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Sisi finalises islands transfer deal

24 June, 2017

President Sisi's office appeared not to want to publicise the deal being finalised and many newspapers have only published the bare minimum.

Qatar rejects demands list as 'unreasonable'

24 June, 2017

A Qatari spokesperson said the list was unreasonable, after the country's foreign minister said Doha would only negotiate on matters related to 'GCC collective security'.

#WeDemandQatar - the internet trolls Saudi demands

24 June, 2017

The rationale behind Saudi's demands are hard to comprehend, let-alone quantify. Twitter caught on, and could not resist taking a jab.

Attack on Mecca's grand mosque averted after assailant cornered

24 June, 2017

Saudi interior ministry says it has prevented an attack on Mecca's grand mosque by cornering a would-be attacker at an Islamist militant hideout in the holy city.

Thousand rally for Al-Quds Day in Iran

23 June, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in an annual show of solidarity with Palestinians, marking Al-Quds Day with chants against Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US.

Turkey sends first ship-load of food to Qatar

23 June, 2017

Turkey has faced increasing pressure from Riyadh over its support for Qatar and may soon face sanctions itself, according to one Egyptian source familiar with the matter.

UAE threatens Qatar to take list of demands 'seriously'

23 June, 2017

The UAE has threatened Qatar to take a list of harsh demands drawn up by its neighbours seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a "divorce".

Our Saudi-UAE ban is a badge of honour

23 June, 2017

Having them approve of us would be one, writes Managing Editor James Brownsell.

Saudi-UAE demands challenge the fundamentals of international relations

23 June, 2017

Comment: The Saudi-UAE list of demands would effectively place Qatar under guardianship, and undermine the principle of freedom of expression and national sovereignty, writes James Dorsey.

Qatar condemns UAE media for airing 'tortured' officer's confession

23 June, 2017

Qatar has condemned Emirati media for broadcasting what it says is a coerced confession of a Qatari intelligence officer, who was arrested for "plotting to slander" the UAE.

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