Egypt's Only Democratically Elected President Mohamed Morsi Dies

Egypt’s Only Democratically Elected President Mohamed Morsi Dies

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It’s Time For The Trump Administration To Step Up In The Qatar Crisis

By John Hannah

Late last week, the Gulf crisis took a new turn when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain at long last presented the regime in Qatar with a list of 13 demands that must be accepted before they are prepared to reestablish normal political and economic relations. Continue reading “It’s Time For The Trump Administration To Step Up In The Qatar Crisis”

Turkey’s Erdogan: Arab Demands On Qatar Unlawful

Istanbul, Turkey — President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate’s sovereignty. Continue reading “Turkey’s Erdogan: Arab Demands On Qatar Unlawful”

Qatar Demands Difficult To Meet, Says US

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Qatar is reviewing demands by neighboring nations to end a diplomatic dispute that erupted earlier this month. Continue reading “Qatar Demands Difficult To Meet, Says US”

The Gulf’s Demands On Qatar Look Designed To Be Rejected

As Washington loses patience with the Gulf crisis, the Saudi-led campaign resorts to extreme measures. Continue reading “The Gulf’s Demands On Qatar Look Designed To Be Rejected”

UAE Sees ‘Parting Of Ways’ If Qatar Does Not Accept Arab Demands

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a “parting of ways”. Continue reading “UAE Sees ‘Parting Of Ways’ If Qatar Does Not Accept Arab Demands”

Turkey Rejects Saudi Arabia And Allies’ Demands To Shut Down Qatar Air Base

Among 13 conditions set by Gulf allies in exchange for ending Qatar’s economic blockade Continue reading “Turkey Rejects Saudi Arabia And Allies’ Demands To Shut Down Qatar Air Base”

Arab States Issue List Of Demands To End Qatar Crisis

Saudi and other Arab nations ask Qatar to shut Al Jazeera, close a Turkish base and scale down Iran ties within 10 days. Continue reading “Arab States Issue List Of Demands To End Qatar Crisis”

Saudi-Led Demands Not ‘Reasonable Or Actionable’: Qatar

Doha says it is reviewing a document issued by Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries and preparing ‘an appropriate response’. Continue reading “Saudi-Led Demands Not ‘Reasonable Or Actionable’: Qatar”

Arab States Issue Ultimatum To Qatar: Close Jazeera, Curb Ties With Iran

Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Continue reading “Arab States Issue Ultimatum To Qatar: Close Jazeera, Curb Ties With Iran”

US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia and its allies listed demands and he hopes they will be ‘reasonable and actionable’. Continue reading “US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable”

Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’

Doha/Paris – Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was possible. Continue reading “Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’”

Kuwait’s Ruler Calls For Gulf Unity To Heal Qatar Rift

Kuwait’s ruler called on Sunday for Gulf Arab states to overcome a diplomatic dispute with Qatar that has led to the worst regional split in years, saying all parties had a duty to preserve regional unity. Continue reading “Kuwait’s Ruler Calls For Gulf Unity To Heal Qatar Rift”

Saudi Foreign Minister Says Working On List Of Qatar ‘Grievances’

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday the four Arab states that broke ties with Doha were drawing up a list of “grievances,” and would present them soon, warning that Qatar could not fund extremism and remain on good terms with neighboring states. Continue reading “Saudi Foreign Minister Says Working On List Of Qatar ‘Grievances’”

Turkey’s Erdogan Says Saudi King Should Resolve Gulf Rift During Ramadan: RTP

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to resolve the rift with Qatar before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to an interview with Portuguese state broadcaster RTP on Thursday. Continue reading “Turkey’s Erdogan Says Saudi King Should Resolve Gulf Rift During Ramadan: RTP”

Turkish Minister Lands In Qatar Aiming To Help Ease Gulf Rift

Ankara/Doha – Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar’s rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Continue reading “Turkish Minister Lands In Qatar Aiming To Help Ease Gulf Rift”

Turkish President Says Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values

Ankara/Dubai – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighboring states as a violation of Islamic values and akin to a “death penalty” imposed in a crisis that has reverberated across the Middle East and beyond. Continue reading “Turkish President Says Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values”

Gulf Leaders Trade Barbs As Qatar Dispute Shows No Let-Up

Gulf states traded public barbs on Saturday, showing little sign of resolving the region’s deepest rift in years, five days after Arab nations severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with the tiny Gulf kingdom of Qatar. Continue reading “Gulf Leaders Trade Barbs As Qatar Dispute Shows No Let-Up”

Saudi Arabia, Gulf Nations Cut Ties With Qatar Amid Deep Diplomatic Rift

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups. Continue reading “Saudi Arabia, Gulf Nations Cut Ties With Qatar Amid Deep Diplomatic Rift”