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Gulf Crisis: Trump makes U-turn, lauds Qatar over fight against terrorism

President Trump seemingly made a shift Monday over his stance on Qatar in the crisis opposing it to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt after the US leader congratulated the Qatari Emir over the fight against terrorism. The White House in a statement Monday announced that the occupant of the Oval House held […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE blames Qatar over interception of two commercial flights, Doha Denies

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Civil Aviation Authority Monday accused Qatar of intercepting with fighter jets two of its commercial flights in two incidents that it described as violation of the internal law conventions including threats to safety of civil aviation. The Qatari foreign ministry rejected the Emirati claims terming them as ‘completely false’. The […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE rejects Qatari Royal’s detention claims

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied claims by Qatari royal Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani that he ‘has been held in Abu Dhabi against his will’ adding that the member of the Qatari ruling tribe is allowed to leave if he wishes. The claims of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, who belongs to […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Trump Maintains Obama-era Nuclear Deal with Iran

US President Donald Trump has approved the 2015 nuclear deal by waiving a set of sanctions against Iran, but warned European allies and Congress it will be the last such waiver he signs if they fail to agree to radical changes to the agree-ment. He gave European allies four months to agree to a stricter […]

January 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Lebanese Sunni PM Voices Support for Hezbollah Despite Saudi Pressure

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri made a U-turn on his party’s alliance with Saudi Arabia by showing support for Iran-backed Hezbollah. After announcing a shock resignation last November from Riyadh, blaming Iran for interfering Lebanese domestic affairs, Hariri defied the Saudis by withdrawing his decision to step down in December while voicing support for government […]

January 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar alerts UN over intrusion of UAE military jet into its airspace

Qatar’s ambassador to the UN has filed a complaint with the world body’s Security Council as her country accuses United Arab Emirates (UAE) of violating its airspace. UAE fighters allegedly entered the Qatari airspace in December, amid the ongoing crisis opposing the tiny Gulf country and its neighbors. The alleged violation, according to the envoy […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israeli Opposition Leader Says Saudi Arabia Should Administer Religious Sites in Jerusalem

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog suggested that Saudi Arabia could take responsibility for administering Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem in any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. In an interview with Saudi-funded news website Elaph, the Knesset member and former leader of the Israeli Labor Party said “Saudi Arabia could play a big role […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Kuwait to Host Donor Conference on Iraq’s Reconstruction

Kuwait said it will host a conference to raise funds for the reconstruction of war-torn Iraq, on February. Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah made the announcement at a joint news conference in Kuwait City with the secretary general of the Iraqi cabinet, Mahdi al-Allaq. Iraq needs at least $100 billion in assistance to rebuild […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN Rebukes UAE over Human Rights Record

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has condemned the UAE over its deplorable human rights record citing vague “anti-terror” crimes that attract the death penalty, the tightening of censorship and the detention of human rights activists. The OHCHR has said in a report that “the UAE’s 2014 counter-terrorism law […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: Saudi Arabia-backed Taiz security command shuts down al Jazeera office

Security authorities in the Yemeni southern city of Taiz have closed down al Jazeera’s local office over allegations that the news network is biased in its reporting of the conflict oppos-ing Iran-backed Houthi rebels to President Mansour Hadi’s forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition. The Doha-based news network in a statement said security forces answering […]

January 11th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »