Middle East

Qatar refutes Saudi, UAE allegations of supporting 'terrorism'

Doha denies allegations by Saudi Arabia and UAE and instead accuses blockading countries of destabilising the region.

Qatar refutes Saudi, UAE allegations of supporting 'terrorism'

Qatar

Qatar emir to visit Latin America to seek allies amid blockade

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's tour starts Monday as Doha seeks new alliances in face of Gulf blockade.

Qatar emir to visit Latin America to seek allies amid blockade

Inside Story

Will Gulf crisis ruin US plans for Middle East security alliance?

The US wants an anti-Iran alliance. Qatar wants an end to the blockade. Is there hope for an agreement?

Qatar

Qatar's top diplomat says Gulf crisis at a 'stalemate'

For the first time since 2017 Saudi-led blockade, representatives of six GCC states, Egypt and Jordan meet in New York.

Qatar's top diplomat says Gulf crisis at a 'stalemate'

Qatar

Qatar to increase gas production amid GCC rift

Qatar Petroleum says it plans to add a fourth LNG production line in its North Field, which it shares with Iran.

Qatar to increase gas production amid GCC rift

Qatar

Qatar Airways reports $69m loss amid Gulf blockade

Qatar's national carrier blames fall in revenue growth and seat occupancy on 'illegal' blockade by four Arab nations.

Qatar Airways reports $69m loss amid Gulf blockade

United Kingdom

World must revise stance on Saudi to end GCC crisis: analysts

Mohammed bin Salman has been major driver of dispute, which has no end in sight, say legal professionals and experts.

World must revise stance on Saudi to end GCC crisis: analysts

GCC

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

In the next five years, military spending by the six GCC countries is likely to reach $117bn.

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

Qatar

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

One hundred permanent residencies each year to be given to children of Qatari mothers and skilled expatriates.

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

Qatar

Qatar lifts exit permit system for migrant workers

Majority of migrant workers in the country will no longer need permission from the employer to leave the country.

Qatar lifts exit permit system for migrant workers

United Arab Emirates

UAE used Israeli spyware 'to target Qatari emir, Saudi prince'

Emails obtained by the New York Times appear to show purchase of software created by Israeli NSO group.

UAE used Israeli spyware 'to target Qatari emir, Saudi prince'

Bahrain

Bahrain halts new visas for Qataris in Gulf crisis salvo

Qatari students studying in Bahrain would be exempt from the new measures and visas already issued would remain valid.

Bahrain halts new visas for Qataris in Gulf crisis salvo

Saudi Arabia

Premier League threatens legal action over Saudi piracy

Saudi-based pirate channel beoutQ illegally broadcast every football match of new season, English Premier League says.

Saudi Arabia involved in ongoing football piracy: Premier League

Middle East

Saudi Arabia accused by its neighbours of politicising Hajj

Riyadh has been accused of using the annual pilgrimage to Mecca as a tool of pressure in its foreign politics.

Turkey

Qatar, Turkey central banks ink currency swap deal

The funding for the first phase of the two-way currency exchange line is expected to be worth $3bn.

Qatar, Turkey central banks ink currency swap deal