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Did Saudi-Emirati media mistranslate Theresa May's comments on the Qatar blockade?

The campaign against Qatar extended toward major media platforms this week, after Saudi and Emirati media seemingly misrepresented official government statements stemming from global decision-making capitals, most recently London. Social media accounts belonging to media platforms loyal to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both of which key players …

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Saudi Arabia 'rewards' Egyptian MPs who voted in favour of islands transfer with hajj visas

Saudi Arabia has rewarded Egyptian MPs who voted in favour of handing over two Red Sea islands to Saudi sovereignty with thousands of coveted pilgrimage visas, an parliamentary source has told Qatar Scoop. Around 1,800 visas, which permit holders to visit Mecca for the yearly hajj pilgrimage, were handed over by the Saudi Embassy in Cairo to …

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It's not about terrorism, it's about shutting down freedom of speech: Qatar slams 'unrealistic' demands

The demands put to Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Gulf diplomatic crisis were impossible to meet, Qatar’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. “The list is unrealistic and is not actionable,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told reporters in Doha. He stressed that Doha was “prepared to engage …

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Awkward: Saudi interpreter ignores German FM's defence of Qatar, embarrassment ensues

The live broadcast of a presser by Germany’s foreign minister in Jeddah caused major embarrassment for a simultaneous interpreter, who stopped translating his remarks when he appeared to criticise the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar. The awkward moment took place during a joint press conference following a meeting between Germany’s Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, …

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