Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »

 

Category Archives: Qatar

Saudi official speaks about preparations for Qatari pilgrims

:: Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, spoke to Al Arabiya about the arrangements facilitating Hajj for Qatari pilgrims. Al-Sharif said that an area of 4,000 sq. meters has been dedicated to

First batch of Qatari pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia for Hajj

:: First batch of Qatari pilgrims began entering Saudi Arabia on Thursday through the Salwa border crossing, to perform Hajj, hours following King Salman’s decision. So far, 120 Qatari pilgrims have used the crossing under King Salman’s

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by Saudi King Salman. In a tweet the minister

Seven flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Doha to Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabian Airlines has allocated seven flights of Boeing 777-300 – a very modern aircraft, to transport Qatari pilgrims from Doha to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. These transport plans are done in implementation of

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, and the brother

King Salman allows Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia without electronic permits

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia via the land border without electronic permits. This decree came upon the mediation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassem Al

Manama: Qatar conspired to overthrow the regime in Bahrain

:: Bahrain reported on Wednesday a connection between a senior official in the Qatari leadership and a terrorist suspect. Manama confirmed that there was contact between Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr and terrorism suspect Ali Salman. Bahrain

Qatar at center of oil crisis, amid migrant woes and World Cup fears

:: Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamad bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has said that regaining trust with GCC countries will take a long time. The implications of the Qatari crisis has begun to directly impact expats, with many

Indian intelligence says Qatar-backed groups linked to terrorism

:: The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced that a large sum of money granted by Qatar to Malabar region in the southern state of Kerala, under the label of charity, has been distributed to agencies

Report: Qatar and Tehran’s conspiracy against Saudi Arabia revealed

:: Evidence has emerged pointing out that Qatar has been involved in attempting to spark war in the southern borders of Saudi Arabia, the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported. The newspaper referred to a conspiracy which Qatar,

Stung by boycott, some Qatari firms asking employees to take unpaid leave

:: Qatar’s feud with the four boycotting neighbors is making life harder for some foreign workers in the country. This is worsening the situation caused by layoffs due to low oil prices and a work-sponsorship system that

Arab bloc ‘won’t discriminate’ against US firms also working with Qatar

:: Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter

Trump to send envoys to discuss Middle East peace

:: President Donald Trump is sending his son-in-law Jared Kushner and negotiator Jason Greenblatt to the Middle East soon to meet regional leaders and discuss a “path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks,” a White House official said

ICAO refuses to politicize air navigation in Qatar crisis

:: The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has issued its decisions regarding Qatar’s complaint about the four counterterrorism countries. The statement noted that the bureau of the Council had taken note of the contents

Qatar Crisis: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives US envoys

:: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received two senior envoys assigned by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to handle issues relating to

Qatar launches diplomacy campaign through its foreign ministers

:: Qatar appears to pressing on with its campaign against the four Arab countries boycotting it, this time through public relations. Gulf observers believe this is a new course exploited by Qatar to escape Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,

Industries Qatar Q2 profit shrinks 47 pct, misses estimates

:: Profit at petrochemicals, metals and fertilizer conglomerate Industries Qatar shrank 47 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2017 as sales declined, an earnings statement released on Tuesday showed. Quarterly profit dropped to

Industries Qatar Q2 profit shrinks 47 pct, misses estimates

:: Profit at petrochemicals, metals and fertilizer conglomerate Industries Qatar shrank 47 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2017 as sales declined, an earnings statement released on Tuesday showed. Quarterly profit dropped to

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