Bahrain

Bahrain opposition chief denies colluding with Qatar

Ruled for more than 200 years by the Sunni Al-Khalifa dynasty, Bahrain is home to a Shiite majority that for years has complained of political marginalisation.

Nov 29, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah

Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah

PM Saad Hariri announced his resignation in a televised statement recorded in Saudi Arabia yesterday.

Nov 06, 2017, 07:38 AM IST

Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue after Qatar outreach

The development came after US President Donald Trump on Friday spoke separately with the leaders of Saudi Arabia.

Sep 09, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
Donald Trump offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

Donald Trump offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

US President Donald Trump offered on Thursday to mediate in the crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors and said he believed the dispute could be solved "fairly easily."

Sep 08, 2017, 00:30 AM IST

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5 in what has become the worst political crisis to grip the Gulf region in decades.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

US fighter pilot ejects on emergency landing at Bahrain

A US military aircraft made an emergency landing at Bahrain International Airport on Saturday and its pilot ejected on the runway after an engine malfunction, a navy spokesman said.

Aug 13, 2017, 00:31 AM IST
Rex Tillerson urges Arab states to lift Qatar 'land blockade'

Rex Tillerson urges Arab states to lift Qatar 'land blockade'

In one of the first positive signs from the four Arab states since they imposed the sanctions last month, the United Arab Emirates on Friday welcomed Qatar`s decision to amend its anti-terrorism laws.

 

Jul 21, 2017, 19:59 PM IST

Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to combat extremism

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke diplomatic relations with Qatar in early June over allegations that it supports extremist groups a charge Qatar rejects.

Jul 19, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
UAE Foreign Minister denies any hacking of Qatar

UAE Foreign Minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Anwar Gargash denied as false a story in the Washington Post that cited US officials saying the UAE had orchestrated the hack of Qatar's state news agency.

Jul 17, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

In live footage, Rex Tillerson and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani signed the pact, which they had been working on for a year, Tillerson explained, Efe news reported.

 

Jul 12, 2017, 10:03 AM IST

US concerned Arab dispute with Qatar may intensify: State Department

Underscoring US concerns about a crisis involving key allies in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed the importance of easing tensions in a phone call with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khalid al-Attiyah.

Jul 07, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Arab states rap 'negative' Qatari reply to demands but no new sanctions

Arab states rap 'negative' Qatari reply to demands but no new sanctions

Their foreign ministers met in Cairo on Wednesday after a deadline they gave Qatar to meet 13 demands expired.

Jul 06, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

Arab intelligence chiefs meet in Cairo day before Qatar decision: Report

The heads of intelligence from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain held a meeting in Cairo on Tuesday, Egyptian state news agency MENA said.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

Saudi Arabia to discuss Qatar crisis with allies

Qatar`s gas riches have transformed it in recent years into one of the world`s wealthiest countries, a major international investor and a regional player that will host the 2022 football World Cup.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:09 AM IST
Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

The UAE ambassador to Russia has said Qatar could face fresh sanctions if it does not comply with the demands.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

Qatar says Arab demands 'made to be rejected'

"This list of demands is made to be rejected," Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said, referring to 13 demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost month-long "blockade" on Qatar.

Jul 02, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Foreign Exchanges in several countries boycott Qatari Riyals

Foreign Exchanges in several countries boycott Qatari Riyals

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and Libya cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, alleging that the Gulf nation supports terrorists and militant groups with ties to Iran.

Jul 01, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj assures help to Indian woman jailed in Riyadh

Sushma Swaraj assures help to Indian woman jailed in Riyadh

Responding to a request of another person, Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in Bahrain will look into the reported drowning of an Indian there.

Jun 28, 2017, 23:30 PM IST
Fresh economic sanctions on Qatar being considered: UAE envoy

Fresh economic sanctions on Qatar being considered: UAE envoy

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar this month, accusing it of funding hardline Islamist militant groups in the region, a charge Doha denies.

Jun 28, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

Qatar slams Saudi Arabia's refusal to negotiate

Speaking from Washington, where he held talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said the Saudi position was unacceptable.

Jun 28, 2017, 13:09 PM IST