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British PM May urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to ease tensions

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British PM May urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to ease tensions

- LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar on Thursday (Jun 15) to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the Arab world's biggest powers to cut ties with Qatar. "The Prime Minister raised the ongoing isolation of Qatar in the Gulf region, calling on all sides to urgently de-escalate the situation, engage meaningfully in dialogue, and restore Gulf Cooperation Council unity at the earliest possible opportunity," a spokesperson for May said in a statement

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Turmoil in the Middle East: Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution

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Turmoil in the Middle East: Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution

- Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and several other countries severed diplomatic and transport ties with Doha on Monday, accusing the kingdom of sponsoring terrorism Gulf states cranked up the pressure on Qatar on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump and Kuwait's emir worked to end an Arab row that Qataris say has led to a blockade of their country, an investment powerhouse and supplier of gas to world markets

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Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

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Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

- DUBAI: Bahrain's foreign minister, keeping up the pressure on Qatar in a deepening Arab row, reiterated on Thursday a demand that Doha distance itself from Iran and stop support for "terrorist organisations". Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed relations with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless

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Saudi, Bahrain cabinets discuss Qatar isolation move

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Saudi, Bahrain cabinets discuss Qatar isolation move

- Manama: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain convened their cabinets late Monday to address the extraordinary situation they faced after severing ties with neighbouring Qatar. In the Red Sea city of Jeddah, the Saudi cabinet on Monday evening said that the decision to cut diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar was based on Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty rights guaranteed by international law and the protection of its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism

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Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain

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Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain

- Qatar Airways has cancelled flights to Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates from Tuesday until further notice, the airline said on its website, a day after it had suspended flights to Saudi Arabia. The airline said passengers holding a confirmed Qatar Airways ticket to any of the four countries between June 5 and July 6 are permitted to rebook their flights up to 30 days after their current departure date

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Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

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Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and three Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the international travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq

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4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Arab rift deepens

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4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Arab rift deepens

- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar on Monday over its relations with Iran and support of Islamist groups, isolating the tiny energy rich country by cutting off its land, sea and air routes to the outside world. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing their diplomatic staff from Qatar as regional airlines quickly announced they'd suspend service to its capital, Doha

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UAE supports statements of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia on Qatar

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UAE supports statements of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia on Qatar

- WAM statement: UAE supports statements of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia on Qatar Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates has issued the following statement: “The UAE affirms its complete commitment and support to the Gulf Cooperation Council and to the security and stability of the GCC States. Within this framework, and based on the insistence of the State of Qatar to continue to undermine the security and stability of the region and its failure to honour international commitments and agreements, it has been decided to take the following measures that are necessary for safeguarding the interests of the GCC States in general and those of the brotherly Qatari people in particular: 1-In support of the statements issued by the sisterly Kingdom of Bahrain and sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates severs all relations with the State of Qatar, including breaking off diplomatic relations, and gives Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave the UAE

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4 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building

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4 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building

- Photo SYDNEY, Australia — Hours after four Arab countries broke diplomatic relations with Qatar, a key U.S. ally, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson offered Monday to broker the impasse in hopes of preserving the Trump administration’s efforts to create broad coalitions against Iran and terrorist groups in the Middle East. “We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences,” Mr

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4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Arab rift deepens

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4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Arab rift deepens

- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early Monday morning, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist groups and its relations with Iran. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar, a gas-rich nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is home to a major U

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4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Arab rift deepens

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4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Arab rift deepens

- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early Monday morning, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist groups and its relations with Iran. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar, a gas-rich nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is home to a major U

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UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar

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UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar

- (CNN) — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar, rattling a powerful 36-year-old Gulf states union, over what they say is the country's support of terrorism. Egypt has also cut off relations with the tiny Gulf state. A statement on Saudi Arabia's state news agency announced the move Monday morning, in order to "protect national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism

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UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar

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UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar

- (CNN) — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar, rattling a powerful 36-year-old Gulf states union, over what they say is the country's support of terrorism. Egypt has also cut off relations with the tiny Gulf state. A statement on Saudi Arabia's state news agency announced the move Monday morning, in order to "protect national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism

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UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar

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UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar

- (CNN) — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar, rattling a powerful 36-year-old Gulf states union, over what they say is the country's support of terrorism. Egypt has also cut off relations with the tiny Gulf state. A statement on Saudi Arabia's state news agency announced the move Monday morning, in order to "protect national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism

