Recent News Headlines : United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

SAUDIS ARE LEADING BACKERS OF 'EXTREMISM' IN UK


Saudi Arabia tops the list of countries promoting 'extremism' in Britain, a UK-based think-tank says... READ MORE

5th July, 2017 2

EMIRATES, TURKISH AIRLINES SAY US LAPTOP BAN LIFTED


The airlines say travellers flying to the US from Istanbul and Dubai can now carry their electronic devices on board... READ MORE

5th July, 2017 1075

QATARI FM CALLS FOR DIALOGUE TO RESOLVE GULF CRISIS


A group of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia has severed air, sea and ground links with Qatar, cutting off vital routes for imports including food... READ MORE

5th July, 2017 1246

SAUDI-LED GROUP RECEIVES QATAR RESPONSE TO DEMANDS


Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced on June 5 they were severing ties with Qatar and later put forward a list of 13 demands... READ MORE

5th July, 2017 5623

SAUDI TV MOCKED FOR CLAIM HARRODS SPIES ON CUSTOMERS


State news repeats claim made in tabloid Okaz that store is storing details of customers from Saudi, UAE, and Bahrain... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 1525

ANALYSIS | THE QATAR CRISIS OFFERS A WINDOW INTO FEUDING WITHIN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION


We're now in the fourth week of a Saudi- and Emirati-led blockade of Qatar that Trump has loudly supported... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 438

OIL SET FOR LONGEST WINNING STREAK IN SIX MONTHS AS SUPPLY EASES


Futures added as much as 0.9 percent in New York, advancing for a seventh session... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 285

'DEMANDS INTENDED TO HUMILIATE QATAR'


Qatar has rejected the demand list as unacceptable, saying the Saudi-led bloc's claims are not backed by evidence... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 68

ETIHAD SAYS PASSENGERS FROM U.S. BAN COUNTRIES CAN BOARD


The United States has also released new security measures for inbound flights that are designed to prevent expanding the in-cabin ban on laptops... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 118

GULF CRISIS 'OPPORTUNITY TO HIT ON' ALL SIDES


But at the same time, go back to Saudi Arabia and say look you can talk to them the Qataris ..... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1633

GAMBIAN PLACES THIRD IN UAE QURAN COMPETITION THAT SAW SOMALI EXPELLED


17-year-old Modou Jobe won a cash prize of 150,000 United Arab Emirates Dirham 40,800 after 12 nights of Quranic tests... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 100

US TO TOUGHEN AIRLINE SECURITY; NO LAPTOP BAN EXPANSION


Such operations have already been established in 15 locations in six countries, including Canada, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 0

MIGRANTS 'STUCK IN SAUDI' AS QATARI BOSSES FORCED OUT


The workers were not allowed to travel into Qatar and now they are living illegally in Saudi Arabia and do not have basic needs... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 128

'WE DON'T CLAIM TO HAVE PRESS FREEDOM'


UAE minister says 'we do not want to escalate, we want to isolate' as Saudi bloc's blockade on Qatar enters third week... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 3492

UAE AMBASSADOR THREATENS FURTHER SANCTIONS AGAINST QATAR


Omar Ghobash, ambassador to Russia, has said Gulf states imposing demands on Qatar are willing to be subjected to same monitoring regime themselves... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 1110

PERSIAN GULF RIVALS CONVERGE ON WASHINGTON TO ARGUE THE QATAR CASE


But Saudi Arabia and Bahrain broke relations with Iran early last year after protesters ransacked Saudi diplomatic missions in Tehran... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 1

FIFA PUBLISHES FULL 2014 REPORT ON WORLD CUP BIDDING


The report also allegedly says that a Qatari sports facility, Aspire Academy, was implicated in manipulating voting FIFA members... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 12

MEDIA GROUP BACKS AL JAZEERA AMID CLOSURE CALLS


A trade association representing more than 80 media companies has voiced its support for Al Jazeera amid a Saudi-led campaign to have the network shut down... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 94

QATARI FOREIGN MINISTER TO MEET TILLERSON IN WASHINGTON


Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to meet Rex Tillerson after US questions cause of blockade against Qatar... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 4123

