Saudi coast guard kills local fisherman, says Iran TV

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The Qatari government communications director, Sheikh Saif, said Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini families had been "forcibly recalled" on Monday by their governments despite being invited to stay by Qatar.

Reconciliation between Qatar and its neighbours is becoming increasingly hard, with the peninsular state seemingly unwilling to back down or concede accusations that it supports terrorism.

"Qatar has been very busy, especially since 2011, since the onset of Arab uprisings but before that too, developing relations with basically everybody in the Middle East", Juneau said.

Saudi Arabia said yesterday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighboring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed".

Qatari foreign minister Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi during a visit to Algiers Thursday hailed Algerian authorities for their positive neutral position. EARLY DAYS He said a list of grievances Arab nations had with Qatar would be completed in the next few days.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned increasing diplomatic tension between Qatar and its Arab neighbors is leading to operational problems in the region.

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Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive. Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone.

US President Donald Trump has criticized Qatar for supporting terrorist groups, while the Pentagon has thanked the Gulf country for its efforts to combat extremism. "It also strenuously denies that Minister Carmelo Abela has made the remarks reported b y fox-news24.com, or any remarks whatsoever on the situation concerning Saudi Arabia and Qatar". Gargash, who was in Paris as part of efforts to lobby European allies to put pressure on Doha, said he believed that when Qatar did back down, there would be a need to monitor its activities in the region, something Western powers could undertake.

"Oil prices above US$50/bbl are conducive to helping reforms succeed while oil prices below US$40/bbl are likely to endanger macro stability", Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a report last week.

Qatar is happy to accept planeloads of food that Iran has been sending for the past two weeks, but that's more symbolic than anything else, says Juneau.

Turkish demonstrators took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to express their solidarity with Qatar against the blockade and severing of ties by some Gulf States.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday described the decision by Gulf states to cut political and economic relations with Qatar as "inhumane and un-Islamic".

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