Barzani: Referendum first step for Kurds to express their will

:: Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has held a press conference in Erbil and told reporters that the scheduled referendum on independence on Monday would go ahead as planned. “We ask More »

Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM are ‘baseless’

:: The office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina on Sunday denied as “completely baseless” some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill her last month. However a senior More »

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the More »

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable More »

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including More »


Tag Archives: Qatar

Partisans and deception of the naive

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Dr Ahmad al-Farraj :: All cards have now been put on the table. According to the esteemed Saudi Presidency of the State Security, a cell that works for a foreign country has been uncovered. Citizens breathed a sigh

Bahrain FM: We moved against Qatar over its support for terrorism

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly that his country took action against Qatar over the latter’s support and financing of terrorism. “Unfortunately, terrorism has become a tool of nations who use it to destabilize the world.

Arab rights group calls for British inquiry into Qatar’s terror financing

:: The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) in Europe and Britain has condemned the funding of Qatar authorities for extremist groups, under the titles of charitable work, humanitarian donations and relief activities. The organization asked committees and bodies that

UAE FM: Iran violates ‘letter and spirit’ of nuclear deal

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it considers that Iran violates both the “letter and spirit” of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed between the Islamic Republic and world powers. “Two years have passed since Iran’s nuclear agreement with

The story of the Saudi-UAE ‘invasion’ of Qatar

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: A news agency reported that the White House said American President Donald Trump succeeded in preventing a Saudi-UAE military attack against Qatar. It was barely an hour before Trump issued a statement denying the report.

Complaint over Ghufran tribe violations presented to UNHCR

:: The Arab Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) a complaint against Qatar’s violation of the Ghufran tribe and its members to the Office of the. Ahmed al-Hamli, head of the

Solution to Qatar crisis will be from the Gulf, says Saudi FM

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that the solution to the ongoing Qatari crisis would be a Gulf one. Jubeir also said that Qatar should stop its support for terrorism and extremism, pointing out that Doha must

A UN official refuses to Qatar’s use of his name at a seminar on terrorism

:: Jahangir Khan, Director of the United Nations Center for Counter-Terrorism, rejected the participation of the Qatari delegation in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly at a seminar on combating terrorism without his knowledge or consent. The

Bloomberg: Trump confronted Qatar over terrorism-related activity

:: Bloomberg’s white house correspondent Jennifer Jacobs tweeted on Wednesday that “after Trump praised the emir Tues., he privately confronted him with evidence Qatar still engaged in terrorism-related activity, I’m told.” She then tweeted that “Trump has changed his thinking

Qatari Emir at the UN calls for ‘unconditional dialogue’

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim al-Thani gave his first public address at the United Nations General Assembly since several countries broke of diplomatic and economic ties with Doha over the country’s support for terrorism. At the UN, Al-Thani said his

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to bear their responsibility. He specifically addressed Qatar and

Qatar’s problem is that it is ruled by two people

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: From the course of action taken by the four countries to end the Qatari status quo, we can realize that their success is highly probable, no matter how much Doha’s government resists. This week’s political

Saudi FM says solution to Qatar crisis is in Doha’s hands

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday said the solution to the crisis Qatar is facing is in Doha’s hands. Speaking in New York after a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the UN General

Arab Federation for Human Rights calls on UN to intervene in Al-Murrah case

:: The United Nations is being called on to intervene in the unraveling issue of the al-Ghufran branch of Al-Murrah tribe in Qatar, many of whom were left displaced after Doha stripped them of their citizenship. Members of al-Ghufran branch

Qatar detains 16 sailors from Bahrain in the past two days

:: Bahrain’s Coast Guard has confirmed that Qatari authorities has detained nearly 16 sailors from the kingdom in the past two days. The kingdom’s Coast Guard Commander, Brigadier Alaa Abdullah Siyadi said that the Qatari authorities, detained three Bahraini boats

Qatar’s Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani joins calls for meeting to end Gulf crisis

Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani

:: A second member of Qatar’s ruling family has joined calls for a national meeting of Qataris to resolve the dispute with its Gulf neighbors. In a televised address, Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani repeated the plea made on Sunday

Saudi FM Jubeir in New York: Solution to Qatar crisis is in Doha’s hands

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that the solution to the dispute with Qatar is in Doha’s hands. Jubeir made the announcement after his meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The meeting was held on the

Qatar ‘offering to trade body of Israeli soldier’ for American-Jewish support

:: A recently published report has claimed that Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will seek to hold meetings with Jewish leaders in the United States. The Forbes report said that the Emir aims to gain the leaders’ support,

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