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Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Turkey’s Erdogan hosts Qatari emir amid Gulf rift

  Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in the capital Ankara, officials said on Thursday. Bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar, as well as regional and international developments were expected to be discussed in the meeting, according to a statement released by the Presidency earlier this week,…

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Trump speaks to Qatar’s Emir on unity against terrorism

  Washington: The White House said that US President Donald Trump had spoken with Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar by phone regarding the importance of maintaining unity in combating terrorism. “If I can help mediate between Qatar and, in particular, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Saudi Arabia, I would be willing to…

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UK to lift electronics ban on Turkey flights

  Ankara: The UK will lift restrictions on large electronic devices being carried as cabin luggage on direct flights from Turkey, officials said here on Thursday. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told state-run Anadolu news agency that British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu over the issue. The…

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Tillerson to travel to Kuwait over Qatar crisis (Lead)

  Washington: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Kuwait next week in an attempt to solve the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the four Arab states which have snapped diplomatic ties with the West Asian country, the media reported. Tillerson will meet senior Kuwaiti officials who have been trying to mediate between the…

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US toughens security controls on flights from abroad

  Washington: US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has announced the toughening of security controls for passengers flying from abroad, but he ruled out expanding the prohibition on laptop computers aboard flights coming from Europe. “We will lay out a clear path to encourage airlines and airports to adopt more sophisticated screening approaches, including better use…

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Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday evening called for lifting the blockade against Qatar, reaffirming Turkey’s support for the Arab country. “I call on the leaders and citizens of the Gulf states, there will be no winner in this fight and slanders will get us nowhere,” the President said at a fasting-break dinner in…

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Tehran attackers IS recruits from Iran: Official

Tehran: The assailants who carried out the two deadly attacks in Tehran resulting in the deaths of 13 people were Iranians who were recruited by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a top security official said on Thursday. In an interview on state TV, Reza Seifollahi, deputy chief of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said the…

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Gulf rift pushes oil price

Dubai: The price of oil gained over 1 per cent while stock prices in the Gulf retreated across the board after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. Markets reacted to the escalation of the diplomatic row in the Gulf region and sent the price of oil 1.04…

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‘Electronics ban may expand on flights departing US’

  Washington: US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has confirmed that he is considering expanding a ban on large electronics in airplane cabins to include flights departing from the US to overseas, the media reported. If that happens, then it would mean any electronic device larger than a cell phone would not be allowed on some…

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Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu

  Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump began his visit to Israel by warning of the threat that Iran could pose if it were to develop nuclear weapons. “Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon,” Trump said, standing beside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Donald Trump on Monday was on the second stop of his…

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