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Top US Officials Urge Saudi-Bloc To Settle Their Issue With Qatar

Two high profile US government officials have urged the Saudi-led bloc to resolve the crisis with Qatar, as the regional stability is at stake. “As the Gulf dispute nears the eight-month mark, the United States remains as concerned today as we were at its outset,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …

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Blockading States Not Happy With UN Report On Qatar Crisis

The four Arab states UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have condemned UN report on Qatar crisis and called it misleading, inaccurate and based on incomplete understanding of the political crisis between the two disputing groups. The Saudi-led bloc maintained that the crisis is not targeted against Qatari people and …

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Emadi Says Blockade On Qatar Is A Failure

According to Minister of Finance HE Ali Shareef al Emadi, the blockade on Qatar by the Saudi-led bloc is a failure, as Qatar successfully found ways to overcome pressure. Emadi said that the blockade has failed to deliver its desired results. “If the blockade strategy was to corner us economically, …

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Tillerson, Mattis Look To Reduce Tensions In GCC Crisis

The US secretaries of state and defense urged all parties involved in the Gulf crisis to calm tensions among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members. The Saudi-led bloc had imposed blockade on Qatar after accusing it of supporting terrorism. US officials had a meeting with Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and …

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Sensible Moves Alleviate Illegal Blockade

According to Dr Khalid Rashid Alkhater, specialist in monetary policy and political economy, Qatar managed to successfully find alternative sources of goods which were earlier being imported from the blockading states. Qatar used air cargo right from the start of the crisis to import goods to avoid any increase in …

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Blockade Creating Friction In The Development Of Science In The Gulf Region

The illegal blockade on Qatar is not just disturbing the education of students but also having an impact on the promotion of science and research in the region. Times Higher Education (THE), the London-based publication which extensively covers news and issues related to higher education, has published a latest article …

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Global Think Tank Calls Siege Against Qatar A ‘Strategic Failure’

A recent report of a global think tank has termed the blockade against Qatar as a ‘strategic failure’. The report written by Gabriel Collins of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, said the siege against Qatar ‘grinds toward strategic failure’. The report also added that the siege is likely …

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UAE Officials Instructed Not To Complicate Ongoing Gulf Crisis

UAE officials have been ordered not escalate and complicate the ongoing gulf crisis. UAE military aircraft would also fly alternative routes over Saudi Arabia to avoid the possibility of interception by Qatari warplanes, air force brigadier general Helal Saeed al-Qubaisi told. UAE had claimed that Qatari fighter jets had intercepted its …

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Traffic At Port Goes Up Significantly Post Siege

Qatar Ports have witnessed an incredible increase in number of ships coming to Doha post illegal blockade. The number of vessels coming to ports every month after siege has almost doubled, showing the strength Qatar’s growing maritime trade. Hamad Port handled 417 vessels, along with Ruwais Port and Doha Port …

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HRW Slams Bahrain For Violation Of Rights

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a report of 643 page regarding the crisis in which it has criticized Bahrain for violation of rights. Bahrain has been accused for harassing, intimidating, imprisoning and prosecuting human rights defenders and their relatives on trumped-up charges. “Bahrain’s tolerance for dissent is approaching vanishing …

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