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Russia tests Nuke that can wipe UK off the map 3 times over

A German newspaper announced the possibility of a chemical attacks in Europe executed by ISIS terrorists.

Eyeless in Gaza: The story of an Israeli soldier

PTI loses majority in K-P assembly

Cross-border skirmish: Can Pakistan Try Afghan soldiers under international law?

Pakistan reducing dependence on US arms: FT report

Russia warns of ‘painful’ retaliation in face of US sanctions

Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

Iran vows to buy all the weapons it needs, irrespective what the world thinks about it

Grand Mufti of Egypt declares buying Facebook likes ‘haram’

'Reciprocal' travel restrictions to be imposed on Pakistan diplomats: US.

Baloch activist says RAW asked him to heckle Nawaz in 2015

A Russian praise for Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

The Chankia accusation: Is Pakistan inciting Khalistan movement?

Pakistanis among 4000 people handed over by Musharraf regime to US

Theresa May earns cold reception in U.K. Parliament over Syria attacks

Endgame In Syria: Why US has conceded defeat?

The Indo-Iran Syndrome & Pakistan

Man dies as protest against rape, murder of minor girl turns violent in Karachi

Shame for Musharraf: ‘4,000 Pakistanis handed over to foreigners for dollars’

Who is in danger: Would RAO Anwar become an approver in Naqeeb murder case?

Assad's aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

'No amount of killing will stop us,' vow Nigerian Shias

Pakistan orders probe into attack on judge

'World War 3' Google Searches Spike After Syria Strike

China voices support for Russia on Syria, holds naval drills against USA

Details of terrorist training were found in a notebook of an ISIS member

Akin to Altaf Hussain: LHC bans Nawaz Sharif's and Maryam Nawaz's speeches

A clean chit: The backdoor deal with Khadim Rizvi

Is Afghanistan the next Caliphate?

Syria Missile attack: Why UN has become a useless object?

Trump morally unfit to be president: Ex-FBI director

Would Ch.Nisar make a forward bloc in PML-N?

Stupid than ever: A Muslim country newspaper claims that Queen of England is descendant of Holy prophet (pbuh)

Why the West hates Syria?

The politics within: Who divided PML-N?

Qatar’s allowing missiles to be fired from airbase shameful: Syrian official

Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report

Attack on Supreme Court Judge: Is it a message to Chief Justice?

The Sham democracy: Why is India still sleeping on rape of a minor in Kashmir?

Model town killing case: Would Adiala Jail welcome both Sharifs?

US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency

US Considers Opening Embassy in Pyongyang

Erdogan's dual face: Turkey welcomes US-led airstrikes in Syria

Who brought Nawaz Sharif to the closed end?

Russian state TV tells viewers best supplies to pack for Word War III bomb shelters

A mortal blow to Nawaz or a new mountain to climb?

Increasing economic ties: Iran to be part of CPEC

Rape of Kashmiri girl: Would UN awake on Kashmir issue?

Would new CJP annul decision against Nawaz Sharif?

Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

Pak-Iran Ferry service from Karachi to Chabahar to be started to benefit pilgrims

New Scandal: Trump fathers an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower

Where does Nawaz Sharif's disqualification for life leave him and the PML-N?

Saudi-led boycotters stick to steep demands for Qatar: Report

Historical Judgement: Nawaz Sharif disqualified for life

Penchant for religious extremism: Punjab promulgates ordinance allowing four loudspeakers at mosques

Would Nawaz Sharif be handed life time disqualification?

Pakistan stands with Syria: A green signal to Russian bloc

What Another showdown with TLP would result in?

Merkel: Germany will not participate in any possible military action against Syria

In own trap: Trump Demands Saudi King Quickly End Qatar Dispute

Israel minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad

Can ICC bring Rohingya's murderers into justice?

Would Tehrike.eLabaik topple govt this time?

Is Wajid Zia backtracking from his statements?

Diplomatic war: Did Pakistan stun US with strict message?

