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  • HAMAD PORT, Qatar, June 15- Qatar's main seaport shows all the signs of having weathered the storm. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with import-dependent Qatar 10 days ago, accusing it of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups, charges Doha denies. Earlier this week the world's biggest...

  • HAMAD PORT, Qatar, June 15- Qatar's main seaport shows all the signs of having weathered the storm. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with import-dependent Qatar 10 days ago, accusing it of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups, charges Doha denies. Earlier this week the world's biggest...

  • HAMAD PORT, Qatar, June 15- Qatar's main seaport shows all the signs of having weathered the storm. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with import-dependent Qatar 10 days ago, accusing it of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups, charges Doha denies. Earlier this week the world's biggest...

  • *Dana Gas up on possible buying bystrategic investor. DUBAI, June 15- Stock markets in the Gulf were mixed on Thursday with Qatar and Dubai rising despite a fall in crude oil prices, while Saudi Arabia's decline was cushioned by hopes it will be put on review for possible emerging market status next week. Jassim al-Jubran, senior equity analyst at Riyadh- based...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military links Washington maintains with a country now in a dispute with several other Arab nations. Qatar remains the home of some 10,000 American troops at a major U.S. military base in the Mideast.

  • Saudi Arabia and Qatar: The pot calling the kettle black?

    Despite its comments about Qatar, Saudi Arabia has sponsored extreme Wahhabism in Pakistan and other countries, says Peter Sluglett, Middle East Institute, NUS.

  • An F-15 fighter jet

    Qatar's Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion.

  • MONTREAL, June 14- The United Nations aviation agency said on Wednesday it was reviewing a request from Qatar to intervene after its Gulf neighbours closed their airspace to Qatar flights, part of the region's biggest diplomatic row and trade blockade in years. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago,...

  • TORONTO, June 14- The United Nations aviation agency said on Wednesday it was reviewing a request from Qatar to intervene after its Gulf neighbours closed their airspace to Qatar flights, part of the region's biggest diplomatic row and trade blockade in years. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago,...

  • *Turkish minister leaves for Qatar, may visit Saudi Arabia. ANKARA/ DOHA, June 14- Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar's rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting...

  • *Turkish minister leaves for Qatar, may visit Saudi Arabia. ANKARA/ DOHA, June 14- Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar's rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting...

  • *Turkish minister leaves for Qatar, may visit Saudi Arabia. ANKARA/ DOHA, June 14- Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar's rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting...

  • *Turkish foreign minister leaves for Qatar, may visit Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting regional rival Iran- allegations Doha denies. "Our main priority as part of our efforts with both Qatar and Saudi Arabia and other Gulf...

  • Arab rift with Qatar is causing operational problems, IEA warns

    IEA warns ongoing dispute between several Middle East countries and Qatar is causing "logistical headaches"

  • DUBAI, June 14- Qatar Airways said on Wednesday the vast majority of its operations had not been affected by airspace restrictions recently imposed on it by four Arab countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing it of fomenting regional unrest, supporting terrorism and...

  • *Turkish foreign minister to visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia. ANKARA/ DOHA, June 14- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was sending his top diplomat to Qatar on Wednesday in a bid to broker an end to what he has called the inhumane behaviour of neighbouring Gulf States in severing ties with Doha and imposing sanctions. Turkey has backed Qatar in a dispute that has...

  • Oil pumpjacks in the Permian Basin oil field are getting to work as crude oil prices gain.

    A leading global energy market academic warns oil prices could sink back to $30 a barrel if OPEC fails to make additional output cuts.

  • A Libyan oil worker from the Libyan National oil and gas company checks an oil pipelines at the Zawiya oil installation in Zawiya, Libya.

    Prospects for Libya's crude output were mixed as the state oil firm eased a dispute, but rival Libyan factions feuded over a Gulf rift.

  • DUBAI/ DOHA, June 13- Qatar, the world's second largest helium producer, has closed its two helium production plants because of the economic boycott imposed by other Arab states, industry sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The helium plants operated by RasGas, a subsidiary of state-owned Qatar Petroleum, were shut after Saudi Arabia closed its border with Qatar,...

  • The US ambassador to Qatar is leaving her post in the middle of a Persian Gulf crisis

    U.S. ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith announced she is leaving her post just one week after a few nations cut diplomatic ties with Doha.