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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

Egyptian parliament approves extending state of emergency for three months

Egypt's parliament has approved a presidential decision to extend the state of emergency nationwide for another three months.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:36 PM IST

US set to lift electronics ban on flights from Istanbul

Turkey started using US-manufactured tomography machines for luggage scan on a test basis in June end, Xinhua news agency reported.

Jul 04, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Egyptian court sentences 20 to death for killing policemen

The court also sentenced 80 people to life in prison and 34 to 15 years in jail. One minor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 21 people were acquitted.

Jul 02, 2017, 20:25 PM 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

Ex-CIA agent convicted over imam kidnapping to face sentencing

Sabrina de Sousa, who holds dual American and Portuguese nationality, said she would leave Portugal to face the Italian courts over the abduction of radical preacher Abu Omar from a Milan street in 2003 in an operation allegedly led jointly by the CIA and the Italian intelligence services.

Jun 30, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Qatar dismisses Gulf demands but says open for dialogue

Qatar dismisses Gulf demands but says open for dialogue

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Thursday that Doha was interested in negotiating legitimate issues concerning fellow Gulf states.

Jun 29, 2017, 15:44 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
Govt will do everything required for safety of Indians in Qatar: Sushma Swaraj

Govt will do everything required for safety of Indians in Qatar: Sushma Swaraj

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt had imposed a boycott on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.
 

Jun 24, 2017, 20:35 PM IST
UAE's  Anwar Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is "not escalation but parting ways"

UAE's Anwar Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is "not escalation but parting ways"

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told reporters that diplomacy, however, was still a priority.

 

Jun 24, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours` demands `seriously`

The demands have not been officially unveiled but Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channel said overnight Thursday they were handed to Qatar by Kuwait, which is mediating in the crisis.
 

Jun 23, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
Egypt forward Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool from AS Roma

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool from AS Roma

He will hope to join a list of former Chelsea players, including Manchester United`s Juan Mata, Manchester City`s Kevin De Bruyne and Everton`s Romelu Lukaku, who have prospered after leaving Stamford Bridge.

Jun 23, 2017, 15:06 PM IST
Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

The state of emergency, which would have expired at the end of June, has been extended by three months, cabinet statement showed, meaning it will now last at least until the end of September.

Jun 22, 2017, 22:03 PM IST

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

Family planning efforts have lapsed over the past decade, particularly during the chaotic years following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Jun 22, 2017, 14:19 PM IST

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave`s desperate electricity crisis.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Egypt's constitutional court temporarily halts all verdicts on islands transfer deal: State Media

The ruling came a week after Egypt's parliament backed plans to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an accord that has attracted widespread public criticism.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbours lift ''blockade''

Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbours lift ''blockade''

Qatar has denied accusations by its neighbours that it funds terrorism, foments regional instability or has cosied up to their enemy Iran. 
 

Jun 20, 2017, 09:39 AM IST

Saudi Arabia says it does not need Turkish military base

Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed".

Jun 17, 2017, 18:22 PM IST