Al Jazeera says Twitter feed working again after suspension

Iran said it was unclear if the fishing boats had strayed into Saudi waters

Iran said it was unclear if the fishing boats had strayed into Saudi waters More

"In all our deals there is a provision for a so-called force majeure..."

The United Arab Emirates has warned that a Western monitoring mechanism would be needed to make Qatar abide by any agreement formed to resolve the diplomatic crisis between the country and its neighbours.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and others severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar nearly two weeks ago, accusing Doha of supporting extremist groups.

The Office of the former president in a statement said the Ambassador of Egypt and Charge d'Affaires of the Kingdom of Saudi met with Hamid Karzai to discuss the issue surrounding the sanctions imposed on Qatar.

USA investigators believe the crisis was sparked by hackers who transmitted fake, inflammatory messages appearing to come from Qatar's emir.

In a fresh twist to the Middle East stand-off that has seen prominent Gulf countries diplomatically corner Qatar, the pan-Arabic media network Al Jazeera's main Arabic Twitter account was briefly suspended on Saturday.


Gargash said there were "no specific asks right now" as he accused Doha of backing Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, and other al-Qaeda branches in Syria and Libya.

The Twitter account suspension comes at a time of diplomatic crisis in the Gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

In remarks made to the media in the northern Black Sea province of Ordu, Kurtulmus said Turkey made maximum efforts to find a solution to the Gulf crisis in the shortest possible timeframe.

On Wednesday, two USA navy vessels arrived in Doha to take part in a joint military exercise with the Qatari emiri navy. Riyadh sealed its border, closed its air space to Qatari Airways and - along with Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt - severed diplomatic relations. Doha says it is being targeted due to its independent foreign policy.

The United Arab Emirates has called for a "western mechanism" to make Qatar abide by any agreement to end its alleged support for terrorism.

Analysts say the steps Saudi Arabia has led in taking against Qatar are actually about showing who is boss in the Arabian Peninsula and that there will be no deviation from Saudi hegemony.

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