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Saudi Arabia Spending $750 Million to Turn Qatar into Island

Saudi Arabia is sacrificing a portion of its territory and spending nearly $750 million to dig a 60-kilometre canal that will turn Qatar into an island.

Qatar Blasts Efforts to Drag Regional States into War with Iran

A senior Qatari official has lashed out at third parties who seek to drag the region into a war against Iran, saying his country will not be part of any conflict with the Islamic Republic.
Qatar Bans Citizens from Buying, Selling Saudi-Made Goods

Qatar Bans Citizens from Buying, Selling Saudi-Made Goods

The Qatari government has banned its citizens from buying or selling goods made in a Saudi-led group of countries that maintain a blockade on the country, in a move that further shatters hopes for the settlement of the political crisis.

Saudi-led Bloc Wants Qatar to Abandon World Cup Hosting to Lift Blockade

The Arab countries that imposed a blockade on Qatar have asked Doha to give up its right to host the football world cup in 2022 in exchange for lifting of the siege, a Qatari official claimed.

Saudi, UAE Say Won’t Play ACL Matches in Iran or Qatar

Saudi and Emirati officials say their football teams in the AFC Champions League will neither play in Iran, nor in Qatar.
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Saudi Arabia Bullying Small Mideast Countries: Qatar FM

Qatar’s Foreign Minister says Lebanon is just the latest target in a Saudi campaign of intimidation that risks destabilising the Middle East.
Qatar Crisis Escalates despite Trump’s Attempt to Intervene

Qatar Crisis Escalates despite Trump’s Attempt to Intervene

Washington’s lukewarm mediation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has failed to settle the crisis between the two sides.
Iran Opposed to Any Pressure on Its Neighbours: Zarif

Iran Opposed to Any Pressure on Its Neighbours: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Qatar’s ambassador underlined Tehran’s opposition to any pressure on its neighbours by any party.

Riyadh Suspends Dialogue with Doha Shortly after Rulers’ Contact

Saudi Arabia has suspended any plan for holding dialogue with Qatar shortly after a phone call between the leaders of both countries suggested a breakthrough in the Persian Gulf dispute.

Qatar Can Connect to Outside World through Iran: Analyst

A senior political analyst has highlighted Iran’s geopolitical significance for Qatar, saying Tehran is more useful to Doha than any other regional state.

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