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Arab nations Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties to Qatar

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Arab nations Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties to Qatar

- Four Arab nations have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, further deepening the rift between Gulf Arab nations over that country's support for Islamist groups. Key points: Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to withdraw diplomatic staff from Qatar Nations also plan to cut air and sea traffic to Qatar Saudi Arabian troops to be pulled from its ongoing war in Yemen Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar, a gas-rich nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

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Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

- DUBAI: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced on Monday (Jun 5) they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, as they accused the Gulf state of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia's official state news agency, citing an official source, said the kingom decided to sever diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar "proceeding from the exercise of its sovereign right guaranteed by international law and the protection of national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism"

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Tata Communications, Bahrain’s Batelco tie up for cloud computing, connectivity solutions

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Tata Communications, Bahrain’s Batelco tie up for cloud computing, connectivity solutions

- With this agreement, Tata Communications can expand to Bahrain and other places where Batelco has its services Tata Communications and Bahrain's Batelco have signed an agreement to collaborate in the field of cloud computing and connectivity solutions to their customers. The agreement allows Tata communications to extend its data centre footprint in locations like Bahrain, Jordon, among others enabled by Batelco

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ASF recovers heroin from Bahrain-bound passenger at Islamabad airport
ASF recovers heroin from Bahrain-bound passenger at Islamabad airport The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Thursday foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs to Bahrain, seizing a kilogramme of heroin from a passenger travelling from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad.According to the ASF, the drugs were recovered from the passenger's luggage during a security check-in for Gulf Air 771 at the Islamabad airport.The passenger, a resident of Mardan, was handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF)   Read More ...
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Al-Ghanim extends condolences to Bahrain over deadly bombing attack
KUWAIT, June 19 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent Monday a cable of condolences to his Bahraini counterpart Ahmad Al-Mulla over the death of a policeman in bombing attack in Al-Duraz village, northern Manama Sunday. In his cable, Al-Ghanim voiced strong condemnation of the terrorist bombing, which also left two other policemen wounded. He expressed full solidarity with the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people and support to the measures the Bahraini government takes to maintain the country's security and stability   Read More ...
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Bahrain must end worsening human rights clampdown
, UN experts say. GENEVA (16 June 2017) - A group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the Government of Bahrain to halt its orchestrated crackdown on civil society. “Over the past year, there has been a sharp deterioration of the human rights situation in the country,” the experts* said. “This has included unacceptable restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, freedom of association and peaceful assembly, aimed at muzzling any discordant voice and suppressing dissent   Read More ...
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Bombing in Bahrain town home to cleric kills police officer
Bombing in Bahrain town home to cleric kills police officer A bombing in a Bahrain town home to a prominent Shiite cleric has killed one police officer and wounded two. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry announced the death in Diraz early Monday, blaming “terrorists” for the attack in a post on Twitter. The February 14 Youth Coalition, which has claimed attacks in the past, posted a video online it said showed its masked members throwing gasoline bombs at police gathered near the home of Shiite cleric Isa Qassim   Read More ...
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Bahrain ‘asks Qatari troops to leave’
Bahrain ‘asks Qatari troops to leave’ DOHA: Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the militant Islamic State (IS) group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered in Bahrain, had been asked to leave the coalition and could depart within the next 48 hours, the source said   Read More ...
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Bahrain: Explosion kills policeman, wounds two in Diraz
Bahrain: Explosion kills policeman, wounds two in Diraz Bahrain's interior ministry says a member of the security forces has been killed and two others have been wounded after a blast in Diraz, the home village of Shia-Muslim spiritual leader Ayatollah Isa Qassim. The ministry said on its Twitter account on Sunday that "relevant procedures" were being taken following the explosion, which it blamed on "terrorists". There were no more immediate details   Read More ...
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Qatar rift: Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut diplomatic ties
Qatar rift: Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut diplomatic ties Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates broke off relations with Qatar in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades. The three Gulf countries and Egypt accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar -- which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia -- has rejected the accusations, calling them "unjustified" and "baseless   Read More ...
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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 next 48 hours, the source told AFP   Read More ...
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Tentera Qatar diarah tinggalkan Bahrain: Sumber
Tentera Qatar diarah tinggalkan Bahrain: Sumber DOHA: Bahrain mengarahkan tentera Qatar yang berkhidmat dengan tentera gabungan menentang militan Daesh supaya meninggalkan negaranya dalam masa 48 jam, kata sumber. Mereka adalah sebahagian daripada Angkatan Tentera Laut Central Command Amerika Syarikat (NAVCENT) yang beribu pejabat di Bahrain. "Kerajaan Bahrain memberitahu jeneral AS di pangkalan itu bahawa tentera Qatar mesti keluar. Menurut sumber, tentera berkenaan masih berada di pangkalan tentera NAVCENT, tetapi kemungkinan meninggalkan tempat itu dalam masa dua hari   Read More ...
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Bahrain TV plays tapes showing Qatar’s role in 2011 crisis
Bahrain TV plays tapes showing Qatar’s role in 2011 crisis Dubai: Qatar’s direct implication in the dramatic crisis that unfolded in Bahrain in 2011 has been revealed in a recorded phone conversation. According to the taped talks, high figures close to the Emir of Qatar at the time had a prominent role in inciting people against the regime in Bahrain and communicated directly with Al Wefaq, the now-dissolved society that was then the largest in the country   Read More ...
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Qatar rebuts Bahrain destabilisation claim
Qatar rebuts Bahrain destabilisation claim Qatar has rejected accusations of attempting to undermine security in the neighbouring Arab Gulf state of Bahrain. On Friday, Bahrain's official news agency BNA broadcast the recording of a 2011 phone call alleged to have taken place between Hamad bin Khalifa Al Attiyah, an adviser to Qatar's emir, and Hassan Ali Joma, a leader of Bahrain's opposition Shia al-Wefaq group. The news agency accused Qatar of meddling with Bahrain's internal affairs with the aim of "overthrowing" the government   Read More ...
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Measures regarding Qatar came after exhausting all possible means, say Gulf countries
Measures regarding Qatar came after exhausting all possible means, say Gulf countries Mnama: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have stressed that the decisions to cut ties with Qatar were a sovereign right of the states concerned and aimed to protect their national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism. The three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries added in a joint statement issued in Geneva that the measures were taken after they exhausted all possible means following Qatar’s failure to comply with the Riyadh Agreement for the Return of Ambassadors and its Supplementary Agreement of 2014   Read More ...
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UN experts decry deteriorating human rights in Bahrain
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights experts are denouncing a "sharp deterioration" in the rights situation in Bahrain, including an intensifying crackdown on opposition parties and a Shiite religious leader. The five rights experts, who are independent but commissioned by the U.N. human rights office, said in a statement on Friday that the repression "took a new turn" in June 2016 with government moves to dissolve the main opposition party, the al-Wefaq Islamic Society   Read More ...
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UN experts warn repression in Bahrain will breed unrest
UN experts warn repression in Bahrain will breed unrest A crackdown on human rights in Bahrain, including a resumption of executions and suppression of dissent, is likely to spark increased unrest, U.N. rights investigators said on Friday.U.S.-allied Bahrain, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based, crushed mass protests by the Shiite Muslim majority in 2011 and the Sunni-led monarchy has kept a lid on unrest since then by closing Shiite-led opposition groups and prosecuting activists   Read More ...
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UN experts warn repression in Bahrain will breed unrest
A crackdown on human rights in Bahrain, including a resumption of executions and suppression of dissent, is likely to spark increased unrest, U.N. rights investigators said on Friday. U.S.-allied Bahrain, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based, crushed mass protests by the Shi'ite Muslim majority in 2011 and the Sunni-led monarchy has kept a lid on unrest since then by closing Shi'ite-led opposition groups and prosecuting activists   Read More ...
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British PM May urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to ease tensions
British PM May urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to ease tensions LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar on Thursday (Jun 15) to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the Arab world's biggest powers to cut ties with Qatar. "The Prime Minister raised the ongoing isolation of Qatar in the Gulf region, calling on all sides to urgently de-escalate the situation, engage meaningfully in dialogue, and restore Gulf Cooperation Council unity at the earliest possible opportunity," a spokesperson for May said in a statement   Read More ...
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British PM May urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to ease tensions
British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar on Thursday to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the Arab world's biggest powers to cut ties with Qatar. "The Prime Minister raised the ongoing isolation of Qatar in the Gulf region, calling on all sides to urgently de-escalate the situation, engage meaningfully in dialogue, and restore Gulf Cooperation Council unity at the earliest possible opportunity," a spokesperson for May said in a statement   Read More ...
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Mass Bahrain terror trial sees 26 lose their citizenship
