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Qatar Worried about Safety of Citizens in Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani says the country is concerned about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia following the reopening of the countries’ border enabling Qataris to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Qatar Refuses to Offer Visa-Free Entry to Iranians

While Tehran has remained Doha’s close ally amid the ongoing crisis in the Arab country’s relations with Saudi Arabia and a number of other states, Qatari officials have not included Iran in a list of 80 countries whose citizens can travel to Qatar without obtaining a visa.

Iran, Qatar, Turkey Hold Talks on Joint Transit Route

Officials from Iran, Turkey and Qatar discussed the creation of a joint trade route on the sidelines of President Hassan Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony in Tehran.

Saudi Arabia Continues to Deny Syrians’ Right to Hajj

After Qatar’s protest, the Syrian government has also slammed Saudi Arabia for politicization of Hajj pilgrimage, saying the Saudi authorities continue to deny Syrian citizens the right to perform this Islamic duty.

Giving Ultimatums Not to Resolve Qatar Crisis: Turkish Envoy

Turkish ambassador to Tehran has criticized the approach Saudi Arabia and a number of its Arab allies have adopted towards Qatar, saying the only way to handle the ongoing crisis in the Persian Gulf region is engaging in a meaningful dialogue rather than giving ultimatums.

Riyadh Backs Out: No Need for Qatar to Close Al Jazeera

Saudi-led bloc has dropped the list of 13 demands for Qatar saying Doha does not need to close down Al Jazeera News Network. They are now urging Qatar to commit to six principles.

US Seeking Own Interests in Qatar Crisis: Analyst

A political commentator says the US is capitalizing on the ongoing crisis in Qatar’s ties with Persian Gulf Arab states to secure its own interests.

Documents Show Saudi, UAE Back Al-Qaeda, ISIS

Papers recently revealed by Qatar show Riyadh and Abu Dhabi support terrorist groups in Yemen.

Confrontation with Iran Could Result in Global Crisis: Qatar

A Qatari official says any confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran could lead to crisis at the international level.

Iran Leader’s Aide Blames US for Qatar Crisis

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military aide to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says the recent diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is part of a plot hatched by the US.