UAE: Qatari violations against Emirati planes systematic, endangers civilians

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Qatari violations against Emirati aircrafts have become systematic behavior that puts civilian lives at risk, a statement from UAE’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. “Representatives of the UAE Armed Forces and the Civil Aviation Authority, in a meeting organized by the UAE’s foreign ministry at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the presence of ambassadors of the Security Council from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, reviewed the reality of the Qatari escalation of the ...

Gargash: Qatar flight interception shows signs of worry, confusion

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The UAE’s Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash has said that the Qatari interception of the two passenger planes is an attempt toward escalation stemming from worry and confusion. “The recent developments in the Qatari crisis and their interception of passenger planes has two explanations,” Gargash said in a tweet on Wednesday. “The first is that it is an escalation stemming from worry and confusion, and the second is a desperate attempt fearing marginalization. Our response ...

VIDEO: Radar footage shows Qatar jets intercepting UAE flights

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Bahrain has released footage showing radars that detected the Qatari jets as they intercepted two UAE civilian flights on Monday. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, said that on Monday Qatar’s military aircraft intercepted two civilian UAE planes carrying a total of 277 passengers while preparing to land in Manama International Airport. The GCAA added that both flights were in regular pre-scheduled services and they followed all standard procedures, including obtaining of ...

WATCH: Maradona’s wild celebration after making history in UAE’s second league

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has made local history in the United Arab Emirates after his team progressed to the the quarter-finals of the President’s Cup on Monday. Maradona’s second tier club Fujairah advanced with a dramatic extra-time 3-2 win over top-team Hatta in Kalba. Despite playing with only a 10-men side for over an hour, after Ahmad Al Hefeit was sent off for a second bookable offence on 52 minutes, Haitham Ali scored the decisive goal after 120 minutes when ...

UAE will complain to UN body over Qatar war planes

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations’ aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft, a UAE official said.The UAE said on Monday that Qatari air force jets had intercepted two UAE civilian aircraft on routine commercial flights to Bahrain. Qatar has denied the claims.The UAE will accuse Qatar of violating the Chicago Convention, which governs the use of airspace, in a complaint to the ...

Cranes arrive in Hodeidah to boost Yemen food aid flow

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Four mobile cranes have arrived in Hodeidah port, the United Nations said on Monday, after the Saudi-led Arab coalition coordinated their entry into Yemen. The US-funded equipment will help replace four giant cranes disabled during the three-year war The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in a statement that a ship carrying the cranes it bought with funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had arrived in Yemen’s Hodeidah ...

Saudi Arabia condemns Qatari fighter jets’ interception of two UAE planes

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's condemnation of the interception by Qatari fighter planes of two UAE civilian planes bound for Bahrain's capital, Manama, according to a statement by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority. The source considered that this action constitutes a threat to the safety of civil aviation and in violation of relevant international laws and conventions, taking into consideration that the statements of the ...

Bahrain: Qatari violation jeopardizes lives of passengers and flight safety

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Bahrain strongly condemned the interception by Qatari fighter jets of a civilian aircraft from the UAE to Bahrain during its normal flight on Monday morning.Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirates Flight, EK837, while flying on its normal routes, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said.The Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry described the incident as a clear violation of international conventions and laws.“We will take necessary measures with international bodies for Qatar to face the consequences ...

Opposition leader Sultan bin Suhaim condemns Qatar intercepting UAE flights

Monday, 15 January 2018

The leader of Qatar’s opposition, Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani, has condemned Doha for sending fighter jets to intercept two UAE passenger planes which were on their route to neighboring Bahrain. “Qatar first needs to intercept the Iranian and Israeli planes that are roaming its airspace instead of intercepting a civilian plane belonging to our brothers,” he said in his remarks on Monday via his Twitter account. “The Qatari government spares no effort to escalate ...

Qatar stocks fall after fighter jet intercepts UAE passenger planes

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Qatari stocks, which were on the verge of a bull market, suffered a blow resulting from escalating feuds with its Gulf neighbors, Bloomberg has reported. The Qatar Exchange Index was five points away from completing a 20 percent gain on Monday since a November low, before falling as the UAE said the country’s fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial planes. Qatar's index tumbled 2.5 percent on heavy selling in the final half-hour of trade, ending a seven-day rising streak. The ...

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