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Qatari foreign policy cornered Gulf partners: Analysts

March 6, 2014 2:18 am0 comments
Qatari foreign policy cornered Gulf partners: Analysts

Doha: The unprecedented decision by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to recall their ambassadors to Qatar was taken after the three countries reached a “political and diplomatic point of desperation” in trying to convince Doha to sing the tunes of its neighbours, Gulf experts said. While Qatar reacted by announcing […]

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Egypt recalled Qatar envoy ‘weeks ago’

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Egypt recalled Qatar envoy ‘weeks ago’

 Cairo: Egypt on Wednesday revealed that its ambassador to Qatar was recalled and has been kept in Cairo for weeks now, a disclosure made hours after three Gulf allies recalled their envoys from Doha. “The Egyptian ambassador in Doha has been in Cairo since the beginning of February,” said spokesman […]

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GCC security pact divides Kuwait

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GCC security pact divides Kuwait

 Dubai: A security agreement signed by Gulf Cooperation Council states has become the subject of controversy in the region, escalating into a fierce public debate in Kuwait that has divided the public. The agreement focuses on cooperation in the exchange of information and tracking down of criminals and those who […]

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Bahrain puts groups on terror list after bomb kills policemen

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Bahrain puts groups on terror list after bomb kills policemen

Manama: Bahrain blacklisted three anti-government groups as terrorist organisations on Tuesday, a day after a bomb killed two local policemen and an officer from the UAE, state news agency BNA said. The attack has raised fears of more violence in the kingdom, where opposition groups led by majority Shiites have […]

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UAE says goodbye to a hero son

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UAE says goodbye to a hero son

Dubai: First Lieutenant Tarek Mohammad Al Shehi, who was killed while on duty on Monday, was buried on Tuesday in his home village of Sha’am, as Bahrain announced the arrest of 25 suspects in connection with the blast, which killed two Bahraini policemen and the Emirati officer. After his body […]

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IPL to opt for UAE or Bangladesh

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IPL to opt for UAE or Bangladesh

Dubai: The UAE and Bangladesh have emerged as the only two contenders to host some of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches during India’s general elections after strong favourites South Africa has been ruled out of contention. Ranjib Biswal, the IPL chairman, told the media in New Delhi that South […]

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Kuwait busts illegal casino run by doctor, arrests 34

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Kuwait busts illegal casino run by doctor, arrests 34

 Manama: Kuwait security officers have arrested a Kuwaiti doctor for reportedly running an illegal casino in the country. A local report said that 33 other people, including one American citizen and three European nationals, were also arrested in the raid. The casino, believed to be the largest in the country […]

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Yemen army plane makes emergency landing, crew abducted

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Aden: Anti-government tribesmen kidnapped the six crew members of a Yemeni military plane Sunday after it made an emergency landing in an eastern desert for technical reasons, military and local sources said. The aircraft, a Russian-made Antonov-26 twin-engine turboprob, was carrying supplies from Sana’a to Masila oilfields in the east […]

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