Syrian forces frees Douma, entire Eastern Ghouta, from terrorists: Russia

Iran: Saudi Arabia cannot hide support for terrorism through playing blame game

Iran threatens Israel over Syria air base strike

Pro-Taliban Deobandi seminaries refuse audit of their funds

War threats: Can Syrian conundrum trigger world war III?

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

US State Department denies imposition of travel restrictions on Pak diplomats

Is Adiala jail ready to receive Nawaz Sharif?

Changing the history: Pakistan puts US diplomat on trial

700,000 Syrians displaced by fighting in 2018: UN

Iranian, Pakistani groups send humanitarian aid to Syria

U.S. 40 Years Behind Russian 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

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

Is Pakstan really in the Post-Taliban Era?

Is Britain about to join US military action over reports of Syria chemical attack?

Syria warns about ‘dangerous repercussions’ of Israeli attack

US tells Indian daily that Pakistan took steps against terrorists

In favor of Nawaz Sharif: Capital FZE docs have no evidential value, admits Wajid

Another disaster in the often: Is TLYRA deliberately inviting chaos?

Sinking ship of PML-N: How Saraiki region would prove a disaster for PML-N?

Would Chief Justice take pity on oppressed Hazaras?

A question of national integrity: Can Pakistan put US diplomat on ECL?

Burning Syria

What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'?

Philippines may become ISIS' next caliphate

Bin Salman is heading to the Saudi throne along an Israeli path

Demand to decriminalize consensual sex: Is UN trying to change Pakistan's ideological basis?

No end of dynasty: Maryam Nawaz's son, the new master of PML-N

Why is Nisar reluctant to join PTI?

Saudi crown prince in Paris for arms, other deals

Mullah on defiance: Why is Govt helpless before Khadim Rizvi?

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Qatar’s allowing missiles to be fired from airbase shameful: Syrian official

1397/1/26 | 08:04
  Syria has condemned the "shameful" stance of the rulers of Qatar in supporting the recent US-led airstrikes on Damascus and allowing a Qatari airbase to be used for a part of the operation. A source at the Syrian Foreign and Expatriate Ministry told the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on Saturday that Qatar had allowed warplanes attacking Syria to take off from the US military's al-Udeid airbase in the Persian Gulf emirate. Al-Udeid airbase is the largest US military base in the Middle East. It also houses military personnel ...

Saudi-led boycotters stick to steep demands for Qatar: Report

1397/1/24 | 08:04
  A report says the Saudi-led quartet, which has imposed a blockade on Qatar over its close ties with Iran and Turkey, is sticking to its steep demands for Doha to meet before any normalization despite US attempts to end the rift in favor of a “united front” against Tehran. Citing foreign ministers of the four boycotters, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Thursday that Doha still needs to meet the 13 demands they had set out last year as “a necessary basis for the establishing [of] normal relations with Qatar.” Last ...

In own trap: Trump Demands Saudi King Quickly End Qatar Dispute

1397/1/23 | 08:04
  On Tuesday, President Trump surprised many by declaring Qatar an ally in the war on terror. President Trump, after all, had for the past year backed the Saudis in their anti-Qatar measures. Now, Trump wants the Saudis to make nice.   US officials are confirming President Trump called the Saudi King earlier this month and “demanded” that the kingdom and its allies in the GCC quickly resolve the ongoing Qatar dispute. Trump reportedly told the king that his position on Qatar “makes no sense.” Last year, with Trump backing ...

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

1397/1/21 | 08:04
  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 ...

‘Saudis to build border canal to turn Qatar into island’

1397/1/18 | 08:04
  Amid its bitter diplomatic standoff with Doha, Saudi Arabia is reportedly working on a project to construct a maritime channel along the border with Qatar, practically turning the peninsula into an island. Saudi daily Sabq reported on Thursday that the Saudi plan is yet to receive official approval. A consortium of nine local firms is involved in the construction of the waterway that extends from Saudi Arabia’s Salwa region to Qatar’s Khawr Al-Udayd inlet, the report said. The channel, which is capable of handling all kinds of ...

Other countries have pulled back from the war in Yemen; why hasn’t Britain?

