Bahrain calls Qatar biggest threat to GCC after ‘lies-filled’ Jazeera documentary

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmed accused Qatar of being the biggest threat to the GCC. (AFP/File photo)
Updated 17 July 2019

Bahrain calls Qatar biggest threat to GCC after ‘lies-filled’ Jazeera documentary

JEDDAH: Bahrain lashed out at Al Jazeera on Monday after the Qatari network aired a documentary attempting to undermine the Kingdom.

The program broadcast on Sunday was filled with “lies and fallacies against the state of Bahrain,” Bahraini Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmed said.

It is just a “new episode in a series of conspiracies from a rogue state against the kingdom of Bahrain, and against the stability of the entire region,” he added.

“This state has become the biggest threat to the Gulf Cooperation Council.”

Bahrain, along with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt launched a boycott of Qatar two years ago over Doha’s support for extremist groups.

They also accused Qatar of interfering in the internal affairs of other GCC countries and having close ties to Iran.


Militant group says cease-fire reached to fighting in Gaza

Updated 44 min 35 sec ago

Militant group says cease-fire reached to fighting in Gaza

  • Spokesman Musab Al-Berim says the Egyptian-brokered deal went into effect at 5:30 a.m. Thursday
  • The fighting broke out early Tuesday after Israel killed a senior commander of the militant group

GAZA: A militant group says a cease-fire has been reached to end two days of heavy fighting with Israel.

Spokesman Musab Al-Berim says the Egyptian-brokered deal went into effect at 5:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) Thursday.

He says the cease-fire was based on a list of demands presented by his group late Wednesday, including a halt to Israeli targeted killings of the group’s leaders.

The fighting broke out early Tuesday after Israel killed a senior commander of the militant group.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.