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Qatar calls to resolve Gulf rift with 'dignity'

Doha - Qatar's emir called Thursday for a negotiated settlement to a damaging dispute with other Gulf states, but insisted any solution should not come at the expense of "our sovereignty and dignity." "Qatar's sovereignty is above all considerations.

Saudi, allies snub Qatar at crisis-hit Gulf summit

Kuwait City - Regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia snubbed its former ally Qatar at the annual summit Tuesday of Gulf monarchies as King Salman stayed away despite the presence of the Qatari emir.

US, Gulf states slap sanctions on Yemen IS, Al-Qaeda figures

Washington - The United States and six Gulf states announced sanctions on top Islamic State and Al-Qaeda figures in Yemen Wednesday in the first joint action under the US- and Saudi-led Terrorist Financing Targeting Center.

Tillerson heads back to deal with Gulf crisis

Washington - The United States will again try to resolve a Gulf crisis that Washington has alternatively fueled or tried to soothe, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads back to the region.

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced Tuesday.

UN political chief in Kuwait to discuss Gulf crisis

New York - The UN's political chief, Jeffrey Feltman, is in Kuwait for talks on ending the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Gulf states to mark end of Ramadan from Sunday

Riyadh - The Eid al-Fitr feast marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is to start on Sunday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf states, the religious authorities announced.

Gulf states prepare for VAT in time of crisis

Dibai - Oil-rich Gulf countries, which for decades have attracted millions of foreign workers thanks to their reputation as tax-free havens, aim to introduce value-added tax in 2018 to plug budget gaps.

German minister accuses Trump of stirring Gulf conflict

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday accused US President Donald Trump of stirring up conflicts in the Middle East and risking a new arms race as Qatar's neighbours cut ties with Doha.

Qatar crisis has 'no impact' on US military operations: Pentagon

Washington - A Saudi-led move to isolate Qatar has had "no impact" on US military operations in the emirate, nor is any expected, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

FBI helping Qatar in 'hacking' probe: source

Doha - The FBI is helping Qatar investigate the source of an alleged "hack" of state media which sparked diplomatic tensions in the Gulf, a source with knowledge of the probe said Friday.

Saudi royals host Erdogan ahead of Syria talks

Riyadh - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi Arabia's top leadership on Tuesday during a visit to further strengthen ties as part of a Gulf tour ahead of Syria peace talks.

Saudi, other Muslims spared ban as US allies: experts

Dibai - Gulf monarchies, notably Saudi Arabia, and other major Muslim nations have been spared the US travel ban because they are crucial allies of Washington and not "failed states", experts say.

Hope, and fear, as US Gulf allies look to Trump

Dibai - US Gulf allies are looking at Donald Trump to tilt Washington in their favour, analysts say, but fear a dangerous void if the incoming president goes so far as to tear up the Iran nuclear deal.

Britain will help Gulf 'push back' against Iran aggression: PM

London - Britain will help Gulf states "push back" against aggressive regional actions by Iran, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain on Wednesday in a televised address.

Gulf, Turkey bemoan UN inaction on Aleppo

Riyadh - Turkey's foreign minister and his Arab counterparts in the Gulf on Thursday condemned "indiscriminate" air strikes on Syria's Aleppo and expressed "deep regret" at the UN's inability to stop the raids.

Gulf, Turkey bemoan UN inaction on Aleppo

Riyadh - Turkey's foreign minister and his Arab counterparts in the Gulf on Thursday condemned "indiscriminate" air strikes on Syria's Aleppo and expressed "deep regret" at the UN's inability to stop the raids.

Gulf, Turkey bemoan UN inaction on Aleppo

Riyadh - Turkey's foreign minister and his Arab counterparts in the Gulf on Thursday condemned "indiscriminate" air strikes on Syria's Aleppo and expressed "deep regret" at the UN's inability to stop the raids.

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push

Jeddah - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict.

Kerry in Saudi talks on Yemen, Syria, Libya

Jeddah - US Secretary of State John Kerry was holding talks with his Gulf counterparts and a British minister in Saudi Arabia on Thursday on the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Libya.

Oil riches help keep alive bedouin poetry

Abu Dhabi - The Middle East's poetry equivalent of "Pop Idol" is helping to keep alive an age-old tradition using bedouin dialect, which is barely understood outside the Arabian Gulf.Apart from the glory, a Kuwaiti student took home five million dirhams ($1.

