and GCC crisis are ongoing.

Lebanon, Israel in new day of maritime border talks

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Lebanon, Israel in new day of maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have entered the day in maritime border talks under UN and US auspices to allow for offshore energy exploration

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