Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »

 

Category Archives: Qatar

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian influence in the region, the State Department said

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim tried once again to present his country as

Saudi human rights society condemns Qatar’s actions toward al-Thani sheikhs

:: Saudi Arabia’s National Society for Human Rights has condemned Qatari authorities’ freezing Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani and Sheikh Sultan Bin Suhaim’s assets of and violating their private property. “The society points out that the right of ownership of

Manama Center for Human Rights: Qatar violating right to political participation

:: The Manama Center for Human Rights has denounced the recent attack on the workers living at Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani’s palace in Qatar and the freezing of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani’s assets. The Center expressed its “condemnation

Qatari security forces storm Sultan bin Suhaim’s palace in Doha

Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani

:: Sky News reported that the palace of Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim al-Thani in Doha was attacked by unit of 15 armed men in a raid carried out the State Security Forces last Thursday evening, which started at 9:00 pm

Doha freezes ruling family member’s assets

:: In a revengeful move, Qatar has reportedly frozen all assets of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani, a prominent royal who recently opposed Doha’s policies that have caused a crisis in the Gulf. Sheikh Abdullah tweeted on Saturday: “The Qatari

UNESCO selects France’s Azoulay as new chief, edging out Qatar’s Kawari

:: The United Nations’ cultural agency selected former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as its new chief on Friday, handing her the keys to revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States pulled out. Azoulay, 49, former French culture minister, defeated

How family of Qatar’s UNESCO candidate escaped jail for Villagio mall fire

:: The daughter and son-in-law of Qatar’s candidate for top UNESCO post were charged, sentenced and eventually acquitted for a 2012 Doha mall fire that killed 13 children and four adults. Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, Qatar’s former minister of culture,

French media cast doubts over Qatari bid to grab top UNESCO position

:: Qatar’s candidate to head UNESCO is leading a preliminary vote held in Paris on Monday. But French media outlets are casting doubts over the 19 votes Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari received in the first round of voting. Kawari is

Skype blocked in Qatar, but no explanation given

:: The online voice and video call service Skype has confirmed that it has been blocked in Qatar. A message posted on the site’s FAQ section said the app was being stopped by Internet service providers (ISPs) in Qatar. The

Qatar orders aid to private sector as sanctions hurt economy

:: Qatar’s government announced measures to help private sector businesses on Saturday after its economy was hurt by sanctions imposed by other Arab states. Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani decided to cut rents paid by companies

UAE’s Gargash: It’s time that Qatar’s leadership listens to its citizens

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said it’s time that the Qatari leadership listens to its citizens’ opinion. “The poll which was published about the Qataris’ opinion indicates that there is a public opinion that’s wiser

Qatar’s Emir Tamim: We are comfortable with our growing Iran relations

:: Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, welcomed the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Doha on Tuesday. The Emir and Zarif discussed cooperative relations between Qatar and Iran. According to Qatar’s News Agency, “the meeting demonstrated

Iran foreign minister Zarif visits Qatar amid diplomatic standoff

:: Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday met with Qatar’s ruling emir as a quartet of Arab states continues its boycott of the energy-rich nation, in part over relations that Doha maintains with Tehran. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit on Monday comes

Qatar continues selling its properties, are Barclays and Glencore stocks next?

:: As the Anti-Terror Quartet countries’ boycott of Qatar continues, so does Doha’s economic deterioration. Qatar is being forced to sell more assets and make new arrangements to ensure sufficient liquidity to support its domestic market, leading the country’s sovereign

UAE minister Gargash says Doha’s deeds ‘have returned to haunt it’

:: In light of Doha’s decision to withdraw nationalities from a spate of Qatari citizens who have voiced their opposition to the government, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Doha’s deeds “have returned to haunt

Qatari poet stripped of citizenship for supporting KSA

:: Qatari poet Mohammed bin Fitees Al-Murri, winner of the hit TV contest “The Millions’ Poet,” has been stripped of his citizenship for supporting Saudi Arabia in its dispute with Doha. He also reportedly called on his government to stop

Qatari emir said to have jailed 20 members of ruling family

:: The emir of Qatar personally ordered the imprisonment of 20 members of the ruling Al-Thani family for their support of the Anti-Terror Quartet instead of Doha, a French magazine has claimed. Le Point spoke to Jean-Pierre Marongiu, an entrepreneur

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