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    Saudis use 2013 'secret accord' to pile pressure on Qatar

    A Saudi Arabian-led quartet of Arab states is seeking to pile pressure on Qatar over charges it backs terrorism, saying the publication of previously secret accords between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar .

    West Asia
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    Saudi,allies Threatens Qatar:Full Surrender In 24 hours or War

    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain say they are ready to adopt more punitive measures against Qatar, following Doha’s rejection of their demands to end an ongoing feud.

    West Asia
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    Al Jazeera demands press freedom amid Qatar crisis

    The Doha-based broadcaster has defended itself after Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates ordered Qatar to comply with a list of demands, including the closing of Al Jazeera.

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    Putin talks to Qatar, Bahrain leaders on Gulf row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had telephone discussions with the leaders of Qatar and Bahrain, stressing the need for diplomacy to end the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states, the Kremlin.

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    International businesses caught in Qatar crossfire

     International businesses are being caught in the crossfire of Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbours as it delays shipments, lengthens travel times and prompts contingency plans in case the crisis deepens.

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    FIFA: 'No foul play' in Qatar World Cup bid

    It comes a day after a Saudi government-linked lobby in Washington said Doha should be stripped of its right to host the tournament for alleged "ethics violations".

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    Is There Still Hope For Higher Oil Prices? 

    Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely disappeared. All signs point to a period of "lower for longer.

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    Qatar is giving Saudi and the UAE a masterclass in international diplomacy

    When it comes to international diplomacy, Saudi Arabia and its friends in the Gulf have the grace of a ballerina wearing hobnailed boots. Weighed down by their own sense of self-importance.

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    Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable or actionable': Qatar

    Qatar has dismissed a list of demands submitted by four Arab countries as neither reasonable or actionable. The list was received by Qatar's ministry of foreign affairs on June 22.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Arabia Deports 15,000 Qatari Camels

    After Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, Riyadh made clear it wanted nothing to do with its tiny Arab neighbor. Trade is cut off, planes headed to Qatar can’t fly through Saudi airspace.

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    Cut ties with Iran, hand over extremists and shut down Al Jazeera: Saudi’s to Qatar

    Saudi Arabia and other West Asian countries on Thursday placed a list of demands before Qatar, nearly three weeks after they first cut diplomatic ties with the kingdom, AP reported on Friday.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan’s dilemma

    Following the holding of Arab-Islamic-US summit held in Riyadh in May and the Saudi led action taken against Qatar in June, Pakistan having cordial relations with both Saudi Arabia and Qatar is facing a paradoxical.

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    Bahrain ‘asks Qatari troops to leave’

    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.

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    Qatar won't cut off gas to UAE despite diplomatic dispute: CEO

    Qatar will not cut off gas to the United Arab Emirates despite a diplomatic dispute and a "force majeure" clause in its contract, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum told Al Jazeera network, two weeks.

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    Saudi-Qatar crisis puts Syria rebels in tricky position

    A diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia against Qatar has put Syrian rebels in a difficult position, analysts say, after rivalries between Gulf backers had already weakened the opposition.

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    Israel, Saudi Arabia Negotiating Economic Ties: Report

    Saudi Arabia and Israel are in talks to establish economic ties, a dramatic move that would put the Jewish state on a path to normal relations with country that houses two of the holiest Muslim cities.

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    US, Qatar ink $12bn jet deal amid Persian Gulf row

    The US has signed a $12-billion deal to sell F-15 fighter jets to Qatar amid a dispute engulfing the Persian Gulf region, which saw President Donald Trump siding with a Saudi-led bloc of nations facing off against Doha.

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    US envoy to Qatar to step down in midst of Middle Eastern crisis

    The US ambassador to Qatar said on Tuesday she is leaving her post in Doha, in the midst of the worst diplomatic crisis involving America’s Gulf allies in years.

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    UAE paid $3bn to finance coup attempt in Turkey: Report

    The United Arab Emirates financed a high-profile coup attempt last year in Turkey and paid about three billion dollars to the putschists, a columnist in a Turkish daily has claimed.

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    Qatar risk FIFA action after T-shirt protest

    Qatar’s national team could face disciplinary action from FIFA after players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea Tuesday in T-shirts showing support for the country’s emir.

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    Are you with us or with Qatar, Saudis ask Pakistan

    Premier Sharif, who was also accompanied by army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials, dashed to Jeddah on Monday to discuss the emerging situation in the Arab world.

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    Pak PM launches Gulf ‘mediation effort’, meets King Salman

    Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday expressed hopes for a swift resolution to the crisis with the energy-rich nation of Qatar, which has seen major Arab countries and others cut ties and move to isolate the Gulf Arab.

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    Israel mulls closing Al Jazeera bureau in Jerusalem al-Quds: Report

    A report says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering shutting down the Jerusalem al-Quds bureau of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera broadcaster, as a diplomatic rift escalates between a Saudi-led bloc.

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    Qatar hosted Taliban at US request: official

    According to Tolo News, A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha.

    West Asia

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