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  • SINGAPORE/ DUBAI, June 7- Abu Dhabi petroleum port authorities have eased restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar, according to industry sources and shipping circulars seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Authority issued a new circular on Wednesday removing previous restrictions on non- Qatar owned, flagged or operated vessels...

  • Sadad al-Husseini

    Former Saudi Aramco executive Sadad al-Husseini defended President Trump after he supported Gulf countries that have isolated Qatar.

  • DUBAI, June 7- Standard& Poor's downgraded Qatar's debt on Wednesday as the riyal currency fell to an 11- year low amid signs that portfolio investment funds were flowing out of the country because of Doha's diplomatic rift with other Arab states. S&P cut its long-term rating of Qatar by one notch to AA- from AA and put the rating on CreditWatch with negative...

  • DUBAI, June 7- Standard& Poor's downgraded Qatar's debt on Wednesday as the country's riyal currency fell to an 11- year low amid signs that portfolio investment funds were flowing out because of Doha's diplomatic rift with other Gulf Arab states. S&P cut its long-term rating of Qatar by one notch to AA- from AA and put the rating on CreditWatch with negative...

  • PARIS, June 7- Arab states could impose an embargo on Qatar if it does not change course regarding its support of "extremism" and "destructive policies" in the region, United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Wednesday. What we want Qatar to do is not a band aid... we want Qatar to take a u-turn and change course in its sponsorship and...

  • *Abu Dhabi's Dana Gas jumps on receipt of Egypt payments. *Ezz Steel surges as Egypt imposes import tariff. The Qatari index lost 1.0 percent to a fresh 17- month low, taking its losses to 9.7 percent since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut diplomatic links and transport ties on Monday, accusing Doha of backing terrorism.

  • View of the Khalifa football stadium on January 6, 2013 in Doha, Qatar.

    The new blockade imposed on Qatar by Gulf neighbors threatens the political and logistical viability of the 2022 soccer tournament, Vocativ reports.

  • Traders monitor screens displaying stock information at Qatar Stock Exchange in Doha, Qatar June 5, 2017.

    Sadad Al Husseini, former Saudi Aramco EVP, discusses the oil markets and OPEC tensions.

  • Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after attending the weekly House Republicans party conference on Capitol Hill, on June 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan answers questions about the debt limit, foreign policy and President Trump's nomination of Christopher Wray as the new FBI director, at his weekly press conference.

  • SINGAPORE/ DUBAI, June 7- Abu Dhabi port authorities have eased restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar, according to industry sources and shipping circulars seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Authority issued a new circular on Wednesday removing previous restrictions on non- Qatar owned, flagged or operated vessels sailing to...

  • SINGAPORE/ DUBAI, June 7- Abu Dhabi port authorities have eased restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar, according to industry sources and shipping circulars seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Authority issued a new circular on Wednesday removing previous restrictions on non- Qatar owned, flagged or operated vessels sailing to...

  • *Many banks have suspended new business with Qatar. *UAE says more curbs possible. Many banks in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain suspended new business with Qatar soon after their governments cut diplomatic and transport ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

  • Turkish army commandos seach for roadside mines on patrol at the area near the Turkey-Iraq border on October 27, 2007 in the Uludere district of Sirnak province, southeastern Turkey.

    Turkey's parliament is expected to fast-track a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a military base in Qatar, officials said.

  • LONDON, June 7- Taiwan's Evergreen and Hong Kong's OOCL said on Wednesday they had suspended shipping services to Qatar after Arab countries severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf state and imposed port restrictions this week. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are among those to have cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism, an...

  • *Indonesia says Muslim pilgrims diverted from Qatar Airways. Several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, cut ties with Qatar on Monday over what they say is its support for terrorism, an accusation the Gulf state vehemently denies. The travel curbs add to the woes of Qatar's flagship airline Qatar Airways which has now lost access...

  • Empty shelves in a supermarket in Doha, Qatar.

    The move by Saudi Arabia and other states to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar has sent shockwaves across the region.

  • LONDON, June 7- Middle East tensions, Britain's election and Donald Trump's troubles combined to dampen investors' risk appetite on emerging markets on Wednesday, with currencies suffering and stocks edging lower for a second day. Adding to the frayed nerves were three key events scheduled for Thursday- Britain's general election, a European Central Bank...

  • Qatar's diplomatic crisis is rattling LNG buyers who may start to seek alternative sources for their fuel mix.

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on a recent diplomatic spat between four Arab nations and Qatar, with soundbites from leaders in the region.

  • DUBAI/ SYDNEY, June 7- Qatari nationals will not be allowed to board flights to Dubai or Abu Dhabi because the United Arab Emirates has banned them from passing through its airports after Arab powers cut ties with Qatar, Etihad Airways said on Wednesday. Foreigners living in Qatar with residence visas will no longer be eligible for visas on arrival into the United...

  • *Qatar airspace blockade overshadows global airline meeting. *Qatar Airways forced to divert routes to fly over Iran. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over its alleged support for militants.