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Four nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

In a speech broadcast on the Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera in the early hours, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani also called for "a dialogue of openness and honesty" to resolve the crisis. Emboldened by President Donald Trump's open embrace and anti-Iran agenda, the kingdom could be making a renewed attempt to rally Sunni countries under its leadership against Tehran.



Saudi, UAE banks hold off on Qatar deals; central banks investigate exposure

Qatar's stock market rebounded in early trade on Tuesday after plunging the previous day but the Qatari riyal fell against the US dollar. Some scrambled to make the last flights back home. Qatar - which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia - has rejected the accusations, calling them "unjustified" and "baseless". In Egypt, which also cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, some banks resumed dealing in Qatari riyals after halting trade on Monday, but others appeared to be ...



AFC monitoring Qatar crisis, hoping to minimise impact on matches

The Philippines on Tuesday halted the deployment of workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state grappled with a diplomatic crisis after its neighbours cut ties with Doha . Monday's decision forbids Saudi, UAE and Bahraini citizens from travelling to Qatar, residing in it or passing through it. Residents and visitors of those countries must leave Qatar within 14 days.


United Kingdom police release people arrested after London attack without charge

United Kingdom police release people arrested after London attack without charge

London police chief Cressida Dick said that while some of the recent attacks in Britain had global links, they had a largely domestic centre of gravity. Forty-eight people were injured, 18 of whom remained in a critical condition yesterday. Butt was a married father of two and formerly worked for KFC and Transport for London , reports claim.


World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day

She also urged non-tobacco users not to test any kind of tobacco products. The statement called for countries to act now to fully implement the proven strategies put forward by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) including "large pictorial health warnings, advertising bans, higher tobacco taxes and 100 percent smoke-free laws".



Kuwait emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris amid crisis

Air Arabia said flights between Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Qatar are suspended until further notice. Saudi Arabia made a decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of providing support to Shi'ite Iran and and to extremist militants, in a coordinated move with Egypt , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates , the current and former officials said.