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International businesses caught in Qatar crossfire

DUBAI: (Web Desk) International businesses are being caught in the crossfire of Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbours as it delays shipments, lengthens travel times and prompts contingency plans in case the crisis deepens. The feud between Arab powers threatens to undermine the region’s progress in positioning itself as business …

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UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face ‘divorce’

ABU DHABI: (Web Desk) The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar Friday that it faces “divorce” from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes seriously a list of demands including the closure of Al-Jazeera television. The Qatar-based broadcaster, a long-standing source of conflict between Doha and neighbouring countries who accuse it of …

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No negotiations possible unless embargos on Doha reversed: Qatar

DOHA: (Web Desk) Qatar says it will not negotiate with the Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, that have severed economic and travel relations with Doha until the blockade on the Persian Gulf nation is lifted. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani made the remarks in a press …

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Qatar accuses Arab nations of ‘using terrorism as a publicity stunt’

DOHA: (Web Desk) At least seven people were received bullet injuries as a result of aerial firing in different parts of Karachi soon after the Pakistan cricket team defeated India to clinch the Champions Trophy. “We received seven people with bullet wounds at several government hospitals in Karachi,” said Police …

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US deploys 2 warships to Doha for joint drills with Qatari navy

DOHA: (Web Desk) Two US navy vessels have arrived in Doha to take part in joint military drills with the Qatari navy amid escalating tensions between Arab Persian Gulf states. The US ships arrived at Hamad Port south of Doha “to participate in a joint exercise with the Qatari Emiri …

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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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