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Arabs give ultimatum to Qatar: shut Al Jazeera, curb Iran ties

Four Arab states - Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt - that imposed a boycott on Qatar have handed the country a list of 13 demands, including closure of Al Jazeera television, curbing ties with Iran besides shutting down a Turkish mili

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Qatar Airways voted 'World’s Best Airline' in 2017

Qatar Airways was announced the World’s Best Airline at the Skytrax 2017 World Airline Awards. Voted Best Airline by travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey, the Doha-based carrier has won the prestigious

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Qatar ignored calls to end terror funding: Saudi FM

Doha failed to adhere to repeated requests, sent out in 2013 and 2014, to end its support of terrorism and extremism, and involvement in conflicts in the region, said Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, according

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Saudi Arabia 'working on Qatar grievances list'

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Friday that a list of grievances involving Qatar was being drawn up and would be made public soon, reported Reuters.    The minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, said

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Flynas tries to poach Qatar Airways staff

Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas has made a pitch to poach Saudi staff working for Qatar Airways, taking advantage of the ongoing rift between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, said a report. In a tweet on Monday, the carrier said

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UAE, Saudi, Bahrain airspace ban only for Qatar firms

Aviation authorities in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have declared that the air embargo applies only to Qatari-owned airlines, aircraft or to companies registered in the Gulf state, said a report. The officials stated that th

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Egypt eases airspace ban on flights to and from Qatar

Egypt has eased its flight restrictions for Qatar, allowing airlines and aircraft not registered in either Egypt or Qatar to use its airspace to fly to and from the Gulf state, said a report. Qatar had asked the United Nations'

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Saudi plans new Arab channel to end Qatar monopoly

Saudi Arabia is planning to establish a “a big Arab alliance” to put an end to the monopoly of Qatari-based BeIN sports, one of the arms of Al Jazeera news channel, said a report. The kingdom will question the monopoly

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Bahrain bans Al Jazeera channels

As the conflict between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours intensifies, Bahrain has banned all hotels, restaurants and tourist facilities from airing Al Jazeera TV channel. The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) y

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EU energy markets feel the pinch as Qatar row intensifies

European energy markets started to feel the impact of the escalating diplomatic row in the Middle East after natural gas prices soared when tankers full of Qatari fuel abruptly changed course, reported Bloomberg. Two ship

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