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Gulf Crisis: ‘Qatar ready to dialogue but its sovereignty must be respected,’ Emir Tamim

Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani Friday in his first address since the beginning of the crisis between his Emirate and its neighbors said Qatar is open to negotiations but any talks must respect its sovereignty. Al-Thany in his address indicated that his country was unfairly targeted and victim of a smear campaign. “We […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Riyadh to allow Qatari pilgrims to perform Haj despite blockades

The Saudi ministry of Haj and Umrah announced Thursday that Qatari pilgrims can join other pilgrims to perform the Haj and Umrah rituals despite the ongoing diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. Qatar’s neighbors namely Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, in addition to Egypt have cut land, […]

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

Kuwait: diplomats at Iranian embassy requested to leave over spying case

Kuwaiti authorities Thursday expelled several Iranian diplomats at the Islamic Republic’s mission in Kuwait after local authorities linked Teheran to a terror and spy cell. Iranian official source, ISNA news agency, reported that Ambassador Alireza Enayati has been asked to leave. “Under the pressure of Saudi interventionist policies, and the baseless accusation of Iranian interference […]

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

Qatar: Emir amends counterterrorism laws

The Qatari ruler Thursday issued decrees amending the country’s counterterrorism laws, few days after the isolated Gulf state signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US on the fight against terrorism funding. The new decrees by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani include new definitions for the terms “terrorist”, “crime”, “terrorist acts”, “terrorist entities”, “the […]

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

Gulf Crisis: Anti-Qatar quartet drops 13-demand list, sets six principles

Saudi Arabia and its allies, which are boycotting Qatar, have presented Doha with six principles to be fulfilled in what appears an abandonment of the 13 demands issued last month as conditions to be fulfilled by Qatar for the normalization of ties. Saudi Arabia’s permanent envoy to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi briefed a group of […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: UN flight barred from Yemen by Saudi-led coalition

The Saudi-led coalition stopped a UN flight to fly from Djibouti to Sana’a, Yemen, because of security concerns. The flight was to carry an aid agency staff to the rebel-controlled city and also had three journalists from the BBC onboard. Ahmed Ben Lassoued, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Mohammed bin Nayef was booted out in a palace coup

Reports culled from the New York Times have claimed that the former crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, was summoned to King Salman’s palace in Mecca in June, at night, around the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, and pressured to step down. After an intense pull-and-push, Nayef was finally replaced by […]

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar-born British boxer praises Emir Tamim after title win

British boxer Abdul Barry Awad aka “Kid Galahad” praised the Qatari ruler and the entire Qatar nation, now isolated by neighbors for alleged funding of terrorism, after his victory over Mexican Jose Cayetano for the IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title over the weekend. Awad beat his rival in the 10th round of the bout though he […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris

The Egyptian foreign ministry Monday announced it would impose entry visas as of July 20 on Qatari nationals wishing to visit Egypt as anti-Qatar countries tighten grip around the tiny gas-rich country. “It does not make sense to keep making exceptions for Qatar and giving it privileges in light of its current positions,” said Ahmed […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: UAE allegedly masterminded hacking of Qatari news agency’s website, source of diplomatic spat

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was reportedly behind the incendiary statements attributed to Qatar’s ruler, which ignited the diplomatic row between tiny gas-rich gulf country and its neighbors, Washington Post reports citing unidentified US intelligence officials. Qatar came in the eyes of the storm last June after its neigbors namely Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain […]

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

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