March 23, 2018

France, Saudi Arabia pledge to combat terrorism

16 July 2017, 01:37 | Taylor George

France, Saudi Arabia pledge to combat terrorism

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a press conference at his office in Dubai

The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer's governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a "base of terrorism".

France called on Saturday for a swift lifting of sanctions that target Qatari nationals in an effort to ease a month-long rift between the Gulf country and several of its neighbours. Doha refused to comply with the demands.

Later in June, the four Arab countries urged Qatar to abide by a 13-point list of demands if it wanted the crippling blockade lifted.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who will be visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Bahrain tomorrow, has expressed the need for resolution to end the Gulf crisis.

Cosmo DiNardo charged with 4 homicides, 2nd man accused in 3 slayings
That same day, DiNardo told detectives he met Meo and Sturgis at a church parking lot in Peddlers Village. Later that same day, DiNardo shot Sturgis and Meo and placed them in the same tank as Finocchiaro.

Almost 7.2M pounds of hot dogs recalled, could contain bone fragments
Sabrett, which began making hot dogs in 1926, has two manufacturing plants and a distribution center in the Bronx. People with questions about the recall can call Sabrett at 1-800-722-7388 on weekdays, the company said.

Arsene Wenger Could Be About to Lose a Striker
Arsenal played with goal throughout as Özil and Theo Walcott stretched Sydney's defence but struggled with the the final ball. The striker has fired 98 goals in 226 appearances for the north London club since his arrival from Montpellier in 2012.

The top French diplomat also said his respective country "should be a facilitator in the mediation" led by Kuwait, a key mediator in the crisis.

Le Drian said France counted on "reinforcing cooperation with Qatar in the fight against terrorism, particularly in combatting terrorism financing".

"France is talking to all these countries to help in the search for a solution", he said, calling for "dialogue and calm" between the Arab states concerned. U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met with his counterpart and the emir, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came twice as part of a shuttle diplomacy that included meetings in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in an effort to resolve the crisis.

"Combatting terrorism also can not be through practising political and intellectual terrorism against a state", Sheikh Mohammed said, in reference to measures taken against Doha by its neighbours. The French foreign minister is to travel to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE.

Other News

Trending Now

Jose Mourinho's remaining Man Utd budget revealed, £110m spent so far
Since Mourinho's arrival, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof have arrived at Old Trafford for a combined £61m. We wanted four, so 50 percent of the job done. "We would like two more but at least one".

Rajon Rondo agrees to one-year deal with Pelicans
The 31-year-old point guard originally began his National Basketball Association career back in 2006-07 as a member of the Boston Celtics .

Some 'Game of Thrones' stars cagey with secrets
Imagine if you lived in a country where an army of White Walkers would assemble in one area, waiting to freeze and kill everyone. He might face some competition from his supposed half sister (but actual cousin) Sansa and her sneaky mentor, Littlefinger.

Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy guide India to 265 vs NZ
The 34-year old captain is now the first woman cricketer to have crossed the milestone of 6,000 runs in the 50-over format. Mithali may have given us moments to cheer; however, there is something she would hate to share with us - Soan Papdi.