Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Jun 23, 2017

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and close down a Turkish military base ...

Jun 14, 2017

Qatar, cut off

The rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar reflects a struggle for power and influence in the Persian Gulf region.

Japanese firms watching warily as Qatar crisis unfolds

Jun 11, 2017

Japanese firms watching warily as Qatar crisis unfolds

Japanese companies have grown wary about possible adverse effects from the Saudi-Qatar crisis on their businesses. Some companies have started considering how to cope with the heightened tensions between the Saudi Arabian camp and Qatar, both major energy exporters to Japan, people familiar with ...

Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

/ Jun 10, 2017

Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday accused Qatar of being a “high level” sponsor of terrorism, potentially hindering the U.S. Department of State’s efforts to ease heightening tensions and a blockade of the Gulf nation by Arab states and others. “The nation of Qatar ...

Islamic State claims twin attacks in heart of Iran

Jun 8, 2017

Islamic State claims twin attacks in heart of Iran

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for a pair of stunning attacks on Iran’s parliament and the tomb of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40. Tehran Police Chief Gen. Hossein Sajedinia announced late ...

Trump walks back Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

/ Jun 8, 2017

Trump walks back Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

President Donald Trump offered Wednesday to personally broker a resolution to the Persian Gulf’s escalating diplomatic crisis, as both he and Qatar looked past his pointed suggestion only a day earlier that the tiny gas-rich nation enables terrorism. In a phone call with Qatar’s ...