India  

Gulf leaders arrive for key Saudi Arabia summit

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 01:48s - Published
Gulf leaders arrive for key Saudi Arabia summit

Gulf leaders arrive for key Saudi Arabia summit

Gulf Arab leaders arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a summit focused on ending a long-running dispute with Qatar, at a time of heightened regional tensions with Iran.

Adam Reed reports.

Warm embraces for Gulf leaders as they met on the tarmac after arriving in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, (January 5) for a summit to end the long-running dispute with Qatar.

Saudi ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani ahead of the sit down talks.

Washington is keen to push for a united Gulf front to contain the actions of Iran.

It follows recent breakthroughs between Israel and several Arab states.

Before the gathering, Kuwait announced that Saudi Arabia, which along with allies boycotted Doha in mid-2017, would reopen its airspace and borders to Qatar.

According to a senior U.S. official, that agreement would be formally signed in the presence of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic, trade, and travel ties with Qatar over allegations that Doha supports terrorism - a charge it denies.

The UAE and Egypt are at cross purposes with Qatar in Libya and over the Muslim Brotherhood.

All the states are U.S. allies.

Qatar hosts the region's largest U.S. military base, Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, and Saudi Arabia and the UAE host U.S. troops.

Qatar says the boycott aims to curb its sovereignty.

The other countries had set Doha 13 demands, including closing Al Jazeera TV, shuttering a Turkish base, cutting links to the Muslim Brotherhood and downgrading ties with Iran.

Diplomats and analysts say Saudi Arabia was pushing reluctant allies for the deal to show U.S. President-elect Joe Biden that Riyadh is open to dialogue.

Biden has said he will take a harder line with the kingdom over its human rights record and the Yemen war.




You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Country in the Middle East

Saudi's Ta'if residents keep folklore war dance alive [Video]

Saudi's Ta'if residents keep folklore war dance alive

The art of Taachir is known to be a traditional dance for the people of Taif, west of Saudi Arabia

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 01:00Published
Military exercise Shantir Ogrosena ends; Indian Army chief attends closing ceremony [Video]

Military exercise Shantir Ogrosena ends; Indian Army chief attends closing ceremony

Shantir Ogrosena, multinational military exercise, concluded in Bangladesh on April 12.The armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise. Observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also participated. The multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise was held from April 4-12. The Indian Army contingent that participated comprised of 30 personnel. Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. The Army chief also interacted with the members of the Indian Army contingent. Watch the full video for more.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 02:08Published
Multinational military exercise 'Shantir Ogrosena 2021' concludes in Bangladesh [Video]

Multinational military exercise 'Shantir Ogrosena 2021' concludes in Bangladesh

A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:05Published
Saudi FM: Yemen Hodeidah blockade doesn't exist [Video]

Saudi FM: Yemen Hodeidah blockade doesn't exist

Saudi Arabia’s FM joined Becky Anderson for a wide-ranging and extended interview. They discussed relations with the US, the war in Yemen, the return to the JCPOA, and normalization with Israel.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 09:34Published
Yemen's Houthis step up attacks on Saudi Arabia [Video]

Yemen's Houthis step up attacks on Saudi Arabia

As President Biden withdraws military support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen, Houthi rebels are stepping up attacks on Saudi Arabia. Nic Robertson reports.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 04:23Published

Qatar Qatar Country on the west coast of the Persian Gulf

Watch Roberto Martinez say it would be a 'big mistake' to boycott Qatar 2022 [Video]

Watch Roberto Martinez say it would be a 'big mistake' to boycott Qatar 2022

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez tells CNN that it would be “a big mistake” to boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, saying it would be an “easy escape” as opposed to really impacting change.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 01:06Published
Gareth Southgate impressed by England’s hunger and desire against San Marino [Video]

Gareth Southgate impressed by England’s hunger and desire against San Marino

Gareth Southgate believes England displayed the kind of hunger and attitude required to become a top team during Thursday’s comprehensive World Cup qualification win against San Marino.The rearranged European Championships may be just months away but the road to next year’s World Cup in Qatar is already under way.James Ward-Prowse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Raheem Sterling scored in a one-sided first half against San Marino, with inspired San Marino goalkeeper Elia Benedettini and wayward finishing keeping the score down.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:49Published
Teacher’s two-month sentence for high speed hit-and-run smash ’embarrassing' [Video]

