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Tillerson renews Gulf crisis talks in Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia for the start of his Middle East tour as part of a new push to end the Gulf crisis, Al Jazeera reports. The top US diplomat landed in Riyadh on Saturday and met …

US Defense Secretary holds talks with Qatari leaders

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made an unannounced visit to Qatar, holding talks with the country’s emir and defense minister at the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East, Voice of America reports. …

Qatar urges dialogue between Gulf states and Iran

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani renewed a call for dialogue to end the Gulf's worst diplomatic crisis, saying his country is open to resolving the dispute over Qatar through talks without …

Trump and Saudi king discuss dispute with Qatar

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday and urged “all the parties in the Qatar dispute” to find a diplomatic resolution to end a crisis that has …

 Russia and Qatar to expand energy cooperation

Russia and Qatar are interested in coordinating their efforts in energy sector and oil production as part of the forum of gas exporters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "There is a growing interest in …

Lavrov to visit Kuwait, UAE and Qatar

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar on August 27-30, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "Special focus will be …

 Doha to return its ambassador to Iran

Qatar said it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia's missions in Iran by demonstrators angry at Riyadh's execution of a Shi'ite Muslim …