Recent News Headlines : United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

SAUDI ARABIA REFUSES TO OPEN AIRSPACE FOR QATAR


These came in response to remarks made by Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar al-Baker that the three countries were violating international law by shutting out Qatari flights... READ MORE

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ANALYSIS | ARAB MEDIA OUTLETS ECHO TRUMP IN CRITICISM OF QATAR


A crisis in the Persian Gulf began last week when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed relations with Qatar... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 40

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

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CAVUSOGLU MEETS GULF ENVOYS TO DISCUSS DIPLOMATIC RIFT


Foreign minister meets with diplomats from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to raise Turkey's worries over Qatar blockade... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 85

QATAR BACKS KUWAIT MEDIATION EFFORTS OVER RIFT WITH ARAB STATES


We support this effort and our choice is resolve this through dialogue, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told reporters in Paris after meeting his French counterpart... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 121

UK URGES GULF STATES TO EASE BLOCKADE AGAINST QATAR


Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing Doha of backing terrorism... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 196

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 5918

GULF RIFT MAY LEAD TO UNDESIRABLE CONSEQUENCES


Sheikh Sabah, 87, visited Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar last week in an effort to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2235

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


Other Gulf monarchies believe al-Jazeera selectively attacks them but avoids any criticism of Qatar's ruling family... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 510

QATAR AIR DEFIES GULF SANCTIONS, TRUMP STANCE WITH NEW ROUTES


Qatar Airways has been seeking to turn Doha into a global super-hub to rival the Dubai base of local rival Emirates... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2435

QATAR AIRWAYS CALLS ON U.N. BODY TO DECLARE QATAR MEASURES ILLEGAL


Akbar Al Baker criticised Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for closing their airspace to Qatari flights a week ago... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 0

GULF CRISIS THREATENS TO SEPARATE QATARI MOM FROM HER CHILDREN


Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 1581

FRENCH PRESIDENT TRIES TO CALM QATAR TENSIONS, BOOST PROFILE


French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is scheduled to meet Monday with his Qatari counterpart... READ MORE

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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

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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 16253

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 3695

QATARIS PONDER 'THE SITUATION' AS BLOCKADE AGAINST EMIRATE BITES


This, however, is as easily applicable to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 175

GULF CRISIS THREATENS QATAR AIRWAYS TRANSIT BUSINESS


About 90 percent of Qatar Airways traffic through Doha is transit, according to a report by CAPA Centre for Aviation... READ MORE

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GULF CRISIS THREATENS QATAR AIRWAYS TRANSIT BUSINESS


About 90 percent of Qatar Airways traffic through Doha is transit, according to a report by CAPA Centre for Aviation... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 0

GULF CRISIS THREATENS QATAR AIRWAYS TRANSIT BUSINESS


About 90 percent of Qatar Airways traffic through Doha is transit, according to a report by CAPA Centre for Aviation... READ MORE

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SAUDI, UAE SHOW SIGNALS OF EASING TENSIONS WITH QATAR


Scores of Arab and Middle Eastern nations including Libya, Yemen, Mauritania, Niger and Jordan later joined the three countries, cutting or reducing diplomatic ties with Doha... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 0

RUSSIA'S LAVROV CALLS FOR TALKS TO EASE QATAR STAND-OFF


Moscow offers to play peacemaker after Trump berates Doha over alleged terrorist funding... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 6

QATAR WILLING TO UNDERSTAND GULF CONCERNS, READY FOR DIALOGUE


The Kuwaiti foreign minister said in the statement that his country is determined to find a solution to the current dilemma... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 0

REFORM OR FACE ISOLATION, UAE MINISTER TELLS QATAR


Noura Al Kaabi Otherwise, it's Qatar's choice for it to be isolated... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 270

AMID MIDDLE EAST RIFT, QATAR HIRES FIRM LED BY JOHN ASHCROFT, ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDER GEORGE W. BUSH


Qatar hiring John Ashcroft, who was attorney general during the Sept. 11 attacks and then helped push through the Patriot Act, appeared aimed at appeasing Washington... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 104

EGYPT PARLIAMENT BEGINS DEBATE OVER RED SEA ISLANDS


Over the past two month, Sissi visited Saudi Arabia twice... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 1527

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 5625

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 4394

THESE ARE THE CORPORATE WINNERS AND LOSERS OF THE QATAR STANDOFF


Possible Winners Gulf Air and Singapore Airlines Ltd, which compete with Qatar Airways on its top routes, are the main carriers that stand to benefit... READ MORE

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QATAR ASSETS PILE UP LOSSES AS TENSION WITH ARAB NATIONS SWELLS


A key interest rate in Qatar jumped to the highest level in almost seven years after rising 19 basis points on Thursday to 2.164 percent... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 366

Trending News Headlines : United Arab Emirates

REPORTED SAUDI BLOCKING OF QATARI PILGRIM CONDEMNED


Saudi authorities have reportedly prevented a Qatari national from entering the Grand Mosque in Mecca, marking a sharp escalation in the Gulf diplomatic crisis... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 86197

FOUR COUNTRIES CUT LINKS WITH QATAR OVER 'TERRORISM' SUPPORT


The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with Qatar... READ MORE

5th June, 2017 29849

ERDOGAN VOWS TO STAND BY 'QATARI BROTHERS' AMID CRISIS


Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting extremists and their arch-adversary Iran... READ MORE

