Turkey opens criminal probes into two US attorneys

:: Turkish prosecutors on Saturday launched a criminal probe against the American attorneys behind a case that has angered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing them of faking evidence. Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian More »

Arab League to hold emergency meeting on ‘Iran violations’ at Saudi request

:: The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss “violations” committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum. Bahrain and More »

Saudi relief official: Yemeni ports controlled by legitimate forces are open

:: Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabeeah has confirmed that Yemeni ports under legitimate forces control are open for humanitarian aid to Yemen. Over More »

We founded Qatar, we will purge it and get it back, says Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: We established Qatar and must purge the country and “rescue it before it plunges into chaos and is manipulated by corrupt people,” Qatar’s Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim has told a tribal More »

Palestinians reject ‘extortion’ in face of US move to close mission

:: The Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians will not give in to “extortion” after a US threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington. In an interview on Palestine Radio on More »


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We founded Qatar, we will purge it and get it back, says Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: We established Qatar and must purge the country and “rescue it before it plunges into chaos and is manipulated by corrupt people,” Qatar’s Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim has told a tribal meeting of Saudis at Jouf Bani Hajjer in

Bahrain dissident who ‘spied’ for Qatar to stand trial

:: Bahraini Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman will face trial later this month for “spying” for Qatar, the state prosecution said on Sunday. Salman will be tried alongside two of his colleagues, Hassan Sultan and Ali Mehdi, from November

US to monitor Qatar’s charitable systems and suspicious financial transfers

:: Qatar has agreed to increase efforts in cooperation with the United States to stop terrorists from receiving financing, the Trump administration announced Monday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the new agreement following an overseas meeting with Qatari officials, according

Bahrain FM: Qatar aims to weaken, undermine GCC

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa tweeted “Qatari media targeting the GCC and its secretary-general confirms Qatar’s lack of respect for the council, with it’s goal being to weaken and undermine it,” on Tuesday on his official account.

Bahrain will not attend any summit unless Qatar ‘returns to its senses’

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has said on Monday that Manama will not attend any summit unless Qatar “returns to its senses”. “Qatar has shown a lack of respect for the charters, treaties and their policies aimed at

Bahrain FM: The right step to maintain GCC is to freeze Qatar’s membership

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa tweeted “the right step to maintain GCC is to freeze Qatar’s membership” on Sunday. The full tweet read “The right step to maintain the GCC is to freeze Qatar’s membership in

Saudi crown prince says Houthis ‘must not become another Hezbollah’

:: The war in Yemen is about preventing Houthi rebels from turning into another Hezbollah on Saudi Arabia’s southern border, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said. “We’re pursuing until we can be sure that nothing will happen there like Hezbollah

Saudi FM Jubeir on future of Gulf rift: ‘The matter is up to Qatar’

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir affirmed that the kingdom supports the position of US President Donald Trump on Iran, saying that the nuclear agreement contains several shortcomings. This came during his participation on Tuesday in a panel discussion organized

US demands Qatar stop funding terrorism

:: In an unusual move by officials in US Congress and figures working in the US administration, a conference in the capital called on Qatar to find a resolution of its positions between its allies on one hand and Iran

Report suggests Qatar transferring ISIS militants from Iraq and Syria to Libya

:: ISIS militants have allegedly begun to regroup in south Libya with Qatar’s help after the Gulf state was accused of transferring hundreds of fighters from Syria and Iraq to Libya, a UAE-based newspaper reported on Saturday. Military sources told

Hamas says its rapprochement with Egypt has angered Qatar

:: Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar said on Friday that Qatar does not support the rapprochement between Hamas and Egypt particularly in terms of the efforts to reconcile between it and Fatah. This comes after Doha’s previous unsuccessful intervention

Financial crisis forces Qatar to sell UACC, but Saudi Arabia owns the decision

:: Qatar’s crisis is holding up the sale of a shipping company it part owns, one of the latest signs of an emerging corporate fall-out that Doha is facing after Arab countries cut relations in June, sources familiar with the

Tillerson returns to Saudi Arabia as Qatar row simmers

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, his second visit to the region in recent months as he seeks a breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis gripping the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab

US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

:: US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran. Accompanying Mnuchin is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal

Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to Washington’s satisfaction and strengthening ties with Iran. He

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

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