Qatar

Qatar will not grant visas to its 'enemies', tourism chief says

Comments were the first suggesting Qatar would no longer grant visas to people from Egypt amid the two-year blockade.

Qatar will not grant visas to its 'enemies', tourism chief says

Qatar

Analysis: Behind the punishing blockade against Qatar

Qatar has embraced a domestic and foreign policy independent of Saudi's regional hegemony, making it a target.

Analysis: Behind the punishing blockade against Qatar

Business & Economy

Uncertainty and lower growth expected in MENA region: IMF

Economic growth in the broader region has been affected by rising conflict, corruption and fluctuations in oil prices.

Uncertainty and lower growth expected in MENA region: IMF

Bahrain

Israeli delegation cancels trip to Bahrain on security grounds

A delegation of businessmen and government officials was expected to take part in a conference in the Bahraini capital.

Israeli delegation cancels trip to Bahrain on security grounds

Qatar

Qatar sues UAE, Saudi, Luxembourg banks over riyal 'manipulation'

Doha has accused the banks of currency manipulation in the months following the start of a blockade against Qatar.

Qatar sues UAE, Saudi, Luxembourg banks over riyal 'manipulation'

GCC

Pompeo calls for Gulf unity at start of Middle East tour

US secretary of state started his tour in Kuwait City where he attended the third Kuwait-US strategic dialogue session.

Pompeo calls for Gulf unity at start of Middle East tour

Opinion

Gulf women have come a long way

My generation saw Gulf women rising from ground zero to remarkably high levels of education, accomplishment and wealth.

Saadia Mufarreh

by Saadia Mufarreh

Saadia Mufarreh

Middle East

UAE eases Qatar shipping ban amid continuing Gulf dispute

United Arab Emirates eases ban on shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a June 2017 boycott of Doha.

UAE eases Qatar shipping ban amid continuing Gulf dispute

Middle East

Warsaw conference: Gulf ministers slam Iran in leaked video

Deleted clips show Bahrain's FM saying Iran poses 'more toxic challenge' to Middle East than Israeli occupation.

Warsaw conference: Gulf ministers slam Iran in leaked video

Talk to Al Jazeera

Kamal Kharazi: 'Iran has the right to develop its own armaments'

The former FM talks nuclear deal, unstable US relations and the GCC blockade and reflects on the Iranian revolution.

Qatar

Qatar's Asian Cup win to 'deepen' Gulf crisis

Regional response to Qatar's run at the Asian football Cup in UAE has deepened split within the Gulf, analysts say.

Qatar's Asian Cup win to 'deepen' Gulf crisis: analysts

Qatar

Pro-Israel think-tank holds anti-Qatar event

Speakers denounce Doha for its support of Palestinian issues at a largely empty conference room in Washington, DC.

Daniel Pipes' pro-Israel think-tank holds anti-Qatar event

Qatar

Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Doha has significantly boosted defence spending after being diplomatically isolated by its Gulf neighbours in 2017.

Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Israel

Israel reactivates 'virtual embassy' in the Gulf

First launched in 2013, the initiative, which consists of a Twitter handle, was abandoned a year later.

Israel reactivates 'virtual embassy' in the Gulf

United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis seeks dialogue on first trip to UAE

On a three-day visit, Pope Francis will promote a dialogue based on tolerance and peace with the Muslim world.

Pope Francis seeks dialogue on first trip to UAE