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    Saudi king extends invitation to Qatari emir to attend GCC summit

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has invited Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to attend the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit set to take place in Riyadh on December 9.

    West Asia
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    Qatar to pull out of Saudi-dominated cartel OPEC

    Qatar is to leave OPEC next month in order for the Gulf state to focus on gas production, the country's new Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabiannounced in a surprise move on Monday.

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    Pak releases Afghan Taliban’s former deputy chief Mullah Baradar

    Pakistan has released Afghan Taliban's former deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on the intervention of Qatar, a move which could facilitate the peace process in the war-ravaged country.

    South Asia
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    The fallacy of the ‘Arab NATO’ and why it is bound to fail

    Saudi foreign minister along with envoys from UAE and Bahrain held a meeting with Director of Israel's Mossad spy agency in New York and said they have joined ranks to counter the Islamic republic.

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    Saudi official hints at plan to dig canal on Qatar border

    A senior Saudi official on Friday appeared to confirm local media reports that the kingdom is considering digging a canal to separate the Qatari peninsula from the mainland and turn it into an.

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    Iran wants enhanced ties with Qatar: Rouhani

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic always seeks to strengthen relations with Qatar as a friendly country in the sensitive Middle East region.

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    Qatar defies Trump, bails out Turkey with $15bn loan pledge

    Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion in the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish state media reported.

    West Asia
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    Overthrow govt or lose right to Hajj, Saudi newspaper tells Qataris

    One of Saudi Arabia's leading daily newspapers has demanded Qataris overthrow their government if they want to fulfill their religious obligations as Muslims and perform the Hajj pilgrim.

    West Asia
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    Top UN court orders UAE to protect Qatari citizens’ rights

    The UN’s top court on Monday ordered the United Arab Emirates to protect the rights of Qatari citizens wading into a bitter crisis which has snapped ties between Doha and its Gulf neighbours.

    West Asia
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    Gulf crisis escalates as major corporations are forced to take sides

    The Gulf crisis that pits a United Arab Emirates-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar is escalating in discreet but no less worrisome ways that effect major third-party commercial interests.

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    Qatar takes UAE to UN top court over ‘rights violations’

    Qatar on Monday said it brought a case against the United Arab Emirates at the UN’s top court, accusing its Gulf rival of human rights “violations” and “discrimination”.

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    Saudi hurdles for Hajj, Umrah still remain in place for us: Qatar

    Qatar’s citizens and residents are still subjected to arbitrary measures by Saudi Arabia to stop them from performing Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of the State.

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    A year on, Qatar crisis widens fissures among US allies

    At a time when the United States hopes to exert maximum pressure on Iran, a regional bloc created by Gulf Arab countries to counter Tehran looks increasingly more divided ahead of the.

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    Saudis creating disturbance in Persian Gulf: Qatar

    The Qatari foreign minister has slammed Saudi Arabia’s alleged military threat against the country as “reckless behavior,” accusing Riyadh of creating “disturbance” in an already crisis-hit region.

    West Asia
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    Qatar Won the Saudi Blockade

    A year ago Tuesday, a coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia imposed a historic land, maritime, and air blockade on Qatar. The measures were designed to strong-arm Doha to comply.

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    Qatar rejects war on Iran as rift with Saudi widens

    In a new turn of events, which has been construed as sign of a deepening rift between Doha and Riyadh, Qatar has flatly rejected the idea of taking part in a military conflict against Iran.

    West Asia
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    Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400: report

    Saudi Arabia, one of the countries blockading Qatar, has threatened military action against its Gulf neighbour if it acquires the Russian-made S-400 aerial defence system, French daily Le Monde.

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    Saudi Arabia, Qatar draw same Asian Cup group as Gulf rift remains unsolved

    Since June, tournament host the United Arab Emirates along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have severed all ties — including travel — with Qatar after accusing the country of supporting terrorism.

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    Gulf crisis escalates as major corporations are forced to take sides

    The Gulf crisis that pits a United Arab Emirates-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar is escalating in discreet but no less worrisome ways that effect major third-party commercial interests and could.

    Business
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    Sending Arab troops to Syria would complicate situation: Qatar Foreign Minister

    Sending Arab troops to Syria would complicate the situation there affirmed H E Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. 

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    Send troops to Syria or lose US support: Saudi to Qatar

    Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Qatar must pay for the US military presence in Syria if it wants to sustain Washington’s support.

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    Arab leaders mute on Syria strikes at Saudi summit

    Marwan Bishara, a senior political analyst at the pan-Arab news channel, Al Jazeera described the gathering a 'bottomless summit'. "It was "odd" that the recent strikes in Syria were not on the agenda.

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    Saudi Arabia to build canal, cut Qatar off from mainland: Reports

    Saudi Arabia has plans to dig a canal the length of its border with Gulf rival Qatar, to turn the peninsula into an island and further isolate it, Saudi media have said.

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    Saudi Plans Military Base and Nuclear Dump Near Qatar

    Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and transforming its only land.

    West Asia

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