EghtesadOnline: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saudi Arabia’s leaders rebuffed his request in meetings Sunday to end the four-month isolation of Qatar.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani urged leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to back his request for talks to end the months-long crisis between his country and a Saudi-led coalition.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates considered military action in the early stages of their ongoing dispute with Qatar before Donald Trump called leaders of both countries and warned them to back off, according to two people familiar with the U.S. president’s discussions.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar could end a political standoff with a Saudi-led group of nations if it adheres to its earlier agreements to stop interfering in the internal affairs of neighboring countries, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal said.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar’s sovereign rating was cut to AA- by Fitch Ratings, which cited little progress toward ending a Saudi Arabia-led embargo of the emirate.
EghtesadOnline: A little-known Qatari sheikh has been thrust into the limelight as a Saudi Arabia-led bloc tries to wring concessions from his nation to end the political feud dividing the Persian Gulf.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia has long been an advocate of greater cooperation among the Arab monarchies bordering the Persian Gulf.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call.
EghtesadOnline: The Saudi-led alliance that severed ties with Qatar reinstated a list of 13 demands that must be met before talks to resolve the eight-week crisis could start, just as as fresh economic data highlighted the impact of the unprecedented boycott on the Persian Gulf nation.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar is falling short in its efforts to counter terrorism, the Saudi-led alliance said, an apparent setback to U.S. mediation efforts after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the bloc to ease its seven-week boycott of the Persian Gulf nation.