1397/1/15 | 08:04
  As the church bells rang in the New Year of 2018, Norway announced that it would be cutting arms sales to any country fighting in Yemen. A couple of weeks later, Germany said the same thing. The Netherlands and Sweden have also pulled out. Very early on in hostilities, Pakistan decided, based on a parliamentary vote, not to support its closest historical ally, Saudi Arabia, in continuing the war. Qatar has also withdrawn, albeit as part of the maelstrom of diplomacy that currently characterises Gulf geopolitics. With all of this disinterest ...

Pleasing US: Muhammad Bin Salman's so called moderation drive

1396/12/28 | 08:04
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday. Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar. Prior to his US visit, he gave an interview to CBS News which was aired on Sunday. The following are excerpts from the interview — the ...

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE directed 1996 foiled coup against Qatar

1396/12/24 | 08:04
  The second part of the Qatar ’96 documentary, which was first broadcast on Al Jazeera on Sunday, revealed the involvement of Sheikh Hamad, who at the time was crown prince of Bahrain, in attempting to overthrow the Qatari government 21 years ago. The investigation provided evidence of the involvement of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain in supporting the failed coup d’état. Fahd al-Maliki, a prominent leader of the coup attempt, said Bahrain’s Sheikh Hamad personally financed a series of sabotage operations ...

Trump invites Qatar to Camp David Summit

1396/12/21 | 08:04
  During the past 9 months of the diplomatic row between Qatar and the Saudi-led Arab bloc, the US has declined to follow a straight line of policy in dealing with this important regional case. The US President Donald Trump on June 9, 2017, harshly attacked Qatar and accused the Arab nation of supporting terrorism in the region in the highest level. However, the American real estate mogul-turned-president recently invited Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to attend the Camp David summit, scheduled for May, which will see also ...

Qatar complains to UN over UAE, Bahraini aircraft airspace violation

1396/12/20 | 08:04
  Qatar has issued a complaint to the United Nations over fresh violations of its air space by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Qatar News Agency on Saturday, a UAE military transport aircraft carrier violated Qatari airspace on January 14 and again on February 25. On February 26, a Bahraini military plane also illegally entered Qatar's airspace. "Qatar called upon the Security Council and the United Nations to take the necessary measures... to maintain international peace and security," said the report. According ...

Did Trump’s son-in-law order Saudi-led blockade on Qatar?

1396/12/13 | 08:04
  According to whistle-blowing website, The Intercept, Kushner’s family-run real estate company tried to seek Qatari government financing for its troubled New York City property a month before Kushner backed a Saudi-led blockade on the country. Kushner Cos. directly solicited investment from Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi for its 666 Fifth Avenue luxury tower in April 2017, two sources in the finance industry told The Intercept. No deal came of it. The following month, Kushner and the White House supported a blockade of ...

No more jobs : Saudia's austerity measures against Pakistani workers

1396/12/11 | 08:04
  In a major setback, Pakistan’s human resource export has dropped by almost 40% in 2017 with Saudi Arabia having reduced the employment for Pakistani workers by over 2/3rd as against 2016. Official figures of the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment show that against 839,353 Pakistani workers registered for overseas employment through the Bureau in 2016, the total number of persons employed in 2017 (till November 30th) is 465,0586 showing a sharp decline. The government figures are really worrisome in the case of Saudi Arabia. ...

Riyadh’s detente signal to Qatar: Acceding to defeat or new trick?

1396/12/8 | 08:04
  After nearly eight months, the crisis in Saudi Arabia-Qatar relations continues to unfold as all of Kuwait’s mediatory moves proved to be a failure. Saudi Arabia along with its allies the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar in early June last year and imposed a blockade on the Persian Gulf Arab emirate for what they called Doha’s pro-terrorist policies and supporting Iranian policies in the region. The anti-Qatari move included an all-out sea, air, and ground embargo, and Riyadh did ...

