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  • Al Jazeera’s closure demanded by states blockading Qatar

    ARAB nations blockading Qatar have issued a list of 13 demands which includes the closure of the Al Jazeera television channel, the Gulf emirate said yesterday.

    Qatar’s government confirmed it had received the list from Kuwait, which is mediating the crisis, but did not comment...

    Saturday 24th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US and Qatari warships start exercises after $12bn fighter sale

    QATARI and US warships began naval exercises yesterday, shortly after the two countries agreed a $12 billion (£9.5bn) deal for US fighter jets.

    The sale underscores the US military’s close ties to Qatar, where it has its largest air base in the region, at which Britain...

    Friday 16th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • ITUC: More needs to be done to end work abuse

    ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow told the Star yesterday that more “still needs to be done to end abuses” of workers building stadiums for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that Fifa was “coming up short” when it came to...

    Friday 16th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Cargo arrives at port despite Saudi blockade

    QATAR said yesterday that it is shipping cargo through neutral Oman to circumvent the blockade imposed by its three closest Gulf neighbours.

    Qatar’s port authority published a video showing a loaded container ship arriving in Doha’s Hamad port from the Omani port of Sohar...

    Tuesday 13th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Qatar: Turkey troop deployment approved

    MORE Turkish troops were set for deployment in Qatar yesterday after the government rushed through new legislation to send over its soldiers. 

    The new law authorising increased military co-operation with Qatar was ratified late on Wednesday evening in Turkey’s...

    Saturday 10th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US offers to help Qatar end dispute with its neighbours

    KUWAIT’S emir arrived in blockaded Qatar on Wednesday night after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate in Doha’s dispute with its Gulf neighbours.

    Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah was met by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

    The Qatari Foreign...

    Friday 9th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Hamas: Saudi demands aiding Israel

    HAMAS leaders attacked Saudi Arabia yesterday over its demands for Gulf pariah Qatar to end support for the Palestinian resistance group and its parent organisation.

    Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties...

    Thursday 8th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Kuwait steps in to mediate Gulf states’ big Qa-fuffle

    KUWAIT is trying to mediate between Qatar and its Arab neighbours blockading it over alleged terrorist support, Doha said yesterday.

    Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah persuaded his Qatari counterpart...

    Wednesday 7th Jun 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Saudi, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Gulf state Qatar

    THREE Gulf Arab states and three other countries ostracised Qatar yesterday, alleging support for terrorist groups and Iran.

    The natural-gas-rich emirate was left out in the cold by neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.

    Egypt, Indian Ocean island...

    Tuesday 6th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • ITUC: Qatar reforms are new labels for the old system

    ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow said she was appalled with Qatar yesterday for essentially renaming the Kafala system under its new labour reforms.

    The Gulf nation’s reforms come into effect yesterday, after years of intense criticism from unions and human rights activists...

    Wednesday 14th Dec 2016

    posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport