No End In Sight To Arab Crisis As Qatar Rejects Demands Amid Blockade

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:17
CAIRO: A four-member Arab bloc said Wednesday it will press ahead with efforts to isolate Qatar after the nation delivered a "negative" response to a list of demands that includes cutting ties to Islamist groups and closing the Al Jazeera…

Qatar Says Arab Demands 'Made To Be Rejected' Ahead Of Sunday Deadline

Sunday, 02 July 2017 15:34
ROME: Qatar said Saturday a series of demands made by several Arab states to lift a crippling blockade were designed to be spurned and clearly aimed at infringing its sovereignty. "This list of demands is made to be rejected," Qatar's…

Saudis, Allies Have List Of Demands For Qatar To End Standoff

Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:58
QATAR: Saudi Arabia and its allies have drawn up a list of demands to be presented to Qatar, the United States said Wednesday, as President Donald Trump discussed the regional crisis with new Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The…

ISIS Blows Up Iraq Mosque Where Its Chief Baghdadi Became 'Caliph'

Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:51
IRBIL, IRAQ: For more than 800 years, the minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has punctuated the skyline of Mosul, calling worshipers to prayer. Its notable lean earned it the nickname al-Hadba, or "the hunchback," and a special place…

Saudi King Fires Nephew, Names 31-Year-Old Son Mohammed Bin Salman As Crown Prince

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:04
RIYADH: Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman -- the first of a new generation set for power in a conservative kingdom used to ageing leaders. His appointment completes…

Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal For US F-15 Jets Amid Gulf Crisis

Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:04
Qatar will sign a deal to buy as many as 36 F-15 jets from the US as the two countries navigate tensions over President Donald Trump's backing for a Saudi-led coalition's move to isolate the country for supporting terrorism. Qatari…

Qatar Vows No Surrender In Gulf Crisis, Plans To Ride It Out

Friday, 09 June 2017 16:54
DOHA: 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…

Saudi Arabia, Allies Issue Qatar-Linked 'Terrorism' List

Friday, 09 June 2017 08:51
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and allies, which have cut ties with Doha, on Friday issued a list of individuals and entities they say are linked to Qatar over "terrorism".It is the first joint statement issued by the four since Monday, when…

5 Dead In Iran Parliament, Tomb Shootings. Woman Suicide Bomber Involved

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:25
TEHRAN, IRAN: Gunmen and suicide bombers carried out coordinated attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini today, killing at least five people, reported state media. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks in Tehran, Amaq agency reported. Dozens…

Qatar Rift Worst In Years In Arab World's Most Powerful States

Monday, 05 June 2017 17:07
In the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism. The coordinated…