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Botched US Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Police

Macron, Netanyahu and Holocaust

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Turkey state news agency leaks secret locations of US, French troops in Syria

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Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China

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Houthi forces kill 3 soldiers inside Saudi Arabia

US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria kills 12 civilians per day

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Succumbed to Saudi demands: Qatari Emir Calls for Negotiations to Ease Blockade

1396/5/2 | 05:50
With the four blockading states having pared down their previous list of 13 demands to six general principles, Qatar’s Emir is also expressing an openness to engaging in negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing diplomatic crisis and return the situation to normal.   The previous 13 demands were clearly far more than Qatar was willing to give up, and the Emir reiterated today that any deal would have to respect Qatari sovereignty, but he apparently does see an opportunity at compromise, something that seemed unlikely before. The ...

Ties with Qatar: Saudi Arabia demands dismissal of more than 50,000 Sudanese workers

1396/5/1 | 05:50
  The Saudi decision is taken on the pretext that Sudan has not broken its ties with Qatar.   Karar al-Tohami, Secretary General of Sudanese Working Abroad, in an interview with “Al-Nahar Egypt” newspaper in reaction to Saudi authorities’ decision to expel 50,000 Sudanese men and women who are working in Saudi capitalists’ homes as manservants and maidservants, said: “The Saudi decision is taken on the pretext that Sudan has not broken its ties with Qatar; it is outside the agreements and pledges between the two countries, ...

Saudia’s next battle ground: Turning Qatar into another Yemen

1396/4/31 | 05:50
  The fierce regional and international race to control Yemen and extend its influence in its vast territory, which is also diverse in its climates and terraces, with many political and intellectual trends, is not new but extends deep in Yemen’s history.     However, there is a new change in the Yemeni scene which is the project against the American project and the guardianship. The emergence of this variable and the fear of its effects outside the Yemeni borders is one of the main reasons for the war and the siege imposed ...

Shutting Iranian cultural mission: Did Saudia threatened Kuwait by Qatar like consequences?

1396/4/30 | 05:50
Kuwait says it is shutting the Iranian cultural mission and related offices in the Gulf Arab state and reducing the number of Iranian diplomats stationed in the country.     The official Kuwait News Agency announced the move in a brief statement Thursday. It says the move is related to the case of a terrorist cell broken up in 2015 that authorities allege had contacts with Iran and the militant group Hezbollah.     The KUNA report says the Iranian ambassador to Kuwait has been notified. Embassy staff did not immediately ...

Arrival of Qatar Foreign Minister: Is there give and take on Panama case?

1396/4/28 | 05:50
  Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrehman Al-Thani will reach Islamabad Tuesday on an official visit.     According to Express News, the dignitary will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss issues revolving around the regional situation.     The channel, quoting sources, said the dignitary shall also engage in discourse regarding the Saudi-led military alliance whose leadership was handed over to Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif.   His visit comes weeks after after Middle Eastern countries, ...

Leaked documents reveal Saudia and Emirati crown princes support for Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen

1396/4/28 | 05:50
The nine-page document was published by Egyptian newspaper al-Badil in April - before the outlet was banned by Cairo - accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed of providing aid to the two extremists. The communique - sent to Qatar's foreign minister on October 26, 2016 - outlines the minutes of communications between Qatar's ambassador to Washington and the US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. The New Arab could not independently verify the authenticity of the ...

Washington Post: US intelligence confirms UAE planned Qatar fake news hack

1396/4/26 | 05:50
US intelligence agencies have confirmed that The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites according to the Washington Post. The move, that occurred in late May, resulted in the posting of false quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir, and sparked the current crisis that has led to the isolation of Qatar by several of its neighbours.   According to the Washington Post’s report, officials became aware that newly analyzed intelligence, gathered by US agencies, confirmed that on 23 May, ...

Qatari camels die of thirst after farmers kicked out by Saudi Arabia as diplomatic rift deepens

1396/4/25 | 05:50
  Hundreds of camels have died of thirst after Qatari farmers were expelled from Saudi Arabia during a diplomatic rift and forced to trek across the desert.   Animals collapsed at the border between the two nations as only a few hundred camels were allowed to cross each day.    Remaining camels were herded into huge pens and left in the heat which reached 50 degrees Celsius. Some owners said the camels were herded out en masse, and owners spent days during Ramadan trying to identify them.   Other animals were left ...

