Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Jul 22, 2017

Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Qatar's ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country's sovereignty. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the comments in ...

Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six, Saudi police say

Jun 24, 2017

Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six, Saudi police say

Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers ...

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.