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

UAE: Gulf states do not seek 'regime change' in Qatar

UAE minister also says if demands are not met the 'alternative is not escalation', but the 'parting of ways'.

Gargash: Gulf states don't seek Qatar 'regime change'

Middle East

HRW: UAE backs torture and disappearances in Yemen

Rights group says United Arab Emirates forcibly disappears people, operates secret prisons, and backs torture in Yemen.

HRW: UAE backs torture and disappearances in Yemen

Inside Story

Will war of words hamper efforts to end Gulf crisis?

US says prolonged dispute is getting increasingly confusing, as states involved continue trading harsh words.

Middle East

Qatar blockade 'worse than Berlin Wall'

Human rights body in Qatar calls for UN fact-finding mission to document violations due to Saudi-led bloc blockade.

NHRC: Qatar blockade worse than Berlin Wall

Middle East

IFJ: Saudi, UAE using journalists as political football

Journalists and their families in Qatar facing devastating impact of Saudi bloc's actions, says respected media body.

IFJ: Saudi, UAE using journalists as political football

Middle East

Qatar calls on UN to protect Gulf citizens' rights

Doha calls for action from UN to end humanitarian crisis resulting from anti-Qatar steps taken by its neighbours.

Qatar calls on UN to protect Gulf citizens' rights

GCC

Qatar trade chief: Blockade has had a limited impact

Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim says Qatar planned for such an eventuality and was able to address the blockade 'within hours.'

Qatar

The five most bizarre Gulf decisions against Qatar

After Saudi Arabia and other GCC nations cut ties with Qatar, a series of surreal decisions were taken against it.

Middle East

Qatar allows residents from boycotting states to stay

Interior ministry's decision comes as Qatar insists it will not retaliate to Saudi-Emirati blockade with such measures.

Qatar allows residents from boycotting states to stay

Middle East

Mixed messages from the US as Gulf crisis deepens

US president wants Qatar 'back among unity of responsible nations' while secretary of state seeks easing of blockade.

GCC

Qatar slams Saudi bloc's 'terror' list as 'baseless'

Government says list of 59 people and 12 groups, with ties to Qatar, 'reinforces allegations that hold no foundation'.

Middle East

UAE threatens 'economic embargo' against Qatar

Gulf crisis continues to escalate despite efforts by US and Kuwait to calm rising tensions among GCC member states.

GCC nations issue more threats against Qatar

Middle East

Emir of Kuwait wraps up Gulf mediation visits

Sheikh Sabah leaves Doha as part of his mediation mission that also took him to Saudi Arabia and UAE.

GCC

How Trump's Saudi visit triggered Qatar-Gulf crisis

For the Trump administration, the 'terrorist' label is little more than a foreign policy tool of the US and its allies.

Analysis: Qatar-Gulf crisis: Who are the 'terrorists'?