King Hamad Receives Invitation to Participate in GCC Summit in Saudi Arabia
King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa received a written letter from the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to attend the GCC Summit, which will be held in Saudi Arabia.
Gas-Focused Qatar to Exit OPEC in Swipe at Saudi Influence
Qatar said today it was quitting Opec from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price slide.
As Rift Lingers with Neighbors, Qatar Ramps up Air and Sea power
Qatar will more than double its naval forces by 2025 as a massive new base comes online and it expands a national service program amid a protracted dispute with neighbors which it says requires greater self-reliance.
Qatar Airways Announces More Flights to Iran Weeks after U.S. Sanctions Reimposed on Tehran
Qatar Airways will add more flights to Iran from January, the state-owned Gulf airline announced on Monday just weeks after the United States re-imposed sanctions aimed at crippling Tehran's economy.
Qatar Asks for Accountability in Khashoggi Murder, Sees No End to Gulf Row
Qatar’s foreign minister said on Thursday that “whoever is responsible” for the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be held accountable.
Qatar Escalates WTO Dispute over Alleged Saudi IP Violation
Qatar has escalated a dispute against Saudi Arabia at the World Trade Organization, a WTO filing showed on Monday, with a request for adjudication of its complaint that Saudi Arabia had violated its intellectual property rights.
GCC Summit Offers Hope to End Dispute: Kuwaiti Minister
The next Gulf Cooperation Council summit, to be held in Riyadh next month, may be an opportunity to end the rift within the group, Kuwait's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying by state news agency KUNA.
Saudi Arabia Defies U.S. Pressure to End Qatar Row after Khashoggi Killing
Saudi Arabia is defying U.S. calls to mend ties with Qatar despite signs that pressure to end another regional crisis, the Yemen war, has had an impact on Riyadh since the killing of a prominent journalist.
Bahrain and Egypt firm on 13 Demands Presented to Qatar
Bahrain and Egypt said they adhere to the 13 demands presented to Qatar. The demands were submitted by Bahrain, Egypt, Emirates and Saudi Arabia as a condition to end the siege imposed on Qatar since over a year.
Qatar Warns of “Long-Lasting” Impact of Gulf Crisis
Qatar's ruler said Tuesday "crises pass" but warned of "long-lasting" scars from a diplomatic dispute that has seen Doha isolated by Saudi Arabia and its allies for more than a year.
Foreign Affairs Minister Criticizes Qatar’s Issuing of Law Regulating Right to Political Asylum
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa criticized the Emir of Qatar's first law on political asylum in the Gulf region, considering that Qatar violates Riyadh's resolutions signed in 2014.
Qatar Accuses Saudis of Barring Haj Pilgrims, Riyadh Says Untrue
Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca.
No Qatari Pilgrims for Second Year, Exchange of Accusations between Doha & Riyadh
The Qatari pilgrims' crisis emerged once again in the current Hajj season, amid diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Qatar for more than a year, while the two countries exchanged accusations of intransigence towards allowing Qatari pilgrims to travel.
Website Specialized in Publishing False News on Qatar Works under Sponsorship of Bahraini Embassy in Washington- USA Today Newspaper
"USA Today" newspaper accused Saudi Arabia, Emirates and Bahrain of publishing fake news against Qatar to sway American public opinion through online and social media campaigns, in order to support their political goals.
US Wants to “Build Momentum” for Gulf Crisis Summit
The United States is looking to "build some momentum" towards resolving the Gulf crisis ahead of a possible summit in the autumn, a US diplomat said Tuesday.
U.N. Court Orders UAE to Lift Measures against Qataris
The United Arab Emirates was ordered by the highest U.N. court on Monday to immediately allow Qatari families affected by a dispute between the countries to reunite, imposing the measure before it hears the full case filed by Qatar at a later date.
Ministry of Information Continues Suspending Importation of beIN Sports Channels
The Ministry of Information Affairs announced that it is continuing to implement its June 13, 2017 decision to suspend the importation of the beIN Sports channels of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network and to suspend the sale and renewal of its subscriptions.
Reuters: Bahrain Appeals Acquittal of Opposition Leaders
Bahrain’s public prosecutor has appealed a court ruling that acquitted three senior leaders of the country’s main opposition group on charges of spying for Qatar, state news agency BNA reported on Wednesday.
Qatar Takes UAE to U.N. Human Rights Court over Boycott
The government of Qatar said on Monday it was taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice over what it described as human right violations.
Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee Records 218 Violations by Bahrain Government of Rights to Family Reunion
Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has documented 646 violations of the rights to family reunion committed by the blockading countries against Qatar residents since June 5 last year until May 23 this year.