Recent News Headlines : Arabian Peninsula

ARAB STATES ISSUE 13-POINT ULTIMATUM TO QATAR, 10-DAY DEADLINE


The countries that imposed the sanctions gave Qataris two weeks to leave, which expired on Monday... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 4

ARAB STATES ISSUE 13 DEMANDS TO END CRISIS WITH QATAR


For the following 10 years, Qatar would be monitored annually for compliance based on the list of demands... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 5

QATAR THREATENED WITH 'PARTING OF WAYS' FROM GULF NATIONS UNLESS IT GIVES IN TO DEMANDS


The four states can afford to wait, but Qatar cannot, said Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert at the London School of Economics... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 211

GARGASH: GULF STATES DON'T SEEK QATAR 'REGIME CHANGE'


The comments come after the four countries presented a list of 13 demands to Qatar on Thursday, according to a report by the state-run Qatar News Agency... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 69

QATAR SAYS LIST OF DEMANDS BY ARAB STATES NOT REALISTIC


Qatar's foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1019

'VERY COMFORTABLE' QATAR SAYS IT CAN WITHSTAND PRESSURE 'FOREVER' AMID CRISIS


I can assure you that our situation today is very comfortable, Qatari Ambassador to the US Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani said... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 8

ULTIMATUM ON QATAR IS 'VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS'


Qatari human rights body calls on Doha not to accept a list of demands by four Arab countries... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 87

SAUDI, WAGING WAR IN YEMEN, GIVES IT $66.7 MILLION IN CHOLERA RELIEF


The 66.7 million donation authorized by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman followed a plea by United Nations agencies dealing with the outbreak, worsened by the war... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 147

SOLUTION SEEMS FAR OFF AFTER DEMANDS AIRED


Qatar crisis Solution seems far off after demands aired... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 2

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

ANALYSIS | WHY SAUDI ARABIA HATES AL JAZEERA SO MUCH


Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan have kicked Al Jazeera bureaus out of their countries... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1793

ARAB NATIONS DEMAND QATAR SHUT AL JAZEERA CUT ISLAMIST TIES


Those stances have rankled others in the region, like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which see political Islam as a threat to their monarchies... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 532

QATAR GULF ROW IS A 'FAMILY ISSUE'


Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, who have sent it a list of 13 demands it must meet before sanctions are lifted... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 211

ARAB STATES ISSUE ULTIMATUM TO QATAR


The countries that imposed the sanctions gave Qataris two weeks to leave, which expired on Monday... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 269

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 8204

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

AFGHAN WAR WILL END ONLY WHEN NATO LEAVES, SAYS TALIBAN LEADER


That conflict killed more than 50,000 civilians and gave rise to the Taliban... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

ARAB STATES SEND LIST OF STEEP DEMANDS


Qatar is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 2868

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'S NEIGHBOURS DEMAND CHANGES, SMALL COUNTRY GIVEN 10 DAYS TO COMPLY


Qatar's neighbours accuse Al-Jazeera of fomenting unrest in the region and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 226

QATAR'S NEIGHBORS ISSUE STEEP LIST OF DEMANDS TO END CRISIS


Hussain Al-Qatari in Kuwait, Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Vivian Salama in Washington contributed to this report... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 2

IRAN CALLS ON RIYADH TO FREE SAUDI-DETAINED 'FISHERMEN'


Iranian media reported last week that Saudi border guards had opened fire on Iranian fishing boats in the Gulf, killing a fisherman... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 1070

AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS QATAR AIRWAYS WANTS A 10-PERCENT STAKE


Qatar Airways indicated that it would buy the stake on the open market, American Airlines said in a regulatory filing... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 0

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

TRUMP, NEW SAUDI CROWN PRINCE SHARE HARDLINE VIEWS ON IRAN BUT RISKS ABOUND


The United States also supports the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen through refueling, logistics and limited intelligence assistance... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 881

TURKEY'S ERDOGAN, SAUDI LEADERS DISCUSS EFFORTS TO END QATAR TENSION


They said Erdogan and King Salman also agreed to hold face-to-face talks at the G20 meeting in Hamburg next month... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 183

TRUMPS PREFERRED CANDIDATE WINS AGAIN, THIS TIME IN SAUDI ARABIA


Middle East experts said that Prince Mohammed believes Saudi Arabia should have a normal relationship with Israel in the future... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 883

SAUDI ARABIAN STOCKS ADVANCE AS TRIO OF CATALYSTS BOOSTS TRADING


This is a big day for Saudi stocks,?? said Mazen Al-Sudairi, the head or research at Al Rajhi Capital in Riyadh... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 73

MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN NAMED SAUDI ARABIA'S CROWN PRINCE


Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle announced early on Wednesday... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 14225

SAUDI ARABIAS KING SALMAN NAMES HIS SON AS FIRST HEIR


He had previously been in charge of his father's royal court when Salman was the crown prince... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 1912

Trending News Headlines : Arabian Peninsula

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 87349

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 38036

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

10th June, 2017 35113

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 34989

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 27173

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 25023

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 22141

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

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 15005

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 14826

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 10813

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

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

QATAR MILITARY BASE FOR THE SECURITY OF GULF


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

10th June, 2017 8681

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 8574

IRAN ACCUSES SAUDI ARABIA FOR TEHRAN ATTACKS


Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has accused Saudi Arabia of being behind Wednesday's double attack in the capital Tehran that left at least 13 people dead... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 7045

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 7033

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

FIFA PRESIDENT SAYS QATAR WORLD CUP IS NOT UNDER THREAT


FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said he does not believe the diplomatic crisis involving 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its hosting of the tournament... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 6313

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

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 5823

'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 5506

INDIA HAS BEEN VICTIM OF TERRORISM, SAYS DONALD TRUMP IN SAUDI ARABIA


US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 4689

AT-A-GLANCE: COUNTRIES THAT HAVE BANNED FULL-FACE VEILS


Congo-Brazzaville In May 2015, Congo-Brazaville banned full-face veils in public places... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 4074

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

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 3867

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

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 3541

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 3402


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