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Arab states urge U.S. to abandon Jerusalem move

10 months, 7 days ago
CAIRO: Arab foreign ministers late on Saturday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region. The announcement by President…

Qatar navigation launches Pakistan service for trade

1 year, 1 month ago
DUBAI: Major Qatari shipping conglomerate Qatar Navigation (Milaha) is launching a direct service between Qatar and port city of Karachi in Pakistan, the company said on Sunday, as it seeks to counter economic sanctions against Doha by…

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

1 year, 3 months ago
DOHA: Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. Qatari Foreign Minister…

Perceived corruption worsens in Arab states: Transparency

2 years, 5 months ago
BERLIN: Ordinary people feel that corruption has worsened in nine Arab countries and territories over the last year, especially crisis-hit Lebanon and war-torn Yemen, a study by graft watchdog Transparency International said Tuesday.

In rich Gulf Arab states, some feel shamed by refugee response

3 years, 1 month ago
CYPRUS: When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fellow Gulf states raced to shelter thousands of displaced Kuwaitis. Fast forward 25 years, and the homeless from Syria's nearby war have found scant refuge in the Arab world's richest states.

Islamist group rejects UAE terrorism designation

3 years, 11 months ago
DUBAI: A group of Islamist scholars led by an influential Qatar-based cleric expressed "astonishment" on Monday at being designated a terrorist body by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of several Gulf Arab states that view political…