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Quartet stands firm on Qatar demands - The National

Sheikh Khalid said during a joint press conference that their discussion was a 'continuation of their meeting in Cairo' on July 5. The National staff. July 30, 2017. Updated: July 30, 2017 08:52 AM. 0. shares. 0. shares. x. Bahraini foreign minister ...and more »

Economic War Against Qatar Backfires On Saudi Arabia And United Arab Emirates - HuffPost

The pampered petro-states of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates expected a quick victory after imposing a quasi-blockade on neighboring Qatar. Past crises in relations had been peacefully resolved, but this time Qatar's antagonists demanded its ...and more »

Gulf Crisis Exposes the Weakness of Trump's 'Unpredictability' - Chatham House

The US president's lack of interest in telegraphing his positions in advance may work in business, but it has a debilitating effect on policymaking. Jacob Parakilas. Dr Jacob Parakilas. Deputy Head, US and the Americas Programme. Peter Salisbury ...and more »

North Field gas keeps Qatar crisis stalemated: Fuel for Thought - Platts (blog)

The world's largest gas field is at the nexus of a political stalemate between Qatar and three of its immediate Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf region—Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, along with Saudi ally Egypt. Qatar's huge offshore gas and ...and more »

Gulf states say talks with Qatar are possible if demands are met - Deutsche Welle

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they were willing to hold discussions with Qatar to mend ties but only if it showed willingness to change course and comply with their demands. Foreign ministers of the four Arab ...and more »

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of politicising Hajj - Aljazeera.com

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of politicising the Hajj, claiming Riyadh has imposed restrictions on Qatari nationals planning to travel to Mecca for the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Saturday that ...and more »

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott - Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, the director of Qatar's WTO office Ali Alwaleed al-Thani told ...and more »

Qatar takes complaint of 'illegal siege' to WTO - Financial Times

Qatar has lodged a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the “illegal siege” imposed by four Arab neighbours that have accused the Gulf state of sponsoring terrorism. The complaint, lodged with the WTO's dispute-settlement body ...and more »

Saudis reject attack on ability to oversee Haj operations - gulfnews.com

Dubai: Saudi Arabia was outraged by Qatar's attempts to question the kingdom's ability to manage the holy sites and by the call to deprive the Saudis of their sovereignty over a significant piece of their territories and of their right to organise and ...and more »

Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over Gulf trade boycott - The Guardian

Doha makes formal complaint against 'coercive attempts at economic isolation' by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE. Reuters in Geneva. Mon 31 Jul 2017 13.33 EDT Last modified on Mon 31 Jul 2017 13.40 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...and more »