Politics

Ahmed Shafik in Cairo hotel and in good health: lawyer

Lawyer Dina Adly says her client confirmed that his health is good and that he has not been subjected to investigations.

Ahmed Shafik in Cairo hotel and in good health: lawyer

Egypt

Ex-Egyptian PM in Cairo after being deported by UAE

Shafik plans to run in the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections, challenging current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Ahmed Shafik heads to Egypt after UAE deportation

Egypt

Egypt says 'no restrictions' on presidential hopeful

Foreign minister's remarks follow confusion over whether Egypt's ally UAE has placed a travel ban on Ahmed Shafik.

Shoukry: 'No legal reason' restricting Ahmed Shafik

Egypt

Confusion surrounds Ahmed Shafik's fate in the UAE

Former Egyptian PM says he is prevented from leaving the UAE, while Emirati minister Gargash says he is free to go.

Media

Dubai security chief calls for bombing of Al Jazeera

Dhahi Khalfan calls for the bombing of Qatar-based media network after Friday's attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai.

Dubai security chief calls for bombing of Al Jazeera

GCC

Saudi Arabia and allies expand Qatar blacklist

Two Islamic entities, 11 individuals added to 'terror list' as countries blockading Qatar claim they are backed by Doha.

Arab countries blockading Qatar expand blacklist

Qatar

Qatari emir: Siege countries don't want end to crisis

Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani says Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt are not interested in resolving Gulf dispute.

Press Freedom

Swiss journalists detained, interrogated in Abu Dhabi

Two journalists working for Swiss broadcaster RTS held for 50 hours after covering the opening of the new Louvre museum.

Swiss journalists detained, interrogated in Abu Dhabi

Human Rights

HRW: Louvre Abu Dhabi 'tainted' by worker abuse

France director of rights group says the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum was accomplished at the cost of human suffering.

HRW: Louvre Abu Dhabi 'tainted' by worker abuse

Middle East

Twitter users in Qatar decry song criticising nation

Group of prominent singers from several Gulf countries launch song accusing Qatar of creating the GCC crisis.

Twitter users in Qatar decry song criticising nation

Yemen

Yemeni president 'under house arrest' in Saudi Arabia

Officials tell AP ban prompted by enmity between Hadi and UAE, which is part of Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen war.

Yemeni President Hadi 'under house arrest' in Riyadh

UAE

NYU faculty ends ties with UAE over sectarianism claims

Professors Arang Keshavarzian and Mohamad Bazzi believe they were denied security clearance because of their Shia roots.

NYU faculty ends ties with UAE over sectarianism claims

GCC

Qatari emir: Our sovereignty is a red line

Sheikh Tamim says he is ready for talks but stresses any solution to GCC crisis must respect the country's sovereignty.

War & Conflict

'UAE on the verge of splitting Yemen in two'

South Yemen's fight for independence is being financed and politically supported by the UAE, Yemeni officials say.

'UAE on the verge of splitting Yemen in two'