Teacher’s two-month sentence for high speed hit-and-run smash ’embarrassing'

The mother of a West End make-up artist killed by a teacher in a high speed hit-and-run in Qatar has labelled the driver’s two-month prison sentence as “pitiful and embarrassing”.Rafaelle Tsakanika, known by her friends and family as Raffy, died in a two-car crash near Doha on March 30 2019 shortly after her killer Mubarak Al Hajri was captured “racing” at 119mph.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:40Published
Qatar Eco-Hotel Generates It's Energy From Rotating In The Ocean [Video]

Qatar Eco-Hotel Generates It's Energy From Rotating In The Ocean

This eco-floating hotel generates it's energy from rotating in the ocean. Designed, by Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS). The luxury hotel is a project hoping to be opened in Qatar, it's unusual moving feature generates electrical energy by rotating according to the water current. It also provides its guests with different perspective experiences. The rotation action moves slowly so as to not make guests dizzy and takes 24 hours to complete a full turn. Access to the hotel itself would be gained by a pier connected to the shore, or by helicopter or boat. Its interior would be centered around a lobby, with its 152 hotel rooms boasting luxury amenities.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:11Published
Qatar helping the disabled get access to playing football [Video]

Qatar helping the disabled get access to playing football

Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup, and at the grassroots level, it is working to improve access to the game for disabled players too.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:41Published

Mohammed bin Salman Mohammed bin Salman Saudi crown prince and minister of defence

Bash presses Blinken on whether Saudi Crown Prince is a killer [Video]

Bash presses Blinken on whether Saudi Crown Prince is a killer

Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends the Biden administration’s decision not to directly punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 03:51Published
Khashoggi's fiancée calls for MbS sanctions [Video]

Khashoggi's fiancée calls for MbS sanctions

The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wants sanctions imposed on "murderer" Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, after a U.S. intelligence report implicated him in the killing. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:53Published
U.S. faces growing pressure to punish Saudi prince [Video]

U.S. faces growing pressure to punish Saudi prince

A U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday that it was "extremely dangerous" for the United States to have named Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler as having approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi but not to have taken action against him. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:01Published
U.S. reserves right to sanction MbS -White House [Video]

U.S. reserves right to sanction MbS -White House

The United States reserves the right to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the future if necessary, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:32Published
Bash to Psaki: Why hasn't Saudi Arabia been held accountable for murder of Khashoggi? [Video]

Bash to Psaki: Why hasn't Saudi Arabia been held accountable for murder of Khashoggi?

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration’s decision to not directly sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there are “more effective ways” to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 03:42Published

Bahrain Bahrain Country on the Persian Gulf

EAM Jaishankar, Bahraini counterpart hold 3rd High Joint Commission meeting [Video]

EAM Jaishankar, Bahraini counterpart hold 3rd High Joint Commission meeting

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Bahraini counterpart in New Delhi on Wednesday. The two leaders met at Hyderabad house in the capital. Bahraini foreign minister Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani is on a three-day visit to India. The two countries held 3rd India-Bahrain high joint commission meeting. India and Bahrain agreed to deepen cooperation in areas such as oil and gas sector. The two ministers reviewed all areas of bilateral cooperation. The two countries vowed to step up bilateral trade and investment. Bahrain's foreign minister thanked India for supply of Covid vaccine. Watch the full video for more.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:06Published
EAM holds meeting with his Bahrain counterpart [Video]

EAM holds meeting with his Bahrain counterpart

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on April 07 met Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani at Hyderabad House in the national capital. Ministers held delegation level talks. The Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain is on a 3-day visit to India to attend the third India-Bahrain High Joint Commission meeting.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:20Published
VP Naidu meets Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister in Delhi [Video]

VP Naidu meets Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister in Delhi

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu met Bahrainian Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain, Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani at Upa Rashtrapati Niwas in Delhi on April 07. The Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain is on a 3-day visit to India to attend the third India-Bahrain High Joint Commission meeting.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:08Published

Jared Kushner Jared Kushner American investor, real-estate developer, and newspaper publisher

Jared Kushner disappears from Trump's inner circle [Video]

Jared Kushner disappears from Trump's inner circle

Jared Kushner, former President Trump’s son-in-law and former senior adviser, is notably not on the list of advisers assisting the former President. CNN’s Dana Bash reports.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 02:50Published

Adam Reed Adam Reed

Scientifically safe, but Astrazeneca skeptics remain [Video]

Scientifically safe, but Astrazeneca skeptics remain

COVID-19 vaccine producer Astrazeneca is working hard to calm side effect fears over use of its shot to people across Europe. Some are still skeptical about taking it when offered despite numerous studies showing its safety. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:06Published
Pope Francis ends epic Iraq tour preaching peace [Video]

Pope Francis ends epic Iraq tour preaching peace

Pope Francis' whirlwind tour of Iraq has come to an end, with the pontiff saying Iraq would "always remain with me, in my heart" as he departed from Baghdad international airport on Monday. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:06Published

Doha Doha Capital of Qatar

Qatar Airways launches word's first fully vaccinated flight [Video]

Qatar Airways launches word's first fully vaccinated flight

The flight took off from Doha's Hamad International airport and circled around neighbouring countries before returning home, with the goal of ensuring air travel can be safe even during the pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 03:01Published
India-made vaccine to be dispatched for Denmark [Video]

India-made vaccine to be dispatched for Denmark

A consignment of Covishield vaccine, by Serum Institute of India, to be dispatched from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Denmark's Copenhagen as part of the 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The consignment will be loaded in A Qatar airways' flight to Doha scheduled to depart at 9.15 am on March 27. So far, India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to over 70 countries. India has also supplied medical supplies to 150 nations in the fight against pandemic.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:25Published
U.S. Defense Secretary meets Afghan president [Video]

U.S. Defense Secretary meets Afghan president

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unnanounced visit to Kabul on Sunday, as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop withdrawal. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:14Published
Watch: Air India Express plane hits lamp-post after landing at Andhra airport [Video]

Watch: Air India Express plane hits lamp-post after landing at Andhra airport

A plane hit an electric pole at Vijayawada international airport. The Air India express flight hit a lamp-post after landing at airport. Airport official said passengers felt a jolt upon the collision. All 64 passengers and crew members were reportedly safe. The flight was headed to Tiruchirappalli from Doha via Vijayawada. An Air India express spokesperson called it a 'minor accident'. Airport authorities ordered inquiry as per protocol. Watch the full video for more details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:05Published

Joe Biden Joe Biden 46th president of the United States

Biden pledges to end ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan [Video]

Biden pledges to end ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for U.S. forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation's grinding internal conflict. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:41Published
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Trump was right about this [Video]

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Trump was right about this

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reacts to President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, saying it was one thing former President Trump was right about.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 02:45Published
Fauci says J&J pause shouldn't cause hesitancy [Video]

Fauci says J&J pause shouldn't cause hesitancy

Top U.S. health officials urged Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday, saying U.S. regulators' pause on Johnson & Johnson shots should boost confidence in the vaccines' safety and not the other way around. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:38Published
Biden announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: 'It's time to end America's longest war' [Video]

Biden announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: 'It's time to end America's longest war'

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reports.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 04:11Published
CNN10 - 4/15/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 4/15/21

President Biden announces a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a new discovery is made in Egypt, and a woman in India works to protect people and wildlife.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL    Duration: 10:00Published

Related news from verified sources

Saudi Arabia to lift Qatar embargo, easing the Gulf crisis

The lifting of the embargo by Saudi Arabia paves the way for Qatar’s ruler to attend an annual...
Hindu - Published

Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid

Saudi Arabia has recorded more than 363,000 cases, including over 6,200 deaths -- the highest among...
IndiaTimes - Published


Related videos from verified sources

Families reunite as Qatar-Saudi flights resume [Video]

Families reunite as Qatar-Saudi flights resume

Relatives separated for years by a dispute between Qatar and four Arab states reunited as the first flight from Doha landed in Saudi Arabia after a U.S-backed deal opened up travel routes once more...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published
Saudi Arabia plans to build zero-carbon city [Video]

Saudi Arabia plans to build zero-carbon city

Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Sunday unveiled plans to build a zero carbon city at NEOM, the first major construction project for the $500 billion flagship business zone aimed at diversifying the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published
Rights groups call for boycott of Dakar Rally amid accusations of 'sportswashing' by Saudi Arabia [Video]

Rights groups call for boycott of Dakar Rally amid accusations of 'sportswashing' by Saudi Arabia

One of the groups is supporting women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul who was jailed last month after being found guilty of spying and conspiring against the kingdom. But many believe she was..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:47Published