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Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis and said the ultimatum was "against international law.

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".

Iran, Qatar voice support for Saudi after Mecca suicide bombing

Tehran - Both Iran and Qatar on Saturday voiced support for Saudi Arabia over a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca despite their severed ties."Iran...

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.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

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.

US expresses frustration over Saudi embargo on Qatar

Washington - The United States declared itself "mystified" on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo on Qatar, and urged both sides to resolve the dangerous dispute.

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.

Saudi detains Turkey media reporters 'on FM's visit'

Istanbul - Saudi Arabia detained two Pakistani reporters for Turkey's state-run English language channel TRT World for some 10 hours during a visit by the Turkish foreign minister, before releasing them, reports said Saturday.

Saudi detains Turkey media reporters 'on FM's visit'

Istanbul - Saudi Arabia detained two Pakistani reporters for Turkey's state-run English language channel TRT World for some 10 hours during a visit by the Turkish foreign minister, before releasing them, reports said Saturday.

Saudi detains Turkey media reporters 'on FM's visit'

Istanbul - Saudi Arabia detained two Pakistani reporters for Turkey's state-run English language channel TRT World for some 10 hours during a visit by the Turkish foreign minister, before releasing them, reports said Saturday.

Turkey FM in Saudi for talks on Gulf crisis

Mecca - Turkey's foreign minister visited Saudi Arabia on Friday for talks aimed at resolving the Gulf diplomatic crisis, as Qatar accused its neighbours of imposing a devastating "siege" on the emirate.

Saudi-led sanctions 'harsher than Berlin wall': Qatar

Geneva - A Qatari official accused Saudi Arabia and its allies Friday of imposing a "siege" on his country with sanctions he said were having a more devastating effect than the Berlin Wall.

US moves to reassure Qatar with arms sale, joint exercise

Doha - The United States agreed a major warplane sale to Qatar and began manoeuvres with the emirate's navy Thursday, underscoring its commitment to their military alliance despite Doha's rift with other Gulf allies.

Turkey FM urges dialogue to solve Qatar crisis after meeting emir

Istanbul - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday urged dialogue to end a crisis that has left Ankara's ally Qatar diplomatically and economically isolated after key Gulf neighbours cut ties, following talks with the Qatari emir in Doha.

Turkey FM urges dialogue to solve Qatar crisis after meeting emir

Istanbul - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday urged dialogue to end a crisis that has left Ankara's ally Qatar diplomatically and economically isolated after key Gulf neighbours cut ties, following talks with the Qatari emir in Doha.

Turkey FM urges dialogue to solve Qatar crisis after meeting emir

Istanbul - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday urged dialogue to end a crisis that has left Ankara's ally Qatar diplomatically and economically isolated after key Gulf neighbours cut ties, following talks with the Qatari emir in Doha.

Saudis insist no blockade on Qatar as Gulf crisis simmers

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia insisted on Tuesday that its neighbour Qatar was not under blockade as a Gulf diplomatic dispute escalated amid increasing international concern over its effects on ordinary people.

Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi backing militants

Norway - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called for a permanent mechanism in the Gulf to resolve crises like the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Qatar foreign minister denounces 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

Paris - Qatar on Monday denounced the sanctions imposed against Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as "unfair" and "illegal", as Britain announced talks to try to resolve the crisis."Whatever relates to our foreign affairs...

Families split as Gulf crisis becomes humanitarian issue

Doha - Rashed al-Jalahma, 22, has lived almost his whole life in Qatar, but he now faces the decision of whether to stay or return "home" to Bahrain.

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Doha - Qatar moved Sunday to avoid an escalation of its feud with Gulf neighbours by telling their citizens they are welcome to stay, while boasting of "business as usual" for vital gas exports.

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay

Doha - Qatar has said citizens of states that have cut ties with the emirate will be allowed to stay in the country despite measures against its own nationals.

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Istanbul - Turkey's decision to station troops at a base in Qatar aims to ensure the emirate's security after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a blockade over claims it supports terrorism, the foreign minister said Saturday.

Erdogan says 'not witnessed' Qatar give support to terror

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he has never known Qatar to give support to terror organisations, a charge made by Saudi Arabia and its allies who have cut ties with the gas-rich emirate.

Qatar slams Saudi, allies' terrorism blacklist as 'baseless'

Doha - Qatar on Friday dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups.

Qatar seeks allies as Gulf crisis grows

Doha - Qatar sought Friday to enlist support from abroad after Saudi Arabia and its allies placed several Qataris and Doha-based organisations on a "terror list" in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Qatar won't back down in face of pressure: minister

Doha - Far from backing down in the face of unprecedented pressure from Gulf rivals, Qatar's foreign minister said Thursday that no other country could determine its policies.
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