U.S. ambassador to Qatar to step down amid diplomatic crisis
June 14, 2017
US ambassador to Qatar to step down amid diplomatic crisis
June 14, 2017
Qatar says it has pulled all its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, two East African nations who have a long-running dispute over the territory.
The Gulf state, which imported vast majority of its food from Gulf Arab neighbours before the diplomatic shutdown, has been cooperating with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water.
The Turkish army said in a statement that a three-person Turkish military delegation was now in Qatar to carry out preparation work for the deployment of troops in the future.
The airspace closure was to protect the country and its citizens from anything it sees as a threat and as a precautionary measure, Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency. "The last time we had some skirmishes".
Nawaz Sharifgovernment has been cautioned of getting embroiled in the Middle East conflict and suggested to immediately end its involvement in the Saudi-led Islamic Military alliance, Dawn, a leading Pakistani newspaper said in its editorial on Tuesday.
Qatar has withdrawn its troops from the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, where the Gulf state has been acting as mediator in a border dispute, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt are among several countries that suspended ties with Qatar last week, including the suspension of all flights to and from Dohaand an airspace ban on Qatar Airways.