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Qatar working with US, Kuwaitis on response to GCC demands - Gulf Business News;

Qatar working with US, Kuwaitis on response to GCC demands - Gulf Business News

Gulf Business NewsQatar working with US, Kuwaitis on response to GCC demandsGulf Business NewsQatar said on Thursday it was working with the United States and Kuwait to respond to a list of demands presented by Arab states who have accused Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation that ignited a regional crisis between the U.S. allies. The ...and more »

Turkey urges 'respect of Qatar rights' to end Gulf rift - Aljazeera.com;

Turkey urges 'respect of Qatar rights' to end Gulf rift - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comTurkey urges 'respect of Qatar rights' to end Gulf riftAljazeera.comTurkish defence minister hopes crisis to be resolved soon on basis of sincere dialogue and respect for Qatar's rights. 30 Jun 2017 20:44 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...and more »

Rex Tillerson Faces Mideast Test In Navigating Saudi Arabia, Qatar Tensions - NPR

Rex Tillerson Faces Mideast Test In Navigating Saudi Arabia, Qatar TensionsNPRThe rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is the biggest test yet of the skills and influence of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He has deep ties to Qatar's leaders, but the White House seems to prefer the Saudis. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...and more »

Trump, Turkey's Erdogan Discuss Gulf Crisis Involving Qatar - Voice of America;

Trump, Turkey's Erdogan Discuss Gulf Crisis Involving Qatar - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaTrump, Turkey's Erdogan Discuss Gulf Crisis Involving QatarVoice of AmericaPresident Donald Trump spoke with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday to discuss the ongoing feud between Qatar and several Arab states, a conflict that some are calling the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years. Trump and Erdogan talked ...and more »

Qatar confrontation is a test for Tillerson - CNN;

Qatar confrontation is a test for Tillerson - CNN

CNNQatar confrontation is a test for TillersonCNNNic Robertson is CNN's international diplomatic editor. The opinions in this article are his own. (CNN) In the Middle East, new lines are being drawn, for now not on maps, but indelibly across the territory, affecting the lives of millions. A world ...and more »

Artists get creative to express solidarity for Qatar and Emir - Gulf Times;

Artists get creative to express solidarity for Qatar and Emir - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesArtists get creative to express solidarity for Qatar and EmirGulf TimesQatari and expatriate artists from different art backgrounds have been expressing their love for the country and stress their loyalty to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani through artworks as part of a three-day event at Gulf Mall ...and more »

Qatari defence minister visits Turkey as Trump and Erdogan discuss crisis - The National;

Qatari defence minister visits Turkey as Trump and Erdogan discuss crisis - The National

The NationalQatari defence minister visits Turkey as Trump and Erdogan discuss crisisThe NationalAbu Dhabi // Donald Trump spoke to Turkey's president on Friday to discuss the dispute between Qatar and four fellow Arab states which accuse it of supporting terrorism. The White House said the US president and Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about ways ...and more »

Turkey urges 'respect of Qatar's rights' to solve Gulf crisis - ARY NEWS

Turkey urges 'respect of Qatar's rights' to solve Gulf crisisARY NEWSTurkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik (R) and Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah held talks in Ankara. Turkey has stood by Doha throughout the Gulf crisis (AFP Photo/STR). Advertisement. 00:00. 00:00. ISTANBUL: Turkey on Friday said the ...and more »

How the Gulf Crisis Forces Fundamental Choices in Turkish Foreign Policy - Lawfare (blog)

How the Gulf Crisis Forces Fundamental Choices in Turkish Foreign PolicyLawfare (blog)The Gulf crisis entered a new phase last week, when Saudi Arabia and its allies made 13 demands of Qatar in order for the blockade against it to be lifted. The list included closing Turkey's military base in Qatar and ending support for vaguely defined ...and more »

Erdogan, Trump discuss Qatar over phone - Anadolu Agency;

Erdogan, Trump discuss Qatar over phone - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyErdogan, Trump discuss Qatar over phoneAnadolu AgencyPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Donald Trump discussed the Gulf crisis involving Qatar over the phone on Friday, highlighting the need for negotiations to ease regional tensions. The leaders agreed that ongoing tension ...and more »

Western silence over the threat to Al Jazeera is just shameful - Gulf Times;

Western silence over the threat to Al Jazeera is just shameful - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesWestern silence over the threat to Al Jazeera is just shamefulGulf TimesImagine the rage if the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, demanded that Theresa May should close down the BBC as part of the Brexit deal. Well, of course it's not remotely conceivable: that isn't how modern democratic states do business. But it's ...and more »

