The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June 5. (All times local Doha time).

10:35pm – UK’s top diplomat meets Qatar’s Emir

  • Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary of the United Kingdom, has met Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Al Bahr palace in Doha.
  • Among other topics, the two discussed the Gulf crisis as well as ways to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation between Qatar and the UK, according to Qatar’s state news agency.

9:15pm – UK’s foreign secretary arrives in Doha

  • British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in Qatar’s capital in an effort to mediate in the Gulf crisis.
  • He was met late on Saturday by Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

9:10pm – Erdogan criticises anti-Qatar measures

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised the sanctions against Qatar at a news conference on Saturday after the G20 meeting in Hamburg.
  • He said that allegations against Qatar are unfair and provocation in the Gulf region should be avoided.
  • Erdogan stressed that the countries involved in the standoff should work towards a reasonable solution of the conflict.

4:20pm – UK’s top diplomat in Kuwait to help mediate in the Gulf crisis

  • British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Kuwait on Saturday to support the country’s mediation in the Gulf dispute.
  • Johnson planned to meet Kuwait’s foreign minister and other senior leaders, following talks on Friday with officials from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, his office said.
  • “The UK strongly supports Kuwait’s mediation efforts and the foreign secretary will pay tribute to the work of the Emir of Kuwait,” it said in a statement.
  • Johnson’s talks in Kuwait would be followed by similar meetings with senior leaders in Qatar later on Saturday.

Al Jazeera.


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