[Opinion] Tensions in the Arab World hit a flashpoint recently after Saudi Arabia and surrounding nations turned their underlying discontent with neighbouring Qatar into a full-blown excommunication. But questions remain, namely why and what does it mean for the region?
At least 11 people have been killed, and a further 12 injured, following the outbreak of a fire, at a labour camp, in Qatar.
At least 26 Qatari nationals have reportedly been kidnapped by gunmen, from their desert hunting camp in Iraq, near the border with Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has announced a new military alliance, consisting of 34 predominantly Islamic nations, aimed at combating terrorism.
Around 230 kg of drugs, bound for Qatar, have been seized by customs officials, at an airport in Beirut, Lebanon.
At least 45 people, including a rebel commander, have been killed, following airstrikes by Russian forces, in the Syrian province of Latakia.
As many as 800 ground troops have been sent, by the Egyptian army, to Yemen, to fight in the ongoing five-month civil war in the country.
At least 20 Indian nationals have reportedly been killed, in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, on fuel smugglers, in Yemen.
At least two people, including a Turkish soldier, has been killed in a suicide attack at the Turkish embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 188 people to death over charges of murdering 11 police officers in August 2013.