Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates.
Iran boycotted the haj last year after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in 2015.
The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE met in the Bahraini capital, Manama, to discuss the Qatar crisis.
The coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthi militia in Yemen has, however, denied carrying out the attack that killed 42.
The visit to Gulf heads of states is an attempt to ease the pressure on Turkey’s ally Qatar, where, under a 2014 agreement, it maintains a military base.
Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan announced the launch of the Sayyad 3 missiles with improved altitude and range, as a response to arms acquisitions by its middle east neighbours.
King Salman ordered that junior Prince Saud bin Musa’id be arrested for assaulting a bloodied Yemeni driver to demonstrate he would punish “any transgression or violation by a person no matter his station, condition or rank”
An official who has seen the accord said it specifies actions for Qatar and placing two US Department of Justice officials in Qatar’s general prosecutor’s office.
According to sources, Mohammed bin Nayef had to abdicate his position as heir in favour of the king’s favourite son due to his issues with addiction.
By ramping up the violence and allowing the Saudis to wreak carnage in the Yemen war, the US is essentially repeating the process that birthed ISIS.
Saudi woman arrested for a widely shared video showing her strolling along an empty street wearing a skirt and crop top, Saudi state TV reported on Tuesday.
The UAE, on its part, has labelled the Washington Post report untrue and said that four Arab powers were discussing imposing new sanctions on Qatar.
Tensions have been rising since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015, backing government forces fighting Iran-allied Houthi rebels.
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Tillerson met Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, to discuss Doha’s feud with four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar on June 5 over allegations it funds extremist groups
The new measure is a significant step in the deeply conservative country as physical education for women is controversial, and is widely considered immodest.
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 states claim that the publication of the previously secret accord between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar broke a promise not to meddle in the affairs of Gulf countries.
Islamic State militants are waging an insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai Peninsula, killing hundreds of soldiers and police since 2013.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain said the list of 13 demands was now void and pledged new political, economic and legal steps against Qatar.
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.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain were due to meet on Wednesday to decide whether to continue sanctions they imposed on Qatar.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered the columnist’s suspension because giving individuals any of the 99 names of God is discouraged by the Sunni kingdom.
The feud erupted last month when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and being an ally of regional foe Iran.
The new security measures were designed to prevent expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops, and could require additional time to screen passengers.
The actions of the Trump administration have added fuel to the fire of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, having already claimed more than 10,000 civilian lives.
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
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.
With no end in sight to the war in Yemen, journalists fear they will continue to face risks that threaten their safety and freedom.
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.
“Tehran stands with the Qatari nation and government… We believe that if there is a conflict between regional countries, pressure, threats or sanctions are not the right way to resolve differences.”
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The demands include curbing ties with Iran and shutting down the news agency Al Jazeera.
Despite his meteoric rise through the ranks of the royal family, the new Saudi crown prince must consolidate his newfound authority and quell discord.
The demands include closing Al Jazeera television, reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran and closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar.
An interview with Talmiz Ahmed, former Indian ambassador in Riyadh, on the Saudi Arabian king making Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince.
In a report published by the Revolutionary Guards, Iran is said to have fired missiles on ISIS targets within Syria, a move not been made in years.
Mohammed bin Salman, 31, the prince behind Saudi Arabia’s disastrous war in Yemen and boycott of Qatar, has replaced 57-year-old Mohammed bin Naif as crown prince.
In a sudden announcement, it was confirmed that the 31-year-old former deputy crown prince was elevated to be the heir to King Salman, replacing his cousin.