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Qatar Airways Says Flights Now Exempt from U.S. Laptop Ban

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it had won exemption from a U.S. ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub.

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Qatar Urges 'Dialogue', Says Rivals Trying to Undermine Its 'Sovereignty'

Qatar's foreign minister called for "dialogue" on Wednesday to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, accusing Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar of trying to undermine the nation's sovereignty.

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Gulf Foreign Ministers to Discuss Qatar Crisis in Cairo

Egypt will host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss the crisis with Qatar, Cairo's foreign ministry said. 

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Bahrain Accuses Qatar of 'Military Escalation'

Bahrain's foreign minister on Monday accused Qatar of a "military escalation" in the Gulf diplomatic crisis, an apparent reference to Doha's allowing Turkish troops on its territory.

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Qatar Airways Profits Reached $540 Million before Gulf Crisis

Qatar Airways said Sunday its net profits rose by almost 22 percent in the last financial year that ended in March, before the diplomatic fallout with its Gulf neighbors.

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Qatar Denounces Gulf States' 'Policy of Domination'

A senior counter-terrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister has hit out at the diplomatic squeeze on Doha by several Gulf states, calling it a "policy of domination and control."

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Saudi Arabia and Allies Hail Trump Warning to Qatar

US President Donald Trump has accused Qatar's leadership of bankrolling extremists and demanded a halt to that funding, drawing praise Saturday from Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Their approval came as Washington joined intensifying international efforts to heal the rift between the key Western Gulf allies, which has escalated into the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years.

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International Efforts Intensify to Resolve Gulf Dispute

Efforts to resolve a diplomatic dispute pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar intensified Thursday, after Washington offered to mediate the biggest crisis to grip the Gulf in years. 

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Trump Backs Saudi-Led Efforts to Isolate Qatar

U.S. President Donald Trump threw his weight behind efforts to isolate Qatar on Tuesday, backing Saudi Arabia and its allies after they cut ties with Doha over claims it supports extremism.

In a surprise move against a key U.S. ally, Trump suggested Qatar -- home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East -- was funding extremism as he tacitly backed the diplomatic blockade of the emirate.

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Qatar Isolation Could Damage Gaza Reconstruction

Gulf sanctions against Qatar could damage reconstruction in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, where it has provided large financial backing, the head of a major humanitarian charity warned Tuesday.

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