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UN rights chief decries 'unacceptable attack' on Al Jazeera and other media - UN News Centre

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré ?Share. Print. 30 June 2017 – The United Nations human rights chief today expressed strong concern about international demands that Qatar close down the Al Jazeera ...and more »

The Palace Intrigue at the Heart of the Qatar Crisis - Foreign Policy (blog)

The Saudis don't believe the young emir of Qatar is really running the country — and they're looking for regime change. By Simon Henderson. | June 30, 2017, 3:40 PM. The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani speaks during a press conference ...and more »

Qatar: Big lessons from a small country - The Straits Times

Qatar's experience reminds Singapore of the need for small states to behave like small states, and to cherish regional and international institutions. As a long-time student of geopolitics (for over 46 years), I am rarely surprised by geopolitical ...and more »

Is Al Jazeera at the heart of the GCC crisis? -

We examine whether the media network is at the heart of the ongoing crises in the Middle East. 01 Jul 2017 22:17 GMT Media, GCC, Al Jazeera, Censorship, Middle East · Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded ...and more »

Qatar: Saudi Arabia is taking a chance – and Iran could be the ultimate winner - The Conversation UK

Meysam Tayebipour does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Lancaster ...and more »

Qatar/Saudi Arabia: Allow Man Trapped at Border to Enter - Human Rights Watch

Zayed al-Marri has been trapped on the border of Qatar with Saudi Arabia since June 17, 2017. © 2017 Private. (Beirut) – Qatar should admit a man trapped on the border with Saudi Arabia since June 17, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Qatari ...and more »

Why Al Jazeera is under threat - The Economist

WERE it not for Saudi intolerance, there might never have been Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news channel. In its formative days the Qatari-funded station struggled to find good staff. Then Saudi Arabia kicked the BBC's irritatingly ...and more »

Doha's grocery rejects - (blog)

Doha, Qatar - Shortly after Saudi Arabia shut Qatar's only land border earlier this month owing to a diplomatic spat between Gulf countries, residents in the Qatari capital flooded supermarkets in search of supplies. Many stocked up on products from ...and more »

New batch of Turkish troops arrives in Qatar -

Qatar's ministry of defence has announced the arrival of a new group of Turkish armed forces to the military base where Turkey began its training mission last week. The forces are set to take part in joint exercises within the framework of a defence ...and more »

How Can the Qatar Crisis Be Resolved? - The New Yorker

Qatar shares a border with Saudi Arabia, pictured here, and, when the tiny, gas-rich Gulf nation pursues foreign policy, it sometimes seems influenced by an instinct to irritate Riyadh. Photograph by Karim Jaafar / AFP / Getty. Earlier this month ...and more »