Middle East

Families in Yemen demand release of 'prisoners of war'

Protesters call for ICRC intervention in securing freedom for those held in UAE-run prison network and Houthi-run jails.

Middle East

Dubai magazine banned over report on failed projects

Arabian Business report on liquidation of dozens of failed real-estate projects deleted from website and apology posted.

Dubai bans Arabian Business for one month over report

Middle East

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Qatar's defence minister warns of legal action if the four Arab nations do not end siege that is in its second month.

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Inside Story

Was Qatar a victim of fake news?

The United Arab Emirates denies hacking Qatar's news agency with false stories which triggered the Gulf crisis.

Inside Story

What's behind the demand to shut down Al Jazeera?

The Saudi-led group appears to be backing down on its demand to shut down Al Jazeera.

Inside Story

Can Tillerson get anti-Qatar quartet to end GCC crisis?

US Secretary of State visits Saudi Arabia as part of his shuttle diplomacy to help resolve the Gulf crisis.

Middle East

UAE envoy: Gulf states considering new Qatar sanctions

Saudi-led bloc could take further action against Qatar by 'imposing conditions on trade partners', UAE envoy says.

UAE envoy: Gulf states considering new Qatar sanctions

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.'