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US plans to revive ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

The United States is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan in part to counter Iran's expansion in the region.

UN, HRW allege human rights abuse of African migrants in Yemen

The UN and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday said African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are being subjected to physical and sexual abuse in detention.

Qatari Emir absent at Saudi’s Arab Summit

Qatar will not be represented by its Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, or any senior official at the Arab summit taking place in Saudi Arabia today.

Iran mocks Saudi threats but worries about destabilisation

Iranian officials and analysts on Tuesday rejected claims of supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels and mocked Saudi warnings of retaliation for a weekend missile attack.

Major Arab media network MBC removes all Turkish dramas

Arab broadcaster MBC Group, a Saudi Arabian company, has removed all Turkish dramas from its vast network of channels, a spokesman confirmed on Monday.

Saudi Crown Prince to make first official trip to Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman is to visit Egypt in his first public foreign trip since becoming crown prince in 2017, an Egyptian official and Cairo airport sources said on Friday.

Saudi condemns Qatari interception of UAE civilian planes

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday condemned Qatar for using fighter jets to intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Bahrain, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Slain Yemeni ex-leader Ali Saleh’s son braces for revenge

The son of Yemeni ex-president Ali Saleh, who was killed by the armed Houthi movement after switching sides in the civil war, has called for revenge against the Iran-aligned group.

US military halts exercises over Qatar-Gulf crisis

The US military has halted some exercises with its Gulf Arab allies over the ongoing diplomatic crisis targeting Qatar, trying to use its influence to end the months-long dispute, authorities told The Associated Press.

UAE jails Iranian over sanctions breach

A United Arab Emirates appeals court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence against an Iranian convicted of breaching international sanctions against Tehran, state media reported on Tuesday.

Qatar rebuts concerns over World Cup workers’ safety

Qatar has rebutted a human rights group's report that expressed concern about the safety of workers building stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup amid the scorching summer heat.

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.

Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran.

Chad gives Qatar diplomats 10 days to leave country

Chad is shuttering Qatar’s embassy and giving its diplomats 10 days to leave the country, accusing the Gulf Arab state of trying to destabilise the central African nation via its northern neighbour Libya.

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