Trump’s son-in-law tried to get $500mn loan from Qatar

1396/4/24 | 05:50
Kushner – a real-estate developer like his father-in-law – purchased a tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York for $1.8 billion some years ago, but the building failed to generate enough money to cover its debts, according to The New York Times. More than a quarter of the office space in the building has remained vacant for several years, causing huge losses to Kushner Companies. In 2015, when Trump was launching his presidential campaign, Kushner and his father targeted Qatari billionaire Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani (HBJ) as a potential ...

Tillerson's failed attempt: Did Saudia demand a regime change in Qatar?

1396/4/24 | 05:50
The Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis has intensified, with the Saudi-led alliance warning that the Qatari siege will not end unless Doha meets all its demands. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates announced in a joint statement on Tuesday that the new anti-terror agreement reached between Qatar and the United States is insufficient for the lifting of sanctions. The deal was signed after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha in an apparent attempt to end the rift between Washington’s Arab allies. The four countries ...

Punish them all: Iran-Qatar-Muslim Brotherhood hate Israel

1396/4/22 | 05:50
  The Zionist shill, American investigative journalist (sic) and author of 2000 book, Why The Holocaust Happened: Its Religious Cause and Scholarly Cover-up, Eric Zuesse  posted another crappy Opinion post at the Strategic-Culture Foundation journal (July 8) over the recent tug of war between Saudi ‘royals’ and Qatari ‘royals’.     According to Zuesse, the clash between the two so-called Fundamentalist (sic) Sunni Saudi and Thani families is rooted in Thani ‘royals’ support for anti-Israel Shi’ite Iran ...

Document reveals Qatar to undermine Pakistan-UAE relations

1396/4/21 | 05:50
Saudi cyber army has disclosed a document that Qatar has been involved in undermining Pakistan-UAE relations.   According to the document, Qatar’s embassy in Pakistan is seeking to reduce the UAE’s influence in Pakistan’s hunting grounds. It had meetings with Pakistani authorities, in this regard. The document states that Qatar’s embassy provoked the Pakistani government against the presence of Emirati sheikhs in Pakistan.   ...

Saudi Crown Prince dismissed for supporting Qatar

1396/4/21 | 05:50
  Saudi prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz posted on his Twitter account: "the coalition between Mohammed bin Zayed and bin Salman led to unilateral decision about GCC members."   Saudi prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz posted on his Twitter account: “the coalition between Mohammed bin Zayed and Bin Salman led the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to take a unilateral decision about its members. The UAE plays the major role at the Cooperation Council.” Bin Nayef protested the king to prevent the entrance of the Qatari to Masjid al-Haram and ...

The double game: US betrays Saudia by signing anti terror deal with Qatar

1396/4/21 | 05:50
Saudi Arabia and its allies have announced that a deal reached between the US and Qatar over battling terrorism is “insufficient” while stressing that anti-Doha sanctions will remain in place. On Tuesday, Qatar and the US signed a deal aimed at combating "terrorism financing" during US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Doha.      "Today, Qatar is the first country to sign a memorandum of agreement with the US, and we call on the countries imposing the siege against Qatar to join us as signatories to this MoU," said Qatar's ...

Saudi attempts to encourage Iraq to join Qatar boycott

1396/4/20 | 05:50
Saudi Arabia exerted pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi in order to force him to join the boycott of Qatar, a source close to the Iraqi leader revealed to Arabi21. The leader of the Dawa Party, Jassem Al-Bayati, told the news site: “Prime Minister Al-Abadi is under pressure from Saudi Arabia which used reconstruction of areas which have recently been freed from Daesh control as bargaining tools in exchange for standing against Qatar.” Al-Bayati clarified that “Saudi Arabia pressed Al-Abadi to visit it on 14 June, but Al-Abadi ...

Planning to attack Qatar: Egypt to send warship to Persian Gulf

1396/4/20 | 05:50
  [caption id="attachment_47311" align="alignnone" width="1024"] SONY DSC[/caption] Some Persian Gulf Countries have requested that Egypt send a warship to the Persian Gulf as tensions with Qatar escalate.   The Commander of Egypt’s Navy, Read Admiral Ahmad Khaled Hassan, said that Qatar is the cause of the region’s instability because of its support of terrorist groups, and this is why many Arab countries have opted for cutting their ties with it. Of course, some countries, such as Iran and Turkey, have supported Qatar because ...

