(UPDATED) The move by the 4 Arab governments comes despite mounting international pressure to compromise in their weeks-old boycott of their fellow US ally
The emir also says Qatar was 'fighting terrorism relentlessly and without compromises, and the international community recognizes this'
The measure, which goes into effect on Thursday, July 20, will not include spouses of Egyptians or university students who will be granted tourist visas on arrival, foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid says
Berlin clarifies that the 2 fatalities are German nationals, rather than Ukrainians as earlier reported
Qatar's foreign minister welcomes France's support for mediation aimed at finding a solution 'based on constructive dialogue... and respect of state sovereignty and international law'
(UPDATED) The assailant has been arrested and is being questioned to determine his motives, the ministry says in a statement
The ministry says 3 gunmen opened fire on a police car and then fled, killing a non-commissioned officer, 3 conscripts and a police employee
The United States, a longtime ally of Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, has given mixed signals about its policy on the Gulf crisis
But the initiative has met a dismissive reaction from the Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar last month
(UPDATED) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will shuttle between Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in what is the first serious intervention by Washington in the Gulf crisis
(UPDATED) Saudi Arabia and its allies have not said what steps they could take next, but there are fears of a wider embargo that would hurt the Qatari economy
Saudi Arabia says they have received Qatar's response and that they will respond 'at the right time'
'It's not about terrorism, it's talking about shutting down the freedom of speech,' says Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani
(3rd UPDATE) Saudi Arabia and its allies say they have decided to extend by 48 hours the deadline for Qatar to accept their list of demands to lift a de facto blockade
Qatari FM: 'This is contrary to the principles that govern international relations because you can't just present lists of demands and refuse to negotiate'
(UPDATED) Qatar has been given 10 days to meet the demands, which apparently include a call to close down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, but Doha said the requests are unrealistic
Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts, poverty and Israel's blockade
Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani calls for 'dialogue based on clear foundations' over accusations that Qatar supports extremist groups
(3rd UPDATE) Iran, meanwhile, announces it has sent tons of vegetables to Qatar since the diplomatic crisis began
(UPDATED) Trump's warning overshadows an earlier declaration from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who encouraged Saudi Arabia and its allies to ease their land and sea 'blockade' of Qatar
Qatar does not support terrorist groups, it stressed, pointing out that 'our position on countering terrorism is stronger than many of the signatories of the joint statement'
They issued the list hours after Qatar says it will not 'surrender' and rejects any interference in its foreign policy
Spokesman: Erdogan 'has initiated diplomatic efforts to resolve this dispute between friends and brothers in line with the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan'
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani calls for 'a dialogue of openness and honesty' to resolve the crisis
Qatar denies any support for extremists and accuses its Gulf neighbors of seeking to put the country under 'guardianship'
Qatar foreign ministry: 'The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims'
(UPDATED) The cutting of diplomatic ties revives tensions from 2014 when Gulf countries recalled their ambassadors from Doha, ostensibly over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood
Although for many, Ramadan is a time for families to gather and break the fast with an iftar meal at sunset and socialize, this year it has been marked by violence
The jihadist group claims in a statement that its fighters 'set up a checkpoint' for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire
No group has yet claimed responsibility for attacking the bus
The gunmen in 3 pick-up trucks attacked the bus as it carried visitors to the Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province before fleeing, the interior ministry says
Egypt has accused Jazeera of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement
The discovery is the first human necropolis found in central Egypt
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty arrived in India on a specially-modified Airbus plane in February and has now shed an astonishing 323 kilograms in 3 months
Donald Trump's latest invitations fit a pattern that has outraged human rights defenders and given pause to even some of usually hardheaded realists in the Washington foreign policy set
Egypt's Catholic community is estimated at about 272,000
Pope Francis' 27 hours on Egyptian soil will include a meeting with the grand imam of the Al-Azhar mosque, sealing a recent improvement in relations between Catholicism and the Sunni branch of Islam
The faithful will spend a large part of Easter eve going through arduous security checks outside places of worship
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'Given the current circumstances and our solidarity with the families of the dead, we are going to limit our celebrations to Easter mass,' a statement says
'A projectile was launched from the Sinai peninsula and hit in the Eshkol regional council,' an Israeli army statement says, referring to an area in the south of the country
The attacks come weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt's Christian minority
(4th UPDATE) The Islamic State claims responsibility for the twin attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christian minority
Trump heaps praise on the former general's leadership as he sought to mend ties strained by crackdowns, revolution and counter-revolution
When Sisi meets Trump on April 3 during his first state visit to Washington, he will see a counterpart who better appreciates his 'mission' to fight Islamists and jihadists
The charges include manslaughter, negligence, using a boat for unlicensed purposes, endangering children, and organizing illegal immigration
'The January spike in illegal settlement announcements by Israel is deeply concerning,' says envoy Nickolay Mladenov
Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court acquits him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him
(3rd UPDATE) Laptops, tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban, but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage