Arab nations have extended a deadline for Qatar to respond to their list of demands in a diplomatic crisis rocking the Gulf, saying Kuwait’s emir requested the delay in his effort to mediate in the dispute.
Liquid gas supplies to the UK will not be affected by the Qatar crisis, the minister for energy and industry has said.
The Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country’s leadership but are willing to cut ties if it does not agree to their demands, a top United Arab Emirates official has said.
Qatar has said it is “very comfortable” and can survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbours have taken to pressure it “forever”.
Turkey has rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country.
Boris Johnson has urged four Gulf and Arab countries to ease their blockade on Qatar over its alleged support for extremist groups and close ties to Iran.
Qatar has begun shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf countries that have cut off sea routes to the tiny, energy-rich nation, the latest move by Doha to show it can survive a diplomatic dispute with its neighbours.
Saudi Arabia dwarfs Qatar on almost any measure, yet there are plenty of ways the tussle between the Gulf neighbors could end up hurting the world’s biggest oil exporter -- even if it wins.
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have signalled they may allow some Qataris to stay in their countries amid a diplomatic rift with the Gulf nation.
European energy markets started to feel the impact of the escalating diplomatic row in the Middle East after natural gas prices soared when tankers full of Qatari fuel abruptly changed course.
Kuwait’s emir has travelled to Qatar and met the country’s leader as part of his efforts to mediate an end to a crisis that has seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich country and attempt to isolate it.
An outspoken Emirati ruling family member has raised the prospect of Qatar’s leadership changing amid a growing diplomatic crisis between it and other Arab nations attempting to isolate the energy-rich travel hub from the rest of the world.
The choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6 a.m. on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them.
US president Donald Trump has told Saudi Arabia’s King Salman that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is “critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability”.
Kuwait is trying to mediate a crisis in the Gulf after several Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, moving to isolate the energy-rich travel hub from the outside world.
Oil erased earlier gains as a diplomatic clash involving OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Qatar was seen having limited impact on the group’s policy.
Four Arab nations have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, further deepening a rift between Gulf Arab nations over the country’s support for Islamist groups.
Lawyer and Middle East business expert Hugh Fraser has been inducted into a global networking initiative set up to help Scottish firms break international markets.
Qatar Petroleum plans to start a new development in the offshore North Field, ending a 12-year ban on new projects that allowed the company to assess how its current rate of extraction affects the giant reservoir it shares with Iran.
Glencore's chief Ivan Glasenberg and a top executive from Qatar's state wealth fund QIA will likely join the board of Russia's Rosneft this year, according to sources.
Oil major Shell said its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar is currently operating at a reduced rate of production due to unforeseen maintenance required on some or all of the plant's 18 gasifier units.
Analysts have poured cold water on the idea that the recent output deal from Opec and non-Opec countries will lead to a major rebalancing of the oil market.
Glencore Plc and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund are using 2.8 billion euros ($3 billion) in equity and $7.8 billion in financing from a bank consortium led by Italian lender Intesa Sanpaolo SpA to buy their stake in Russian oil company Rosneft PJSC.
Russia sold an 10.2-billion euro ($11 billion) stake in its largest oil producer to commodity trader Glencore Plc and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund in a triumph for President Vladimir Putin, who announced the deal on state television personally.
Qatar Navigation's purchase of Qatar Petroleum's stake in oilfield services firm Al Shaheen has been delayed.