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qatar diplomatic crisis: all the latest updates


the latest news after arab gulf countries cut diplomatic ties with qatar and suspended doha-bound flights.






turkey steps up mediation efforts to end gulf crisis | turkey news


turkey's foreign minister is due to fly to kuwait after a short visit to qatar as part of ankara push to reach a diplomatic solution to the gulf crisis.mevlut cavusoglu was accompanied during his visit to doha on wednesday evening by turkey's economy minister nihat zeybekci.qatar’s isolation against islamic values, says turkeycavusoglu said that turkey was exerting its utmost efforts to mend ties between qatar and three fellow members of the gulf cooperation council, including saudi arabia, bahrain and the united arab emirates."we do not want any differences between our brothers in the gcc countries, and it is not enough to say that there is a problem without trying to resolve it," he told qatar news agency (qna).cavusoglu praised the "wise and calm manner" with which doha had approached t






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt 3)6:36pm - qatar's emir discusses gulf crisis with merkelemir sheikh tamim bin hamad al thani on thursday held a telephone conversation with german chancellor angela merkel, discussing the developments of the gulf crisis among other topics.merkel stressed during the call the need to solve the crisis through dial






turkey steps up mediation efforts to end gulf crisis | turkey news


turkey's foreign minister is due to fly to kuwait after a short visit to qatar as part of ankara push to reach a diplomatic solution to the gulf crisis.mevlut cavusoglu was accompanied during his visit to doha on wednesday evening by turkey's economy minister nihat zeybekci.qatar’s isolation against islamic values, says turkeycavusoglu said that turkey was exerting its utmost efforts to mend ties between qatar and three fellow members of the gulf cooperation council, including saudi arabia, bahrain and the united arab emirates."we do not want any differences between our brothers in the gcc countries, and it is not enough to say that there is a problem without trying to resolve it," he told qatar news agency (qna).cavusoglu praised the "wise and calm manner" with which doha had approached t






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt 3)9:30pm - kuwait: gulf crisis began to dissipatethe gulf crisis has begun to dissipate thanks to mediation efforts by kuwait's emir, a prominent member of kuwait's royal family said on thursday."i am sure this storm will pass peacefully to the benefit of the gulf cooperation council (gcc)," sheikh salem al-ali






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarus: no change planned for military baseqatari aviation, exports affectedthe latest developments since four arab countries cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times local.)to jump to the first update on monday morning, click here9:30pm - kuwait's emir: the gulf rift 'may not end well'kuwait's emir sheikh sabah al ahmad al sabah has said it was difficult for him to see the crisis among the members of the gulf cooperation council almost four decades after participating in building the alliance."it is quite difficult for us, the generation that built the gcc 37 years ago, to see the divisions a






qatari flight paths rerouted by gulf crisis | qatar


flights departing and arriving at the qatari capital of doha have been disrupted by the diplomatic rift between qatar and its gulf neighbours. saudi arabia, bahrain, the united arab emirates, and egypt have all closed their airspace to qatar airways flights. the airline has been forced to fly around these airspaces, making for longer flights. read more: qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answeredmeanwhile, several airlines have stopped flying to doha, a major international transportation hub. etihad, emirates, saudi arabian airlines, flydubai and air arabia have all cancelled their flights to the hamad international airport, one of the biggest airports in the gulf region. qatar airways offices in saudi arabia have been closed and the qatari national airline no longer flies to the uae, bahra






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt +3).17: 55 - gulf 'artificial' crisis can end quickly, says turkeyturkey's deputy prime minister numan kurtulmus says the gulf diplomatic rift can be quickly solved because there are no grounds to the crisis.“this is completely an artificial crisis," he told reporters in the northern black sea province of ordu. 






