Opinion

A tale of two Gulf crown princes

The fallout of Khashoggi's murder is also threatening the interests of UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Bahrain

Bahrain says 'Arab NATO' to be formed by next year

The alliance aims to include six Gulf countries and Egypt, though Saudi-led blockade on Qatar remains an obstacle.

Bahrain says 'Arab NATO' to be formed by next year

Opinion

Are Trump's plans for an Arab NATO realistic?

If the Trump administration has failed to resolve the GCC rift, how can it have the GCC form a military alliance?

Khalid Al-Jaber

by Khalid Al-Jaber

Khalid Al-Jaber

Saudi Arabia

Saudi economist who criticised Aramco IPO charged with treason

Charges include giving foreign diplomats 'information and analysis about the kingdom' and inciting domestic unrest.

Saudi economist who criticised Aramco IPO charged with treason

Qatar

Qatar's beIN launches $1bn claim over 'Saudi piracy'

Qatar also launches WTO proceedings against Saudi Arabia over alleged intellectual property rights violations.

Qatar's beIN seeks $1bn compensation for 'Saudi TV sport piracy'

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

United Nations

Qatar's emir says blockade has damaged the GCC's reputation

At the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, Arab leaders are drawing attention to the conflicts flaring up in the Middle East, from the GCC crisis to civil wars Yemen and Syria.

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

UpFront

Has Netanyahu won?

We ask the Israeli PM's close adviser Dore Gold about peace talks and debate China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims.

Has Netanyahu won?

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

Opinion

Trump's 'Arab NATO' plan to counter Iran is doomed to fail

What the region needs is not an 'Arab NATO' but a Marshall Plan.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Qatar

Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

Today is the 423 day of the blockade imposed against Qatar by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt.

Saudi Arabia

Qatar denies preventing its citizens from performing annual Hajj

The ministry of religious affairs says it continues working with Saudi authorities to eliminate all obstacles.

Qatar denies preventing its citizens from performing annual Hajj