In June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates broke off diplomatic relations and communication with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. The four Gulf nations presented Doha a 10-day ultimatum with 13 demands, including the request to severe diplomatic relations with Iran, close Turkey’s military base in Qatar, as well as to end support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia. Doha refused to comply with the demands.
DUBAI (Sputnik) - An investigation conducted by Qatar has revealed the involvement of two countries in a cyberattack on the Qatar News Agency which led to the diplomatic crisis in the region, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani said Thursday.
The move casts doubt on the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council amid the on-going Qatar crisis.
US President Trump discussed in a phone conversation with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan necessary steps to overcome diplomatic crisis in Qatar.
Saudi foreign minister stated that Riyadh wants Doha to show clarity in the resolution of the Qatar diplomatic crisis.
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani on Thursday denied allegations of the country establishing a "special relationship" with Iran.
IMF has forecasted that Qatar is expected to weather a cutoff in trade with neighboring nations amid the ongoing diplomatic row.
As Russia has been calling for a resolution to some Arab states' diplomatic row with Qatar via Kuwait's mediation, the Qatari foreign minister told his Russian counterpart Lavrov that despite some Gulf states' ignoring proposals for a summit to resolve the crisis, Doha still hopes that a dialogue will be restored.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow supports Kuwait's efforts to mediate the Qatar row between several Arab states and Doha and doesn't want to compete for the leading role in the diplomatic crisis settlement.
Chad shut down the embassy of Qatar in the country on Wednesday, saying that Doha had attempted to destabilize the African country from Libya.
Saudi Arabia's national carrier has allocated seven of its modern aircraft to transfer Qatari pilgrims to perform Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage, local media reported, citing the airline’s representatives.
Facing apparently impossible odds, Qatar manages to go toe-to-toe with the coalition of Arab States led by Saudi Arabia that imposed a blockade against Doha, using clever strategy to outplay its rivals.
Turkey and Qatar will hold joint naval drills on August 6-7, as part of a two-stage joint exercise amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Doha and several other Arab states, Anadolu news agency reported Friday citing Qatar's Defense Ministry.
Turkey may send raw materials to Qatar, hit by a trade blockage by Gulf countries, to be used for food production at local factories, media reported Thursday, citing Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.
Saudi Arabia may challenge Iran’s role in the Middle East to expand its influence and increase pressure over Qatar, according to a Turkish political expert.
The United States has notified Qatar of its plans to send American diplomats to help tackle the Gulf diplomatic row.
A two-stage joint exercise, bringing together militaries of Turkey and Qatar started in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday as part of the 2014 bilateral security agreement, Turkish media reported.
Speaking on the matter of the unfolding Gulf diplomatic row on Monday, the Qatari foreign minister called the actions of the four Arab states that act against Doha "obvious and gross violation" of international law.
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates recognize only Kuwait as a mediator in the diplomatic crisis with Qatar, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Khalifa said Sunday.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister stated that countries blocking Qatar are ready for dialogue with Doha if the Qatari authorities confirm the end of support for terrorism.
The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is rooted in ideological and political differences and Riyadh's desire to control the independent policy of its neighbor, political analyst Mohammad Sadeq Jukar told Sputnik Iran.
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