A call between President Donald Trump and Qatar’s ruler on Monday was notable for what it didn’t include -- a reference to the escalation in the long-running dispute between U.S. allies in the Gulf.
Mysterious goings-on allegedly involving the forcible detention of a Qatari royal and intercepted Bahrain-bound planes have escalated the feud straining ties among Gulf Arab monarchies.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-speed U-turn on state handouts suggests he’s betting on the backing of ordinary citizens rather than traditional pillars of support as he consolidates power.
The Saudi delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabian warplanes bombed the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, stepping up attacks on Houthi rebels after they killed the country’s former president just when he appeared set to switch sides and offer the Saudis a way out of the conflict.
Qatar’s ruler said his country will carry on with its economic and foreign policies, accusing a Saudi-led alliance of seeking to prolong the worst diplomatic crisis in the history of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
King Salman isn’t planning to abdicate in favor of his son, a senior Saudi official said, dismissing mounting speculation that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will soon ascend to the throne.
Saudi Arabia, locked in a struggle for regional dominance with Iran, will have no choice but to create and strengthen militias in countries across the region, a prominent columnist wrote in a state-owned daily.
Saudi Arabia has put a $440 million bounty on the heads of 40 leaders of pro-Iranian Yemeni rebels amid escalated regional tensions between the kingdom and the Islamic Republic.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s crackdown on some of Saudi Arabia’s richest and most powerful men has put $33 billion of personal wealth at risk.
Rwandan economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next as the outlook for industries including financial services, tourism and mining improves, President Paul Kagame said.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has vowed to eradicate Islamic extremism as he tries to modernize the country by opening the economy to international investors and easing restrictions on women.
A phone call between leaders of Qatar and Saudi Arabia to help defuse a three-month political impasse ended up causing a fresh spat.
Chatter that Qatar wants to quit the Gulf Cooperation Council for not backing it against a Saudi-led embargo has unleashed a torrent of vitriol.
Infighting among Yemen rebels turned deadly for the first time since they joined forces in 2015, al-Masdar news website reported, further fraying their alliance against a Saudi-led attempt to wrest control of the country.
A little-known Qatari sheikh has been thrust into the limelight as a Saudi Arabia-led bloc tries to wring concessions from his nation to end the political feud dividing the Persian Gulf.
Britain has joined the U.S. in calling for an end to the boycott of Qatar after the country pledged to fight terrorism.
Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is pressing ahead with plans to invest in the U.S. to show that the political crisis with Saudi Arabia and its allies hasn’t impacted its ability to strike global deals, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
The four nations who cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar last month will find it difficult to significantly increase the stakes for the world’s largest gas exporter without hurting their own economies.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson engaged in a lightning round of shuttle diplomacy in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, his latest move in a so-far unsuccessful effort to get a four-nation coalition’s diplomatic and economic squeeze of Qatar lifted.
The release of two secret accords that helped end a 10-month diplomatic impasse between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbors nearly three years ago is fueling the spat that has convulsed the region since early June.
Qatar and the U.S. on Tuesday struck a pact to strengthen Qatari action against terrorist funding, an issue at the center of the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf that has pit longstanding American allies against each other.
The four-nation alliance that severed ties with Qatar rejected its response to their conditions for ending their monthlong showdown yet stopped short of announcing new penalties, a reflection of the constraints they face in trying to dictate changes to its foreign policy.
Arab nations isolating Qatar met in Egypt to discuss how to go forward, with no sign of compromise from either side on the day of a critical deadline.
Qatar’s July 5 deadline to comply with a Saudi-led bloc’s conditions for ending the monthlong Gulf crisis won’t be extended, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said.
Qatar delivered its official response to the 13 demands made by the Saudi-led coalition that cut diplomatic and transport links with the country, as President Donald Trump and Kuwait’s ruler stepped up efforts to resolve the monthlong crisis.
Qatar’s 10-day deadline to submit to 13 demands of a Saudi-led bloc was extended to Wednesday at the request of the emir of Kuwait, a mediator in the conflict. Even with the 48-hour extension, there are no signs either side is ready to back down.
A senior Saudi Arabian official denied a report that the former heir to the throne, Prince Muhammed bin Nayef, has been confined to his palace since he was removed from his position last week.
Saudi Arabia and its allies presented Qatar with a list of steep demands to end the crisis that has roiled the Gulf for almost three weeks, as diplomats predicted the tiny Gulf state would likely refuse to comply.