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt +3).18:57pm - turkish fm in saudi arabia for gulf crisis talksturkish foreign minister mevlut cavusoglu arrived in saudi arabia for talks with king king salman bin abdulaziz al saud, as part of mediation efforts to resolve the gulf's biggest diplomatic crisis in years.cavusoglu was to travel from jeddah to the h






sigmar gabriel: gulf crisis could lead to war | qatar news


the dispute between qatar and other arab states could lead to war, sigmar gabriel, german foreign minister, has told a newspaper.however, he says he still saw a chance to defuse the tension."there is a danger that this dispute could lead to war," gabriel told the frankfurter allgemeine sonntagszeitung on saturday.he cited what he called a "dramatic" harshness in relations between allied and neighbouring countries in the arab gulf.gabriel said personal talks this week with his counterparts from saudi arabia, qatar and turkey and phone calls with the foreign ministers of iran and kuwait underscored his concerns. read more: qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates"after my talks this week, i know how serious the situation is, but i believe there are also good chances to make progress."also o






qatar denounces gulf states' 'policy of domination' | qatar news


a senior counter-terrorism adviser to qatar's foreign minister has hit out at the diplomatic squeeze on doha by several gulf states, calling it a "policy of domination and control".   mutlaq al-qahtani, a special envoy to sheikh mohammed bin abdulrahman al thani, said the decision to sever ties by saudi arabia, the united arab emirates, bahrain, and egypt - as well as other allies - over qatar's alleged funding of armed groups would not prove successful.     "i think this is not about counter-terrorism, it's not about terror financing," he told afp news agency.     "i think it is about an orchestrated campaign against my country to pressure my country to change its active, independent foreign policy. this policy of domination and control is not going to work."    qahtani added: "when it co






kuwait: qatar ready to heal gulf rift | qatar news


kuwait on sunday said that qatar is willing to hold a dialogue with gulf arab countries that cut ties with it and was ready to listen to their concerns, in the latest twist of a major diplomatic rift.amnesty slams embargo on qatar over rights violationskuwait has led a mediation effort to defuse an escalating crisis after saudi arabia, the united arab emirates (uae) and bahrain, along with egypt and a group of smaller countries, severed relations with qatar on monday, accusing it of supporting "terrorism" - allegations doha denies.the three gulf states also imposed a land, sea and air blockade, and ordered all qataris out within 14 days, while calling their own citizens back."[kuwait] affirms the readiness of the brothers in qatar to understand the reality of the qualms and concerns of the






kuwait: qatar willing to hold dialogue on gulf dispute | qatar news


kuwait on sunday said that qatar is willing to hold a dialogue with gulf arab countries that cut ties with it and was ready to listen to their concerns, in the latest twist of a major diplomatic rift.amnesty slams embargo on qatar over rights violationskuwait has led a mediation effort to defuse an escalating crisis after saudi arabia, the united arab emirates (uae) and bahrain, along with egypt and a group of smaller countries, severed relations with qatar on monday, accusing it of supporting "terrorism" - allegations doha denies.the three gulf states also imposed a land, sea and air blockade, and ordered all qataris out within 14 days, while calling their own citizens back."[kuwait] affirms the readiness of the brothers in qatar to understand the reality of the qualms and concerns of the






qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answered | qatar


on may 23, qatar woke up to news of a hack attributing false statements to the emir of qatar. the fake news was aired on several uae and saudi-owned networks in the gulf. this sparked a series of diplomatic breakdowns between the gcc countries.the latest developments include severing of diplomatic ties between three gulf states and qatar, an embargo imposed on qatar, with air, sea and land borders shut down, and qatari diplomats and residents expelled from those gulf countries.here is a breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it entails for the region.what is the gcc?gcc stands for gulf cooperation council. this is a political and economic alliance of countries in the arabian peninsula. these are bahrain, kuwait, oman, qatar, saudi arabia, and the united arab emirates. it was es






qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answered | qatar


on may 23, qatar woke up to news of a hack attributing false statements to the emir of qatar. the fake news was aired on several uae and saudi-owned networks in the gulf. this sparked a series of diplomatic breakdowns between the gcc countries.the latest developments include severing of diplomatic ties between three gulf states and qatar, an embargo imposed on qatar, with air, sea and land borders shut down, and qatari diplomats and residents expelled from those gulf countries.here is a breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it entails for the region.what is the gcc?gcc stands for gulf cooperation council. this is a political and economic alliance of countries in the arabian peninsula. these are bahrain, kuwait, oman, qatar, saudi arabia, and the united arab emirates. it was es






qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answered | qatar


on may 23, qatar woke up to news of a hack attributing false statements to the emir of qatar. the fake news was aired on several uae and saudi-owned networks in the gulf. this sparked a series of diplomatic breakdowns between the gcc countries.the latest developments include severing of diplomatic ties between three gulf states and qatar, an embargo imposed on qatar, with air, sea and land borders shut down, and qatari diplomats and residents expelled from those gulf countries.here is a breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it entails for the region.what is the gcc?gcc stands for gulf cooperation council. this is a political and economic alliance of countries in the arabian peninsula. these are bahrain, kuwait, oman, qatar, saudi arabia, and the united arab emirates. it was es






us: gulf crisis trending in a positive direction | saudi arabia news


heather nauert, the us state department spokesperson, has said situation in the crisis between a group of countries led by saudi arabia and qatar was "trending in a positive direction".nauert made the statement at a press conference on tuesday after a meeting between saudi foreign minister adel al-jubeir and us secretary of state rex tillerson in washington.she said that the dialogue between the top diplomats over the situation in the gulf was "hopeful"."worst is behind us" in the crisis, he told reporters.saudi arabia, the united arab emirates (uae) and bahrain and a number of other countries severed relations with qatar last week, accusing it of supporting armed groups and iran. qatar rejects the accusations. read more: qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates riyadh also closed its bor






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times local doha time).8:44pm - protest outside uae embassy in london in solidarity with qatar demonstrators gathered outside the united arab emirates (uae) embassy in britain's capital, london, to protest against an ongoing embargo of qatar by the uae, saudi arabia and others.the protesters denounced the land, air and se






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt 3)10pm - q-post urges upu to intervene in gulf crisisqatar postal service company (q-post) has sent a written notice to universal postal union (upu) informing them about the suspension of postal services with qatar by the uae, bahrain and saudi arabia, which is a violation of upu's constitution and agreements.q-






qatari flight paths rerouted by gulf crisis | qatar


flights departing and arriving at the qatari capital of doha have been disrupted by the diplomatic rift between qatar and its gulf neighbours. saudi arabia, bahrain, the united arab emirates, and egypt have all closed their airspace to qatar airways flights. the airline has been forced to fly around these airspaces, making for longer flights. read more: qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answeredmeanwhile, several airlines have stopped flying to doha, a major international transportation hub. etihad, emirates, saudi arabian airlines, flydubai and air arabia have all cancelled their flights to the hamad international airport, one of the biggest airports in the gulf region. qatar airways offices in saudi arabia have been closed and the qatari national airline no longer flies to the uae, bahra






qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answered | qatar


on may 23, qatar woke up to news of a hack attributing flase statements to the emir of qatar. the fake news was aired on severeal uae and saudi owned networks in the gulf. this sparked a series of diplomatic breakdowns between the gcc countries.the latest developments include severing of diplomatic ties between three gulf states and qatar, an embargo imposed on qatar, with air, sea and land borders shutdown, and qatari diplomats and residents expelled from those gulf coutnries.here is a breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it entails for the region.what is the gcc?gcc stands for gulf cooperation council. this is a political and economic alliance of countries in the arabian peninsula. these are bahrain, kuwait, oman, qatar, saudi arabia, and the united arab emirates. it was es






qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answered | qatar


on may 23, qatar woke up to news of a hack attributing false statements to the emir of qatar. the fake news was aired on several uae and saudi-owned networks in the gulf. this sparked a series of diplomatic breakdowns between the gcc countries.the latest developments include severing of diplomatic ties between three gulf states and qatar, an embargo imposed on qatar, with air, sea and land borders shut down, and qatari diplomats and residents expelled from those gulf countries.here is a breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it entails for the region.what is the gcc?gcc stands for gulf cooperation council. this is a political and economic alliance of countries in the arabian peninsula. these are bahrain, kuwait, oman, qatar, saudi arabia, and the united arab emirates. it was es






