Thursday, 8 June 2017

Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states



Qatar has vowed it will "not surrender" its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism.

 
Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said he favoured diplomacy to resolve the escalating crisis and that there was no military solution, Reuters reported.


Qatar rejects claims it is a leading supporter of Islamist extremism.


Meanwhile, Qatar's Al Jazeera network said it was suffering a cyber-attack.


"Al Jazeera Media Network under cyber-attack on all systems, websites and social media platforms," it tweeted. The network has been in the crosshairs in the current dispute, and other Gulf countries blocked it in late May.

On its website, Al Jazeera said its services were all still working but the attacks "are gaining intensity and taking various forms".


Meanwhile, Qatar's state-run TV station later said it was shutting down its website temporarily because of hacking attempts.




BBC   News.