‘Saudi Arabia is strengthening Iran weakening herself

1396/4/19 | 05:50
  Saudi Arabia’s policies in the Middle East, in particular it’s month long siege of neighbouring Qatar is strengthening Iran, Foreign Policy said in an option piece yesterday.   The news site warned that the kingdom’s policies, which are backed by US President Donald Trump, are benefitting Iran because they are weakening Saudi Arabia’s position in the region.   “Regardless of what the United States does, sharply increasing the vitriol towards Iran while at the same time laying siege to fellow GCC member Qatar ...

Saudi says Qatar setup Twitter campaign to bring revolt in Saudi Arabia

1396/4/17 | 05:50
Saudi Arabia has accused Qatar of operating over 23,000 Twitter accounts to “stoke strike and a revolt in the Kingdom”. Describing the revelation as “a matter of national security”, Saudi Information Minister, Awwad Saleh Al-Awwad, was reported to have said during a visit to Paris: “We found over 23,000 Twitter accounts driven by Qatar, some of them linked to accounts calling for ‘revolution’ in Saudi Arabia,” A-Awwad went on to describe Al Jazeera as “a platform for terrorism, starting from Bin Laden to Al-Qaradawi”. ...

Erdogan sets a condition for Turkish troops to leave Qatar

1396/4/16 | 05:50
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed support for Qatar amid Gulf tensions and claimed his troops will only be withdrawn if Qatar asks them to leave. “We remain loyal to our agreement with Qatar. If it requests us to leave, we will not stay where we are not wanted,” Erdogan said in a meeting in Cairo yesterday. Since the inception of the Gulf tension in June, Turkey has sent soldiers and food supplies in aid of Qatar, to sidestep a siege via land, air and sea by an Arab coalition. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain ...

The Saudi-Qatar rift has elements of world war potential

1396/4/14 | 05:50
  The First and the Second World War were the culmination of rivalries that go as far back as over a thousand years, when Charlemagne subjugated the Saxon tribes inhabiting modern Germany, and creating the Carolingian Empire.   The political successors of Franks, France, and Saxons, the latter morphing into the Holy Roman Empire, then Prussia, then Germany, would continue to fight border wars until the bloodiest of them all, World War 2, inflicted enough destruction to both to force them to give up military means for the reciprocal ...

Why Qatri prince is dragging his foot from JIT probe?

1396/4/14 | 05:50
  For the third time, Qatari Prince Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani has refused to visit the Pakistan Embassy to record his statement in Panama Leaks case.   Sources told that the prince has asked the authorities to come to his house if they want to record his statement for the panama case.       According to Qatari sources, no witness can record the statement in such circumstances which appeared after the leaked photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son, while he was being questioned by JIT at the Judicial ...

Qatar Crisis: How the European world is in deep trouble?

1396/4/12 | 05:50
  European governments might be able to maintain neutrality on the Qatari crisis with a straight face, but their bankers’ hearts, and hands, are already not so clean.     And since Mr Market interprets political developments best in the twenty-first century, it provides the clearest direction of the latest Middle East crisis. It turns out that European, led by British, banks have stopped buying and selling the Qatari Riyal, putting downward pressure on the currency.      That would be awkward on any given day, ...

What the Gulf crisis means for Pakistan

1396/4/12 | 05:50
  Having pulled off a diplomatic recovery, Pakistan is now being forced to navigate the increasingly troubled waters of the Gulf.      The latest crisis stems from mounting tension between Qatar and the rest of the GCC and resulted in the blockade when Saudis along with the rest of the GCC and Egypt accused Qatar of financing terror outfits in the Middle East and meddling in the internal affairs of its neighbours.      Even as Islamabad successfully rescinded itself from the Yemeni crisis, what was troubling ...

Pro-Qatar graffiti appears on Saudi monument

1396/4/10 | 05:50
A video released online appears to show pro-Qatari graffiti which has been sprayed onto a Saudi landmark in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. The words “All of us are Tamim”, in reference to the Qatari Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, and “Glorious Tamim” appeared on a memorial in the central region of the Arabian Penninsula. Social media activists said the words express the Saudi public’s solidarity with Qatar at a time when the Kingdom has imposed a siege of the small Gulf nation. A video uploaded later shows the monument with the ...

