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IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs.

Feb 10, 2018, 15:33 PM IST

Arab League stance on Iran `worthless`, says Tehran

Iran on Monday dismissed as "worthless" a resolution by Arab League foreign ministers that accused the Islamic republic of "aggression" against Arab states.

Nov 20, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

We have secret ties with 'many' Arab states: Israeli minister

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on November 10 that he had "information that Saudi Arabia has asked Israel to strike Lebanon".

Nov 20, 2017, 07:56 AM IST

Joining Arab states, Israel says it plans to ban Al-Jazeera

Israeli officials have long accused Al-Jazeera of bias against the Jewish state. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has likened its coverage to "Nazi Germany-style" propaganda.

Aug 06, 2017, 21:58 PM 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

Qatar says preparing response to demands presented by Arab states, calls them unrealistic

Qatar said on Thursday it was working with the United States and Kuwait to respond to a list of demands presented by Arab states who have accused Doha of supporting terrorism, igniting a regional crisis between the US allies.

Jun 30, 2017, 00:31 AM IST

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 issue: Demands by Arab states unlawful, says Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar.

Jun 25, 2017, 14:07 PM IST

Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan says Arab demands on Qatar unlawful

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain imposed a boycott on June 5 on Qatar and issued 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran, shutting the Turkish base and paying reparations.

Jun 25, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

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

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

Jun 23, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Al Jazeera says its Arabic channel Twitter account suspended

Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera said on Saturday the Twitter account for its main Arabic language channel had been suspended and that it was working to get it back.

Jun 17, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

Germany calls for diplomacy to resolve Qatar crisis, end blockade

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar this week over its alleged support of terrorism, a charge Qatar dismissed on Friday as baseless.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

President Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation on deploying Turkish troops in Qatar, signalling support for the Gulf state as it faces isolation imposed by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism.


Jun 09, 2017, 11:15 AM IST

Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as US, Kuwait seek solution

Qatar vowed on Thursday to ride out the isolation imposed on it by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region`s biggest diplomatic crisis in years.

Jun 09, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

Syrian opposition urges Arab states to cut Iran ties

Syria`s political opposition in exile urged all Arab countries on Monday to sever diplomatic ties with Iran after Saudi Arabia, a strong supporter of the Syrian opposition, cut relations with Tehran.

Jan 05, 2016, 11:45 AM IST

Draft Arab UNESCO resolution on Al-Aqsa draws Israel ire

A group of Arab states has angered Israel by submitting a draft resolution to the UN cultural body stating that Jerusalem's Western Wall -- the holiest site at which Jews can pray -- is an "integral part" of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Oct 21, 2015, 03:39 AM IST

Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq`s plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents.

Jun 03, 2015, 04:27 AM IST

Iran pledges to protect shared security interests with Yemen

Iran`s deputy foreign minister said Tehran will not let regional powers jeopardise its security interests in Yemen, Tasnim news agency reported, in the strongest acknowledgement yet of Iranian involvement in the Arabian peninsula.

May 02, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

Arab states to ask UN to ease Libya arms embargo: Egypt

 Arab states will on Wednesday seek a UN resolution to end an embargo on weapon sales to Libya`s internationally recognised government, Egypt`s foreign ministry said.

Feb 18, 2015, 20:57 PM IST