Qatar to lose right to host World Cup: Saudi minister

1396/12/7 | 08:04
    Saudi Arabia’s sports minister has suggested that Qatar could be stripped of its right to host 2022 World Cup. Tweeting on Saturday, Turki Al Sheikh proposed that either the United Kingdom or the United States host the event. “I would extremely enjoy watching the World Cup if hosted in England or the USA,” he said. “If found guilty of any ethical violations, the Qatari government must accept the consequences of their actions,” he added, referring to an announcement by FIFA, which is expected to come in September, ...

Muslim scholars demand uprising over US embassy opening in al-Quds

1396/12/7 | 08:04
  An international organization of Muslim scholars headquartered in Qatar has called for a “public and official uprising” against a recent decision by the United States to move its embassy to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds in May. “We call for a Palestinian, Arab and Islamic uprising against this American aggression,” Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), Ali al-Qaradaghi, said in a statement on Sunday. He added, “Jerusalem al-Quds is the cause of [our Muslim] nation and abandoning it or changing ...

Iran and Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

1396/12/2 | 08:04
  Iran and Qatar joint chamber of commerce launched in Iran's Chamber by holding founding board meeting. Director General for Arab-African states in international department of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture Shahram Khasipour said on Sunday that Iran and Qatar joint chamber of commerce launched in Iran’s Chamber by holding founding board meeting. He said that trade exchanges volume between the two countries in the past nine months exceeded 200 million dollars. Although this figure shows increase in comparison ...

Saudi regime used US firm in Cyberwar on Qatar

1396/11/23 | 08:04
  The Saudi regime used a United States based lobby firm to launch cyber-warfare against neighboring Qatar amid a worsening Persian Gulf crisis. According to reports, US lobbying firm Podesta Group and Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC) were behind an anti-Qatar website and twitter handle, which has been publishing fake and malicious news against Doha. Al Jazeera Arabic reporter Wjad Waqfi reported on her Twitter account that an official document sent to the US Department of Justice stated that Podesta Group had ...

Taliban invites US senator for ‘mutual talks’ in Doha

1396/11/23 | 08:04
  Taliban has invited a US senator for “mutual talks” in the Qatari capital Doha, where the so-called Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has an office. The terror group’s social media accounts extended the invitation to Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul over his latest comments about the United States’ long war in Afghanistan, The Washington Times reported Sunday. “We invite the respectable US Senator Rand Paul, in his official capacity to visit our political office in Doha for mutual talks,” read a Twitter post by the self-declared ...

Saudi officials arrest activist over criticizing normalization of ties with Israel

1396/11/20 | 08:04
Saudi authorities have arrested a female activist over denouncing the Riyadh regime’s attempts, particularly those of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel at the expense of the "Palestinian issue." According to a report published by Qatar’s Arabic-language al-Arab newspaper, Saudi forces detained Noha al-Balawi on Thursday over a post she published on her Twitter page, criticizing such a move. Balawi, wearing a niqab in the video, states that Israeli-Saudi relations would only serve the ...

Doha ‘diffused’ attempt by Riyadh, Abu Dhabi to invade Qatar: Defense minister

1396/11/15 | 08:04
Qatar’s defense minister says Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had planned a military invasion of his country at the beginning of a diplomatic crisis that erupted last year when several states cut off diplomatic relations with Doha. In an interview with The Washington Post on Friday, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah said Riyadh and Abu Dhabi had "tried everything" to destabilize Qatar, but “we have diffused this intention.” "They have intentions to intervene militarily," said Attiyah. “They tried to provoke the tribes. They ...

UAE paid US firm to spread negative information about Qatar – NBC News

1396/11/6 | 08:04
The data firm whose work for Donald Trump's campaign attracted the interest of Robert Mueller's investigators has recently filed paperwork showing it had helped spread negative information about Qatar, NBC News has reported.   Qatar was targeted by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a bitter propaganda battle.   The parent company of Cambridge Analytica filed documents with the US Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit disclosing $333,000 in payments by the UAE for a 2017 social media campaign linking ...