Saudi Arabia and its allies presented Qatar with a list of demands to end a three-week diplomatic crisis that has roiled the Gulf, the Associated Press reported.
The youngest crown prince in living memory represents a broader youth revolution in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has replaced his cousin as crown prince, a sudden announcement that puts the 31-year-old next in line to the throne of the world’s biggest oil exporter. Prince Mohammed has become the face of Saudi Arabia on the international stage and the architect of its plans to overhaul the economy. The decision settles what many analysts had described as a power struggle with his 57-year-old cousin, Prince Muhammad bin Nayef.
Qatar’s ambassador to the U.S. accused the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia of committing the same sins they’re boycotting his country for, as the worst crisis among Gulf Arab monarchies enters its third week.
Efforts to end a two-week-old crisis in the Persian Gulf shifted to the U.S., with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceling a trip to Mexico to try to end a Saudi-led coalition’s isolation of Qatar.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceled a trip to Mexico to try to resolve a crisis in the Persian Gulf sparked by a Saudi-led coalition’s move to isolate Qatar over its ties to Iran and militant groups.
Qatar said it is under an “illegal siege” by the Saudi-led alliance, which raised the stakes in the diplomatic crisis by encouraging the U.S. to move a key military base from the tiny Gulf state.
Qatar and its Saudi-led critics are taking their feud to the U.S., using the media to try to garner support for their side of a diplomatic crisis entering its second week 7,000 miles away.
Qatari officials struck a defiant tone on Monday, as the crisis in the Gulf entered a second week with no sign of a diplomatic resolution between the tiny Arab state and the Saudi-led bloc that severed ties with it.
Qatar is still waiting for specific demands from the Saudi-led bloc that has severed ties with the tiny Gulf state, and therefore sees no basis yet for a diplomatic solution, Foreign Minister Mohammed Al Thani said.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said they’ll make some exceptions on humanitarian grounds to the expulsion of Qataris.
A Qatari human-rights group plans to take legal action over what it says are damages to citizens and the economy from the Saudi-led blockade of the gas-rich Gulf state.
Qatar’s top diplomat said on Thursday that his country can sustain economic pressure from a Saudi-led coalition, striking a defiant tone as the worst crisis among U.S. Gulf Arab allies showed no signs of abating.
The worst crisis in decades among the Gulf’s Arab monarchies intensified on Wednesday, with a Saudi-led alliance imposing more punitive sanctions against Qatar and a senior U.A.E. official playing down the chances of a quick diplomatic resolution.
The U.S. said it will seek to defuse a growing rift between its energy-rich Gulf allies after Saudi Arabia led a drive to isolate Qatar by cutting off air and sea transport and closing the tiny nation’s only land border.
The diplomatic crisis that enveloped the Gulf region on Monday pits some of the world’s richest nations in a power struggle over regional dominance. An alliance of four Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia is seeking to isolate tiny Qatar over its ties to Iran -- the Saudis’ chief foe -- as well as Qatari support for Islamist movements they oppose.
The fallout from Monday’s shock move by four U.S. Arab allies to isolate Qatar over its ties to Iran was felt across the region on Monday, as flights were canceled and Qatari stocks plunged the most since 2009.
The Arab show of unity with President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia had just ended when a spat erupted between energy-rich U.S. allies he met -- and praised -- during his visit to the kingdom.
Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels declared a health emergency in the capital Sana’a after thousands of people were infected with cholera, the Saba news agency reported.
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman appeared in a rare television interview aired on Tuesday night, one year after he launched his so-called Vision 2030 program to overhaul the kingdom’s government and economy.
Saudi Arabia will spend at least half the money it raises by selling shares in the state oil company on domestic investments, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a rare televised address to a nation that’s shown signs of uncertainty over his austerity plans.
The angst against foreigners that’s sweeping the globe isn’t skipping the oil-rich Middle East.
Middle Eastern airlines came under renewed pressure from President Donald Trump after the federal government barred passengers from carrying large electronic devices onto U.S.-bound flights for security reasons.
Humanitarian-aid officials warned that as many as 700,000 of Mosul’s 1.2 million residents may flee the fighting after Iraq’s military, backed up by Kurdish forces, began a long-promised offensive to retake Islamic State’s last major stronghold in the country.