Gulf Crisis

Amid angry protests, Iran makes first arrests over Ukrainian jet downing

The Ukraine International Airlines plane was brought down by a missile shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

published on : 14th January 2020

Donald Trump warns Iran against 'massacre' as protests erupt over jetliner downing

Iran said earlier it unintentionally downed a Ukrainian jetliner outside Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, in an abrupt about-turn after initially denying claims it was struck by a missile.

published on : 12th January 2020

Iran's Guard accepts responsibility for 'accidental' plane shootdown

That attack was retaliation for the killing of Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani, in an American airstrike in Baghdad.

published on : 11th January 2020

'Punish the guilty, pay and apologise': Ukraine reacts after Iran's admission on plane crash

Iran on Saturday admitted that it accidentally downed the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane.

published on : 11th January 2020

Iran says won't give Americans crashed plane's black boxes

"We will not give the black boxes to the manufacturer (Boeing) and the Americans," Iran Civil Aviation Organisation head Ali Abedzadeh said, quoted by Mehr news agency.

published on : 8th January 2020

Pilot mistake unlikely in Ukraine International Airlines plane crash in Iran

According to the Iranian and Ukrainian officials, the crash, which happened shortly after take-off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, left no survivors.

published on : 8th January 2020

At least 56 killed, 213 injured in stampede at funeral for slain Iranian general Soleimani 

The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani, as the procession got underway.

published on : 7th January 2020

Qatar calls for 'dialogue' to resolve Gulf diplomatic crisis

Qatar's foreign minister called for "dialogue" on Wednesday to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, accusing Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar of trying to undermine the nation's sovereignty.

published on : 5th July 2017

Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia to discuss with allies

The four Arab nations, which also include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, accuse Qatar of supporting extremism, a charge which it denies.

published on : 5th July 2017

United Nations Security Council tells Qatar to mend fences with Gulf neighbours

UN Security Council has told Qatar to sort out its differences with its Gulf neighbours, China's ambassador said, indicating the top UN body would not get involved in the dispute.

published on : 4th July 2017

Qatar responds to Saudi-led demands after deadline extension

The response was delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Al-Thani who made a short visit to Kuwait, which is acting as a mediator to resolve the diplomatic rift, the official said.

published on : 3rd July 2017

Gulf foreign ministers to discuss Qatar crisis in Cairo

Egypt will host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss the crisis with Qatar, Cairo's foreign ministry said.

published on : 3rd July 2017

Key demands that would resolve Qatar crisis

A deadline was extended Monday for Qatar to accept 13 demands by several Arab states in return for lifting a de facto blockade.

published on : 3rd July 2017

Saudis say demands 'non-negotiable' as Qatar, US officials meet

He was to meet later with Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah, who has sought to work resolve the standoff.

published on : 28th June 2017

Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift

Al-Jazeera Arabic account described the move as part of an "organised campaign" targeting it. Al-Jazeera has said it has come under cyberattack as well amid the diplomatic crisis.

published on : 17th June 2017