Trump no longer following Saudi-UAE script on Qatar, says former envoy

1396/10/29 | 08:04
  Former US Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Martin Indyk has taken to Twitter to announce that US President Donald Trump is no longer following the Saudi/UAE script on Qatar.       Indyk explained that this may be because Qatar is now cooperating regarding the fight against terrorism and is willing to discuss the conflict between Doha and the countries that imposed the blockade on it.     Two days ago, in a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Trump ...

Saudi bans Qataris from Umrah pilgrimage

1396/10/16 | 08:04
    According to Qatari newspaper Al-Raya, Saudi Arabia has been taking arbitrary measures against Qatari pilgrims visiting Mecca.   Early June, Saudi-led regimes severed relations with Qatar and imposed a blockade against it, accusing Doha of funding “extremism”. Qatar has vehemently rejected the allegations as “baseless”.   On June 22, the block, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, issued a 13-point list of demands, including the shutdown of Al Jazeera TV, limiting ties with Iran, and expelling Turkish troops ...

Disclosure of the Saudi Project named “Scorpion Trap”

1396/10/12 | 08:04
  The Qatari news paper “Al-Sharq” wrote that after repeated defeats of Saudi Arabia and its coalition in Yemen, they are trying to include the United States into a plan called the “Scorpion Trap”.   Three years after the failures of the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in pursuit of its goals of restoring (so-called) legitimate government to Yemen as well as the continuing failure of military operations in Yemen, a confidential document was revealed showing that the UAE and the Saudis are eager to transfer the responsibility ...

Israel sole winner of Saudi Arabia’s ME destabilizing game

1396/10/5 | 08:04
Being a region full of complexities, the Middle East has been facing a string of crises. The rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria followed by the Qatar blockade, fueling sectarian tensions, the invasion of Yemen, the flood of US arms to the Middle East and the recent Lebanese crisis are only a few instances in which Saudi Arabia’s involvement is discernible.   Apparently, Saudi Arabia is now facing the consequences of its insanity and the conspiracies it has been fomenting in the Middle East as the crisis has spilled over to its own territory, ...

Saudi military ineffective force despite colossal budget: Report

1396/9/26 | 08:04
Saudi Arabia’s military has proved to be an ineffective force despite the kingdom’s huge imports of state-of-the-art weapons from world powers, a report says. An article published on the Business Insider website on Saturday enumerated Saudi Arabia’s efforts to undermine Iran’s regional influence, including Riyadh’s war on Yemen, imposition of a full-scale embargo against Qatar and intervention in Lebanon’s politics. It, however, said that “Saudi Arabia's ambitions are limited by its military, which is considered an ineffective ...

Saudi hostility with Qatar taking toll on ordinary people: Amnesty

1396/9/24 | 08:04
Ordinary people are bearing the brunt of the ongoing political crisis in the Persian Gulf region, involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt on one side and the tiny kingdom of Qatar, Amnesty International says. The Saudi-led bloc cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing Doha of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the region. They have also imposed a series of economic sanctions against the country while also barring Qatari aircraft from using their airspace. Qatar’s only land border with Saudi ...

Qatar purchases 24 Typhoon warplanes from UK as tensions with Saudis increase

1396/9/21 | 08:04
Qatar has signed a multi-billion-dollar deal to buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes from Britain, its second major defense agreement this week, which comes amid a worsening Persian Gulf political crisis.   The $8bn deal was completed in Doha by Qatar’s Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the two countries for this Typhoon contract in September.   The sale is touted as the largest UK export order for the Eurofighter in a decade, ...

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

1396/8/24 | 08:04
  Saudi Arabia’s newfound hostility toward Lebanon has a number of the nation’s politicians and bankers expressing concern about the possibility that the Saudis and their allies intend to impose a Qatar-style blockade on them soon.   Such a blockade would have limited impact on basic goods, as unlike Qatar Lebanon’s trade with the Gulf states is fairly limited and doesn’t include everyday necessities like food and water. That doesn’t mean such a blockade would be consequence-free, however.   Qatar, after all, is ...