UK banks stop trading Qatari riyals

1396/4/10 | 05:50
Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group said today that it has stopped trading Qatari riyals and that the currency is no longer available for sale or buy-back at its high street banks. A spokeswoman for the bank said a “third-party supplier” that carries out its foreign exchange service had ceased trading in the currency from 21 June This currency is no longer available for sale or buy-back across our high street banks including Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax,” the spokeswoman said. Qatar’s central bank said today it will guarantee ...

Despite Blockade, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar Share Oil Tankers

1396/4/10 | 05:50
Despite a near-absolute embargo imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three other nations, the energy market hasn’t noticed even a blip related to what is seen by many as a huge diplomatic crisis, mostly because the countries are all stopped short of letting the dispute get in the way of such business.   The United Arab Emirates is still importing Qatari natural gas en masse, because losing that supply would devastate them at least as much as Qatar. New reports oninternational shipping reveal that oil tankers continue to be permitted ...

More Turkish troops arrive in Qatar

1396/4/9 | 05:50
A new batch of Turkish armed forces arrived in Doha last night to reinforce forces already in Qatar as part of a training programme which is currently underway. According to the Directorate of Moral Guidance in the Ministry of Defence of Qatar, “a new boost of Turkish armed forces to Al Udeid Air Base, to join the existing forces in the state, which began its training last week.” The planned exercises are part of a joint defence agreement signed between Doha and Ankara aimed at boosting the defence capabilities of both countries through ...

‘This is something we will not do’

1396/4/8 | 05:50
DOHA: Qatar said on Thursday it was working with the United States and Kuwait to respond to a list of demands presented by Arab states who have accused Doha of supporting terrorism, igniting a regional crisis between the U.S. allies. The feud erupted this month when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel links with Qatar, accusing it also of courting regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the allegations. The four countries have sent Doha a list of 13 demands, including closing the state-funded Al Jazeera ...

Fear of unrest: #Saudis_against_normalisation with Israel

1396/4/8 | 05:50
Saudis have taken to social media to counter a campaign to encourage normalisation with Israel, tweeting using the hashtag “Saudis against normalisation”. Activists described normalising relations with Israel as “an explicit act of treason that must be reconsidered and whose dangers must be unveiled.” This comes as news has been circulating that Saudi Arabia’s actions against Qatar in recent weeks have been to harm the Palestinian resistance and edge it closer to the occupation state, Israel. They also demanded people not adhere to ...

Crown Prince of UAE asked Americans to bomb Al Jazeera headquarters Wikileaks reveals

1396/4/7 | 05:50
The Crown Prince of the UAE Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan asked the Americans to bomb the headquarters of Al Jazeera during the US war on Afghanistan, revealed yesterday. According to the document bin Zayed spoke about a meeting between his father and the former Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The same document also revealed that Bin Zayed had advised the Americans not to have journalists accompany them during the first attack on Afghanistan so they could not report civilian victims. In addition, the document revealed ...

Why Saudi Arabia hates Al Jazeera so much

1396/4/7 | 05:50
If you want to understand why many Arab world leaders hate Al Jazeera, consider Sharia and Life. For years, the call-in show was one of the network’s most popular, reaching tens of millions. Viewers would call in and pose their faith questions to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric and a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. People would ask all kinds of things: Is it okay to smoke during Ramazan? Does a female Palestinian woman have to wear a hijab while carrying out a suicide bombing? Before Al Jazeera, a show like this would have ...

Hired gun: Is war with Iran now inevitable under new Saudi crown prince?

1396/4/3 | 05:50
Israel and Washington seem to have been instrumental in the rise of Riyadh's new leader, a hot-headed young royal who leaves a trail of havoc behind him. But can they control him?     In the hilarious novel by Christopher Buckley, 'Thank you for smoking,' the central character, Nick Naylor, works for Big Tobacco as a chief spokesman.   The reason why Naylor, who lobbies on behalf of cigarettes using ingenious ploys, was given the job in the first place was due to a blunder he made as a journalist before, where he incorrectly announced ...