TECH WEIGHS ON U.S. STOCKS AS BONDS GAIN ON DATA


Treasuries advanced after data showing a steeper drop in durable goods than forecast raised concern about the pace of U.S. economic growth... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 412

GULF BLOCKADE VIOLATES QATARI STUDENTS' RIGHTS


Rights Committee says 'unjust siege' impacts the right to education for Qatari students in Saudi, the UAE and Bahrain... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 3214

BOB CORKER TO BLOCK GCC ARMS SALES OVER QATAR ROW


US Bob Corker to block GCC arms sales over Qatar row... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 1288

KEY SENATOR THREATENS ARMS SALES TO PERSIAN GULF COUNTRIES OVER QATAR DISPUTE


Some of the 13 demands addressed long-standing concerns about Qatar's support for extremist groups and a more liberal interpretation of Islam... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 94

BAHRAIN'S FM IN ABOUT-FACE OVER TURKISH BASE IN QATAR


Before the arrival of the Turkish troops, Qatar's foreign minister had clarified that their deployment in Doha was for the sake of the entire region's security... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 2522

REPUBLICAN SENATOR TO BLOCK ARMS SALES OVER QATAR CRISIS


The GCC groups Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 1944

TILLERSON URGES QATAR, SAUDI-LED GROUP TO 'LOWER RHETORIC'


It is about limiting Qatar's sovereignty and outsourcing our foreign policy, said Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, a government spokesman... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 5

'WE ARE MORE UNITED': QATARIS MARK EID AMID BLOCKADE


Qatari citizens express unity, sadness as a regional diplomatic crisis casts shadow over Islam's most important holiday... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 11130

NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO THE WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS SINCE WORLD WAR II


The world is caught up in the Trump saga and ignoring a famine that could affect 20 million people in four countries... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 77021

ERDOGAN REJECTS ARAB DEMANDS; TURKISH TROOPS STAY IN QATAR


Turkey's president said his country admires and embraces Qatar's attitude, while slamming the demands by arguing they contradict international law... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 15

ERDOGAN REJECTS SAUDI DEMAND TO PULL TURKISH TROOPS OUT OF QATAR


We endorse and appreciate Qatar's stance towards the 13 demands... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 941

Trending News Headlines : United Arab Emirates

DONALD TRUMP SELLS QATAR $12BN OF WEAPONS DAYS AFTER ACCUSING IT OF FUNDING TERRORISM


Guan Yin is one of the most popular and well known Chinese Goddess in Asia and in the world... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 75766

US AND QATAR SEAL $12BN DEAL FOR F-15 FIGHTER JETS


In another development, two US Navy vessels arrived in Doha on Wednesday for a joint exercise with Qatar's fleet... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 33129

TRUMPS BUSINESS TIES IN PERSIAN GULF RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS ALLEGIANCES


Their only business with Qatar was leasing office space in Trump Tower, in Manhattan, to the national airway... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 30451

QATAR WILL NOT SHUT GAS PIPELINE TO UAE


Qatar Airways, one of the biggest regional carriers, was forced to take long detours after it was barred from using Saudi, UAE and Egyptian air space... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 26592

QATAR DENOUNCES GULF STATES' 'POLICY OF DOMINATION'


The most visible member of the government has been Sheikh Mohammed, who has said Qatar would not surrender to the political pressure... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 17312

QATAR GIVEN 10 DAYS TO MEET 13 SWEEPING DEMANDS BY SAUDI ARABIA


Additional reporting by Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington Pay reparations and compensation for loss of life and other, financial losses caused by Qatar's policies in recent years... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 15892

ISRAEL CALLS FOR SAUDI ARABIA TIES AND STATE VISITS


I saw research on what the result of a regional agreement and full economic relations would mean between Israel, the Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 15133

ARAB STATES ISSUE LIST OF DEMANDS TO END QATAR CRISIS


Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar this month over allegations the country funds terrorism... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 14479

FLYING COWS TO QATAR IS ONE MAN'S WAY TO BEAT THE SAUDIS


Led by Saudi Arabia, Qatar stands accused of supporting Islamic militants, charges the sheikhdom has repeatedly denied... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 11548

