Egypt: Presidential hopeful sued for announcing candidacy on al-Jazeera

Egypt’s former Premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq will face a case in court over announcement of his likely candidacy for 2018 presidential elections on Doha-based al Jazeera. A lawyer is suing the former army senior officer and premier for Read more

Gulf Crisis: ‘Closure of Al Jazeera out of question in talks’ Qatar’s Emir

Qatar’s ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani stressed that demand by the Saudi-led group to shut down Doha-based News Channel Al Jazeera is unfeasible and tantamount to giving away the country’s sovereignty. “We’re not going to shut down Al Read more

Gulf Crisis: UAE security chief hints at crisis end if Qatar gives up hosting 2022 world Cup

Dhahi Khalfan, head of Dubai security has urged Qatar to give up its plan to host the 2022 football world cup tournament and it will see the diplomatic row opposing it to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt Read more

Gulf Crisis: Riyadh opens land border to Qatari pilgrims

Saudi Arabia announced Thursday the royal decision to re-open land border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter the kingdom without electronic permits. Saudi Arabia in June closed its Salwa border with Qatar after the kingdom along with Bahrain, Read more

Gulf Crisis: ‘Qatar airways can fly through UAE, Bahrain’ ICAO

Aircrafts registered in Qatar and the national carrier, Qatar Airways, can now fly through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain’s air spaces, the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization said Tuesday. The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been Read more