gulf dispute tops agenda of france-morocco talks | france news


french president emmanuel macron has travelled to morocco for a 24-hour visit for talks on battling terrorism as well as the libyan conflict and qatar's dispute with its gulf neighbours.ahead of wednesday's visit, the french presidency said macron would discuss with mohammed vi the dispute between qatar and several countries, as both paris and rabat are keen on mediating a solution to the crisis.qatar hires law firm to counter terrorism accusations"president macron has spoken with all the heads of state of the region and called for appeasement. this efforts could converge with the mediation that morocco wants to attempt," it said.a french diplomatic source said "the priority is to help resolve the crisis".the elysee palace said after macron landed in rabat that the french president would m






qatari flight paths rerouted by gulf crisis | qatar


flights leaving and flying to the qatari capital of doha have been disrupted by the diplomatic rift between qatar and its gulf neighbours. saudi arabia, bahrain, the united arab emirates, and egypt have all closed their airspace to qatar airways flights. the qatari airline is forced to fly around these airspaces, making for longer flights. read more: qatar-gulf crisis: your questions answeredmeanwhile, several airlines have stopped flying to doha, a major international transportation hub. etihad, emirates, saudi arabian airlines, flydubai and air arabia have all cancelled their flights to the hamad international airport, one of the biggest airports in the gulf region. qatar airways offices in saudi arabia have been closed and the qatari national airline no longer flies to the uae, bahrain,






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarus: no change planned for military baseqatari aviation, exports affectedthe latest developments since four arab countries cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times local.)to jump to the first update on monday morning, click herekuwait's emir sheikh sabah al ahmad al sabah has said it was difficult for him to see the crisis among the members of the gulf cooperation council almost four decades after participating in building the alliance."it is quite difficult for us, the generation that built the gcc 37 years ago, to see the divisions among its members which may lead to undesirable consequen






qatar diplomatic crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritius, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarus: no change planned for military baseqatari aviation, exports, banks affectedthe latest developments since four arab countries cut ties with qatar on monday morning. (all times local.)to jump to the first update on thursday, click here6pm - sudan says it will not take sides in gulf riftsudan has said it will not take sides in the diplomatic crisis in the gulf amid calls from sudanese legislators to back qatar.responding to questions from lawmakers on wednesday, foreign minister ibrahim ghandour said he expected gulf arab states to overcome the crisis given the "strong relations






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times local doha time).6:29pm - erdogan calls for gulf crisis resolutionturkish president recep tayyip erdogan has renewed a call for the full removal of a saudi-led blockade imposed on qatar and appealed to saudi arabia to bring a quick end to the crisis through dialogue."i believe that the saudi king has the ability to






us: gulf crisis trending in a positive direction | saudi arabia news


the us state department has said efforts to resolve a major diplomatic crisis between a group of countries led by saudi arabia and qatar are "trending in a positive direction".spokesperson heather nauert made the statement at a press conference on tuesday after a meeting between saudi foreign minister adel al-jubeir and us secretary of state rex tillerson in washington.she told reporters that the dialogue between the top diplomats over the situation in the gulf was "hopeful"."together they talked about the need ... to come together, to work together. i would characterise the mood and the approach to that as being one that is hopeful, that believes that the worst is behind us," nauert said.saudi arabia, the united arab emirates (uae) and bahrain and a number of other countries severed relat






us: gulf crisis trending in a positive direction | saudi arabia news


the us state department has said efforts to resolve a major diplomatic crisis between a group of countries led by saudi arabia and qatar are "trending in a positive direction".spokesperson heather nauert made the statement at a press conference on tuesday after a meeting between saudi foreign minister adel al-jubeir and us secretary of state rex tillerson in washington.she told reporters that the dialogue between the top diplomats over the situation in the gulf was "hopeful"."together they talked about the need ... to come together, to work together. i would characterise the mood and the approach to that as being one that is hopeful, that believes that the worst is behind us," nauert said.saudi arabia, the united arab emirates (uae) and bahrain and a number of other countries severed relat