MOROCCO OFFERS TO MEDIATE QATAR-GCC CRISIS


The Kingdom favours a constructive neutrality, which cannot confine it to passive observation of a disturbing escalation between brotherly countries... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 8888

CALL FOR CLOSURE SIEGE AGAINST JOURNALISM


Doha-based media network says the demand by Saudi Arabia and allies aims 'to suppress people's right to information'... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 8368

HASSAN ROUHANI CONDEMNS 'SIEGE OF QATAR'


In a phone call with the Qatari Emir, president also says Iran's air space, ground and sea will be open to Doha... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 7821

SAUDI ARABIA REWRITES SUCCESSION AS KING REPLACES HEIR WITH SON, 31


King Salman's decrees on Wednesday removed Prince Mohammed both from his place in the line of succession and from his post as interior minister... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 6933

IRAN SENDS WARSHIPS TO OMAN AMID GULF DISPUTE


Flotilla will head to Oman before starting mission in international waters near Yemen, the country's navy says... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 6876

PM NAWAZ SHARIF IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR GULF CRISIS TALKS


Saudi Arabia is home to at least 1.9 million Pakistani expatriate workers, with the UAE hosting 1.2 million Pakistanis and Qatar 115,000, according to government data... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 6856

SAUDI-LED DEMANDS NOT 'REASONABLE OR ACTIONABLE'


Qatar has dismissed a list of demands submitted by four Arab countries as neither reasonable or actionable... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 6615

QATAR REJECTS CLAIM OF SUPPORTING SYRIAN 'TERROR GROUP'


Qatar has never supported Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, the Syrian group formerly known as al-Nusra Front, or any other terrorist group, its foreign minister says... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 6442

QATAR FM: WE WON'T NEGOTIATE UNTIL BLOCKADE IS LIFTED


Qatari FM says Gulf states have to lift blockade before Doha takes part in any talks on ending Gulf diplomatic crisis... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 6303

MEDIA WATCHDOG SLAMS DEMAND TO SHUT AL JAZEERA


The criminalisation of sympathy with Qatar was implemented in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain with slight differences in the length of prison sentences and size of fines... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 6260

QATAR AIRWAYS: SERVICES LARGELY UNAFFECTED BY GULF BAN


Qatar Airways flies to over 150 global destinations from its Doha hub... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 6109

IRAQ: QATARI 'RANSOM' MONEY WITH US, NOT ARMED GROUPS


In April, the Iraqi government took what has been estimated to be 500m in ransom payments brought into the country by a Qatari delegation... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 5379

FIGHTER JETS DEAL SHOWS DEEP US SUPPORT


A 12bn deal to buy US F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, Reuters news agency reported... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3995

TURKISH FM IN KUWAIT FOR TALKS ON RESOLVING GCC ROW


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks in Kuwait to push mediation efforts aimed at resolving a standoff between a Saudi-led alliance and Qatar... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3915

ALI SHERIF AL-EMADI: SANCTIONS WILL NOT HARM ECONOMY


He said that the countries which had imposed sanctions on Qatar would also lose money because of the damage to business in the region... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 3866

MEDIA BLOCKS AGAINST QATAR VIOLATE FREE SPEECH


On May 25, Saudi Arabia and the UAE blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 3771

EID AL-FITR: SAUDI ARABIA DECLARES SUNDAY FIRST DAY


Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and other Arab countries announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr 1438... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 3763

'THERE IS NO TRUST': GULF STATES GIVE UP HOPE ON QATAR


The memorandum described Qatar as an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Persian Gulf region ... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 3665

NHRC: QATAR BLOCKADE WORSE THAN BERLIN WALL


Human rights body in Qatar calls for UN fact-finding mission to document violations due to Saudi-led bloc blockade... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 3469

AFRICA AND THE GULF CRISIS: THE PERIL OF PICKING SIDES


On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced that they were cutting ties with Qatar and imposing land, sea and air blockades... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3176

TURKEY STEPS UP MEDIATION EFFORTS TO END GULF CRISIS


We do not want any differences between our brothers in the GCC countries, he told Qatar News Agency QNA ... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 2955


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