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Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

May 27, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Qatar's Government Communications Office says it is trying to 'protect the safety of consumers,' amid the Gulf diplomatic crisis

CLOSED BORDER. A general view of the Qatari side of the Abu Samrah border crossing with Saudi Arabia on June 23, 2017. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Qatar's government communication office says an unnamed global financial institution had been instructed to stop trading Qatari riyals across Europe and Asia

Qatar to reinstate ambassador to Iran amid Gulf crisis

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The decision to restore ties comes as Qatar is locked in a diplomatic impasse with Iran s great regional rival Saudi Arabia

A picture shows a general view of the phase 17-18 of the South Pars gas field facilities in the southern Iranian port town of Assaluyeh on the shore of the Gulf on November 19, 2015. Several leaders from a dozen gas producing countries -- who together hold 67 percent of proven reserves -- will take part in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) summit in Tehran on November 23. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

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Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Around 120 Qataris have entered Saudi territory through the Salwa border also known as Abu Samrah after King Salman called for the border to be opened for pilgrims without electronic permits

REOPENING. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) meeting with Qatari envoy Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Jassim al-Thani in Jeddah on August 16, 2017. AFP PHOTO / HO / SPA

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

EMIR ADDRESSES QATAR. An image grab taken from Qatar TV shows the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, delivering a televised speech to the nation in the capital Doha on July 21, 2017. HO/Qatar TV/AFP

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

FOREIGN MINISTERS MEET. French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani pose for a photo after a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on July 15, 2017. Stringer/AFP

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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

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 4, 2012 shows skyscrapers in the Qatari capital Doha. File photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Philippines lifts moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar

Jun 15, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Philippine labor attaché David Dicang says the situation in Qatar has normalized

SITUATION NORMALIZED. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III lifts the moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Malacañang