The United Arab Emirates reportedly was behind the hacking of Qatari websites in late May which led to boycotting of the nation by Saudi-led group of countries.
The UAE hacked the websites or paid for getting them hacked (which is still unclear) in order to post false quotes linked to Qatar's emir, prompting the Qatar-Gulf diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing US intelligence officials.
UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef al-Otaiba denied the report in a statement, saying it was "false," Al Jazeera Quoted the Post report.
"What is true is Qatar’s behaviour. Funding, supporting, and enabling extremists from the Taliban to Hamas and Qadafi. Inciting violence, encouraging radicalisation, and undermining the stability of its neighbours," the statement said.
The Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had been falsely quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an "Islamic power," the Post reported. In response, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism". Qatar strongly denies the allegations.
Qatar said in late May that hackers had posted fake remarks by the emir, an explanation rejected by Gulf states.
The international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is expected to meet on July 6 in Cairo with representatives of the countries that have cut ties with Qatar to discuss demands from Qatar regarding the opening of new air routes over the international waters in the Gulf, the
Qatari Minister of defense has criticized the blockade imposed by a Saudi-led Arabian nations' Group as 'bloodless declaration of war'. The minister, Khaled al-Athiyah was quoted as saying in an interview with London based Al-araby Al Jadeed newspaper
Turkey has turned down a demand by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the anti-Qatar coalition that its base in the tiny Gulf state is shut down. Under a Turkey-Qatar agreement, the former has agreed to set up a base, which it hastened after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed an economic blockade on Qatar citing its support to terrorist organizations
Qatar will purchase Boeing F-15 fighter jets worth an estimated US $12billion, an agreement to this effect was concluded by Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his US counterpart Jim Mattis in Washington DC on Wednesday,
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have released a list of terror financiers comprising of 59 individuals and 12 groups in a joint statement. The anti-Qatar coalition has accused Doha of supporting or harbouring terror organizations
WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform that published the leaked email of ex-state Secretary Hilllary Clintons email states that the US authorities had knowledge of Qatar as well as Saudi Arabia backing terrorists operation in the Middle East. The e-mail published late on Monday was dated by August 2014 and was addressed to John Podesta, then-counselor to President Barack Obama
Five persons suspected to have hacked into the Qatar News Agency (QNA) website in April, were arrested in Turkey earlier this week. “Our friends in Turkey answered us a short time ago
The Qatar ministry of interior have evidence showing that the cyberattack carried on the official media has been traced to nited Arab Emirates. The planning for the hacking of Qatar News Agency (QNA) started as early as April
A sixth batch of troops from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has reached Qatars capital Doha Wednesday for the support of the struggle with terror and extremism as well as protecting the stability and security in the region. Qatars defense ministry released a Twitter statement Wednesday saying that the group, which went to Qatar under the military cooperation agreement between the two countries, joined the other Turkish forces in Doha and started a mutual mission with the Qatari Armed Forces
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