Iran

Rouhani: Gulf pressure on Qatar 'unacceptable, unfair'

Iran President Hassan Rouhani expresses support for 'friend' Qatar, dismissing 'unjust' measures by blockading nations.

Rouhani: Gulf pressure on Qatar unacceptable, unfair

Bahrain

Nabeel Rajab case 'shows corruption of Bahrain justice'

Rights groups warn ailing political activist, who has been in detention since 2016, could spend more years in jail.

Bahrain ruling on Nabeel Rajab jail term condemned

Qatar

Experts doubt UAE claim Qatar intercepted aircraft

Analysts say UAE allegations are likely in retaliation of Doha's UN complaint over Emirati infringement of its airspace.

Experts doubt Emirati claim Qatar intercepted aircraft

Qatar

Qatari royal's detention in UAE confirmed by his family

Rights committee in Qatar receives complaint by Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani about his arbitrary detention in Abu Dhabi.

Qatari royal's detention in UAE confirmed by his family

Qatar

Trump commends Qatar's 'counterterrorism' efforts

President Trump thanks Qatar's emir for countering 'terrorism and extremism in all forms' during a phone call.

Donald Trump thanks Qatar for combating 'terrorism'

Qatar

Qatar monitoring Sheikh Abdullah's 'detention' in UAE

UAE denies holding Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani against his will, saying he is a guest and free to go when he wants.

Qatar

Qatar denies intercepting Emirati aircraft

United Arab Emirates says Qatari jets have intercepted two Emirati civilian aircraft during flights to Bahrain.

Qatar

Qatari royal 'held against his will in the UAE'

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani in video on social media saying he is being treated as a 'prisoner' in Abu Dhabi.

Opinion

Trouble on the Nile

A new dam project, a dictatorship struggling to survive and a GCC crisis are flaring up tensions in the Nile basin.

Ahmed H Adam

by Ahmed H Adam

Ahmed H Adam

GCC

Qatar vows legal action over state news hack

Qatar's FM says probe into alleged hacking of state-run news agency website shows involvement of two blockading nations.

Qatar FM vows legal action over QNA hacking

Qatar

Qatar seeks international arbitration to end blockade

Foreign ministry spokesman announces moves after UN report condemns blockade by Saudi, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

Qatar seeks international arbitration to end blockade

United Arab Emirates

UN paints grim picture of human rights abuses in UAE

OHCHR highlights torture of prisoners, discrimination against women and treatment of migrant workers in Gulf state.

UN raises concern over human rights in UAE

Qatar

Kuwait emir warns over prolonged Qatar-GCC crisis

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah warned of greater regional instability if the dispute between Doha and the other Arab countries is not settled.

GCC

Qatar: UN report proof Saudi-led blockade illegal

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHCR) calls the UN report proof the blockade is illegal.

Qatar: UN report proof Saudi-led blockade illegal

GCC

Kuwait emir: GCC row temporary, however long it takes

As Gulf standoff enters its eighth month, Sheikh Sabah warns 'deteriorating circumstances' pose a 'challenge to all'.

Kuwait's emir urges GCC nations to settle differences