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Qatar says no one has the right to discuss its foreign policy

PARIS: (Web Desk) Qatar on Monday denounced the sanctions imposed against Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as “unfair” and “illegal”, as Britain announced talks to try to resolve the crisis. “Whatever relates to our foreign affairs … no one has the right to discuss,” Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed …

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Qatar hosted Taliban based on US request: Official

DOHA: (Web Desk) A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban militant group based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a senior counterterrorism …

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Qatar can defend economy and currency, finance minister tells CNBC

DOHA: (Web Desk) Qatar can easily defend its economy and currency against sanctions by other Arab states, Qatari finance minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi told CNBC television in an interview broadcast on Monday. He added that the countries which had imposed sanctions would also lose money because of the damage to …

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Qatar-Saudi Arabia spat over ‘terrorism’ has too many plot holes

RIYADH: (Web Desk) The Saudi-Qatari spat is getting uglier by the day; one stark manifestation of this emerged last week when, in a joint statement released by Saudi Arabia and its allies Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain, the countries announced they were placing 59 individuals and 12 organisations linked to …

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Defiant Qatar rejects interference as crisis grows

DOHA: (Web Desk) Qatar’s foreign minister rejected attempts to interfere in the country’s foreign policy on Thursday, defying calls from the emirate’s Gulf neighbours despite an escalating crisis. In an interview with AFP, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said calls for a change in Qatari policy from Saudi Arabia and …

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Al-Jazeera under cyberattack ‘on all systems’

DOHA: (Web Desk) Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted “all systems”, according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster. “Al Jazeera Media Network under cyber attack on all systems, websites & social media platforms,” it said on …

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Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after powerful Arab nations shun it

DOHA/DUBAI:(Web Desk) Qatar’s ruler postponed an address to his country on Tuesday over its sudden and damaging diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow Kuwait some time and room to mediate. In a sign of the potential consequences for the Qatari economy, a number of banks …

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Qatar: Architect of its own isolation

This is one of the saddest days since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was formed. I never imagined that a brotherly country, a neighbor with which we in the UAE share ties of blood, would act against us behind the curtain by supporting terrorist groups that threaten us, all while …

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain revoke Qatar Airways’ licenses

RIYADH:(Web Desk) Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Tuesday revoked the licenses of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, as the two Gulf Arab states severed transport links with Doha in a diplomatic row. Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said in a …

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