The long-running family rivalries behind the Qatar crisis

Diplomats in Middle East say issues cannot easily be resolved partly because they are personal as well as political It is a row that is roiling the Middle East, pitting the wealthiest and most influential Arab sheikhdoms against each other, and sparking weeks of shuttle diplomacy. However, behind the Saudi Arabia-led blockade of Qatars air,


Qatar economic outlook downgraded hours before crunch Gulf meeting

Moodys forecasts prolonged period of uncertainty as Arab nations prepare to meet in Cairo over Qatars response to demands Ratings agency Moodys has downgraded Qatars economic outlook as political uncertainty swirled ahead of a crunch meeting between Arab nations on Wednesday in Cairo. A quartet of Arab nations said early on Wednesday it had received


UAE ambassador threatens further sanctions against Qatar

Omar Ghobash, ambassador to Russia, has said Gulf states imposing demands on Qatar are willing to be subjected to same monitoring regime themselves The Gulf states demanding that Qatar ends its independent-minded foreign policy and alleged support for extremism have warned they are considering further economic pressure on the tiny country, such as reducing commercial