Tag archive for ‘Saudi Arabia’
By news On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Somalia rebukes its states for breaking with Qatar

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s government rebuked its three semi-autonomous regions on Thursday for cutting ties with Qatar, saying it was determined to stay neutral in the Gulf nation’s dispute with More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Saudi is lifting Skype, WhatsApp ban, but will censor calls

RIYADH (Reuters) – The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said. All online voice and video call services More...

By news On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Qatar emir again urges dialogue, Trump says dispute to be resolved quickly

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for “unconditional dialogue” to end a crisis pitting Qatar against four Arab states while U.S. President More...

By news On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Snap says removes Al Jazeera’s Discover Publisher channel in Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Snap Inc has been asked by the Saudi Arabia government to remove the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in that country because it violated local laws, the social media company said More...

By news On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Qatar to buy 24 Typhoon jets from UK’s BAE Systems

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar’s defense minister has signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 Typhoon jets from British defense group BAE Systems, in a move that could anger other Gulf countries boycotting Doha. More...

By news On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Saudis urged to report on each other’s social media activity

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is urging people to report subversive social media activity via a phone app, part of an apparent crackdown on potential government critics before demonstrations called for by exiled More...

By news On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Saudi king says kingdom has made progress in tackling terrorism

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi King Salman, receiving dignitaries attending the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage, said on Saturday the kingdom had made progress in eradicating terrorism aimed at attacking More...

By news On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Qatar says no sign Arab states willing to negotiate over boycott

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that his country was willing to negotiate an end to a Gulf diplomatic rift but had seen no sign that Saudi Arabia and other countries imposing More...

By news On Friday, August 25th, 2017

Qatar orders closure of Chadian embassy, gives diplomats 72 hours to leave

DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar ordered the embassy of Chad be closed and gave its diplomats 72 hours to leave, the Qatari foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing the African country of joining a “campaign More...

By news On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Senegal reinstates Qatar ambassador, hopes for end to Gulf feud

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal has reinstated its ambassador to Qatar in a bid to encourage the resolution of a dispute between Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies and Doha, the foreign ministry said. Senegal recalled More...