• A man walks on the corniche in Doha, Qatar.
    Last update: 16:17 27.07.2017
    16:17 27.07.2017

    Qatar Ready for Talks After Arab States Reply to US Settlement Proposal – Doha

    Qatar is ready to discuss the time and location of possible negotiations with the blockading Arab states after their response to US settlement initiatives voiced by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • People sit on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017.
    Last update: 16:07 27.07.2017
    16:07 27.07.2017

    What a Twist! Why Washington Welcomes Moscow’s Role in Resolving Qatar Crisis

    The US State Department has openly supported Russia's efforts in settling the diplomatic conflict between Qatar and the four Arab states led by Saudi Arabia. Numerous attempts by the United States to reconcile its Middle Eastern allies have not yielded results. What could be behind such a twist?

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, is welcomed by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha, Qatar, July 24, 2017.
    Last update: 13:21 27.07.2017
    13:21 27.07.2017

    Erdogan Risks Repeating His 'Syrian Mistakes' While Dealing With Qatar Crisis

    Recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait. His diplomatic tour was aimed at contributing to the settlement of a major crisis in the Gulf.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • A man walks on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017
    Last update: 19:05 26.07.2017
    19:05 26.07.2017

    Qatar Communications Director Calls New Arab States' Blacklist 'Disappointing Surprise'

    The decision of four Arab states to expand their campaign against Doha to individuals and entities with alleged links to Qatar’s support of terrorism is a "disappointing surprise," as it shows that those countries are not actually devoted to fighting terrorism themselves, Qatari Communications Director Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani said.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • A man walks on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017
    Last update: 14:55 26.07.2017
    14:55 26.07.2017

    Better Late Than Never: Europe Ready to Help Qatar Resolve Diplomatic Row

    The European Union’s Foreign Affairs head Federica Mogherini has called on the Gulf countries to de-escalate the tensions and enter a direct dialogue amid the ongoing Qatari crisis. Sputnik spoke to an expert on Middle Eastern affairs about this issue.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • Staff members of Al-Jazeera International work at the news studio in Doha, Qatar (File)
    Last update: 14:28 26.07.2017
    14:28 26.07.2017

    Saudi Ambassador to Russia Reiterates Demand for Qatar to Shut Down Al Jazeera

    Saudi Arabia's Ambassador in Moscow Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al Rassi reiterated on Wednesday the demand of several Arab states involved in diplomatic row with Qatar to shut down the Al Jazeera broadcaster, which they deem to be inciting extremism, in the interview with Sputnik.

    Saudi King's Visit to Russia in October 2017
  • People sit on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017.
    Last update: 14:02 25.07.2017
    14:02 25.07.2017

    Four Arab States Add 9 Entities, 9 People to Terror List Over Ties to Qatar

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt added nine people and nine organizations to its unified terrorist list over alleged ties to Qatar, local media reported Tuesday.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • The sun sets behind the city skyline at the Marina district as the Almas tower is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Last update: 17:52 24.07.2017
    17:52 24.07.2017

    United Arab Emirates a New Target or a New US Client for Future Arms Sales?

    On July 16, The Washington Post published a leak from US intelligence officials that it was the United Arab Emirates who "orchestrated the hacking of Qatari websites," which sparked the regional crisis. Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Guller commented on the revelation, debating if the UAE is a new target or a new client of the US.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • Qatar's capital, Doha
    Last update: 11:43 24.07.2017
    11:43 24.07.2017

    What Benefits Qatari Isolation Might Bring to Russia

    The Qatari ambassador to Russia, Fahad Mohammed Attiyah, said in an interview with Sputnik that Moscow would become one of Doha's major economic partners. The statement might be caused by the current isolation of Doha by its Arab neighbors. Russian political analysts explained what benefits the Persian diplomatic row might bring to both countries.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • A Syrian national flag hangs in a damaged neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria
    Last update: 11:48 23.07.2017
    11:48 23.07.2017

    'Spillover Effects': Qatar Says Gulf Diplomatic Crisis Won't Impact Syrian Peace Process

    Qatari Ambassador to Russia Fahad Mohammed Attiyah said on Sunday that the consequences of the Gulf diplomatic row won't be felt in the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva and praised Moscow's role in solving the conflict.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • A man walks on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017
    Last update: 10:33 23.07.2017
    10:33 23.07.2017

    US Intel Data Show Qatari News Agency Had Been Hacked – Ambassador to Russia

    The Qatari ambassador to Russia said on Sunday in an interview with Sputnik that US intelligence data show that the Middle East country's news agency had been hacked.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
    Last update: 09:41 23.07.2017
    09:41 23.07.2017

    Peacemaker? Erdogan Set to Discuss Gulf Row During Upcoming International Tour

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will embark on a tour to the Persian Gulf states, namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, on Sunday to discuss the developments regarding the diplomatic crisis between the four Arab states and Doha, as well as bilateral relations.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • The Iranian embassy in the capital Kuwait city (File)
    Last update: 11:59 22.07.2017
    11:59 22.07.2017

    The Price of Defiance: Why US, Saudi Arabia Turning Kuwait Against Iran

    Commenting on the latest twist in the diplomatic row in the Persian Gulf, this time between Kuwait and Iran, Iranian political analysts spoke to Sputnik Iran, revealing who’s really behind this new development and which of the two countries will suffer the most from the consequences.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • People sit on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017.
    Last update: 19:36 21.07.2017
    19:36 21.07.2017

    Bahraini Envoy to Russia Denies Reports of Reduced List of Demands to Qatar

    The countries boycotting Qatar over its alleged support of terrorism did not scale down its list of demands to Doha as claimed by some media reports, Bahrain's Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Saati told Sputnik on Friday.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • A picture taken on January 18, 2016 shows vehicles driving on a street in front of the Azadi Tower in the capital Tehran
    Last update: 13:23 21.07.2017
    13:23 21.07.2017

    'Rift in the Arab World': Iran 'Wins' From Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

    The Gulf diplomatic crisis plays in the hands of Iran. Iran is using the current tensions in the Arab world to boost its political and economic influence in the Middle East, according to analyst Vladimir Sazhin.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • A view shows buildings in Doha, Qatar.
    Last update: 16:05 20.07.2017
    16:05 20.07.2017

    Modified Demands to Qatar Key to Diplomatic Row Talks - Saudi UN Representative

    The Arab states involved in the ongoing diplomatic row with Qatar have readjusted their demands for the country and now insist that talks with Doha can only proceed within the framework of the six principles of fighting terrorism adopted at the Cairo Summit, Saudi Arabia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
  • A tank arrives with a contingent of Turkish troops at their military base in Doha, Qatar, July 18, 2017. Picture taken July 18, 2017.
    Last update: 11:23 20.07.2017
    11:23 20.07.2017

    Sixth Group of Turkish Troops Arrives in Qatar

    A sixth group of Turkish troops arrived at a military base in the Qatari capital of Doha to take part in joint military exercises, media reported Wednesday.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis