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July 17, 2017 8:06 PM Was Qatar a victim of fake news?

The United Arab Emirates denies hacking Qatar's news agency with false stories which triggered the Gulf crisis. The Washington Post says US intelligence agencies have confirmed that the United Arab Emirates was behind the hacking of Qatar News Agency. The newspaper says the UAE arranged for false quotes to be attributed to the emir of Qatar, including 75

July 17, 2017 10:10 AM UAE denies hacking Qatar news agency

The United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind the alleged hacking of Qatar's state news agency in May. The Washington Post cited US intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed to Qatar's emir that he insisted were fabricated. The incident helped spark a diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbours 94

July 16, 2017 4:16 AM France Aims To Be 'Facilitator' In Gulf Crisis Talks

Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Qatar for a Gulf tour aimed at helping defuse the crisis pitting Qatar against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt. Doha, Qatar: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Doha on Saturday that Paris wants to assist Kuwait-led mediation on the crisis between Qatar and four other Arab states 117

July 15, 2017 10:02 AM Six countries demand FIFA strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup, says Infantino

Six countries that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last month have demanded FIFA strip the Gulf state of the 2022 World Cup and threatened a boycott. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt wrote to FIFA to ask that world football's governing body remove Qatar as hosts, FIFA president Gianni Infantino told Swiss website 57

July 15, 2017 9:44 AM UAE diplomat warns of 'long estrangement' in Qatar crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A top Emirati diplomat has cautioned that a diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors could be prolonged. The United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for Foreign Relations Anwar al-Gargash said the countries "are heading toward a long estrangement" and that crisis is "far from a political solution." He published 66

July 12, 2017 4:21 PM Qatar airlifts in cows after Arab embargo cuts milk supplies

Qatar has taken delivery of 165 cows that were airlifted into the Gulf state to ease a milk shortage caused by sanctions imposed by its neighbors. They are the first shipment for local dairy company, Baladna, which is ramping up production just weeks after four Arab states -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt -- cut off diplomatic 86

July 10, 2017 8:17 PM Electronics ban off, rerouting on: What you need to know about flying through the Middle East now

According to the Washington Post, U.S. security officials have lifted an electronics ban instituted last March against six air carriers and six airports, prohibiting passengers from transporting laptops, electronic cameras and other large devices in the airport cabin on flights bound for the U.S. The airlines are Emirates Air, Ethihad Airways, Kuwait 101

July 7, 2017 10:50 AM Happening Today: Delta, Travel Ban, Tillerson, Weight Gain, Cancer, Blac Chyna, Blue Man Group

Get the top headlines of the day in your morning briefing from NBC 4 New York, Monday through Friday. Sign up for our newsletter here. A Delta Airlines flight bound for Beijing returned to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after a passenger assaulted and injured a flight attendant, officials said. The 23-year-old man sitting in first class attacked 84

July 4, 2017 12:49 PM Rights group: Bahraini female activist detained again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A Bahraini human rights group says a female rights activist has been detained for the second time in two months amid a crackdown on dissent in the Gulf island kingdom. The London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said on Tuesday that Ebtisam al-Sayegh was taken into custody by masked, armed police shortly 40

July 1, 2017 5:39 PM Qatar stands firm, rejecting Arab demands as deadline looms

ROME – Qatar says it doesn't fear any military retaliation for refusing to meet a Monday deadline to comply with a list of demands from four Arab states that have imposed a de-facto blockade on the Gulf nation. During a visit Saturday to Rome, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani again rejected the demands as an infringement 75