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Posted On: 19 September 2019 04:19 pm

Qatar condemns attack on Saudi oil facilities -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 120

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Here's what happened last week: Efforts to ease Gulf crisis to continue: Kuwait -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 119

16 September 2019

Qatar condemns attack on Saudi oil facilities

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in a tweet: “We condemn attacks on vital and civilian facilities, recently in Buqayq. These wars and conflicts must stop and efforts must be united to achieve common collective security in the region.”

Earlier in the day, the Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attacks.

"These wars and conflicts must stop and efforts must be made to achieve common collective security in the region," he added. Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

16 September 2019

Saudi Arabia-backed sports pirates

The Premier League, Fifa, and Uefa claim to have new proof that the biggest piracy operation in sporting history is the work of a Saudi Arabia-backed satellite provider. A report conducted by brand protection firm MarkMonitor has concluded “without question” that the rogue network named beoutQ is operating with signals transmitted by Saudi-based Arabsat, a satellite communications network. To know about this, click HERE.

15 September 2019

Qatar Partakes in Extraordinary Meeting of OIC in Saudi Arabia

The State of Qatar is taking part in the Extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the level of foreign ministers, held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Organization in Jeddah.

H.E Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi heads the State of Qatar's delegation to the meeting. The meeting discussed the recent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks in which he said he would annex large parts of the occupied lands in the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley.

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