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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt had imposed a boycott on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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 has denied accusations by its neighbours that it funds terrorism, foments regional instability or has cosied up to their enemy Iran.
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