Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border
Video     Photos     Pakistan     World     Islam     Health     Crime     Islamic News     Business     Society     India     Travel     Middle East     Sport     sci/tech      Contact      RSS
Search

Do not recommend leaving Afghanistan, says US military chief

Speaker Asad Qaisar meets Iranian President, counterpart in Tehran

US accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up

Atletico, Sevilla go joint top with Barca

Sheikh Rasheed stirs controversy over information portfolio

Now, visa-free travel to this North American country

The deal behind the doors: PML-N looks ready to show flexibility on PAC chairman issue

Larijani: US creating terrorist groups

Punjab Will Have Uniform Syllabus By March 2020

Govt framing national tariff policy to boost exports

Two Iranians nominated for best Asian futsal coach

Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France

Iran, Russia stress support for private sectors in sanctions era

NAB is an autonomous body: Javed Iqbal

Pakistan may soon clear K-Electric’s sale

PM Imran, President Alvi due in Karachi today

Qatari emir, sultan of Oman not to join PGCC summit in Saudi Arabia

Not a nepotism: Fawad’s brother appointed as Punjab AAG

Who misfed PM Imran Khan?

The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House

Super-Calm Asad Shafiq Equals a Unique Record For Pakistan

Paris in pictures: Burned cars and graffiti littered monuments

Israel authorized sale of spyware to Saudis: Report

Imran Khan’s Pakistan stands up to US like a sovereign nation: Analyst

Regional intelligence services behind Chabahar terror attack

2nd Speakers' Conference releases final statement

Controversy erupts over information portfolio; Chaudhry offers to step down in Rashid's favour

6 injured in blast at Milad gathering in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area

Pakistan Army to Acquire FD-2000 Air Defense System With 125KM Range: Report

Can the Israeli regime attack Lebanon ?!

Bahria Town in Trouble? Employees, Residents & Customers protest

Shia Muslims lament inaction against terrorists for Parachinar blast

US Centcom Chief accuses Pakistan of using Taliban as a hedge against India

Top general warns of another 9/11 if US pulls out of Afghanistan

NAB should stay the way it is: Nawaz

China mission launches to far side of Moon

US sanctions against Iranian nation 'clear example of economic terrorism'

Backdoor diplomacy: Saad spills the beans on PML-N strategy to ‘go soft’ on PTI

President House opens door to public

‘Trade potential between Pakistan, India can be engine for prosperity’

Iran to give crushing response to perpetrators of Chabahar terrorist attack

US report highlights murky world of ‘contractors’ in Pakistan

Society’s mindset needs to be changed to combat harassment: Mazari

SC gives Wapda 15 to prepare new PC-1

Imran wants peace in Kabul without fighting others’ war

Govt wants SBP to consult Centre on exchange rate

Can Russia put an end to western hegemony?

Military-Media: Collaboration to counter propaganda?

Trump’s letter to PM Khan: A long-overdue realization

Biography of Shaikh Saduq

US new sanctions to impact Iranian nation: Dorsey

Constitutional rights to be extended to people of Gilgit-Baltistan

Tel Aviv’s ‘northern shield’ operation’s objective in Lebanon border

Hindu Yuva Vahini Announces Rs 1 Cr Reward For Beheading Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu

Funeral ceremony held for two martyrs of Chabahar terror attack

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 123 runs in third Test, clinch series 2-1

From worse to worst: Another scam of Nawaz Sharif revealed

US government, record-holder of defeat against Iran

'Do not want Pakistan treated like a hired gun': PM Khan on US ties

US fails to condemn Hamas at UN General Assembly

Saudi warplanes launch 28 airstrikes on Yemen, kill 3 amid Sweden peace talks

Pakistan army wants US to leave Afghanistan

ISPR DG warns PTM not to cross limits

Chabahar rocked by Bomb attack: 3 killed

PTI minister Azam Swati resigns 'to uphold moral authority'

Is Trump’s letter a failure of his “New South Asia” policy?

