Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

The United Arab Emirates will not deport Qataris who are married to Emirati nationals, Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National reported on Monday, a week after severing ties with Doha and giving Qataris 14 days to leave.

Qatar hosted the Taliban at the request of the United States government, the Qatari foreign minister's special envoy on counterterrorism told Aljazeera.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Monday denounced the sanctions imposed by five Gulf states on his country as "unfair" and "illegal".

PM Nawaz is joined by the Army Chief, Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Since the diplomatic dispute erupted, slogans against and in support of Qatar have been among the top topics discussed on Twitter in Arabic, which is a hugely popular medium of expression in the Arab world, particularly in Saudi Arabia.

Qatar shares control of a vast underwater gas field with Iran, which lies on the other side of the Persian Gulf.

They added that Qatar ignored repeated calls to abide by the Riyadh Agreement of 2013, its executive mechanism, and the supplementary agreement in 2014.

"We are stopping the funding of terrorism", he said during a photo call with cabinet officials.

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But Costand has testified that after she took the pills she felt frozen, and could not stop Cosby as he sexually assaulted her. The judge in the case blocked an attempt by Cosby's lawyers to reveal to the jury that Constand is a lesbian.

"I'm a businessman and I will even do business with (the) devil as long (as) it's win-win for both", Al-Baker said.

Qatar denies accusations that it provides financial support to groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda, and defends its links with Iran and Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.

Qatar has also begun shipping cargo through Oman as a means of bypassing restrictions.

Qatar's Hamad Port is 420 nautical miles from Sohar Port and 1,131 nautical miles from Salalah.

Typically, cargo for Qatar stops at Dubai's massive deep-water Jebel Ali port, then gets put on smaller boats heading to Doha.

Thani said that Qatar was in contact with worldwide aviation authorities and legal organizations as it tries to fight back against moves by Saudi Arabia and its allies to cut off its land, air, and sea access.

Three Iranian ports of Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, and Bandar Lengeh are now ready to be used for the dispatch of Iranian products to Qatar, Noorani went on to say.

Iran has opened up its airspace to around 100 new Qatari flights daily, upping its air traffic by 17% according to the official state news agency.

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