Foreign ministers of 11 countries met in Doha to discuss support for Syrian rebels. Nine states, including the US, backed military aid. Germany promised civilian help only.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and Qatari Emir Al Thani also addressed how to ease tension amid Gulf states. However, the meeting could feul Saudi Arabia's criticism that Tehran and Doha are already too cozy.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has released a video claiming he is being detained in the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah had acted as a mediator with other Gulf nations since they cut ties with Qatar.
Two of the world’s largest energy producers have vowed to increase trade relations. Qatar is under pressure amid an economic boycott by neighboring Gulf states over its alleged support of terrorism.
The Qatar crisis has infected the country's relations with Iran. Despite a recent rapprochement between the two Gulf states, Iran is noticeably taking a back seat in the diplomatic tussle.
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