Middle East

Ultimatum on Qatar is 'violation of human rights'

Qatari human rights body calls on Doha not to accept a list of demands by four Arab countries.

Ultimatum on Qatar is 'violation of human rights': NHRC

War & Conflict

Saudi police 'foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack'

Officials say a man who was planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blew himself up after being surrounded by police.

Saudi police 'foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack'

Middle East

'Outrageous' demand to shut Al Jazeera widely condemned

Rights groups and journalists raise concerns over suppression of press freedom as Gulf states issue demands to Qatar.

Media

Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism

Doha-based media network says the demand by Saudi Arabia and allies aims 'to suppress people's right to information'.

Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism

Middle East

Arab states send Qatar list of steep demands

Saudi Arabia-led bloc asks Qatar to shut Al Jazeera, close a Turkish army base and scale down Iran ties within 10 days.

Middle East

Twitter users hit back at Saudi-bloc's list of demands

Twitter users react with humour and own document of grievances, in response to Riyadh and its allies' list of demands.

Twitter users hit back at Saudi-bloc's list of demands

Eid al-Fitr 2017

How long is your Eid?

Eid al-Fitr holidays in 2017 range from 23 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Eid al-Fitr holiday: How many days is it by country?

Middle East

Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military base

Defence minister says Ankara has no plans to review ties with Qatar after Arab states issue demands to end Gulf crisis.

Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military base

GCC

Qatar rejects claim of supporting Syrian 'terror group'

Foreign minister says Qatar never supported al-Nusra Front, the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, or any armed group.

Qatar rejects claim of supporting Syrian 'terror group'

Opinion

On ISIL, Arab TV and post-ideological politics

MBC's anti-ISIL TV series Black Crows toes the line of Western counterterrorism talk.

Jamil Khader

by Jamil Khader

Jamil Khader

Middle East

Israeli minister calls for Saudi Arabia state visits

Intelligence minister Katz invites King Salman to send crown prince to Israel in order to establish mutual ties.

Israel calls for Saudi Arabia ties and state visits

Middle East

Erdogan, Saudi leaders discuss efforts to end Qatar row

Agreement reached on increasing efforts to end tension between Gulf states and Qatar, sources from Erdogan's office say.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia discuss efforts to end Qatar rift

GCC

Qatar-Gulf crisis: Your questions answered

A breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it means for the region.

Middle East

Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Royal decree removes Mohammed bin Nayef as next in line to the throne and replaces him with Mohammed bin Salman.

Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Middle East

New York Times slams 'misguided attack on Al Jazeera'

New York Times condemns Saudi-led bloc's move to 'eliminate a voice that could lead citizens to question their rulers'.

New York Times slams 'misguided attack on Al Jazeera'