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Qatar's Advisory council backs permanent residency law for foreigners

The draft law was first announced after four Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia had imposed sanctions on Qatar over allegations of supporting terrorism which, it denies.

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

"Erdogan stressed the continued support of Turkey to the State of Qatar in various fields, especially in the industrial and military," read the QNA statement.


14 Kuwaiti Shiite fugitives flee to Iran: report

The supreme court last month overturned an acquittal by the appeals court and sentenced 21 defendants to jail, including one for life, for forming a cell with ties to both Shiite Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and for planning attacks in Kuwait.

Qatar's response to Egypt, Gulf countries' demands 'negative'

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry's comments came during a press conference after his meeting in Cairo with his counterparts of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to discuss their blockade of Qatar.

Arab states to deliver verdict on Qatar as compromise seems far-off

The Arab countries have demanded Qatar curtail its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, shut down the pan-Arab al Jazeera TV channel, close down a Turkish base and downgrade its ties with regional arch-rival Iran.

Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with Qatar

Sigmar Gabriel said, "now is the time to not inflame the conflict further and to talk with one another." He also said that the Qatar dispute will get worse the longer that it lasts and that, "it's necessary to come to the table and then negotiate."


Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills, reports Al Jazeera

Turkey has a military base in Qatar that currently houses about 90 Turkish soldiers

Bahrain orders Qatar troops to leave: Source

Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said today. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered in Bahrain, had been asked to leave the coalition and may depart within the […]

Emmanuel Macron to focus on Libya conflict, Qatar crisis during his one-day Morocco visit

Emmanuel Macron will also be trying to defuse the dispute between Qatar and its neighbours. Meetings are likely to take place in June last week for the same. Also on his agenda was the conflict in Libya, where the UN-backed government is struggling to impose its legitimacy.

Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

Qatar did not give reason for the withdrawal but the move comes as it faces a major diplomatic crisis with some of its Gulf Arab neighbours. They cut ties a week ago, accusing Doha of backing Islamist militancy and Iran. Qatar strongly denies this.