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

Qatar

Rex Tillerson stopped Saudi and UAE from 'attacking' Qatar

Former US Secretary of State reportedly prevented Saudi troops from attacking its Gulf neighbour, The Intercept reports.

Rex Tillerson stopped Saudi and UAE from 'attacking' Qatar

Middle East

US plans to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

Effort to forge the Middle East Strategic Alliance with Sunni Muslim allies will likely raise tensions with Shia Iran.

US plans to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

Qatar

UK acting agency offered people $25 to attend anti-Qatar protest

UK firm now says it won't be involved 'in such a project', referring to planned protest against Qatari emir in London.

UK acting agency offered people $25 to attend anti-Qatar protest

GCC

Top UN court rules UAE blockade violated Qataris' rights

International Court of Justice rules in discrimination case brought by Doha against the United Arab Emirates.

Counting the Cost

Qatar Airways CEO al-Baker: The blockade did impact us

While Qatar's flag carrier has suffered losses, it continues to grow and expand globally, says its CEO Akbar al-Baker.

Qatar

Qatar pledges $500m in economic aid to Jordan

The announcement came just days after Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates vowed $2.5bn in aid to Amman.

Qatar pledges $500m in economic aid to Jordan

Qatar

Qatar takes UAE to UN's highest court over blockade

Move comes a year after the UAE, along with Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and trade ties with Doha.

Qatar takes UAE to UN's highest court over blockade