Demands list: Would Qatar cut ties with Iran?

1396/4/3 | 05:50
  Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.     The demands aimed at ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years appear designed to quash a two decade-old foreign policy in which Qatar has punched well above its weight, striding the stage as a peace broker, often in conflicts in Muslim lands.     Doha's independent-minded ...

Nawaz fools the nation again: Saudia denies Pakistan’s efforts in gulf crisis mediation?

1396/4/3 | 05:50
  Acting Saudi ambassador Marwan bin Radwan Mirdad has denied that Pakistan is mediating between Saudi Arabia and Qatar over their diplomatic row.   Speaking at a press conference at the Saudi embassy here on Thur­s­day, the Saudi charge d’affaires said Pakistani “prime minister did not say he was mediating”.     He was speaking through a translator. He rejected media reports about the Pakistani mediation effort as untrue. “Whatsoever is in the media is not correct,” he said.     The acting ambassador’s ...

Saudi, allies demands not 'realistic': Qatar

1396/4/3 | 05:50
Qatar says the demands presented by Saudi Arabia and three of its allies that have imposed a blockade on Doha are not "realistic", as the unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region seems headed for a stalemate. "We are reviewing these demands out of respect for... regional security and there will be an official response from our ministry of foreign affairs," Sheikh Saif al-Thani, the director of Qatar's government communications office, was further quoted as saying by Reuters on Saturday. He added that US Secretary of ...

Whistle-Blower: Saudi Arabia, UAE Plotting to Stage Coup in Qatar

1396/4/2 | 05:50
  Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, revealed an unprecedented plot by Saudi Arabia and the UAE for carrying out a coup in Qatar.     Mujtahid on his Twitter page wrote that UAE’s Mohammad bin Zayyed and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman had been plotting to wage a coup in Qatar. According to the scenario, the Saudi and UAE forces were planning to stage a coup in Qatar by occupying that country in cooperation with Blackwater security forces and ...

Can Pakistan stay neutral in Saudi-Qatar conflict?

1396/4/1 | 05:50
  Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan will not take any sides in the recent stand-off between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.     “Pakistan doesn’t want to interfere in other countries matters and will stick to its non-partisan policy on the Middle East issue,” he briefed the Senate’s committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, according to Express News.     Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and the United Arab Emirates announced on June 5 they were severing diplomatic ties with ...

Hamid Karzai rejects Saudi Arabia’s demand

1396/4/1 | 05:50
Saudi and Egyptian diplomats in Kabul asked former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai to support their position against Qatar. He said: "I support the fight against terrorists and extremists."   According to Sputnik, The Saudi and Egyptian diplomats in separate meetings with former president Hamid Karzai, asked him to support the position of Saudi Arabia and Egypt against Qatar. Hamid Karzai’s Office made an announcement that Egyptian Ambassador, Mohab Nasr, and Charge d’Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Embassy to ...

How Arab states are ‘using terrorism as publicity  and policy stunt’

1396/3/30 | 05:50
  It is since long Saudi Arab has been fostering terrorism in the Middle East and sponsored by allied Arab states. Saudia always acted upon beat and weep policy.   In recent episode against Qatar Saudia has done the same that while sponsoring Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Yemen and ISIS in Syria and Iraq, it accused Doha for fostering terrorism.   Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar on June 5 in the worst diplomatic crisis in the region in years. Qatar has said that “It is unfortunate ...

PRESS TV | Qatar isolation could last for years, says Emirati official

1396/3/29 | 05:50
A senior Emirati official says some Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf region could continue to isolate Qatar "for years” if Doha did not alter its foreign policy. "Qatar will realize that this is a new state of affairs and isolation can last years,” Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) state minister for foreign affairs, said during a press briefing in the French capital on Monday. "There must be some people who are wise in Qatar and who will prevail, hopefully within the ruling family," Gargash noted, stressing, "This is not ...

Bahrain ‘asks Qatari troops to leave’

1396/3/29 | 05:50
Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the militant Islamic State (IS) group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered in Bahrain, had been asked to leave the coalition and could depart within the next 48 hours, the source said. “The Bahrainis told the US general in command of the base that Qatari soldiers must leave,” the source said on condition of anonymity. “They are still in ...