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mass terrorism trial in Bahrain has led to 26 defendants losing their citizenship. Activists and state-aligned media reported a judge handed down the verdict Thursday, saying 18 defendants received life sentences, while the other eight received 15-year sentences. Those sentenced belonged to a group called Diraz Youth. The town of Diraz is home to a prominent Shiite cleric who has also been stripped of his citizenship and received a 1-year suspended prison sentence   Read More ...
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Bahrain detains citizen for sympathising with Qatar, agency reports
Bahraini authorities detained a citizen for questioning on charges of sympathising with Qatar on social media, state news agency BNA reported on Wednesday. It was the first time Bahrain had detained a citizen for violating a ban on support for Qatar that Bahrain imposed after it joined Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in severing ties with Doha. Violators face up to five years in jail and an unspecified fine   Read More ...
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Bahrain detain citizen for sympathising with Qatar
Bahraini authorities have detained a citizen for sympathising with Qatar on social media, the attorney general said on Wednesday, after authorities warned that sympathising with Doha was tantamount to a criminal offence. The department of cyber crime referred a case to the public prosecutor’s office in which “a person of interest had posted comments to social networks that constitute a violation” of a ban against sympathising with boycott-hit Qatar, said attorney general Ahmed al-Hammadi, head of Bahrain’s Terrorist Crimes Commission   Read More ...
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Bahrain's Pearl roundabout, site of 2011 protests, reopens
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Bahrain's Pearl roundabout, the focal point of the island kingdom's 2011 Arab Spring protests, has reopened to traffic after being guarded by security forces for years. The reopening of the roundabout Tuesday night, now called Al-Farooq Junction by authorities, comes as Bahrain has been engaged in a yearlong crackdown on dissent. In the 2011 protests, the island's Shiite majority and others demanded more political freedoms from the island's Sunni rulers   Read More ...
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Bahrain's Pearl roundabout, site of 2011 protests, reopens
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's Pearl roundabout, the focal point of the island kingdom's 2011 Arab Spring protests, has reopened to traffic after being guarded by security forces for years. The reopening of the roundabout Tuesday night, now called Al-Farooq Junction by authorities, comes as Bahrain has been engaged in a yearlong crackdown on dissent. In the 2011 protests, the island's Shiite majority and others demanded more political freedoms from the island's Sunni rulers   Read More ...
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Bahrain's Pearl roundabout, site of 2011 protests, reopens
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's Pearl roundabout, the focal point of the island kingdom's 2011 Arab Spring protests, has reopened to traffic after being guarded by security forces for years. The reopening of the roundabout Tuesday night, now called Al-Farooq Junction by authorities, comes as Bahrain has been engaged in a yearlong crackdown on dissent. In the 2011 protests, the island's Shiite majority and others demanded more political freedoms from the island's Sunni rulers   Read More ...
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Bahrain lawyer arrested for suing over Qatar blockade
Bahrain lawyer arrested for suing over Qatar blockade A prominent human rights lawyer in Bahrain has been arrested after launching a lawsuit against the government over its restrictions imposed on neighbouring Qatar. Issa Faraj Arhama al-Burshaid was detained after challenging Manama's sanctions, which include blocking Qataris from staying in the country along with other economic penalties. He filed the case with the Supreme Administrative Court in Manama against the Cabinet, Interior Ministry and Foreign Ministry   Read More ...
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Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have signaled they may allow some Qataris to stay in their countries amid a diplomatic rift with the Gulf nation. The three Gulf nations said early today that officials would consider "humanitarian cases" as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home. On June 5, the countries cut diplomatic ties to Qatar and ordered all Qataris out within 14 days   Read More ...
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Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift
Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have signaled they may allow some Qataris to stay in their countries amid a diplomatic rift with the Gulf nation. The three Gulf nations said early Sunday that officials would consider "humanitarian cases" as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home. On June 5, the countries cut diplomatic ties to Qatar and ordered all Qataris out within 14 days   Read More ...
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Bahrain to act against supporters of Qatar-linked groups
Bahrain's minister of justice threatened legal action against any political organisation found communicating or expressing support for the people named in a new Qatar-linked blacklist. The ministry would hold accountable "all those who employ religion to support organised ties or allegiances to a state" that targets the stability of other states, Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said in a statement carried by state news agency BNA   Read More ...
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Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid gulf crisis
Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid gulf crisis Top News The foreign minister of Bahrain, one of the Arab countries to cut ties with Qatar amid a bitter row between the Gulf neighbours, will on Saturday visit Turkey which has close ties with Doha, the Turkish foreign ministry said. The announcement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratified on Friday a bill approved by Turkish lawmakers to deploy troops to a Turkish base in Qatar in a move seen as Ankara’s support to Doha   Read More ...
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Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid Gulf row
