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Qatar invited by S. Arabia to talks over Iran tensions

Qatar received an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend emergency regional talks to discuss mounting tensions between Iran and the United States.
May 27, 2019
The United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it has launched a permanent residency scheme to attract wealthy individuals and highly skilled workers to the oil-rich Gulf country.
May 22, 2019
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the United States of "painful consequences for everybody" if there is an escalation in tensions with the Islamic republic.
May 22, 2019
Erdogan said Turkey conducted technical studies amid US concerns over the compatibility of the S-400s and the F-35s but found there were no issues.
May 19, 2019
Rana Nawas left the corporate world nearly two years ago to produce and host a podcast -- one that is now considered the most popular in the Arab world.
May 12, 2019
Saudi officials unveil their latest multi-million dollar aid projects, seeking to blunt global criticism over a worsening humanitarian crisis.
May 05, 2019
May 05, 2019
At least 278 people have been killed and more than 1,300 wounded in the clashes, according to a toll released Wednesday by the World Health Organization.
April 30, 2019
A video published by the agency, which could not be immediately verified, shows a light blue coloured drone with the name "Ababil III" written on the wings in Farsi and Latin script.
April 28, 2019
Turkey has slipped into recession for the first time in a decade, inflation is in double digits and economists are watching how Turkish officials will manage its recovery.
April 07, 2019
Among the hordes of Syrians and Iraqis, some 9,000 foreigners are held in a fenced section of the encampment, under the watch of Kurdish forces.
March 31, 2019
Like many students of her age, 16-year-old refugee Fatmeh dreams of becoming a doctor. And a modest monthly sum of less than 10 euros could make all the difference.
March 26, 2019
Global ride-hailing service Uber will acquire its Middle East rival Careem for $3.1 billion, the two companies announced on Tuesday.
March 26, 2019
Construction for the wellbeing projects will start in the second half of 2019.
March 24, 2019
A large blaze ravaged the makeshift encampment where holdout IS fighters are making a last stand.
March 18, 2019
Abdulla Sager al-Khori has little doubt about the significance of a luxury watch when it comes to fashion -- and making a statement -- even in the thick of Qatar's diplomatic crisis.
February 26, 2019
He thanked Iranians and "respected officials" for their support "in the last 67 months".
February 26, 2019
It said the children, including 38 unaccompanied minors, were from families "with perceived or actual associations" with the Islamic State (IS) group.
February 21, 2019
The free app is available on Android and Apple smartphones and allows users to renew passports, visas and eases a variety of other electronic services.
February 17, 2019
Pope Francis held a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at an Abu Dhabi stadium on the first-ever papal visit to the Gulf.
February 06, 2019
UN aid agencies are also trying to gain access to food warehouses in Hodeida that will first require demining teams to clear routes to the storage sites.
February 03, 2019
Hatami described the Hoveizeh as the "long arm of the Islamic Republic of Iran" in defending itself.
February 03, 2019
Backed by air strikes of the US-led coalition, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are battling to expel IS from a few hamlets in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
January 28, 2019
Eight civilians were killed and 30 others wounded in a "shocking" bomb attack against a centre for displaced people in Yemen, the UN said Sunday.
January 28, 2019
Sparked by the brutal repression of anti-Assad protests in 2011, the conflict has killed more than 360,000 people and displaced millions at home and abroad.
January 02, 2019
The residents of the underground camp in Al-Bab were displaced by the Syrian war, sometimes several times, mostly from the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
December 16, 2018
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was due to visit Bahrain on Sunday on the second leg of a regional tour, his first since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
November 25, 2018
Polls closed in Bahrain Saturday after a parliamentary election marred by boycott calls from dissolved opposition groups banned from taking part.
November 25, 2018
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said the jihadists launched "three separate assaults" on Saturday.
November 25, 2018
Syrian regime forces retook control of the Nassib border crossing from rebels in July, and last month reopened it after a three-year closure
November 11, 2018