UN Human Rights Chief: Demand for Qatar to Shut Down Al-Jazeera 'Unacceptable' - Breitbart News

The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, has denounced the demand for Qatar to shut down its Al-Jazeera news network as an “unacceptable” attack on freedom of expression. Spokesman Rupert Colville said the ...

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

Qatar 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

President 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 ...

Qatar confrontation is a test for Tillerson - CNN

Nic 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 ...

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

Abu 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 ...

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

Turkish 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 ...

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

Erdogan, Trump discuss Qatar over phone - Anadolu Agency

President 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 ...

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

Imagine 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 ...

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

Rex 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 ...

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

Rabat – 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

Qatar 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. 7 Hours ...

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

The 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 ...

Erdogan, Trump mull ways to resolve Qatar crisis - Trend News Agency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump today, the White House said. The presidents spoke about numerous subjects, including ways to resolve the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its Gulf ...

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

Turkey'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 ...

Analysing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis - Ekklesia

It 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 ...

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

When 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 ...

Trump discusses Gulf-Qatar dispute with Erdogan - White House - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Donald Trump spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday to discuss the dispute between Qatar and Gulf and Arab powers who severed diplomatic and travel links with Qatar. Trump and Erdogan ...