Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Qatar Crisis -- News Updates June 11, 2017

Reuters: Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says

Qatar is ready to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states that have cut diplomatic and economic ties, Kuwait said on Sunday, as it tried to mediate a solution to the worst regional crisis in years.

Saudi Arabia and allies Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) severed ties with Qatar last week, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and arch-foe Iran - charges Doha denies.

The rift has disrupted travel, separated families, severed commercial links and sown confusion among banks and businesses while deepening divisions between their respective allies fighting in wars and political struggles from Libya to Yemen.

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The Qatar Crisis -- News Updates June 11, 2017

The Latest: Kuwait says Qatar is ‘willing’ to hold dialogue -- Washington Post/AP
Gulf Mediator Says Qatar ‘Ready to Understand’ Region's Concerns -- Bloomberg
Qatar denounces Gulf states' 'policy of domination' -- Al Jazeera
Qatar crisis: Iran begins food aid flights into nation isolated by Arab neighbours -- The Independent
Iran sends planes stuffed with food to Qatar -- CNN
Qatar blockade: Iran sends five planeloads of food -- BBC
Qatar allows residents from boycotting states to stay -- Al Jazeera
Saudis move to ease humanitarian crisis spawned by Qatar blockade -- FOX News
Qatar: Hotline for mixed-families a face-saving act -- Al Jazeera
Bahrain Central Bank Orders Banks to Freeze Assets of Qatar-Linked Blacklist -- NYT/Reuters
Arab nations praise Trump’s support for their stance on Qatar -- NYDaily News
Turkey demands an end to Qatar blockade as humanitarian crisis deepens -- The Guardian
Russia Says It's Willing to Help U.S. Mediate Qatar-Saudi Rift -- Bloomberg
Russia appears reluctant to choose sides over Qatar-GCC rift -- Al Jazeera

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