Another Karkare? Slain Policeman was investigating Hindu lynchings of Muslims

Gullu Butt hugs Tahirul Qadri: Irony of the day

I paved way for a ‘Dentist’ President: Zardari’s comments spark uproar

Pakistan must ‘save’ CPEC before its too late

Turkey files arrest warrants for Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi murder

Qatar could give Saudi more headache after leaving OPEC: Bloomberg

Qatari prince allowed hunting houbara bustard in Pakistan for $0.1milion

Fifa threatens to ban PFF if SC-ordered elections held

'Gunnah' tax hysteria: What is sin tax?

Why Imran picked Buzdar?

Trilateral summit between Afghanistan US and Pakistan: Will the afghan war finally end?

Yemen Peace Talks: A ray of hope after years of fighting

Is there tension between the CJP & PM Khan?

Saudi crown prince snubbed in Algeria, delays Jordan visit amid Khashoggi crisis

Houthi Ansarullah delegation departs Yemen for peace talks in Sweden

Is Trump’s letter a failure of his “New South Asia” policy?

Its all over for Khadim Rizvi: Will he be tried under Article 6?

Who is the next Chief Justice?

Trump asks Pakistan PM for help with Afghan peace talks

Sayings of Imam Ali (A.S.)

Pakistan needs to become urban industrial society

DAWN Group’s disgraceful Treatment of Feica

US Senators as corrupt and venal as Pakistan’s Saudi stooge Nawaz Sharif

Qatar to quit Saudi-dominated OPEC in 2019

Trump writes letter to Imran, seeks help in solving Afghan mess

Misconceptions about Nahj al Balaghah

Revolt against Saudi crown prince in Arab countries / Saudi isolation at G20 summit

PM Imran invites FIFA president to visit Pakistan, says Kaleemullah

TLP leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi charged with treason, terrorism: information minister

Pakistan, Swiss government sign MoU to seek details of bank account of Pakistanis

Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi killing

Is PM Khan betting on an Indian “Tabdeeli” for Peace talks?

Beyond the great vision: Imran Khan to make lives better through chickens and eggs

Severe punishment for misusing religion: CII recommends

2018-04-10 16:30:39

Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border

 

Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom’s border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers reported on Monday.

The project has not been given official approval and faces many obstacles. Still, the proposal signals a new low in the 10-month-old feud between Qatar and a quartet of nations that includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain.

The four accuse Qatar of sponsoring terrorism because of its support for miltant opposition groups in the region and its warm relations with Iran. Qatar denies the allegations and says the moves attempt to undermine its sovereignty.

Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, met in Washington on Monday with United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. He is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia’s Sabq and al-Riyadh newspapers carried nearly identical reports Monday saying that under the proposal, Saudi Arabia would transform part of its side of the border with Qatar into a military base and another area would become a dump site for waste from nuclear reactors the kingdom wants to build.

The UAE, meanwhile, would also build a nuclear waste site at the closest point near its border with Qatar.

An earlier report by Sabq newspaper ran with a headline saying the canal project would “turn Qatar into an island” and would take just 12 months to complete.

The so-called Salwa Marine Canal project would be funded by Saudi and Emirati investors and dug by Egyptian companies with experience in the Suez Canal.

Sabq reports the canal would span the entirety of the border with Qatar, creating waterfront coastline for resorts, private beaches and Gulf cruise liners. The canal, estimated to cost 2.8 billion riyals ($750 million), would stretch 200 meters wide and up to 20 meters deep.

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, became the first high-ranking official to comment on the proposal. In a string of tweets, he said the project is “proof of Qatar’s failure to manage and solve its crisis” and that Doha’s silence on the canal project “is proof of their fear and confusion.” Qatari government spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The quartet has imposed a de facto blockade of Qatar since June. Saudi Arabia sealed shut Qatar’s only land crossing, cutting off a key route for food and construction imports. The four nations also expelled Qatari nationals and called on their citizens in Qatar to leave.

They have barred Qatari flights from using their airspace and have supported alternative members of the ruling Al Thani family in exile.

Categories:   Middle East ،
Tags:   Saudia ، Qatar ، Egypt ، Arab Emirates ،
From other agencies (RSS Reader)

چیف جسٹس سے گزارش

- ایکسپریس