Turkey Takes Over Maritime Missions Off Gulf Of Aden To Combat Piracy

Turkey Takes Over Maritime Missions Off Gulf Of Aden To Combat Piracy

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Saudi Arabia Suspends Travel To 14 Countries Over Coronavirus, Including Turkey

Saudi Arabia Suspends Travel To 14 Countries Over Coronavirus, Including Turkey

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Qatar Saudi Arabia The Battle In Africa

Qatar-Saudi Arabia: The Battle In Africa

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Game On: The New Politics Of Gulf Financial Intervention

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Somaliland And Somalia Showdown—Middle East Proxy War Ratchets Up Tension

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Middle East Power Struggle Plays Out On New Stage

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Geopolitical Change, A Rising Hegemon, And Berbera Port Deal

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Qatar Undermines U.S. War On Terror In Africa

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Somalia Has Repaid UAE’s Support With Insult: Bahrain Foreign Minister

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Turkish President Calls UAE Minister Impertinent In Ottoman Looting Row

Ankara, Turkey, December 21, 2017 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the United Arab Emirates foreign minister as impertinent and spoiled by money on Thursday after he retweeted accusations that Ottoman forces looted the holy city of Medina during World War One. Continue reading “Turkish President Calls UAE Minister Impertinent In Ottoman Looting Row”

Saudi King Orders Reopening Of Qatar Border To Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years. Continue reading “Saudi King Orders Reopening Of Qatar Border To Pilgrims”

UAE Restores Qatar’s BeIN Sports Network Back On Air

Providers and subscribers report reinstatement of BeIN channels in the UAE over a month after authorities banned it. Continue reading “UAE Restores Qatar’s BeIN Sports Network Back On Air”

Tillerson To Mediate Qatar Dispute Himself

After weeks of public statements and private phone calls with no apparent result, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to personally intervene in the ongoing Persian Gulf dispute that has threatened U.S. counterterrorism operations in the Middle East. Continue reading “Tillerson To Mediate Qatar Dispute Himself”

Exclusive: Energy Giants Court Qatar For Gas Expansion Role Despite Crisis

The West’s three biggest energy corporations are lobbying Qatar to take part in a huge expansion of its gas production, handing Doha an unintended but timely boost in its bitter dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors. Continue reading “Exclusive: Energy Giants Court Qatar For Gas Expansion Role Despite Crisis”

Big Oil Is Backing Qatar’s Ambitious Natural Gas Expansion

The West’s three biggest energy corporations are lobbying Qatar to take part in a huge expansion of its gas production, handing Doha an unintended but timely boost in its bitter dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors. Continue reading “Big Oil Is Backing Qatar’s Ambitious Natural Gas Expansion”

Turkey’s Erdogan Says Loyal To Qatar, Arab States’ Demands Unacceptable

President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday reaffirmed Turkey’s support for Qatar in its dispute with four other Arab states, saying their demands against the tiny Gulf nation were unacceptable. Continue reading “Turkey’s Erdogan Says Loyal To Qatar, Arab States’ Demands Unacceptable”

Arab States Rap ‘Negative’ Qatari Reply To Demands But No New Sanctions

Cairo/London – Four Arab states refrained on Wednesday from slapping further sanctions on Qatar but voiced disappointment at its “negative” response to their demands and said their boycott of the tiny Gulf nation would continue. Continue reading “Arab States Rap ‘Negative’ Qatari Reply To Demands But No New Sanctions”

Mattis And Tillerson Are Trying To Sooth A Crisis In The Persian Gulf, But Trump Keeps Picking On A US Ally

By Christopher Woody

In early June, several Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Qatar over its alleged funding of terrorist groups and intention of “destabilizing the region.” Continue reading “Mattis And Tillerson Are Trying To Sooth A Crisis In The Persian Gulf, But Trump Keeps Picking On A US Ally”

UN Calls Gulf States Demand That Qatar Shutter Al Jazeera An ‘Unacceptable Attack’ On Free Speech

Geneva (AFP) – The UN voiced outrage Friday at the demand from Gulf countries that Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera shut down, describing it as “an unacceptable attack on the right to freedom of expression and opinion.” Continue reading “UN Calls Gulf States Demand That Qatar Shutter Al Jazeera An ‘Unacceptable Attack’ On Free Speech”

Riyadh-Led Ultimatum Threatens To ‘Make Qatar Vassal Of Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have agreed to extend their ultimatum to Qatar for another 48 hours, following an urge to do so from Kuwait which is mediating the crisis. Continue reading “Riyadh-Led Ultimatum Threatens To ‘Make Qatar Vassal Of Saudi Arabia’”