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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.

 

Kuwait tells Iranian embassy to cut staff after spy case

Last year Kuwait convicted 23 men - one Iranian and the rest Kuwaiti - of spying for Iran and Lebanese Shi`ite Muslim group Hezbollah after a cache of guns and explosives were discovered in a raid of the so-called "Abdali cell" in 2015.

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.

Qatar accuses UAE of hack that sparked Gulf crisis

The report  unequivocally proves that this hacking crime took place.

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.

Egypt announces electronics ban lifted on US flights

In recent weeks, the US also lifted the ban imposed on airlines from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

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.

 

Rex Tillerson to visit Gulf for talks on Qatar crisis

Rex Tillerson to visit Gulf for talks on Qatar crisis

Tillerson's trip appeared aimed at finding a breakthrough in the crisis over sanctions imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

 

United States laptop ban lifted on Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian operates 16 weekly non-stop flights to three US cities: daily flights to Chicago and New York, and two weekly flights to Detroit.

 

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.

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.

Arab states angry over Qatar's dismissal of their demands

The Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said Qatar was only interested in "destruction, incitement, extremism and terrorism," rather than in good neighborly relations.

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.

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.

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.

Donald Trump speaks with Gulf state leaders, urges unity

The White House says Trump urged unity and reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology.

Qatar defiant as Saudi extends deadline to resolve Gulf rift

Qatar appeared defiant as Saudi Arabia and its allies on Monday extended a deadline for Doha to accept a series of demands to lift a de facto blockade.

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.

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.

Iran opens airspace to Qatar planes amid Saudi-led ban

Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has issued the permission for the flights over the Islamic republic space as they are banned from Saudi, Egyptian and UAE airspaces after a diplomatic row between Qatar and the Arab countries, Xinhua cited Tasnim news agency as saying.