No country has an interest in 'conflict' with Iran: Obama

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama said Thursday that neither the United States nor Arab Gulf nations had an interest in conflict with Iran.

US and Gulf states united in goal to 'destroy' IS: Obama

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama said Thursday that Washington and the Arab monarchies of the Gulf were united in their commitment to defeating the Islamic State jihadist group.

Obama in Saudi Arabia on fence-mending visit

Riyadh - President Barack Obama held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday as he began a two-day visit hoping to ease tensions with the historic US ally.

Obama in Saudi Arabia on fence-mending visit

Riyadh - President Barack Obama held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday as he began a two-day visit hoping to ease tensions with the historic US ally.

Obama in Saudi Arabia on fence-mending visit

Riyadh - President Barack Obama held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday as he began a two-day visit hoping to ease tensions with the historic US ally.

Obama visits Saudi amid tensions with historic ally

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama lands in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to intensify the struggle against jihadists and efforts to end wars in Syria and Yemen, while trying to ease tensions with Riyadh.

Obama visits Saudi amid tensions with historic ally

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama lands in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to intensify the struggle against jihadists and efforts to end wars in Syria and Yemen, while trying to ease tensions with Riyadh.

Obama visits Saudi amid tensions with historic ally

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama lands in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to intensify the struggle against jihadists and efforts to end wars in Syria and Yemen, while trying to ease tensions with Riyadh.

Obama courts Gulf kings keen just to see him go

Az Zahra' - President Barack Obama will make another trip to Riyadh to consult Washington's Gulf allies on the crises in Yemen and Syria this week, but may not receive a royal welcome.
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A rig in the gulf where an explosion occurred on April 20  2010.
A rig in the gulf where an explosion occurred on April 20, 2010.
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Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on...
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
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Shrimp boats tow fire-resistant oil-containment boom as their crews conduct in situ burn training off the coast of Venice, La.
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DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon dril...
DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
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An estimated 42 000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico in la...
An estimated 42,000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico in late April, following an explosion at an offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010. The rig eventually capsized and sank. This image of the affected area was captured on April 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
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Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on...
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010.
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Debris and oil from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform float in the Gulf of Mexico after the ri...
Debris and oil from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform float in the Gulf of Mexico after the rig sank April 22, 2010
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Oil in the water along Orange Beach in Alabama
Oil in the water along Orange Beach in Alabama
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The oil spill streaming into the Gulf of Mexico
The oil spill streaming into the Gulf of Mexico
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A High Volume Open Sea Skimming System (HOSS) is used to skim oil in the Gulf of Mexico
A High Volume Open Sea Skimming System (HOSS) is used to skim oil in the Gulf of Mexico
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International Space Station Expedition 23 flight engineer Soichi Noguchi photographed on May 5  2010...
International Space Station Expedition 23 flight engineer Soichi Noguchi photographed on May 5, 2010 the Mississippi River Delta and nearby Louisiana coast, which appear dark in the sunglint. This phenomenon is caused by sunlight reflecting off the water surface, in a mirror-like manner, directly back towards the astronaut observer aboard the International Space Station. The sunglint improves the identification of the oil spill which is creating a different water texture (and therefore a contras
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A hand covered in the BP oil spill
A hand covered in the BP oil spill
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The oil slick appears as a dull gray on the water s surface and stretches south from the Mississippi...
The oil slick appears as a dull gray on the water's surface and stretches south from the Mississippi Delta with what looks like a tail
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Health  Safety  and Environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on the beach in Port Fou...
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on the beach in Port Fourchon, La
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Musashi down by the bows during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Musashi down by the bows during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
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NASA s Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and th...
NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured sunglints in a visible image of the spill
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Work crews were quickly deployed as tar balls began washing ashore on Dauphin Island  AL. The beach ...
Work crews were quickly deployed as tar balls began washing ashore on Dauphin Island, AL. The beach remained open to the public, allowing them to observe the cleanup
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NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25  2010 using its Moderate...
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
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Work crews clean tar balls from the beach in Grand Isle  LA
Work crews clean tar balls from the beach in Grand Isle, LA
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