Russia and the Middle East
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Gulf Storms

Following Emir of Qatar's phone call to the Saudi Crown Prince, optimism was subdued by reports dialogue will be 'suspended' until Qatar publicly clarifies its position
10 september 2017
Houthi militia decided to arrest Ali Abdullah Saleh and transfer him to Saada.
05 september 2017

Lavrov's visit to Kuwait City marks the first high-level diplomatic visit by Russia over the crisis.
01 january 1970
The Academy of Change is headed by Hisham Morsy, the son-in-law of Yusuf al-Qaradawi who is on the black list issued by the four countries which boycotted Qatar.
01 january 1970
Qatar has turned to the United Nations to be included in the counter-terrorism scheme, after the four boycotting countries accused Doha of supporting terrorism. (Shutterstock)
01 january 1970
Dr Gargashs remarks came just hours before US secretary of state Rex Tillerson was scheduled to meet Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani for talks at the state department.

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Dialogue is necessary and needed but its backbone has to be revision, Gargash said
01 january 1970
Kuwait has managed to successfully balance its strong relationship with Saudi Arabia while making steps towards improving relations with Riyadhs arch-rival Iran, despite a series of Iran-linked terror attacks in the 1980s.
01 january 1970
In light of the alarming examples quoted in the letter, these objections are legitimate, well founded and reasonable.
01 january 1970
Asked about the possibility of discontinuing Qatar's membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council, Sheikh Khalid said: "This is for the GCC to discuss. Today's meeting is about coordinating stances following the negative Qatari reply. We do not want to take hasty decisions, because such decisions are important and will impact the current situation."
07 june 2017