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    No response to Gulf reconciliation effort: Qatar

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:46pm on June 06, 2020

    Qatar accused a Saudi-led alliance enforcing an embargo on Doha of refusing to engage with efforts it said were US-backed to resolve a crisis which...

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    19 dead as Iran warship hit by ‘friendly fire’ in Gulf

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:57pm on May 11, 2020

    An Iranian warship was hit by a ‘friendly fire’ missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions...

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    Iran tells US not to ‘plot’ against it amid Gulf tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 05:17pm on April 29, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday told the United States it ‘should not plot against the Iranian nation every day’, amid fresh tensions between the...

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    Iran vows ‘decisive response’ after Trump threat

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:27pm on April 23, 2020

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief on Thursday warned the US of a ‘decisive response’ after president Donald Trump said he ordered the US Navy to destroy...

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    Gulf states urged to unblock internet calls in response to pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:38am on April 09, 2020

    Human rights groups urged three Gulf Arab states Wednesday to lift bans on free internet calls to help their large migrant workforces stay in touch...

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    Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:30am on April 08, 2020

    Human rights groups have called on the energy-rich Gulf states to release peaceful political activists from jail and scale back detention of migrant workers, to...

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    Gulf’s migrant workforce fears coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:44am on April 01, 2020

    Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries lock down, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures...

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    No warm greetings, no mosque prayers: virus changes Gulf habits

    Agence-France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:54pm on March 16, 2020

    No shisha pipe sessions, deserted streets, mosques and shopping malls, drones in the sky broadcasting public health warnings — the new coronavirus has turned life...

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    Gulf shares down despite stimulus packages

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:36pm on March 15, 2020

    Gulf shares dropped on Sunday amid unprecedented shutdowns to ward off the spread of coronavirus, despite tens of billions of dollars in stimulus packages announced...

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    Gulf countries urged to allow return with expired visas

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on March 14, 2020

    Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad has requested the governments of the Gulf Cooperation Councils countries to allow Bangladeshi migrant workers who were...