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Qatar blacklists Egyptian, Saudi ‘terrorists’

DOHA: Qatar has blacklisted 20 people and eight organisations as "terrorist," nine months after finding itself isolated in the Gulf over alleged support for extremists and their sympathisers. The list, published by the interior ministry…

Saudi, allies snub Qatar at crisis-hit Gulf summit

KUWAIT CITY: Regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia snubbed its former ally Qatar at the annual summit on Tuesday of Gulf monarchies as King Salman stayed away despite the presence of the Qatari emir. The crisis-hit Gulf Cooperation Council…

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain out of Gulf Cup amid Qatar crisis

DOHA: Gulf Cup organisers on Thursday said Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain had "withdrawn" from the Qatar-hosted tournament, amid a deepening political crisis in the region. Tournament bosses said they had received no…

Qatar restores full diplomatic ties with Iran

DOHA: Qatar is to restore full diplomatic relations with regional power Iran, its foreign ministry announced Thursday, in a significant move at a time of diplomatic friction within the Gulf. A statement from the ministry said  our aimed…

Mystery Qatari sheikh pushed into Gulf crisis spotlight

DUBAI: Two months into a bitter Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia's use of a previously unknown Qatari royal family member has opened a new -- and bizarre -- front in the conflict. On August 17, it was announced that Saudi Arabia's King Salman…

Qatar ruler to speak on row with Saudi Arabia and allies

DOHA: Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, is to address the nation Friday night in a televised speech, the first since Saudi Arabia and its allies severed ties with the emirate. The official QNA news agency, quoting the emir's…

Ankara, Doha insist Turkish base will stay in Qatar

ANKARA: Turkey and Qatar on Friday insisted Ankara would keep a new military base in the emirate, rejecting demands from other Gulf countries for the facility to be closed. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain last…