Recent News Headlines : Arabian Peninsula

SAUDI COALITION ATTACKS KILL MANY CHILDREN IN YEMEN


UN Saudi coalition attacks kill many children in Yemen... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 782

SAUDI ARABIA REOPENS BORDER TO QATARI PILGRIMS DESPITE TENSIONS


The government of Qatar welcomes the decision and will respond positively, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told reporters on a visit to Stockholm... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 0

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MBS 'WANTS OUT' OF YEMEN WAR


On July 30, MBS met Muqtada al-Sadr during the influential Iraqi Shia leader's rare visit to Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 5991

EMERGENCY TEAMS BATTLE TO CONTAIN OIL SPILL OFF KUWAIT


The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said teams from Saudi Arabian Chevron and Oil Spill Response Limited were cleaning the coastal waters... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 803

UN CALLS ON SAUDI, YEMEN GOVERNMENT TO REOPEN SANAA AIRPORT


Elhawary urged Saudi Arabia and the government of Yemen to reopen the Sanaa airport to commercial traffic... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 1

ISRAEL PLANS TO SHUT DOWN AL JAZEERA OFFICE SAYS THATDEMOCRACY HAS LIMITS


Saudi Arabia and Jordan have closed Al Jazeera offices in recent months, while the channel's signal has been blocked in the United Arab Emirates... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 986

UAE'S DRIVE FOR REGIONAL INFLUENCE TESTS ITS MILITARY ALLIANCE WITH THE UNITED STATES


DUBAI -- As a vicious civil war erupted in Yemen two years ago and triggered international alarm, the United States warned the combatants to step back... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 873

U.S.-BACKED YEMENI TROOPS ATTACK AL QAEDA IN SOUTHERN STATE


"Yemeni government armed forces launched a major operation against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants in the Shabwah Governorate of Yemen... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 104

HOSTAGE HELD BY AL QAEDA IN MALI FOR 5 YEARS IS FREED


Ms. Nkoana-Mashabane, the foreign minister, declined on Thursday to discuss the condition of Mr. McGown, now back in South Africa... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 284

UNDER TRUMP NEW SYRIA FORCE QUICKLY LOST CIA BACKING


But by late 2015 the Russian military offensive in Syria was focusing squarely on the C.I.A.-backed fighters battling Syrian government troops... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 7528

QATAR TO BUY SEVEN NAVY VESSELS FROM ITALY FOR EUR5BN


The four Arab countries severed relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting terrorism ... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 3894

EXCLUSIVE: IRAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS FIND NEW ROUTE TO ARM YEMEN REBELS


In March, regional and Western sources told Reuters that Iran was shipping weapons and military advisers to the Houthis either directly to Yemen or via Somalia... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 3656

ARAB QUARTET REINSTATES 13 DEMANDS TO TALK WITH QATAR


During Tillerson's visit, Qatar and the United States signed a deal on combating terrorism financing, one of the core demands of the Saudi-led alliance... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 0

QATAR LAUNCHES WIDE-RANGING WTO COMPLAINT AGAINST TRADE BOYCOTT


Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain said on Sunday they would allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 1393

SAUDI-LED BLOC 'CANNOT SHRINK LIST OF DEMANDS ON QATAR'


Top officials from main countries boycotting Qatar meet in Bahrain to reiterate demand that Doha 'stops funding terror'... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 2932

GULF STATES SAY THEY WILL NEGOTIATE WITH QATAR IF IT STOPS 'FUNDING TERRORISM'


The Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said on 4 July that, the list is unrealistic and is not actionable... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 173

DUBAI BANS ARABIAN BUSINESS FOR ONE MONTH OVER REPORT


The UAE has banned a Dubai-based popular website and magazine for publishing a report on failed real-estate projects... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 104

FAMILIES IN SANAA DEMAND RELEASE OF 'PRISONERS OF WAR'


The government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Tuesday allowed the ICRC delegation, led by Peter Maurer, to visit Houthi detainees in the southwestern Taiz province... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 168

