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Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Jul 25, 2017 - 2:43 PM

(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

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:36 AM

The emir also says Qatar was 'fighting terrorism relentlessly and without compromises, and the international community recognizes this'

Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Egypt to end visas on arrival for Qataris

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:56 PM

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

Egypt to end visas on arrival for Qataris

Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:59 PM

Berlin clarifies that the 2 fatalities are German nationals, rather than Ukrainians as earlier reported

Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker

France aims to be 'facilitator' in Gulf crisis talks

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:32 PM

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'

France aims to be 'facilitator' in Gulf crisis talks

Two Ukrainian women killed in Egypt beach resort attack

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:19 PM

(UPDATED) The assailant has been arrested and is being questioned to determine his motives, the ministry says in a statement

Two Ukrainian women killed in Egypt beach resort attack

5 Egypt police shot dead near capital

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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

5 Egypt police shot dead near capital

Tillerson meets Arab ministers over Qatar boycott

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:07 AM

The United States, a longtime ally of Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, has given mixed signals about its policy on the Gulf crisis

Tillerson meets Arab ministers over Qatar boycott

U.S. looks to defuse Qatar-Gulf row with counter-terror deal

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:21 AM

But the initiative has met a dismissive reaction from the Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar last month

U.S. looks to defuse Qatar-Gulf row with counter-terror deal

Tillerson in Qatar as leaks spark fresh Gulf tension

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(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

Tillerson in Qatar as leaks spark fresh Gulf tension

Saudi Arabia says Qatar boycott to remain in place

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:06 AM

(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 Qatar boycott to remain in place

Saudi Arabia to discuss Qatar crisis with allies

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Saudi Arabia says they have received Qatar's response and that they will respond 'at the right time'

Saudi Arabia to discuss Qatar crisis with allies

Qatar slams 'unrealistic' demands as deadline looms

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:04 AM

'It's not about terrorism, it's talking about shutting down the freedom of speech,' says Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Qatar slams 'unrealistic' demands as deadline looms

Qatar to respond after Arab nations extend deadline

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:55 AM

(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

Qatar to respond after Arab nations extend deadline

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:34 PM

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'

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:35 AM

(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

Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Qatar foreign minister denounces 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani calls for 'dialogue based on clear foundations' over accusations that Qatar supports extremist groups

Qatar foreign minister denounces 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Jun 11, 2017 - 3:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Iran, meanwhile, announces it has sent tons of vegetables to Qatar since the diplomatic crisis began

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:55 AM

(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

Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

Qatar slams Saudi, allies' terrorism list as 'baseless'

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:14 PM

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'

Qatar slams Saudi, allies' terrorism list as 'baseless'

Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:46 AM

They issued the list hours after Qatar says it will not 'surrender' and rejects any interference in its foreign policy

Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Turkey's Erdogan speaks to leaders in Qatar-Gulf row

Jun 06, 2017 - 4:11 PM

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'

Turkey's Erdogan speaks to leaders in Qatar-Gulf row

Qatar diplomatic crisis spirals

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani calls for 'a dialogue of openness and honesty' to resolve the crisis

Qatar diplomatic crisis spirals

Marawi clash, Martial Law, Qatar | Evening wRap

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:26 PM

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Marawi clash, Martial Law, Qatar | Evening wRap

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in major diplomatic crisis

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Qatar denies any support for extremists and accuses its Gulf neighbors of seeking to put the country under 'guardianship'

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in major diplomatic crisis

Qatar denounces 'unjustified' cut of Gulf ties

Jun 05, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Qatar foreign ministry: 'The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims'

Qatar denounces 'unjustified' cut of Gulf ties

Saudi, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cut ties with Qatar over 'terrorism'

Jun 05, 2017 - 11:31 AM

(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

Saudi, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cut ties with Qatar over 'terrorism'

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

May 27, 2017 - 11:26 PM

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

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

May 27, 2017 - 8:44 PM

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

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

May 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

No group has yet claimed responsibility for attacking the bus

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

26 killed in fresh attack on Egypt Christians

May 26, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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

26 killed in fresh attack on Egypt Christians

Egypt blocks several news sites including Jazeera

May 25, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Egypt has accused Jazeera of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement

Egypt blocks several news sites including Jazeera

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt – ministry

May 13, 2017 - 7:51 PM

The discovery is the first human necropolis found in central Egypt

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt – ministry

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

May 05, 2017 - 3:08 PM

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

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

Trump's fondness for strongmen trumps rights concerns

May 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

Trump's fondness for strongmen trumps rights concerns

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Egypt's Catholic community is estimated at about 272,000

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Pope Francis heads for Egypt as 'pilgrim of peace'

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:51 PM

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

Pope Francis heads for Egypt as 'pilgrim of peace'

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Apr 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The faithful will spend a large part of Easter eve going through arduous security checks outside places of worship

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 13, 2017

Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:07 AM

'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

Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings

Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israel, crossing shut

Apr 10, 2017 - 5:59 PM

'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

Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israel, crossing shut

State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

Apr 10, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The attacks come weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt's Christian minority

State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 43 in Egypt

Apr 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(4th UPDATE) The Islamic State claims responsibility for the twin attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christian minority

Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 43 in Egypt

In landmark meeting, Trump hails Sisi's 'fantastic job' in Egypt

Apr 04, 2017 - 7:50 AM

Trump heaps praise on the former general's leadership as he sought to mend ties strained by crackdowns, revolution and counter-revolution

In landmark meeting, Trump hails Sisi's 'fantastic job' in Egypt

Egypt's 'fantastic guy' Sisi to meet Donald Trump

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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

Egypt's 'fantastic guy' Sisi to meet Donald Trump

56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

Mar 26, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The charges include manslaughter, negligence, using a boat for unlicensed purposes, endangering children, and organizing illegal immigration

56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

Israel ignores UN demand against settlements – diplomat

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:06 AM

'The January spike in illegal settlement announcements by Israel is deeply concerning,' says envoy Nickolay Mladenov

Israel ignores UN demand against settlements – diplomat

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention – lawyer

Mar 24, 2017 - 6:27 PM

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

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention – lawyer

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

(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

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world