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

:: 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

:: 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

:: 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 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 »

 

Tag Archives: Qatar

UAE’s Gargash: GCC continues to function despite Qatar crisis

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) continues to function despite crisis with Qatar. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted saying that the upcoming summit in Riyadh and the

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

Chinese official’s Africa bribery trial brings his Iran, Qatar deals to the fore

:: Even as the details of former Hong Kong official Patrick Ho’s bribery trial emerge, his dealings with Iran and Qatar are already under the spotlight. Ho has been fighting foreign bribery charges in New York. On September 14, prosecutors

‘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

Fatah accuses Hamas of colluding with Israeli government

:: The Palestinian Fatah faction has accused the Hamas leadership of colluding with the Israeli government and abandoning the “right of return” principle. In a statement released on Friday, Fatah said that the Hamas movement is sending messages to the

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

Sheikh Sultan criticizes Qatar for barring Hajj pilgrims from visiting Mecca

:: A royal family member who is opposed to the current regime in Doha has criticized Qatar for barring Hajj pilgrims from being able to visit Mecca for a second year in a row. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

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

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt file Qatar airspace dispute to International Court of Justice

:: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced on Wednesday a move to submit a dispute with Qatar regarding their sovereign airspace to the International Court of Justice. A Saudi Press Agency statement said that the file

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

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