QATAR DISPUTE

Blockade of Qatar Continues as Response to Demands Viewed as ‘Negative’

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The foreign ministers of four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia said they regretted Qatar's "negative" response to their list of demands and said the blockade of the country would continue.

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Qatar Dispute

Egyptian FM: Qatar’s response to demands ‘negative’

Four Arab states said Wednesday they'll continue their diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar after the Gulf nation responded negatively to their list of demands ...

 

Qatar Dispute

“Qatar should commit to six principles”

Following the meeting that discussed the on-going efforts to stop Qatar's support for extremism and terrorism and its interference in the internal affairs of the ...

 

Counter Terrorism

Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir explains the ‘3 Ms’ in the war on terror: Video

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir discusses Saudi Arabia's comprehensive efforts to combat terrorism and extremism. ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Arabia tightens its grip on Japan, its biggest Asian oil market

Saudi Arabia has boosted its market share in Japan, the world's top oil exporter's biggest Asian market, by selling more light crude to the country ...

 

Manufacturing

Dow to build $100m polymer facility in Saudi Arabia

US-based Dow Chemical Company has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce a range of polymers for coatings and water-treatment applications ...

 

Eastern Province Unrest

Simmering Trouble in Oil-Rich Shia Area Complicates Riyadh’s Concerns

Incidents in the town of al-Awamiyah are creating headaches for the Saudi leadership and adding to regional tensions. ...

 

Expat Dependent Fee

Dependent fee hits expats in Saudi

The payment of dependent fee is not only directly linked with the renewal of iqama but also the issuance of exit-reentry visa, whichever comes first, ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Saudi Stocks Most Expensive Versus Qatari Peers This Year: Chart

Saudi Arabian stocks this week traded at the most expensive relative to their Qatari peers since last year, a gap that’s now narrowing. ...

 

Hospitality

Saudi-owned Parisian hotel reopens after multi-million makeover

The Hotel de Crillon, one of the world's oldest luxury hotels which looks onto the square where Louis XVI lost his head, reopened Wednesday after ...

 

G20 Meetings

Saudi Arabia sends former finance minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf to represent king at G20

Ibrahim al-Assaf, who was replaced as Treasury chief last year, will represent King Salman bin Abdulaziz, a German foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed, rather than the ...

 

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Syria

U.S. prepared to hold joint operations with Russia in Syria, Tillerson says

The Trump administration is prepared to consider joint stability operations with Russia in Syria, including no-fly zones, cease-fire observers and coordinated deliveries of humanitarian aid, ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

ISIS will lose Mosul and Raqqa. What happens next?

A new report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point emphasized "the importance of post-liberation security, governance, and politics." It tracked hundreds of attacks ...

 

Kurds and Turks

Exclusive: Kurdish YPG militia expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syria

The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration ...

 

Afghanistan

Death of U.S. soldier in Afghanistan highlights the evolving role of conventional combat troops there

The death of a 19-year-old U.S. soldier in southern Afghanistan on Monday highlights the U.S. military’s evolving role in the war there under President Trump’s ...

 

Oil Supply

US crude sinks, ending longest winning streak since 2012

Oil prices plunged 4 percent on Wednesday as more evidence indicated OPEC exports rose last month. ...

 

Libya

Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’

If confirmed, victory would mark a major advance for the one-time commander in the army of late strongman Muammar Gaddafi. The LNA is not recognised by ...

 

Israeli Drones

The Israeli Military is Buying Copter Drones With Machine Guns

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Qatar Dispute

Moody’s sees lingering credit risks for Qatar

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Iraqi Artifacts

Hobby Lobby to return smuggled Iraqi artifacts, pay $3 million fine

Feds say ancient artifacts may have been looted from Iraq, were smuggled in as tile samples ...

 

Chilcot Report

Tony Blair ‘not straight’ with UK over Iraq, says Chilcot

Tony Blair was not "straight with the nation" about his decisions in the run up to the Iraq War, the chairman of the inquiry into ...

 

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