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30 November 2017 03:49 pm

UAE official says Al Jazeera should be bombed — GCC Crisis Updates Week 26

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November 23

Sources from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have reportedly said: “We used to have a WhatsApp group for all ministers and delegates from the Gulf. It used to be a very busy chatroom. Now it’s dead.” 

November 24

More Islamic organizations and individuals have been added to a terror list made by the blockading countries, including an organization headed by Egyptian theologian, Yusuf Al Qaradawi, claiming that these entities are supported by Qatar.

November 25

A senior security official from the UAE, Dhahi Khalfan accused Al Jazeera of provoking the latest attack on an Egyptian mosque on Twitter. He then tweetedabout how Al Jazeera should be bombed and that it’s a “machine of terrorism, the channel of ISIL, Al-Qaeda the Al-Nusra front.  

November 27 

In a federal court trial against Luis Bedoya, former president of Colombia’s soccer federation, testified against a Qatari television representative. With regard to the matter, Al Jazeera reported: Bedoya did not receive any money from Qatar, was not in FIFA's executive committee for the 2010 vote, but he accused an unnamed Qatari television representative to have offered "$10 or 15 million" for "South American support in the FIFA executive committee".

The Director of the Department of Research and Monetary Policy at Qatar Central Bank said that plans to drive down Qatar’s currency could backfire and have an effect on all in the region. 

November 29

Qatar signed a deal with Turkey and Iran, aimed at increasing the flow of good to Qatar. The Qatari Minister of Economy also held a meeting with the Iranian Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade in Tehran. 

The Crown Prince of Bahrain met with US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson on Wednesday. 

Qatar Charity won the award for the Best Arab Charity of 2017 at the second edition of the Best Arab Awards held in Morocco. 

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