SAUDI-LED COALITION BLAMED FOR DEATHS OFF YEMEN COAST


Attempts to divert responsibility in this manner from individual states to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition may contribute to further violations continuing with impunity, they wrote... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 760

SAUDI-LED GROUP BLACKLISTS 18 INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS


Additions to 'terror list' include nine groups from Libya and Yemen, and nine Qataris, Yemenis and Kuwaitis... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 1379

SAUDI LOBBY PAYS $138,000 FOR ANTI-QATAR ADS IN THE US


Marashi noted that Saudi Arabia had a powerful lobbying apparatus in Washington for years, but it was mostly done through the embassy through a behind-the-scenes strategy... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 6229

QATAR'S EMIR AND ERDOGAN DISCUSS GULF CRISIS


This came during a meeting between Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Doha on Monday... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 7014

HRW: SAUDI TERRORISM IS KILLING PEOPLE IN YEMEN


Speakers at conference in Doha question Saudi-led group's accusation that Qatar is funding terrorism... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 545

RUSSIA READY TO HELP MEDIATE IN QATAR ROW IF ASKED - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV


The Russian foreign minister also said that creating a Russian-U.S. cybersecurity group was still relevant... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 3

ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM AND DIGNITY PROBES QATAR BLOCKADE


The group particularly decried the blockading countries separating families and denying students of receiving their diplomas or do their exams because they are citizens of Qatar... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 207

ERDOGAN SET TO VISIT SAUDI ARABIA OVER GULF CRISIS


The dispute has so far proven intractable and Erdogan has said Saudi Arabia should solve the crisis... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 5851

IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS DETAIN SAUDI FISHING BOAT, ARREST CREW


Iran has urged Saudi Arabia to release the trio, who Tehran said had legal documents but lost their way... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 67

EGYPT BARS QATARI NATIONALS FROM OBTAINING VISA ON ARRIVAL


Qataris seeking Egyptian visa from Doha will have to go to the Greek embassy which has been delegated to represent Egypt diplomatically... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 9

REX TILLERSON URGES QATAR'S NEIGHBOURS TO LIFT LAND BLOCKADE


Rex Tillerson urges Qatar's neighbours to lift land blockade... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 0

QATAR EMIR CALLS FOR NEGOTIATIONS TO EASE GULF BOYCOTT


In his first public address since the crisis erupted, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said any solution must respect Qatar's sovereignty... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 151

Trending News Headlines : Arabian Peninsula

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 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

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 15082

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

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

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

QATAR AIRWAYS REMOVED FROM US LAPTOP BAN LIST


Hamad International Airport in Doha is the hub of Qatar Airways... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 8159

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-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 7200

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

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

ANY TALKS MUST RESPECT QATAR SOVEREIGNTY


Al Thani said the four countries tried to undermine Qatar's foreign policy, and muzzle freedom of expression... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 6512

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

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 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

QATAR CHARITIES AND UN SIGN DEALS WORTH $8.5M FOR SYRIA


Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Qatar on June 5 and imposed land, sea, air blockade on the country, accusing it of funding terrorism... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 5718

BAHRAIN FM: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS A TERRORIST GROUP


A Muslim Brotherhood newspaper based in Bahrain rejected the minister's statement on the group... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 4843

BOB CORKER: SAUDI TERRORISM SUPPORT 'DWARFS' QATAR'S


The amount of support for terrorism by Saudi Arabia dwarfs what Qatar is doing, Corker said on Wednesday... READ MORE

13th July, 2017 4749

FRANCE CALLS FOR LIFTING OF SANCTIONS ON QATAR CITIZENS


Le Drian also said France counted on reinforcing cooperation with Qatar in the fight against terrorism, particularly in combating terrorism financing ... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 4592

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 4221

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

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

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

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 3233

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

QATAR FM UPBEAT ON TILLERSON GULF VISIT AMID GCC CRISIS


US secretary of state's shuttle diplomacy will 'bear fruit in time', says Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 2960


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