India’s response was muted, with no reiteration of its long standing position on East Jerusalem being the future capital of Palestine.
The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE met in the Bahraini capital, Manama, to discuss the Qatar crisis.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani signed the agreement, but the four Arab states which placed sanctions on Qatar said they intend to keep close watch on its efforts to combat terrorism.
The Arab countries have demanded Qatar curtail its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, shut down Al Jazeera, close a Turkish military base and downgrade its relations with rival Iran.
Qatar faces further sanctions by Arab states over alleged terrorism links as deadline to accept demands set to expire Sunday with no resolution in sight.
UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye claimed this demand of the Saudi-led coalition against Qatar was a blow against media pluralism in the Middle East.
Saudi foreign minister said that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.
The demands include curbing ties with Iran and shutting down the news agency Al Jazeera.
The demands include closing Al Jazeera television, reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran and closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar.
The network, which has its headquarters in Qatar, says all its entities remain operational as of now.
Two security sources told Reuters the websites were blocked for being affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood or for being funded by Qatar.
Despite the threats they face, journalists in the Global South receive little attention from their fellow colleagues around the world when targeted.
The Israel embassy in London associates with and funds various groups that attempt to influence domestic UK politics and spread pro-Israel sentiments, says Al Jazeera.
While the Russian media has a clear pro-Trump bias and the Arab media has shown a strong preference for Clinton, the Chinese media have consistently focused on the weaknesses of both candidates.
While the western media is eulogising Shimon Peres, the Arab media has accused him of being a Zionist and committing war crimes.
There can be no political resolution unless there is recognition of ground realities in Kashmir
Though two Al Jazeera journalists have been pardoned recently, the Egyptian government continues to impose severe restrictions on journalists in the country.