Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates


The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June 5.

8:00am – Kuwaiti emir to hold talks with President Trump
-The emir of Kuwait is flying to the US to hold talks with President Donald Trump on the three-month-old diplomatic crisis in the Arabian Gulf.
-Kuwait has been acting as the mediator following a political and economic blockade on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt.

10:50pm – Qatar waives visa requirement for Moroccans
Morocco has been added to a list of countries whose citizens no longer need visas to enter Qatar, official Moroccan media said.
Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, who met a Moroccan delegation in Doha on Tuesday, announced that his country “had removed the obligation for Moroccan citizens to obtain a visa”, Morocco’s official MAP news agency said
In early August, Qatar introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism.

2:30pm – Qatar’s central bank raises yields in three-month, six-month T-bill sale
Qatar’s central bank said it sold 1 billion Qatari riyals ($274.7 million) worth of treasury bills in a monthly auction on Wednesday, with yields higher than in its previous offer…

Read more : ALJazeera, 06.09.2017