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TURKEY'S TAYYIP ERDOGAN CRITICISES QATAR SANCTIONS


Turkey has close ties with Qatar but also has good relations with the other Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 26190

QATAR MUST STOP SUPPORTING HAMAS, BROTHERHOOD


Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting extremism ... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 25522

SAUDI ARABIA, UAE, EGYPT, BAHRAIN CUT TIES TO QATAR


Egypt also announced the closure of its airspace and seaports for all Qatari transportation to protect its national security, the foreign ministry said in a statement... READ MORE

5th June, 2017 24348

GULF PLUNGED INTO DIPLOMATIC CRISIS AS COUNTRIES CUT TIES WITH QATAR


Qatar Airways, one of the region's major long-haul carriers, said it was suspending all flights to Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 23136

TURKISH PARLIAMENT APPROVES TROOP DEPLOYMENT IN QATAR


Turkey set up a military base in Qatar, its first such installation in the Middle East, as part of an agreement signed in 2014... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 17301

QATAR IN TALKS WITH TURKEY AND IRAN ON PROVIDING FOOD


The head of Turkey's main exporting trade body told Reuters on Wednesday that Turkish exporters are ready to meet demand for food and water from Qatar... READ MORE

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SAUDI ARABIA BANS AL JAZEERA CHANNELS IN HOTELS


Along with severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, a Riyadh-led blockade was imposed against Doha... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 12499

ISRAEL, SAUDI, UAE TEAM UP IN ANTI-QATAR LOBBYING MOVE


US legislation threatening Qatar for Hamas support is tied to donations from UAE, Saudi, and Israel lobbyists... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 11845

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HOTEL RECEIVED $270,000 FROM SAUDI ARABIA


White House officials referred questions about the Saudi payments to the Trump Organization... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 9772

TRUMP SUGGESTS HE LED SAUDIS TO ISOLATE QATAR OVER TERROR TIES


Al Udeid Air Base, outside the Qatari capital, Doha, is home to more than 11,000 American and coalition service members... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 8716

5 ARAB STATES BREAK TIES WITH QATAR, COMPLICATING U.S. COALITION-BUILDING


In its statement, Saudi Arabia urged all brotherly countries and companies to do the same... READ MORE

5th June, 2017 8541

QATAR MILITARY BASE FOR THE SECURITY OF GULF


Turkey Qatar military base for the security of Gulf... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 7811

KUWAIT: QATAR READY TO HEAL GULF RIFT


The decision will come as a relief to the more than 11,000 people from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain living in Qatar... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 7478

TRUMP WEIGHS IN ON QATAR RIFT WITH GULF NEIGHBOURS


Only last May 21, Trump met with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 6774

UAE EMAIL LEAK: YOUSEF AL-OTAIBA CRITICISES TRUMP


The latest round of leaked emails of the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the US reveal repeated criticism by the diplomat of US President Donald Trump... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 6139

THE U.A.E. NEEDS QATAR'S GAS TO KEEP DUBAI'S LIGHTS ON


Since 2007, the venture has been processing gas from Qatar's North field and transporting it to the Taweelah terminal in Abu Dhabi, according to Mubadala's website... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 6075

'QATAR' TRENDS WITH MANY CALLING DECISION BY SEVERAL ARAB COUNTRIES TO CUT DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH GULF COUNTRY 'RECKLESS'.


'Qatar' trends with many calling decision by several Arab countries to cut diplomatic ties with Gulf country 'reckless'... READ MORE

5th June, 2017 5385

QATAR DIPLOMATIC CRISIS: HOW IT AFFECTS AIR TRAVEL


Qatar Airways, on its website, said it has stopped flights to Saudi Arabia, starting at noon on Monday... READ MORE

5th June, 2017 5194

RUSSIAN HACKERS TO BLAME FOR SPARKING QATAR CRISIS, FBI INQUIRY FINDS


The UAE foreign minister, Anwar Gargash, said the anti-Qatar alliance was not seeking to displace the Qatar royal family, but foster a change in approach... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 3845

FEUD AMONG GULF STATES ESCALATES AS US CALLS FOR CALM


Rex Tillerson Calls for Calm in Middle East Standoff With Qatar... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 3829

SAUDI SOCCER TEAM'S REFUSAL TO HONOR LONDON TERROR VICTIMS WAS DESPICABLE


A spokesperson for Football Federation Australia says the Saudi team was told of the coming one-minute silence -- but refused, citing cultural differences... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 3106

QATAR ROW: TRUMP CLAIMS CREDIT FOR ISOLATION


Mr Trump said he was told during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia that Qatar was funding radical ideology ... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 3096

QATAR GROUP TO SEEK BLOCKADE DAMAGES FROM GULF STATES


Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Bahrain and other Arab states on Monday cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 3003

TILLERSON PUSHES FOR RECONCILIATION AS TRUMP SLAMS QATAR ON FUNDING TERROR


The mixed signals could prolong the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 2985

QATAR MEASURES TAKEN WITH GREAT PAIN


The Arab states accuse Qatar of supporting extremism, a charge Doha firmly denies... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 2972

ANALYSIS | THREE MAPS EXPLAIN HOW GEOPOLITICS HAS QATAR AIRWAYS IN BIG TROUBLE


Three maps explain how geopolitics has qatar airways in big trouble... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 2886

GULF BLOCKADE DISRUPTS QATAR AIRWAYS FLIGHTS


Many of Qatar Airways' flights to southern Europe and Africa pass through Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

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