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Hopes fade as Gulf crisis hits 100-day landmark

Doha - As the boycott of Qatar by a Saudi-led bloc of countries approaches its 100th day Wednesday, experts have warned the increasingly bitter dispute could last into 2018 and beyond.

Gulf row stunts Qatar hajj numbers

Doha - Qatar has sent only dozens of its citizens across the border to Saudi Arabia for this week's hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites because of the increasingly bitter crisis between the Gulf neighbours.

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Doha - Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh.

Gulf diplomatic crisis splits families, dashes dreams

Doha - For Qataris affected by the diplomatic crisis rocking the Gulf, the reality of politics is stark: families divided, assets frozen and dreams put on hold.

Qatar announces 5 bn euro order for warships from Italy

Doha - Qatar announced on Wednesday a five-billion-euro order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Qatar refuses to 'outsource foreign policy' in Gulf crisis

Doha - Qatar refuses to bow to Saudi-led demands to "outsource" its foreign policy to resolve the Gulf crisis, its government spokesman told AFP in an interview.

Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Doha - Qatar's ruler said Friday that the Gulf emirate is ready for talks to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led bloc so long as his country's sovereignty is respected.

Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar crisis

Doha - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar.

Qatar gets first boycott-busting cows

Khor - A first herd of boycott-busting cows has been airlifted to Qatar to boost milk supplies five weeks after neighbouring Gulf states cut links with the emirate.

Tillerson in Qatar as leaks spark fresh Gulf tension

Doha - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Qatar Tuesday for talks on the Gulf diplomatic crisis as leaks of secret agreements between regional powers triggered fresh tensions.

Qatar seeks 'siege' compensation for firms, citizens

Doha - Qatar on Sunday announced it was establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims potentially worth billions of dollars over the country's "blockade" by Gulf states.

A crisis without end? Gulf states settle in for long-haul

Doha - More than a month since the start of the diplomatic crisis gripping the Gulf, hopes of a swift resolution seem as remote as a summer downpour in the desert.

Qatar slams 'unrealistic' demands as deadline looms

Doha - Qatar said Tuesday that the demands made by Arab nations in a Gulf diplomatic crisis were impossible to meet, as a deadline was fast approaching for the emirate to respond.

List of demands put to Qatar 'unrealistic': foreign minister

Doha - Qatar's foreign minister said Tuesday that demands put to Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Gulf diplomatic crisis were impossible to meet.

Qatar defiant as Saudi extends deadline to resolve Gulf rift

Doha - Qatar appeared defiant as Saudi Arabia and its allies Monday extended a deadline for Doha to accept a series of demands to lift a de facto blockade.

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Doha - Qatar on Wednesday condemned Saudi Arabia's refusal to negotiate the demands of the kingdom and its allies for ending a crippling embargo on the emirate.

Qatar says Saudi-led list of demands not 'reasonable'

Doha - Qatar said Saturday that a 13-point list of demands made by Saudi Arabia and its allies impinged on its sovereignty and failed to meet US expectations they be "reasonable".

Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable

Doha - Qatar on Saturday denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate's sovereignty.

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' over hacking that led to crisis

Doha - Qatar on Tuesday accused "neighbouring countries", which have cut ties with it, of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current diplomatic crisis.

Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Doha - Qatar's foreign minister on Monday called on neighbouring states to lift their "blockade" of his country before Doha takes part in any negotiations on ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis.
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