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

1396/8/24 | 08:04
The Bahraini judiciary says it will try prominent Shia cleric and opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman later this month on a charge of “spying” for neighboring Qatar, a baseless allegation to victimise him for political opposition to the non-representative hereditary monarchy.     The Bahraini Public Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement on Sunday that Salman, the secretary-general of the country’s now-dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, would be tried alongside two of his colleagues, Hassan Sultan and Ali ...

Leak: UAE planned financial war against Qatar

1396/8/21 | 08:04
  The United Arab Emirates planned to wage a financial war against fellow GCC member state Qatar by targeting the country’s currency “using bonds and derivatives manipulation”, the Intercept reported yesterday.   The site said the warfare plan was obtained from the task folder in the email account of the UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba.   According to the Intercept, the plan was devised by Luxembourg’s private Banque Havilland which is owned by the family of controversial British financier David ...

Leaked emails: UAE wants Qatar to be ‘accountable’ for supporting BDS

1396/8/11 | 08:04
  Qatar’s support for the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel was a major cause of concern amongst senior UAE diplomats in Washington during the months leading up to the imposition of the Saudi-led siege on Doha. The UAE plays a leading role in the siege on its Gulf neighbour.   The UAE’s ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba, vented his frustration about the Qataris to a former American diplomat, Dennis Ross, in a series of leaked emails, which have been obtained by MEMO. Ross is known to some ...

US loses in the Mideast even as it wins against Daesh

1396/8/8 | 08:04
  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Middle East last weekend with two simple aims – to wrap Iraq into America’s regional axis against Iran, and persuade Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of Qatar. He failed to accomplish either.   The dust was barely settling on the capture of Daesh’s de facto capital Raqqa, a major success for Washington and the coalition it assembled across the region and beyond. While most of the actual fighting has been done by local forces, without US support the Islamist group would still ...

Egypt likely to be removed from the 2018 World Cup

1396/8/6 | 08:04
  The head of the World Federation of Football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, stated that he could reconsider the presence of the Egyptian national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia due to the statement by the foreign minister of this country.   Infantino said the speech of the Egyptian Foreign Minister was a clear disrespect to FIFA and its members, and a clear intervention by a political officer in football. The head of the international football federation said that the FIFA should hold a meeting and examine the interventions ...

Qatar is like North Korea, says former US strategist

1396/8/5 | 08:04
  Former White House strategist Steve Bannon said on Monday that events surrounding Qatar and North Korea are of equal importance, Washington Examiner reported. “I think the single most important thing that’s happening in the world is the situation in Qatar,” Bannon said at the Hudson Institute. “What’s happening in Qatar is every bit as important as what’s happening in North Korea,” Bannon continued. Bannon overtly supported the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia’s position for levying a siege on Qatar. The UAE and ...

Kuwaiti Emir warns of escalation of Arab states crisis

1396/8/3 | 08:04
  Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah has warned that the ongoing dispute between Qatar and four other Arab states is likely to escalate. Addressing the Kuwaiti parliament on Tuesday, the Emir noted that Kuwait's goal as the leading mediator in the crisis was to save the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) union from “cracking and collapsing.” "Everyone should know that Kuwait's mediation is based on a keen awareness that this crisis risks escalation," the Kuwaiti king pointed out. "An escalation would be an explicit ...

Saudia’s plan to change the regime in Qatar

1396/7/29 | 08:04
  The Qatari foreign minister says Riyadh has been pursuing “regime change” in Doha, stressing that a siege laid by Saudi Arabia and its allies on the Persian Gulf nation is meant to “bully” the nation. In an interview with the American CNBC network on Monday, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani accused Saudi officials of “inciting the people to go and protest their government” in Qatar.   “We see (Saudi) government officials talking about regime change,” he said, adding, “We see a country that is bringing back the ...

Saudi-led regimes bribed, threatened African States to isolate Qatar

1396/7/29 | 08:04
  A Saudi-led regimes boycotting Qatar have 'bribed and blackmailed' several African countries to join its attempt to isolate the country, Qatar's foreign minister has said.     In an interview with French-language news magazine Jeune Afrique , Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani revealed that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have been compelling vulnerable African countries to cut ties with Doha.   On June 5, the four Arab regimes severed relations with Qatar and imposed a blockade against ...

