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Qatar asks US to probe financial manipulation by UAE

Qatar’s central bank has asked US regulators to investigate an Emirati bank that Doha accuses of waging “financial warfare” against it. Qatar claims NBAD Americas, the US subsidiary of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), is engaging in “bogus” foreign exchange deals intended to undermine the Qatari riyal and harm its[…]

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Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

It remains unclear whether the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait will have any positive effect on the ongoing fractures between Qatar and a number of Gulf states, analysts say, as the regional body gears into a symbolic rather than functional role. The 38th summit approaches amid the backdrop[…]

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Kuwait tweep jailed for ‘defaming Saudi Arabia’

A Kuwaiti criminal court has sentenced a Twitter user to seven years in prison with hard labour on charges that include “defaming Saudi Arabia” and “disseminating false news”, local newspaper Al-Qabas reported. The paper did not name the defendant; however the ruling pointed to a number of tweets referring to[…]

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