Opinion

The GCC's arms race and the Iranian 'threat'

GCC countries have spent billions of dollars on US arms. Will that guarantee their security?

Khalid Al-Jaber

by Khalid Al-Jaber
- Giorgio Cafiero

Khalid Al-Jaber

Opinion

Will the GCC crisis be resolved in 2018?

Two scenarios for the GCC crisis in 2018.

Ali Bakeer

by Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer

Tunisia

Tunisia bans Emirates flights after women denied entry

Move comes after UAE-based carrier blocked Tunisian women from boarding their Dubai-bound flights.

Tunisia suspends Emirates Airlines flights

Turkey

Turkey summons UAE envoy after Ottoman insult retweet

Row over UAE foreign minister retweet insulting Ottoman governor of Medina escalates with Turkey summoning UAE envoy.

Turkey summons UAE envoy after Ottoman insult retweet

Turkey

Turkey denounces UAE over divisive 'propaganda' retweet

UAE foreign minister criticised after sharing a Twitter post chastising treatment of Arabs during Ottoman Empire.

Turkey denounces UAE over divisive 'propaganda' retweet

Opinion

The GCC's worst summit

This year's GCC summit in Kuwait fell apart within hours. Will there ever be another GCC summit?

Khalid Al-Jaber

by Khalid Al-Jaber
- Giorgio Cafiero

Khalid Al-Jaber

Inside Story

What remains of the GCC?

Doubts about future after only two leaders attend annual summit in Kuwait.

GCC

Qatar-Gulf crisis: Your questions answered

A breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it means for the region.

GCC

Kuwait's emir meets GCC chief ahead of Gulf summit

Six months into the Qatar-GCC crisis, the worst in the region in decades, Gulf leaders are set to meet in Kuwait City.

Egypt

Ex-Egypt PM 'blocked from leaving UAE'

Ahmed Shafiq tells of travel ban in video message following announcement of his plan to run in 2018 presidential poll.

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