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Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5 in what has become the worst political crisis to grip the Gulf region in decades.

- Zee News - IN

Deputy Speaker calls for international suit against Qatar.

MP Ali Al Aradii says Qatar should be held accountable for deaths, injuries, losses in Bahrain

- GulfNews - AE

Qatar insists 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations 'on schedule' despite political crisis.

Qatar has been isolated since 5 June when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut ties with the World Cup host triggering the biggest political crisis in the Gulf for several years. The post Qatar insists 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations 'on schedule' despite political crisis appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

Qatar's Domestic Stability and the Gulf Crisis.

This past May, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates led an unprecedented diplomatic, commercial, and air-space blockade against their neighbor Qatar. Following what appeared to be amicable relations days before, these actions were supposed to deliver the shock and awe that would force immediate changes from Doha -- ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Saudis allow Qatari pilgrims to attend hajj.

Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia yesterday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual hajj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties.Qatar welcomed the Saudi decision to open the border and provide flights for Qatari ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Navy to commission expeditionary sea base Lewis B. Puller.

The U.S. Navy is commissioning the Expeditionary Sea Base Lewis B. Puller today at Khalifa bin Salman Port in Bahrain.

- UPI - US

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims despite rift.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to hajj pilgrims, state media said Thursday, despite a major diplomatic crisis roiling the region. The Salwa border crossing was closed after regional kingpin Saudi Arabia, as well as Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of fomenting unrest.

Bahrain's state TV says Qatar plotted with opposition group to stoke anti-government unrest in 2011.

- BBC - UK

Qatar plotted with Al Wefaq to destablise Bahrain.

Collusion between former Qatar PM Hamad Bin Jasem and Ali Salman during anti-government protests in 2011 exposed

- GulfNews - AE

Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of trying to oust regime.

Bahraini state media on Wednesday accused Qatar of attempting to overthrow the government in Manama, upping the stakes in a diplomatic crisis that has seen Doha isolated in the Gulf.

- The Daily Star - LB

Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of trying to oust regime.

Qatar denies allegations state funds militant groups The post Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of trying to oust regime appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Rex Tillerson raps some US allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS

U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

- Zee News - IN

US Report: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Are Worst Persecutors of Religious Minorities

The United States issued its annual religious freedom report on Tuesday, slamming its allies in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, for persecuting religious minorities. Launching the first report since Trump took office, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took swipes at Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iran, Sudan, Turkey, Pakistan ...

- Albawaba - UK

US slams allies for violating religious freedom

State secretary criticises countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, China and Sudan in annual report as it slams ISIL.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Tillerson Raps Some U.S. Allies for Religious Freedom Violations, Slams IS

U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Tillerson made the comments at the State...

- Newsmax - US

Tillerson raps some U.S. allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS

WASHINGTON - U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Tillerson Calls Out Key Persian Gulf Allies In Religious Freedom Report

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the annual religious freedom report on Tuesday, singling out some key US partners from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain. This comes after Tillerson has faced criticism for downplaying human rights.

- NPR - US

Why The Gulf Diplomatic Crisis Could Be 'The New Normal'

More than two months have passed since Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with Bahrain and also Egypt, imposed a blockade on Qatar. The very public move was intended to force Qatar back into line with the Saudi-UAE regional outlook. But Qatar fought back. By diversifying its economy, solidifying its defences, ...

- Albawaba - UK

Iranian drone flies dangerously close to US carrier

August 15, 2017, 10:37 AM An Iranian drone made several passes without navigation lights past the USS Nimitz in international Gulf waters Sunday at dusk, for the second time in a week. Lt Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, said: “Despite repeated radio calls to establish communications and ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Iraq says No to Joining Saudi-led Offensive Against Qatar

Iraq's prime minister has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the Saudi-led diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha, according to an Iraqi official. Haider al-Abadi reportedly turned down the demarches on Sunday as he met with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in the Iraqi capital ...

- Albawaba - UK

US Navy Reports Another Tense Encounter with Iran Drone

An unarmed Iranian drone shadowed a U.S. aircraft carrier at night and came close enough to F-18 fighter jets to put the lives of American pilots at risk, the Navy said Tuesday, reporting the second such tense encounter within a week. The Iranian Sadegh drone flew without any warning lights during the encounter Sunday night ...

- Voice of America - US

US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " The U.S. Navy says it had a second tense encounter with an unarmed Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf in recent days.The 5th Fleet in Bahrain said Monday the encounter involved the USS Nimitz aircraft...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

A US F-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed. The post US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Institutions of the State: Policymaking in the GCC

Members 5 Sep 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Dr Mark Thompson, Assistant Professor, Middle East Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; Senior Associate Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic StudiesDr Sara Bazoobandi, Senior Lecturer, ...

- Chatham House - UK

Look to Social Media for the Gulf's Burgeoning Debates

27 July 2017The buzzing online activity around the current regional crisis demonstrates that social media is a crucial tool for political messaging in the GCC. Nicole El Khawaja LinkedIn Programme Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa Programme The Growth of Social Media in the Gulf As the GCC crisis, which saw Saudi ...

- Chatham House - UK

The UAE View of the GCC Crisis: What Happened and What Happens Next?

Members 17 Jul 2017 - 08:30 to 09:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London HE Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab EmiratesChair: Adam Ward, Deputy Director, Chatham House The Emirati minister of foreign affairs will discuss his ...

- Chatham House - UK

Qatar: Isolation Causing Rights Abuses

Expand A road sign is seen near Abu Samra border crossing to Saudi Arabia, Qatar June 12, 2017.  © 2017 Tom Finn/Reuters – The isolation of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates is precipitating serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. It is infringing on the right to free ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Arab Gulf States: Assault on Online Activists

– Gulf governments have sustained their campaigns to silence peaceful critics during the first half of 2017, Human Rights Watch said today, updating an interactive website, created in November 2016, featuring targeted human rights activists. On July 10, 2017, a Bahraini court sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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