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Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

Saudi Arabia and its allies have put enormous pressure on Qatar to meet their demands.
 

Egypt kills 12 militants in North Sinai air strike

The air strikes "resulted in the killing of 12 highly dangerous . leaders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis", the military said in a statement. 

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 in prosecutor assassination case

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 31 people convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt`s top prosecutor, the most senior state official killed by militants in recent years.

Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

"We cannot be happy in a situation when the relations between our partners are worsening. We are in favour of resolving any disagreements through dialogue." said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey, discuss regional developments - Turkish foreign ministry

Qatar vowed on Thursday to ride out the isolation and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region`s biggest diplomatic crisis in years.

Gulf crisis grows as Saudi, allies place Qataris on `terror list`

Qatar`s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said Doha would not "surrender" and rejected any interference in its foreign policy.

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain are among seven states that have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, a gas-rich emirate at the Saudi border.

Muslim Brotherhood chief sentenced to life in jail by Egyptian court

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie to life in prison for murder and violence after he and five other senior members of the Islamist group appealed against death sentences handed to them.

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

A Saudi Islamic leader with more than two million Twitter followers has been banned from writing by a court that convicted him of jeopardising public order.

Will Trump era provide respite to destroyed countries?

Saeed Naqvi/IANS

The procession of breast-beating "liberals" doesn`t seem to end, not since Donald Trump eclipsed their most shining star -- Hillary Clinton.

True, Hillary would be graceful at the Inaugural Ball.

Qatar denies involvement in Cairo church attack

Qatar has denied any link with a Cairo church bombing that killed 25 people and accused critics of trying to sully the country`s name.

Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

The court last week overturned a death sentence against Mursi in a separate case, meaning he no longer faces execution. 

Jordan votes in election tipped to see Islamist return

Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally.

Qatar espionage trial: Ex-President Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 40 yrs in jail by Egypt court

Qatar espionage trial: Ex-President Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 40 yrs in jail by Egypt court

Morsi himself alongwith Badie and 100 other leaders were also sentenced to death in June last year for escaping from prison in 2011.

Muslim Brotherhood's political arm to compete in Jordan vote

The political arm of Jordan's original Muslim Brotherhood has announced it is taking part in parliament elections September 20, after boycotting the two previous ballots in 2010 and 2013.

Egypt court sentences 6 to death for espionage

Six Muslim Brotherhood members including three journalists were on Saturday sentenced to death for leaking state secrets to Qatar by an Egyptian court, which postponed its verdict on ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Jordan security services `shut Muslim Brotherhood HQ`

Jordanian security services on Wednesday closed the Amman headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country`s main opposition force, a lawyer for the movement said.

Signs of torture on body of Italian student found in Egypt: Security officials

 An Italian student who went missing in Cairo has died and an investigation has been launched into signs of torture on his body, which was found dumped next to an Egyptian road, security officials said on Thursday.

Egypt court cancels death penalty to 149 Brotherhood activists

Death sentences of 149 activists of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were revoked on Wednesday by Egypt's highest court which also ordered a retrial in the case in which the defendants were accused of killing 13 policemen and attacking a police station in 2013.

Egypt votes in second phase of parliamentary polls

Polling stations opened in 13 of Egypt's 27 governorates, Al Ahram news reported.