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Qatar Plans Food Cluster to Boost Supplies at Home

July 17, 2017

Domestic Al Jaber Engineering awarded $431 million contract Project was started last year, before Saudi-led boycott Qatar will spend 1.6 billion riyals ($431 million) to build a food-processing and storage facility near Hamad Port in about two years that will more than meet local demand for sugar, [...]

UAE wants international monitoring of Qatar

July 17, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said international monitoring was needed in the standoff between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, adding he saw signs that the pressure exerted on Doha “was working”. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and [...]

France wades into Qatar spat

July 16, 2017

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France’s foreign minister on Saturday called on Qatar’s neighbors to immediately lift measures impacting thousands of people in the Gulf, becoming the latest foreign diplomat to visit the region and attempt to help find a resolution to a crisis that has dragged on for more [...]

Kuwait reduces diplomatic ties with Iran

July 20, 2017

Kuwait has decided to shut down Iran’s cultural attaché office in the country and reduce the number of Iranian diplomats. The reason – Tehran’s alleged ties with a “terrorist group” plotting attacks against the Persian Gulf state, Arab media outlets reported.The Arab media suggested [...]

EXLUSIVE INSIDER: Reliving The Saudi Palace Coup

July 19, 2017

(Reuters) – On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. There, according to a [...]

Australia helps Sri Lanka as dengue toll hits 250

July 19, 2017

COLOMBO (AFP) – Australia will join Sri Lanka in its war on dengue fever, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, as the virus has claimed a record 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 people in the South Asian country this year. Sri Lanka has deployed hundreds of troops to [...]