Tag Archives: Gulf Crisis

Saudi Arabia, Allies Restore Full Ties with Qatar

Qatar’s only land border has been mostly closed since mid-2017

Diplomatic relations have been restored between Qatar and four Arab states that imposed an embargo against it for three years, the Saudi foreign minister says. (AFP/File photos)

BY RT

Full ties have been restored between Saudi Arabia and Qatar after hugs were exchanged between leaders of the two nations at the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit on Tuesday, ending their three-year-diplomatic dispute. Continue reading Saudi Arabia, Allies Restore Full Ties with Qatar

Sudan’s Bashir is Playing a Dangerous Game

The attempt of the Sudanese president to engage with rival regional interests in a bid to stay in power might fail.

Worried about his two ICC arrest warrants, President Bashir has employed every trick to ensure the survival of his presidency. But his recent tactics of manipulating regional and international rivalries are actually damaging Sudan’s national interests as they are slowly turning the country into a battlefield between rival powers.

BY AHMED H ADAM | AL JAZEERA

Sudan’s political crisis is sliding into a dangerous phase. Its economy is on the verge of collapse. The price of food and other basic commodities is rising by the day, worsening living conditions for ordinary Sudanese and stirring growing discontent in the country. Continue reading Sudan’s Bashir is Playing a Dangerous Game

Dimensions and Implications of the Eritrean President’s Visit to Cairo

President Afwerki’s visit to Cairo has launched a strategic alliance between Eritrea and Egypt as the security challenges and threats that both countries facing necessitate the continuation of their mutual consultations and collaboration

Eritrea is an important strategic neighbor and ally for Egypt (and vice versa). Period.

BY MONA SOLIMAN | EGYPT TODAY

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received his Eritrean counterpart, Isaias Afwerki, on January 9 during the latter’s two-day visit to Cairo in which he was accompanied by a high-rank delegation which included Yemane Gebreab, his political advisor, and Osman Saleh, the Eritrean foreign affairs minister. Continue reading Dimensions and Implications of the Eritrean President’s Visit to Cairo

Saudi Arabia Urges Sudan Take ‘Clear Stance’ on Gulf Crisis

Carrot and Stick. Sudan was hoping to remain neutral in the ongoing Gulf crisis. But, its benefactor Saudi Arabia demands otherwise.

BY SUDAN TRIBUNE

The Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum Ali bin Hassan Jaafar has urged Sudan to take “clear stance” on the ongoing Gulf crisis, accusing Qatar of seeking the backing of two states with regional ambitions, Turkey and Iran.

Last month, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar over allegations that the country funds “terrorism”, an accusation that Qatar denies. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Urges Sudan Take ‘Clear Stance’ on Gulf Crisis

Qatar Crisis: Bahrain Publishes List of Demands

Gulf dispute deepens as Saudi and its allies issue ultimatum for ending blockade that includes closing al-Jazeera and cutting back ties with Iran

Bahrain Officially publishes sweeping list of demands conveyed to Qatar

BY AL ARABIYA

The Bahraini news agency published the list of demands which Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt handed over to Qatar via Kuwait.

According to BNA, Qatar was requested to decrease diplomatic representation with Iran and curb ties with it, expel revolutionary guards from Qatar, limit relations with Iran to commercial trade without violating the sanctions imposed on Iran and without violating the security of Gulf Cooperation Council countries and sever any military or intelligence cooperation with Tehran. Continue reading Qatar Crisis: Bahrain Publishes List of Demands

Saudi Arabia Appoints King Salman’s Son as Crown Prince

31 out of the 34 members of Saudi Arabia’s succession committee chose Mohammed bin Salman as the crown prince.

Deputy Crown Prince and son of King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman, was promoted to crown prince replacing his cousin, the Interior Minister, to become the next ruler of the kingdom.

BY REUTERS

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was promoted to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman’s 31-year-old son as next ruler of the kingdom.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Mohammed bin Salman who becomes deputy prime minister and retains his defense and other portfolios, a royal decree issued by the Saudi state agency said SPA. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Appoints King Salman’s Son as Crown Prince