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United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

January 18, 2018 1:30 am
United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

An Emirati passenger plane (File photo) The United Arab Emirates says it has lodged a formal complaint with the UN over Qatar’s purported “interception” of two Bahrain-bound Emirati passenger planes earlier this week. According to a report by the UAE’s official news agency, WAM, on Thursday, the complaints were filed […]

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Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

January 12, 2018 1:57 am
Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

The file photo of an F-16E fighter jet belonging to the UAE air force Qatar has lodged a complaint with the United Nations about what it calls a violation of its airspace last month by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) fighter jet, warning that Doha reserves the right to defend […]

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Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

January 10, 2018 1:48 am
Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

People walk on the corniche of the Qatari capital Doha on July 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A high-ranking Qatari official has described the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against his energy-rich Persian Gulf country as “economic warfare,” stressing that Doha plans to seek compensation for those hit by the […]

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Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

December 28, 2017 10:30 am
Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

A general view of the Nile river in Cairo on December 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The pro-government media in Cairo have accused neighboring Sudan of conspiring with Turkey and Qatar against Egypt.  Egypt has long been at odds with Qatar and Turkey over their alleged support for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and […]

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Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Turkish troops at the Qatari-Turkish Armed Forces Land Command Base in Doha on November 15, 2017. (Photo by AP) A group of Turkish troops have been deployed to a military base in Qatar amid the diplomatic crisis between Doha and a Saudi-led quartet of […]

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US allows Boeing to sell 36 F-15 warplanes to Qatar

December 24, 2017 2:18 am
US allows Boeing to sell 36 F-15 warplanes to Qatar

F-15 Eagle (Photo by Boeing.com) The Pentagon says Boeing has been allowed to manufacture as many as 36 F-15 warplanes for Qatar which is locked in a bitter confrontation with a Saudi-led group of Arab states. The permit covers half of the 72 F-15s which Qatar will buy from the United […]

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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

November 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks during a press conference in the capital Doha on October 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Qatar says Saudi Arabia has been sparking off crises across the Middle East and “bullying small countries into submission,” some six months after Riyadh formed an alliance […]

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Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

October 31, 2017 11:09 pm
Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Bahrain says it has decided to impose entry visas on nationals and residents of neighboring Qatar, which has been the center of a persisting crisis in the Persian Gulf region, triggered by a Saudi-led quartet of countries that accuse Doha of purported funding […]

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Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

11:09 pm
Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Bahrain says it has decided to impose entry visas on nationals and residents of neighboring Qatar, which has been the center of a persisting crisis in the Persian Gulf region, triggered by a Saudi-led quartet of countries that accuse Doha of purported funding […]

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The United States military cancels planned war games with Persian Gulf Arab allies over Qatar

October 6, 2017 12:42 pm
The United States military cancels planned war games with Persian Gulf Arab allies over Qatar

A file photo by US Central Command shows a pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles flying over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. (Via AFP) The United States military has cancelled a number of planned war games with its Persian Gulf Arab allies over their persisting dispute […]

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Human Rights Watch slams Qatar’s failure to protect 800k foreign workers from extreme heat

September 27, 2017 7:04 pm
Human Rights Watch slams Qatar’s failure to protect 800k foreign workers from extreme heat

The photo shows construction work the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on November 9, 2014. (By AP) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the failure of World Cup 2022 host Qatar to protect 800,000 foreign construction laborers from the country’s extremely high temperature and called for investigation into the […]

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Qatar, boycotters engage in heated argument at Arab League meeting

September 13, 2017 3:04 pm
Qatar, boycotters engage in heated argument at Arab League meeting

A furious war of words erupts between diplomats from Qatar and the Saudi-led quartet of its boycotters at an Arab League meeting, months into the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Persian Gulf region in decades. On Tuesday, Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad al-Muraikhi took […]

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Saudi-led quartet trying to turn Qatar into ‘state of trusteeship’: Doha

September 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Saudi-led quartet trying to turn Qatar into ‘state of trusteeship’: Doha

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani Qatar says the “illegal” blockade imposed on Doha by the Saudi-led quartet of countries is aimed to force the peninsular Persian Gulf nation to become a “state of trusteeship.” Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made the remarks […]

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US President Donald Trump fails in bid to cool Saudi-Qatar tensions despite vow of quick result

September 10, 2017 6:27 am
US President Donald Trump fails in bid to cool Saudi-Qatar tensions despite vow of quick result

US President Donald Trump (R) looks on as Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah speaks during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump’s attempt to cool escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has ended […]

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Saudi Arabia’s dispute with Qatar could be solved ‘fairly easily’: US President Donald Trump

September 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Saudi Arabia’s dispute with Qatar could be solved ‘fairly easily’: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump (right) and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 7 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has offered to mediate an ongoing dispute between Qatar and its neighboring Arab states, […]

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