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Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia, allies insist on al Jazeera closure as part of long list of demands

Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands including the closure of the Doha-based al Jazeera news network as conditions for lifting blockades imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in the diplomatic row with the tiny gas-rich country. Kuwait is playing a mediator role in the crisis, which erupted over two […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Canada’s Trudeau urges Qatar to fight terrorism funding

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday in a telephone conversation invited Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to seriously tackle terrorism funding; a motive behind the decision by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt to severe ties with the tiny Gulf state. Trudeau according to a statement from his office […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Saudi Arabia-led bloc has demands for Qatar, US State Department

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Wednesday announced Saudi Arabia and its besieging allies have a list of demands for Qatar. The announcement was made two days after the State Department challenged the Saudi Arabia-led bloc to provide motives behind the blockades they imposed on Qatar. “We understand a list of demands has been prepared […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Mohammed bin Nayef relegated, Mohammed bin Salman becomes Crown Prince

A royal decree published by the Saudi Press Agency has announced changes in the royal establishment with prince Mohammed bin Nayef being relieved from his position and replaced by King Salman’s young son Prince Mohammed bin Salman who become the new heir to the throne. No explanations were given as to the reasons behind King […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Washington doubts motives behind blockades

The US State Department Tuesday challenged Saudi Arabia and its league of countries to forward motives behind the air, land and sea blockades they have imposed on Qatar, throwing the bloc’s accusation of Qatar’s support for terrorism into question. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters that the US is still waiting for Saudi Arabia, the United […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Three members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards arrested in Saudi Waters

Riyadh announced Monday it captured three Iranians, member of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards, on a boat laden with weapons heading towards an oil platform, in the Arabian Gulf. The three men, according to Saudi state-run news agency SPA, were arrested Friday aboard a boat loaded with weapons, in the Saudi internal waters. The Saudi […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf crisis: ‘Doha not eager for talks if blockade is not lifted’ FM

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Monday told reporters that his country will not be bullied into negotiations with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Egypt and allies if they do not lift the air, sea and land blockades they have imposed on the tiny Emirate over terrorism funding charges. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani underscored that […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) to be tested end of 2017

Emirati Authorities Monday announced they will put the driverless air taxi into test in the fourth quarter of the year before they grant authorization for the vehicle’s operation in the country, reports say. AAT was first announced to fly in the Emirati sky in July this year after China-based EHang 184 in February scheduled the […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Algerian lawmakers form committee to support Qatar

A group of Algerian lawmakers has formed a parliamentary committee to denounce the blockade and media propaganda against Qatar, which, they say, pays the price of its support for the Palestinian cause. The lawmakers, 31 in number, reject the air and sea blockades imposed on Qatar by its neighbors as “unjust”. The committee criticized the […]

June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: U.N. Security Council has “grave concern” about Yemen

The U.N. Security Council under the presidency of Bolivia has released a statement expressing “grave concern about the humanitarian situation in Yemen”, which has been in a state of war since the Houthi uprising from the North at the end of 2014 before gaining momentum in 2015. The Security Council also voiced concerns about “the […]

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

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