Qatar

WTO to review dispute between Qatar and the UAE

The UAE plans to thwart Qatari litigation at the WTO's using the national security exception, an untested defence.

WTO to review dispute between Qatar and the UAE

Europe

UAE remarks on control of mosques in Europe condemned

Minister of state for tolerance told DPA news agency European countries must exert control over mosques.

UAE remarks on control of mosques in Europe condemned

Inside Story

Who is to blame for the GCC crisis impasse?

The emir of Qatar says he is ready to talk but that blockading countries have no desire to.

GCC

Qatar investigates UAE plan to devalue its currency

Government spokesman says Doha was alerted to UAE's alleged plot to weaken the Qatari Riyal in July.

Qatar investigates UAE plan to devalue its currency

War & Conflict

'Yemen's president could be assassinated if he returns'

Yemen's president could be 'targeted' if he returns to UAE-administered Aden city, Yemeni official says.

Hadi could be killed if he leaves Saudi: Yemen official

GCC

UAE plot to wage financial war on Qatar revealed

Plan found in email of UAE diplomat Otaiba involves attack on Qatar's economy, The Intercept reports.

War & Conflict

Is Saudi-led war in Yemen still about restoring Hadi?

Reports of Saudi keeping Yemen's president under house arrest raise questions over the coalition's aims in the war.

Have Saudi and the UAE's aims in Yemen war shifted?

Opinion

Will the GCC fall apart?

A meeting of the GCC countries is scheduled for December and decisions will need to be made on its future.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Opinion

Secular despots - coming soon to an Arab state near you

Despots secularising the Middle East might sound appealing to the Economist, but it has little to do with reality.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Inside Story

Can the US end the blockade of Qatar?

America's top diplomat is back in the Gulf trying again to heal the rift between Arab allies.

Inside Story

What can Russia do to help end the Gulf crisis?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has held news conference with his Qatari counterpart in Doha.

Inside Story

Is the Saudi-led coalition failing in Yemen?

Confidential UN report sheds light on the coalition's more than two-year-long military campaign against Houthi fighters.

Middle East

Qatar files WTO complaint against trade boycott

Qatar tells World Trade Organization Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain are violating trade laws and conventions.

Qatar files WTO complaint against trade boycott

US & Canada

Hacked emails reveal UAE influence on US think-tanks

UAE envoy to United States wielded considerable clout over think-tanks run by senior officials under Barack Obama.

Hacked emails reveal UAE influence on US think-tanks