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt +3).21:53pm - turkish president discusses gulf crisis with qatar's emir, french leaderturkey's president recep tayyip erdogan has held a trilateral phone conversation with qatar's emir sheikh tamim bin hamad al thani and french president emmanuel macron, according to turkey's state-run anadolu agency.the three l






energy market vulnerable to prolonged gulf crisis | qatar news


while the gulf's diplomatic crisis is unlikely to affect energy prices in the short term, a prolonged rift that disrupts qatar's gas supplies could send prices soaring, analysts say.with rising us shale oil output driving a global supply glut, the decision by saudi arabia and its allies earlier this month to sever diplomatic ties with qatar provided only a fleeting boost to prices."given the severe supply glut in the oil markets globally, it is quite unlikely that the gulf spat would lead to a spike in oil prices in the short or medium term," m.r. raghu, executive vice president of kuwait financial center (markaz), told the afp news agency.qatar said on monday that it would comply with an agreement by the opec oil cartel and other producers to extend production cuts for nine months until t






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarus: no change planned for military baseqatari aviation, exports affectedthe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt+3)9:30pm - egypt to ease restriction on flights from and to qataregypt will allow airlines and aircraft that are not registered in egypt or qatar to use its airspace to fly to and from qatar, the civil aviation ministry said on tuesday.a ban on flights to and from egypt by qatari planes remains in force, however.fahad bin mohamed al-attiyah, qatar's ambassador to






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times gmt3).21:53pm - turkish president discusses gulf crisis with qatar's emir, french leaderturkey's president recep tayyip erdogan has held a trilateral phone conversation with qatar's emir sheikh tamim bin hamad al thani and french president emmanuel macron, according to turkey's state-run anadolu agency.the three lea






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarsaudi border closure forcing qatar to import food by airuae ambassador to us says economic pressure on qatar set to increasethe latest developments since several countries, including saudi arabia, united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt, cut ties with qatar on june 5. (all times local doha time).the recent short-term suspension of al jazeera arabic's twitter account highlights the fact that a major part of the commentary, rumours and backlash on the gulf crisis took place online. here is a look back at the tweets, hashtags and instagram drama that dominated the ongoing gulf tensions.7:55pm






britain's theresa may urges easing of gulf tensions | uk news


british prime minister theresa may urged the leaders of saudi arabia, bahrain and uae to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the arab world's biggest powers to cut ties with qatar."the prime minister raised the ongoing isolation of qatar in the gulf region, calling on all sides to urgently de-escalate the situation, engage meaningfully in dialogue, and restore gulf cooperation council unity at the earliest possible opportunity," a spokesperson for may said in a statement on thursday. read more: qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates qatar should "continue to build on the progress it has already made to address the scourge of radicalisation and terrorism in the region, in partnership with its gulf allies," the spokesperson added.may's office said she spoke with the kings of saudi






qatar-gulf crisis: all the latest updates | qatar news


summarysaudi arabia, uae, bahrain, egypt, yemen, eastern government of libya, maldives, mauritius, mauritania, and senegal cut diplomatic ties with qatarjordan and djibouti downgrade diplomatic relations with qatarus: no change planned for military baseqatari aviation, exports, banks affectedthe latest developments since four arab countries cut ties with qatar on monday morning. (all times local.)to jump to the first update on sunday, click here3:13pm: inside story - blockade on qatar 'toying' with people's liveshuman rights group amnesty international has condemned the blockade taken by saudi arabia, the uae and bahrain against qatar, saying the countries are toying with the lives of thousands of gulf residents as part of their dispute with qatar.on monday, the three gulf countries ordere






verizon exploring combination with cable firm charter communications


verizon communications inc. is exploring a combination with charter communications inc. that would unite two giants in search of growth in a idly consolidating media and telecom landscape, according to people familiar with the matter.verizon ceo lowell mcadam has made a preliminary approach to officials close to charter, which has a market value of more than $80 billion. verizon is working with advisers to study a potential...