The foreign minister of Bahrain, one of the Arab countries to cut ties with Qatar amid a bitter row between the Gulf neighbours, will tomorrow visit Turkey which has close ties with Doha, the Turkish foreign ministry said. The announcement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratified today a bill approved by Turkish lawmakers to deploy troops to a Turkish base in Qatar in a move seen as Ankara's support to Doha   Read More ...
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'No retreat from position until Qatar changes its policies'
'No retreat from position until Qatar changes its policies' Manama: Bahrain’s foreign minister has ruled out any intention to retreat from the common position taken by his country, Saudi Arabia and the UAE towards Qatar, saying that it was in the interest of security and stability in the region. The meeting between King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Wednesday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah stressed the unity of the position taken by the three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and their determination to keep it, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said   Read More ...
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Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey, discuss regional developments - Turkish foreign ministry
Bahrain's foreign minister will visit Turkey on Saturday and meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to discuss recent developments in the region, the Turkish foreign ministry said. Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and several other countries on Monday when it cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing its fellow Gulf Arab state of backing terrorism and interfering in Bahrain's internal affairs   Read More ...
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Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis
Egypt and Bahrain kept up pressure on Qatar on Thursday, giving no indication after talks in Cairo between their leaders that they were ready to soften their stance on the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. The two countries, along with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of backing Islamist militants and their enemy Iran - charges Qatar denies   Read More ...
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Turmoil in the Middle East: Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution
Turmoil in the Middle East: Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and several other countries severed diplomatic and transport ties with Doha on Monday, accusing the kingdom of sponsoring terrorism Gulf states cranked up the pressure on Qatar on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump and Kuwait's emir worked to end an Arab row that Qataris say has led to a blockade of their country, an investment powerhouse and supplier of gas to world markets   Read More ...
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The Latest: Bahrain tells media not to condone Qatar policy
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism (all times local): Bahrain is warning the island's media outlets not to "publish or circulate anything that condones or justifies Qatari policies by any means." Bahrain's Information Affairs Ministry said Thursday that those who do publish material sympathetic to Qatar "will be held responsible," without elaborating   Read More ...
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The Latest: Bahrain tells media not to condone Qatar policy
The Latest: Bahrain tells media not to condone Qatar policy DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism (all times local): Bahrain is warning the island's media outlets not to "publish or circulate anything that condones or justifies Qatari policies by any means." Bahrain's Information Affairs Ministry said Thursday that those who do publish material sympathetic to Qatar "will be held responsible," without elaborating   Read More ...
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Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran
Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran DUBAI: Bahrain's foreign minister, keeping up the pressure on Qatar in a deepening Arab row, reiterated on Thursday a demand that Doha distance itself from Iran and stop support for "terrorist organisations". Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed relations with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless   Read More ...
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Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran
Bahrain's foreign minister, keeping up the pressure on Qatar in a deepening Arab row, reiterated on Thursday a demand that Doha distance itself from Iran and stop support for "terrorist organisations". Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed relations with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless   Read More ...
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Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran
Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran DUBAI Bahrain's foreign minister, keeping up the pressure on Qatar in a deepening Arab row, reiterated on Thursday a demand that Doha distance itself from Iran and stop support for "terrorist organizations". Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed relations with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless   Read More ...
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Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar
Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar Bahrain's foreign minister said he appreciated Kuwaiti mediation to resolve an Arab row with Qatar, the Saudi newspaper Mecca reported on Wednesday, but that all options were open for his country to protect itself from Doha, Reuters reported. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless   Read More ...
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Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar - Mecca Newspaper
Bahrain's foreign minister said he appreciated Kuwaiti mediation to resolve an Arab row with Qatar, the Saudi newspaper Mecca reported on Wednesday, but that all options were open for his country to protect itself from Doha. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless   Read More ...
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