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There will be significant financial and other costs in limiting the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca this year as a result of measures taken to halt the spread of the Covid-19

The swiftness with which Gulf states — particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE — affirmed support for Egypt on Libya attests to a strategic alignment that could go beyond words

The UAE, through its ambassador to the US, has reached out, for the first time, directly to Israeli public opinion. Will the message be heard

There have been more false starts and unsubstantiated rumours regarding a possible end to the crisis that has set Qatar at odds with the Arab Quartet

While the Gulf countries are slowly easing lockdowns introduced to halt the spread of the Covid-19, questions remain over the pilgrimage to Mecca this year

The Gulf countries are unlikely to be able to return to what they were before the Covid-19 pandemic as a result of major economic shifts in the region, writes Ahmed Mostafa

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to growing pressure for the wealthy Gulf states to deport expatriate workers, writes Ahmed Mostafa

The coronavirus pandemic may be taking economic decisions that the Arab Gulf countries have hitherto been reluctant to take

People in the Arab Gulf countries are scaling back Ramadan celebrations this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

The current escalation of the conflict in Yemen could be the prelude to serious dialogue to end the five-year civil war

There has been evidence of a recent warming of relations between the Arab Gulf countries and the Syrian regime, writes Ahmed Mostafa

Governments across the Arab Gulf are putting their populations into lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, writes Ahmed Mostafa

The main challenges for new Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq of Oman will be the reform and restructuring of the country’s economy, writes Ahmed Mostafa

The Saudi-Russian wrangling over oil prices and global market share this week is evidence of a new relationship between Russia and the Gulf countries

Fighting is escalating once more in Yemen, with negotiations seemingly stalled yet again

The tour by Qatari Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani of Jordan, Tunisia and Algeria this week was designed to support Qatari-Turkish efforts to resurrect the Muslim Brotherhood

Qatar’s admission that opportunities to end the crisis with its Gulf neighbours have been missed is in line with its irresponsible approach to the negotiations

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf countries are adopting a more proactive approach in combating the rise of terrorism in Africa, writes Ahmed Mostafa

Jordan has been caught between a rock and a hard place in its response to the US peace plan for Palestine

US President Donald Trump announced his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, with there being every chance that it will be once again rejected

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