‘Close al-Jazeera’: Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 13 demands to end blockade The Guardian Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have tabled 13 demands on Qatar, including the closure of the Qatar-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera, as the price for lifting a two-week trade and diplomatic embargo of the country.
Qatar vows ‘no surrender’ in row with Arab states BBC News – 2 hours ago Qatar has vowed it will “not surrender” its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism.
Kuwait seeks to mediate Arab crisis over Qatar Reuters – 5 hours ago Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV that Qatar wants to give Kuwait’s ruler the ability to “proceed and communicate with the parties to the crisis and to try to contain the issue”.
5 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating US Coalition-Building New York Times – 7 hours ago In an abrupt and surprising move, the five Arab states not only suspended diplomatic relations, as they have in the past, but also cut off land, air and sea travel to and from Qatar. All but Egypt, which has many thousands… Read More