Opinion

Post-ISIL Iraq: Decoding Muqtada al-Sadr's Gulf visits

By reaching out to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Shia leader is attempting to counterbalance Iran's influence in Iraq.

Zaid al-Ali

by Zaid al-Ali

Zaid al-Ali

GCC

'Coo coo': UAE envoy berates Saudi in leaked emails

Series of emails reveal Yousef al-Otaiba criticised kingdom as he attempted to influence policy in Riyadh.

Yousef al-Otaiba berates Saudi in leaked emails

Middle East

Saudi-led coalition blamed for Yemen liquidity crisis

Central Bank head says ban on flights bringing in newly printed currency notes from Russia 'strangling the economy'.

Central Bank: Saudi coalition starving Yemen of cash

Middle East

Saudi crown prince 'seeking exit from Yemen war'

Leaked emails show Mohammed bin Salman expressing desire to end conflict during talks with former US officials.

Saudi Crown Prince MBS 'wants out' of Yemen war

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and UAE 'tried to host' Taliban

Fighter turned mediator dismisses Saudi bloc's criticism of Qatar for hosting Afghan group's office as 'bewildering'.

Saudi Arabia and UAE 'tried to host' Taliban first

Middle East

UAE and Bahrain grant Qatar Airways new routes

Qatar calls it a 'great success' as planes registered in the country gain some access after over two months of blockade.

UAE and Bahrain grant Qatar Airways new routes

Middle East

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Dubai skyscraper

Residential tower has been evacuated after a second blaze at the Torch tower since 2015.

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Dubai skyscraper

Qatar

Taliban official: Qatar plays major role in peace talks

Comments come as email leak suggests Emirati FM was disappointed US chose Doha over Abu Dhabi to host group's office.

Qatar

UAE 'lobbied US officials' to host Taliban office

Leaked emails show Emirati diplomats calling on US to choose Abu Dhabi over Doha for Afghan group's unofficial embassy.

Middle East

Qatar Airways expected to access new flight routes

Officials discuss contingency air routes amid GCC rift with UN aviation agency's governing council in Montreal.

Europe

Suspect held after fatal Hamburg supermarket attack

German police unable to immediately determine motive but investigating 'every possibility' after knife attack.

Suspect held after fatal Hamburg supermarket attack

Middle East

Qatar: UN should play a role in resolving Gulf crisis

Qatar's foreign minister also accused the four Arab countries that have blockaded Doha of violating international law.

Middle East

UAE restores Qatar's BeIN sports network on air

Providers and subscribers report reinstatement of BeIN channels in the UAE a month after authorities banned it.

UAE restores Qatar's BeIN sports network on air

GCC

Qatar says cyberattack 'originated from the UAE'

Planning and hacking of official media started as early as April, with IP address linked to the attack traced to UAE.

Middle East

Qatar faults 'disorganised' conduct by Saudi-led group

Qatari official says four countries imposing illegal blockade on Doha regularly issue conflicting statements.

Qatar faults 'disorganised' conduct by Saudi-led group