Gulf Times - Saudi-led-bloc
US mulls GCC summit subject to Qatar progress

US mulls GCC summit subject to Qatar progress

The White House is considering Camp David as a possible venue and the summit subject to some positive development in the form of a keen desire among the countries blockading Qatar to end the dispute.

End GCC crisis as it harms regional security: Tillerson

End GCC crisis as it harms regional security: Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, in Kuwait for a meeting of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said the United States was working to settle the Gulf dispute.

King Salman urged to take the lead in resolving crisis

King Salman urged to take the lead in resolving crisis

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim talked about his experience throughout his long political career spanning more than 20 years with special focus on the relationships among the GCC countries and the demands made of Qatar by the Saudi-led bloc.

Blockade ends up driving more tourists to Qatar

Blockade ends up driving more tourists to Qatar

The economic blockade on Qatar imposed by the Saudi-led bloc has resulted in more foreign tourists from other regions visiting the country in the first half of 2017, according to a Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) report.

Qatar's economy remains strong, say experts

Qatar's economy remains strong, say experts

Qatar's economy has been hit by the sanctions imposed by a Saudi-led Arab bloc but the country's economy is strong enough to survive, analysts say.

'Time to end siege driven by Saudi, Emirati hypocrisy'

'Time to end siege driven by Saudi, Emirati hypocrisy'

The blockade of Qatar imposed by the Saudi-led bloc has failed on all fronts and now is the time to sit down and talk to end the crisis that has entered the third month, a senior Qatari official has said.

Qatar will not 'outsource foreign policy': Sheikh Saif

Qatar will not 'outsource foreign policy': Sheikh Saif

Qatar refuses to bow to Saudi-led demands to "outsource" its foreign policy to resolve the Gulf crisis, Government Communications Office Director Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed al-Thani told AFP in an interview.

Qatar ready for talks; no compromise on country's sovereignty

Qatar ready for talks; no compromise on country's sovereignty

Qatar is ready for talks to resolve the diplomatic crisis with the Saudi-led bloc so long as the country's sovereignty is respected and any deal is binding on all, His Highness the Emir said on Friday.

Siege countries looking for 'face-saving' ways to exit crisis

Siege countries looking for 'face-saving' ways to exit crisis

The climbdown by the four Arab siege countries from the 13-point list of demands to "six broad principles" to resolve to Gulf crisis is an "insincere face-saving" attempt, Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations has said.

Southee and McCullum star as New Zealand rout England

Southee and McCullum star as New Zealand rout England

Paceman Tim Southee recorded the best one-day figures by a New Zealander while Brendon McCullum hit the fastest World Cup half-century to lead their eight-wicket win over England