Trumplomacy: Qatar is Tillerson's big test - BBC News;

Trumplomacy: Qatar is Tillerson's big test - BBC News

BBC NewsTrumplomacy: Qatar is Tillerson's big testBBC NewsRex Tillerson is facing his biggest test as secretary of state over the crisis involving the tiny nation of Qatar. He's not only trying to mediate a solution to a visceral feud among America's Gulf Arab allies which threatens US national security ...and more »

Demand to Close Al Jazeera Is 'Unacceptable Attack against Freedoms': UN - Morocco World News;

Demand to Close Al Jazeera Is 'Unacceptable Attack against Freedoms': UN - Morocco World News

Morocco World NewsDemand to Close Al Jazeera Is 'Unacceptable Attack against Freedoms': UNMorocco World NewsRabat – The Saudi Arabia-led alliance's demand for Qatar to close Al Jazeera channel is an “unacceptable attack” against freedoms of expression and opinion, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rightson Friday. “Whether or not you ...and more »

Oil poised for 7-day winning streak, what's next - ForexLive;

Oil poised for 7-day winning streak, what's next - ForexLive

ForexLiveOil poised for 7-day winning streak, what's nextForexLiveA new batch of Turkish troops arrived in Qatar today in a sign that plans to build a military base there won't be shelved. Saudi Arabia demanded last week that Turkey stop construction on the base as part of a 13-item ultimatum to lift a blockade ...and more »

Qatar crisis: Armed conflict and protracted dispute are growing more likely, analysts say - CNBC;

Qatar crisis: Armed conflict and protracted dispute are growing more likely, analysts say - CNBC

CNBCQatar crisis: Armed conflict and protracted dispute are growing more likely, analysts sayCNBCQatar has rejected a harsh list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other countries, which will likely prolong the crisis, analysts say. Some Middle East watchers believe the risk of armed conflict is growing. Tom DiChristopher | @tdichristopher. 3 Hours ...and more »

Call to close Al-Jazeera 'unacceptable attack' on free speech: UN - Zee News;

Call to close Al-Jazeera 'unacceptable attack' on free speech: UN - Zee News

Zee NewsCall to close Al-Jazeera 'unacceptable attack' on free speech: UNZee NewsGeneva: The UN voiced outrage today at the demand from Gulf countries that Qatar-based broadcaster Al- Jazeera shut down, describing it as "an unacceptable attack on the right to freedom of expression and opinion." The closure of the broadcaster is one ...and more »

Qatar and the Goliaths of the Gulf – By Owei Lakemfa - TheNewsGuru;

Qatar and the Goliaths of the Gulf – By Owei Lakemfa - TheNewsGuru

TheNewsGuruQatar and the Goliaths of the Gulf – By Owei LakemfaTheNewsGuruThe Goliaths of the Gulf including powerhouse, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates gave tiny Qatar thirteen demands which they know the latter cannot comply with. UBA Wise savers. Some of them, such as demanding Qatar pays ...and more »

Turkish, Qatari ministers meet amid crisis with Arab states - San Francisco Chronicle;

Turkish, Qatari ministers meet amid crisis with Arab states - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleTurkish, Qatari ministers meet amid crisis with Arab statesSan Francisco ChronicleTurkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik, right, shakes hands with Qatar's counterpart Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, prior to their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, June 30, 2017. The ministers held talks as ... more. Photo: STF, AP. Image 2 of 2 ...and more »

Analysing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis - Ekklesia

Analysing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisisEkklesiaIt is now four weeks since this latest crisis between Qatar on the one hand, and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on the other, erupted on 5 June 2017. In fact, many observers had known for quite some time that there were latent tensions ...and more »

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Indians workers stranded in Saudi Arabia as Qatari bosses forced to leave Riyadh - Yahoo India News;

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Indians workers stranded in Saudi Arabia as Qatari bosses forced to leave Riyadh - Yahoo India News

Yahoo India NewsGulf diplomatic crisis: Indians workers stranded in Saudi Arabia as Qatari bosses forced to leave RiyadhYahoo India NewsWhen the supporters say, how is the prime minister to be blamed or what will he do, it is quite bemusing, because, if we cannot ask questions to the prime minister, then who will. More. >Doha: Asian migrants working as domestic staff and farmers are ...and more »