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Gulf diplomatic crisis: UAE warns to expel Qatar from GCC, calls for a 'change of behaviour'
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: UAE warns to expel Qatar from GCC, calls for a 'change of behaviour'

Speaking at the Chatham House international affairs think tank in London, UAE foreign minister Gargash repeated claims — denied by Qatar — that the country funds extremists.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: UAE foreign minister Anwar Gargash says Qatar issue won't end soon
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: UAE foreign minister Anwar Gargash says Qatar issue won't end soon

The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Friday said the Qatar crisis, which pits the Arab quartet and Qatar, would not end soon.

Gulf crisis: Qatar responds to Saudi-led bloc's 48-hour deadline to meet demands with defiance
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Gulf crisis: Qatar responds to Saudi-led bloc's 48-hour deadline to meet demands with defiance

Qatar responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances

US-led air strikes on Raqqa displaced 1,60,000 people: UN war crime investigators
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US-led air strikes on Raqqa displaced 1,60,000 people: UN war crime investigators

The United States-led coalition air strikes on Raqqa has resulted in a “staggering loss” of civilian lives with as many as 1,60,000 people being internally displaced, United Nations war crime investigators said on Wednesday.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Saudi King Salman asks Nawaz Sharif to choose sides
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Saudi King Salman asks Nawaz Sharif to choose sides

Are you with us or with Qatar?" Saudi King Salman raised this question during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had visited the Gulf kingdom for finding a diplomatic solution to the Qatar crisis.

The Promised Land: Gulf lures many from Kerala, but few make it big
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The Promised Land: Gulf lures many from Kerala, but few make it big

The lives of the majority of the expatriates in the UAE  have not seen much change. Like Bappu, many Keralites are struggling hard. The situation is almost the same in other countries under the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Qatar diplomatic crisis: Gulf nation launches direct shipping services with Oman ports amid row
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Qatar diplomatic crisis: Gulf nation launches direct shipping services with Oman ports amid row

Qatar announced it had launched direct shipping services to ports in Oman, a move that bypasses a Gulf "blockade" on a country largely dependent on food imports.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Pakistan says reports of deploying troops in Qatar 'fabricated'
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Pakistan says reports of deploying troops in Qatar 'fabricated'

Pakistan on Sunday rejected "fabricated and baseless" reports that it plans to deploy its troops in Qatar amid diplomatic tensions in the West Asia.

Poorly-planned Qatar-GCC diplomatic crisis could irreversibly alter Gulf Security Architecture
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Poorly-planned Qatar-GCC diplomatic crisis could irreversibly alter Gulf Security Architecture

In what could be called an unprecedented escalation of tension between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, the regional leaders seems to have reached the point of no return

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatar must choose between supporting Iran and bridging the gap with UAE
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatar must choose between supporting Iran and bridging the gap with UAE

While Qatar may not have thought that its fellow members and neighbours would ever come together and take such a consolidated action, now it has to take a decision on whether to back off needling these countries by aligning itself with Iran or rework its diplomatic strategy.

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia: US President, King Salman inaugurate centre to fight radical ideology on internet
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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia: US President, King Salman inaugurate centre to fight radical ideology on internet

US president Trump and the king of Saudi Arabia on Sunday inaugurated a Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

India’s export dependency on US, UAE makes us susceptible to economic shocks
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India’s export dependency on US, UAE makes us susceptible to economic shocks

The UAE and US collectively account for Rs 3.9 lakh crore or over 24 percent of India’s total value of export relationships

Donald Trump to meet Muslim leaders in Arab-Islamic-American Summit on 20 May
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Donald Trump to meet Muslim leaders in Arab-Islamic-American Summit on 20 May

King Abdullah II of Jordan, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou are among leaders invited by Saudi King Salman for a summit with US President Donald Trump.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in India for Republic Day parade: What UAE crown prince's visit means
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in India for Republic Day parade: What UAE crown prince's visit means

A lot of thought goes into choosing the chief guest at the Republic Day parade

Gulf Nations and Canada to cooperate in the fight against IS
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Gulf Nations and Canada to cooperate in the fight against IS

Gulf Arab foreign ministers have agreed with their Canadian counterpart to strengthen "cooperation" in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Technology has helped cricket, enhanced spectator experience: Sachin Tendulkar
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Technology has helped cricket, enhanced spectator experience: Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said he backs the use of technology even though he was the first batsman to be given out by the third umpire after TV replays.

Royal snub? Barack Obama may not receive regal welcome in Saudi Arabia
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Royal snub? Barack Obama may not receive regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama will make another trip to Riyadh to consult Gulf allies on the Yemen and Syria crises this week, but may not receive a royal welcome.

Doha Bank ties up with Anil Ambani's Reliance Group
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Doha Bank ties up with Anil Ambani's Reliance Group

The agreement has been signed by Anil Ambani Chairman Reliance Group and Doha Bank Group CEO R Seetharaman in the presence of Sanjiv Arora, Ambassador of India to Qatar.

Yemen's top factions square off for battle as fears of war and Saudi-Iran rivalry grow
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Yemen's top factions square off for battle as fears of war and Saudi-Iran rivalry grow

Yemen's top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war.