Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At More »

UN’s Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday

:: The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting in Luxemburg.. Official Sources confirmed More »

Turkey’s Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

:: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed More »

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said More »

King Salman performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in Grand Mosque

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abulaziz, performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Friday morning in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. King More »

 

Tag Archives: Qatar

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

Qatari intelligence officer arrested over Houthi militia support

:: A Qatari intelligence officer has been arrested in Yemen over charges of collaborating with the Houthi militia, said sources from the Yemeni government to Al Arabiya news channel. The sources said that Yemeni forces arrested the accused, Muhsin al-Karbi,

UAE minister: Qatar crisis won’t be solved by non-Gulf mediation

:: United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that Qatar’s crisis with its neighbors could only be solved within the gulf and not through outside help. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Gargash urged Qatar

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria

:: Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). FM Jubeir’s statement came following comments made by US President Donald

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers aboard a flight bound for Bahrain, UAE state news agency WAM reported. The agency added that the Emirati civilian craft

Jared Kushner’s father says he refused financing offer from Qatar

:: In a development that reveals Qatar’s attempts to penetrate the White House, the Washington Post reported on Monday that Jared Kushner’s father, Charles, refused to accept funds from Qatari Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, three months after President Donald

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

Bahraini king: Qatari solution lies in Riyadh

:: Bahraini King Hamad al-Khalifa met with Timothy Lenderking, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs in the Near East Bureau at the US Department of State and the former Commander in Chief of the United States

Saudi crown prince: I do not occupy myself with the Qatar crisis

:: Saudi royal court adviser Saud Al Qahtani said on Tuesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman addressed the Qatar crisis during his meeting with reporters in Egypt and said that he did not occupy himself with it. “I

Arab Quartet responds to Qatar’s remarks at the UN Human Rights Council

:: Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt issued a joint statement in response to the Foreign Minister of Qatar in his address to the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The UAE’s Permanent Representative

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

Pakistan’s Council of Scholars deplores new Qatari attempts to ‘politicize’ Hajj

:: The Council of Pakistani Scholars has denounced new attempts by Qatar to politicize the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage, which was seen during the Hajj season last year. The head of the Council of Pakistani Scholars Sheikh Taher Mahmoud al-Ashrafi said

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

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