Trump to sell US$21 billion arms to Qatar

1396/3/28 | 05:50
[caption id="attachment_46198" align="alignnone" width="915"] (by AFP/Getty)[/caption]   US defense secretary Gen. James (Mad Dog) Mattis and Qatari defense minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiya inked a US$12 billion arms deal in Washington.   “We are pleased to announce today the signing of the letter of offer and acceptance for the purchase of the F-15QA fighter jets, with an initial cost of $12 billion dollars.   We believe that this agreement will propel Qatar’s ability to provide for its own security while also ...

Rift with Kingdom: Would Erdogan  meet the same fate of Morsi?

1396/3/28 | 05:50
  Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed".     The statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said he had offered to build a military base in the Muslim kingdom shortly after work began on Turkey´s facility in Qatar.       "The kingdom cannot allow Turkey to set up a military base on its territory," said a statement carried by SPA state news agency.The statement, ...

Clashes between Saudi and Qatari delegations at the GCC summit

1396/3/27 | 05:50
Clashes between Saudi and Qatari delegation have halted the summit in Kuwait. According to News24, Internet activists published footage of disputes and clashes between the Saudi and Qatari delegations in the GCC Summit in Kuwait on Friday. The disagreement have flared after a member of the Saudi delegation insulted the Qatari. The clashes that led to the closure of the Gulf Cooperation Council meetings, were ended with the intervention of the security forces. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar on June 5, 2017. These ...

Riyadh-Qatar tension: The rift amid royal family

1396/3/27 | 05:50
Following the tension between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies, some information from political and media sources shows that there will be a coup within Saudi royal family soon.     Following the tension between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies, some information from political and media sources shows that there will be a coup within Saudi royal family soon to remove the current crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Nayef. So, his successor, Muhammed bin Salman, will step closer to his father’s throne. Yemen’s Al-Najm ...

Politics of fear: How US selling billion dollar arms by spreading fear among Arab countries?

1396/3/26 | 05:50
Qatar's Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion.     The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticised recently by US President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism.US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and representatives from Qatar were set to meet Wednesday to seal the agreement, a source familiar with the deal told Reuters. Bloomberg News reported the deal was for 36 jets. The sale will increase security cooperation and interoperability ...

Bahrain Begins Jailing People for Not Endorsing Anti-Qatar Policy

1396/3/26 | 05:50
  Following moves to further criminalize public dissent, the island nation of Bahrain has arrested at least two people today on charges of being “Qatar sympathizers,” based on public comments in which the two men were seen as opposed to the Saudi-led blockade on nearly Qatar.   One of the two men was identified as Issa Faraj Arhama al-Burshad, a human rights lawyer who filed a lawsuit attempting to challenge the blockade, accusing it of breaking up families in Bahrain by expelling Qatari citizens. The lawsuit will not happen, ...

At cross roads: Are you with us or with Qatar, Saudis ask Pakistan

1396/3/25 | 05:50
Pakistan has told Saudi Arabia it will not take sides in the brewing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East after Riyadh asked Islamabad “are you with us or with Qatar”.     The Saudi demand for Pakistan to take a clear position on Qatar came during a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, diplomatic sources told The Express Tribune.     Premier Sharif, who was also accompanied by army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials, dashed to Jeddah on Monday to ...

A failed trip: Would Pakistan call back General Raheel Sharif?

1396/3/25 | 05:50
  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s mediation visit to Saudi Arabia for finding a diplomatic solution to the Qatar crisis did not achieve any immediate breakthrough.     Mr Sharif returned to Islamabad in the early hours of Tuesday after a day-long visit to Jeddah, where he met King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and urged an early resolution of “the impasse in Gulf … in the best interest of Ummah”.     According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), King Salman and Mr Sharif discussed the “latest regional developments” ...

US deploys 2 warships to Doha for joint drills with Qatari navy

1396/3/25 | 05:50
Two US navy vessels have arrived in Doha to take part in joint military drills with the Qatari navy amid escalating tensions between Arab Persian Gulf states. The US ships arrived at Hamad Port south of Doha "to participate in a joint exercise with the Qatari Emiri Navy," announced the Qatari News Agency (QNA) on Wednesday. The news agency noted that the crews of the two ships were received by Qatari navy officers. In early June, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) broke off relations with Doha and suspended all ...