Egypt

Qatari Websites Unblocked in Saudi Due to Technical Glitch: Royal Adviser

RIYADH, July 24 – Websites and some television channels linked to Qatar were unblocked in Saudi Arabia on Monday morning but the change arose from a technical glitch and the restrictions will be reimposed shortly, a key Saudi royal court adviser said. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar

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UAE Minister: No Dialogue with Qatar Until it Revises Policies

DUBAI, July 22 – The United Arab Emirates, one of four Arab countries that have imposed sanctions on Qatar, said on Saturday that Doha needed to change its policies before a dialogue could take place. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed an economic boycott last month, accusing it

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Opinion: A New Middle East Doctrine

By Maktoum Bin Butti Al Maktoum The Qatar situation in the Middle East is not a crisis, but a disaster in broader terms. Unfortunately, even the recent American State Department mediation efforts seem to have underestimated the situation, looking at it as merely a family feud between the brotherly countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council

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Egypt Ends Visa-Free Entry for Qataris, Insists Doha Meets Demands

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, July 17 – Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5,

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UAE Minister Denies Any Hacking of Qatar

By Karin Strohecker LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday. Anwar Gargash denied as false a story in the Washington Post that cited

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UAE Wants International Monitoring of Qatar

LONDON, July 17 – A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said international monitoring was needed in the standoff between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, adding he saw signs that the pressure exerted on Doha “was working”. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, cutting diplomatic

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Egypt’s President Sissi is Bullying Rivals Ahead of His Re-election Bid

A prominent Egyptian lawyer faces trial for making an obscene gesture, as Egypt’s president bullies rivals ahead of his re-election bid By Salma Islam If Khaled Ali is worried, he isn’t showing it. Sitting behind a wooden desk in his office in downtown Cairo, the prominent human rights attorney is discussing his case with the

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Tillerson Leaves Gulf After Crisis Talks, No Word on Progress

DOHA, July 13 – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Qatar on Thursday after a tour of Gulf Arab countries aimed at easing the worst regional dispute in years, but made no comment on whether any progress had been made in resolving the month-long crisis. Tillerson declined questions after meeting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim

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Arab States Seek to Step Up Pressure on Qatar Over 2013 Accord

DUBAI, July 11 – Four Arab states sought on Monday to pile pressure on Qatar over charges it backs terrorism, saying the publication of a previously secret accord between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar broke a promise not to meddle in the affairs of Gulf countries. The text of the 2013 accord, whose existence was

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