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US urges Saudis to show caution in regional disputes

Paris - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Saudi Arabia to take a more cautious approach to regional conflicts Friday amid growing concern over Riyadh's involvement in Yemen, Qatar and Lebanon.

Macron sees Iraq's total 'liberation' from IS this month

Doha - France's President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that Iraq would announce its total "liberation" from the grip of the Islamic State jihadist group by the end of December.

Qatar, France sign billion-dollar fighter jet deal amid Gulf crisis

Doha - Qatar agreed Thursday to buy 12 French-built fighter jets, part of a multi-billion-dollar raft of deals announced as President Emmanuel Macron visited the emirate, hit by the Gulf's worst political crisis in years.The 1.1-billion-euro ($1.

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.

Qatar, France sign $1bn fighter jet deal amid Gulf crisis

Doha - Qatar announced Thursday a deal to buy 12 French-built Rafale fighter jets, as it faces a boycott by neighbouring Gulf states in the region's worst political crisis in years.The 1.1-billion-euro ($1.

Emir of boycott-hit Qatar to attend Gulf summit: minister

Doha - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council this coming week, Doha's foreign minister said on Sunday.

Bahrain opposition chief denies colluding with Qatar

Dibai - Bahrain's jailed Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to new charges of working with the kingdom's Gulf rival Qatar to overthrow the Sunni minority government.

Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

Doha - Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf political crisis, now in its sixth month, a government spokesman said Sunday.

FIFA human rights panel warns over migrant workers

Geneva - FIFA's human rights advisors on Thursday criticised a lack of transparency over the condition of workers on World Cup projects in Russia, highlighting the plight of North Koreans reportedly building facilities.

UN clears Qatar in migrant worker abuse probe

Geneva - The UN's labour agency on Wednesday closed a probe into the alleged mistreatment of foreign workers in World Cup 2022 host Qatar, praising a reform plan agreed by the emirate.

World Cup, Olympics terror threats growing, says Interpol

Doha - Terror and cyber-security threats to major global sporting events, including football's World Cup and the Olympics, are growing, Interpol's secretary general warned on Wednesday.

Jailed Bahrain dissident chief charged with Qatar 'spying'

Dibai - Bahrain has charged jailed Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman with "spying" for Qatar, state prosecutors said Wednesday, after allegations he whipped up protests at Doha's request.

Bahrain suggests freezing Qatar's GCC membership

Dibai - Bahrain's foreign minister on Monday suggested suspending Qatar's Gulf Cooperation Council membership until it accepts the demands of its Arab adversaries in the region's worst crisis in years.

No dialogue yet between rivals in Gulf crisis: Tillerson

Doha - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday said talks between feuding Gulf states remained unlikely, as a Saudi-led boycott of Qatar nears its sixth month.

Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran

Doha - Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson pursued efforts to curb Tehran's influence in talks with his country's Gulf allies Sunday, demanding that Iran pare down its involvement in Iraq as the fight against the Islamic State group draws to a close.

Tillerson in new bid to ease Gulf crisis

Riyadh - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to launch a fresh bid Sunday to ease a crisis between Riyadh and Doha, both allies of Washington, but without high hopes of a breakthrough.

Tillerson returns to Saudi Arabia as Qatar row simmers

Riyadh - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday, his second visit to the region in recent months as he seeks a breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis gripping the Gulf.

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.

France, Qatar neck-and-neck for UNESCO chief

Paris - France and Qatar were running neck-and-neck in the race to lead the UN's troubled cultural body after a third round of voting Wednesday whittled the field down to five.

Qatar leading bank posts profit rise despite crisis

Doha - Qatar National Bank, the Gulf emirate's top lender, on Wednesday reported a rise in its quarterly profits despite a trade boycott against Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of countries.

Gulf rivals trade barbs over 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha - Qatar reacted angrily Wednesday after its Gulf rival the United Arab Emirates questioned whether it should be allowed to host the 2022 football World Cup without a change of policy.

Iran's Zarif to visit Qatar amid Gulf crisis

Muscat - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Qatar on Monday, officials said, for talks on relations between Tehran and Doha that have caused tensions in the Gulf.

Egypt court upholds life sentence for Morsi in Qatar case

Cairo - A top court on Saturday upheld a life sentence against Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges stemming from a trial over spying for Qatar, a judicial official and his lawyer said.

Macron urges lifting of Qatar embargo 

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the lifting of a Saudi-led embargo on Qatar in effect since June.

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.

Saudi suspends dialogue after Qatar outreach

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Saturday suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of distorting facts soon after a phone call between the rulers of both countries offered hope of a breakthrough in the three-month-old Gulf crisis.

Saudi-led bloc stays tough on Qatar despite Trump offer

Riyadh - A Saudi-led bloc of Arab states hostile to Qatar on Friday took aim at Kuwaiti mediation and maintained a tough line even after US President Donald Trump offered to help resolve the crisis.

Trump offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

Washington - US President Donald Trump offered on Thursday to mediate in the crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors and said he believed the dispute could be solved "fairly easily.

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.
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