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Kuwait says Qatar is 'willing' to hold dialogue

August 21 2017, 06:41 | Irvin Gilbert

Diplomatic crisis in the Gulf

Diplomatic crisis in the Gulf

There are also students who risk not being able to sit for their final exams, the rights group said.

But it was importing 80 per cent of its food from bigger Gulf neighbours before they cut ties.

The restrictions on travel and commerce with Qatar have affected the country's food imports, much of which come through the land border with Saudi Arabia and re-exports from the UAE.

Al Marri said the NHRC held a meeting with Qatar Lawyers' Association and asked them to prepare the case files for the 700 complaints the committee received.

The NHRC head, Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, described the incident as a flagrant violation of the right to practice religious rites as permitted by human rights conventions. "Qatari nationals were also ordered to leave within 14 days, leaving hundreds of mixed-citizenship Qatari couples with the grim prospect of being split from their families".

A number of these families have said about the uncertainty and hardship they are facing due to the crisis.

And once again we have Trump coming out and saying something that cancels out what his underlings have said. It has been recruiting workers from Bangladesh without any interruption in the last several years for its construction projects for the World Cup.

Rashed has only visited Bahrain four times in his life. If I am required to give up my Bahraini passport to live [in Qatar], I would be more than glad to do that.

"So we are engaged and want to engage with more countries". It was a move harshly criticized as unnecessary by the worldwide community and Amnesty global, citing humanitarian reasons.

Amnesty International, long a critic of Doha over its treatment of migrant workers, has warned of "heartbreak and fear" suffered by ordinary people caught in the diplomatic crossfire.

The new flights have increased Iranian air traffic by 17 percent, the official state news agency has reported.

The dispute between Qatar and the Arab countries escalated after false remarks attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani were published on Qatar's state-run news agency by hackers.

"Doha's stance on Hamas is in line with the interests of other Persian Gulf states, Sheikh Mohammed said of the resistance movement which has an office in the Persian Gulf emirate".

The results cover the period from April 1, 2016 to Mar 31, 2017, well before Saudi Arabia and several of its allies cut ties with Qatar and severed air links with Doha almost a week ago.

On Sunday, Kuwait's state-owned news agency, KUNA, publicized a statement attributed to the Kuwaiti foreign minister which said, "Kuwait affirms the readiness of the brothers in Qatar to understand the reality of their brothers and to heed the noble endeavors to enhance security and stability".



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