Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Category Archives: Qatar

How Erdogan is cosying up with Doha for funds to offer sops before local polls?

:: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bid to shore up his country’s economy got a boost when Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamid Al Thani and his finance minister visited Turkey in August and offered a direct investment of $15 billion. The

Egypt, Bahrain firm on list of 13 demands to end Qatar crisis

:: The Egyptian and Bahraini foreign ministries affirmed their firmness on sticking to a list of 13 demands including six principles the anti-Terror Quartet issued last year as the basis for resolving ongoing crisis with Qatar. In a joint statement,

‘Hundreds of targets’ in Qatar-linked hack, say lawyers for US lobbyist Broidy

:: Lawyers of Republican lobbyist Elliott Broidy said that hundreds of people, including senior officials from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria, were targeted by cybercriminals working for agents of the Qatari government. Broidy, known as a top

Kosovo suspends Qatar Charity operations amid ‘conflicts of interest’

:: Authorities in Kosovo have suspended the activities of the Qatar Charity organization in the country, in a move that observers see as further evidence of Doha’s use of a charity “front” to cover illegal activities and its financing of

Qatari diplomat proposes Israel grants work permits to Gazans

:: Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi has proposed that Tel Aviv grants the Palestinians in Gaza Strip work permits to end protests at the strip’s borders. “If Israel allows people from the Gaza Strip, whose many of its people live in

Saudi Hajj Ministry dedicates link for Qatari pilgrims

:: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has concluded arrangements for the arrival of about 2 million pilgrims from all over the world to perform the annual Hajj this year. Due to a lack of cooperation on the part of

Qatar admits that it is against the Arab coalition in Yemeni

:: The justifications and the contradictions in statements have become characteristic of Qatar’s statements. Qatar admitted that it was compelled to join the Arab Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, in a clear and implicit admission that it was from

UAE denies reports of concession awarded to Qatar Petroleum

:: An official source at the UAE’s Supreme Petroleum Council has said that no concession was awarded to Qatar Petroleum, denying earlier reports from Qatari sources. In a statement reported by the official WAM news agency, the source said: “The

US congress mulls demands to relocate air base in Qatar

:: The US Congress is currently studying demands of relocating the al-Udeid American Air Base in Qatar to another country, sources confirmed to Pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Those sources told the London-based newspaper that alternate locations for the base includes

Qatari tribe files new UN complaint against ‘crimes committed by Doha’

:: Members of a Qatari tribe named “al-Ghofran” have filed a second complaint against the Gulf state to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The tribe is calling for international intervention to protect them and to secure their rights in

Mubarak al-Thani says will return to Qatar to ‘cleanse’ it from ruling regime

:: Sheikh Mubarak bin Khalifa al-Thani, who was recently revealed as a figure opposed to the ruling al-Thani family in Qatar, said that the people of the Gulf state are living in fear due to the oppression of the government.

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed receive Qatari Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received

Qatari Emir says crisis with Gulf states ‘useless’, UAE says Emir is ‘confused’

:: Following the speech of Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, before the Munich Security Conference, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said that he hopes the Emir will “return to his senses” and stop supporting

Bahraini king receives Qatari opposition figure

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad on Sunday received Qatari opposition figure Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and his delegation at Al-Rawdah Palace in Manama. Sheikh Sultan tweeted that it was an “honor” to meet with the king. During their meeting, they

UAE will complain to UN body over Qatar war planes

:: The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations’ aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft, a UAE official said. The UAE said on Monday that Qatari air

US Congressmen call secret Qatar deal into question

:: The Washington Post reported that members of the Congress, in both parties, are calling agreement a US-Qatar Memorandum of Understanding that was signed six months ago, into question. The newspaper added that they are asking to release the deal

Qatar seeks to ‘spend billions on military but faces staffing shortage’

:: Qatar seeks to spend billions of dollars to increase its military power, particularly its air force capabilities, but the small Gulf state may face a staffing shortage, according to a report by Defense News. Just last week, BAE Systems

Qatar rift to come into focus as Gulf leaders meet at GCC Summit in Kuwait

:: The 38th annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state will convene in Kuwait on Dec. 5 and 6, Gulf officials said on Wednesday, despite an ongoing dispute between some members of group. A rift between the Gulf Cooperation

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