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Qatar’s defence minister has said that the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could be in doubt if a Saudi-led group continues its partial blockade on Qatar. Speaking to Al Jazeera on Tuesday, Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah said an ongoing political ...
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‘Bleak’ situation in war-torn country is being exacerbated by lack of aid access caused by Riyadh-led coalition, UNDP country director says Saudi Arabia and its allies fighting in Yemen are obstructing deliveries of fuel for UN planes which are bringing some ...
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The US in particular must strike a difficult balance in a region going through a volatile period. Kim Sengupta reports from Tehran “Some of the Saudi-funded mosques in the UK are as dangerous as many mosques in Saudi Arabia and the ...
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A Bahraini human rights organization says 18 people were arrested arbitrarily in the kingdom in the last week of July as Manama presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said ...
A smartphone showing the online version of the Independent is placed upon a page of the final print edition of the Independent newspaper showing a round-up of world events and technological developments that occured during the years of publication in London on March 26, 2016.
The final print edition of The Independent newspaper went on sale March 26, ending its 30-year appearance on British newsstands with an exclusive on an assassination plot against a former Saudi king. A poignant wrap-around front page carried the words "STOP PRESS" in red lettering on a white background, followed by the words "Read all about it in this, our final print edition - 1986- 2016".
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Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel gains ‘significant control’ of Independent alongside Russian media mogul Evgeny Lebedev LONDON – A mysterious Saudi-based investor has ploughed millions of dollars into a British news organisation renowned for championing liberal causes, in a move that ...
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Kuwait has shut down a Shia satellite television channel, accusing one of its owners of having links to Iran and Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah. The official Kuwait News Agency reported on Thursday that the private Shia Al Kout ...
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US secretary of state seeks compromise on 13 demands tabled by emirate’s neighbours that include closing down al-Jazeera Qatar could face further sanctions by Arab states as a deadline to accept a series of demands from its Gulf neighbours, ...
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Qatar finding new markets, building fabrication facilities Official says World Cup preparation won’t be hurt by boycott Deep pockets and a five-year lead time are keeping Qatar’s dream of hosting soccer’s 2022 World Cup from turning into a ...
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Amnesty International calls on King Salman to pardon individuals sentenced to death after what it described as ‘sham court proceedings’ amid crackdown on dissent The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has upheld the death sentences of 14 men who were ...
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The pampered petro-states of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates expected a quick victory after imposing a quasi-blockade on neighboring Qatar. Past crises in relations had been peacefully resolved, but this time Qatar’s antagonists demanded its virtual surrender, ...
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Four states ‘ready for dialogue with Qatar with the condition that it announces its sincere willingness to stop funding terrorism’, says Bahrain’s foreign minister The four Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ...
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‘Any solution must respect the sovereignty and will of each state’ In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with his country, Qatar‘s emir called for dialogue to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against them. A defiant ...