‘UAE plans to invade Qatar using mercenaries’

1396/7/21 | 08:04
    Qatar’s ex-Deputy Prime Minister has revealed details of a plan funded by the UAE to invade his country using mercenaries from the American security service company formerly known as Blackwater. Abdullah Bin Hamas Al-Attiyah noted that the plan still hasn’t received the green light from Washington.   Al-Attiyah told Spain’s ABC newspaper that thousands of mercenaries from Blackwater — now called Academi — are undergoing training in the UAE. “Plans for the invasion led by the Emirati authorities were underway ...

Western and Turkish backing for Doha

1396/7/5 | 08:04
The backing by Turkey, a NATO member state and rival to Saudi Arabia in the Muslim world, helps Qatar withstand the sanctions of four allied Arab states.   The support, moreover, gives assurances to the Qatari leaders, telling them that they will have beside them such serious patrons as the Turks who will not allow Qatar to fall victim to the Saudi excesses. Furthermore, the US has given a mix of paradoxical responses to the Qatari crisis, making clear to the Saudi leaders that they cannot cross certain red lines and damage Qatar as Washington ...

Oman expels Indian preacher for criticising siege on Qatar

1396/7/4 | 08:04
  Omani authorities have asked the Indian Muslim preacher Suleiman Ben Taher Al-Husseini to leave the country after he criticised the Saudi-led siege on Qatar, Rassd.net reported yesterday.     The Omani foreign ministry said that Sheikh Suleiman’s religious lecture at the College of the Sharia Sciences on Tuesday did not “conform to the principles of the country, its system and its policies”.   Sheikh Suleiman criticised Saudi Arabia for its alliance with the United States and its President Donald Trump, as ...

Has Trump become a leader of Arab nationalism?

1396/6/26 | 08:04
  The developments of the crisis with Qatar have revealed the depth of the abyss the entire Arab world is descending into.   New aspects and dimensions are being added to it daily. Since this crisis, which surprised the GCC, the only fort left of the crumbling Arab system, has gone on for more than three months; it seems that it is heading for more complications and escalations rather than towards resolution. This raises fears of the Arab world growing gradually closer to the moment it hits the bottom of the abyss.   Perhaps the strangest ...

UAE: Saudi Arabia was going to launch military attack on Qatar

1396/6/26 | 08:04
  Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show.   The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to “conquering” Qatar and this would “solve everyone’s problems”, according to the Emirati official.   Al-Otaiba added that deceased Saudi monarch King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz “came pretty close to doing something in Qatar” a few months before his death in January 2015.   Abrams ...

Saudis Arrest Key Dissidents Amid Rumors of King’s Abdication

1396/6/22 | 08:04
Saudi Arabian security forces have begun a campaign of arresting high-profile opposition figures, including high-profile clerics Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, and Awad al-Qarni. The clerics were believed to have been arrested primarily for publicly advocating Saudi rapprochement with Qatar.     Both clerics are also seen as opponents of the Saudi royal family. Such detentions are expected to continue throughout the week, as a major rally against the royal family is reportedly planned for Friday, and which is expected to be an unusually large ...

Qatar needs Jews on its side

1396/6/20 | 08:04
  O’Dwyer, PR magazine reported that Qatar has retained the services of an American Jew public relations firm Stonington Strategy, to lobby for Qatari interests as result of the siege of the oil-rich Sheikhdom by Saudi Arabi and its regional clients.     Qatar government has agreed to pay US$50,000 per month to Canadian-born Jew millionaire Nicholas David Muzin, a Republican political strategist, founded the Stonington Strategy. The firm provided PR services to a number of pro-Israel Republican and Democrat politician ...

Saudi 'suspends' planned talks with Qatar minutes after rulers’ contact

1396/6/19 | 08:04
  Saudi Arabia has suspended plans to hold talks with Qatar on how to resolve the ongoing crisis between Doha and four Arab states minutes after the Saudi crown prince and the Qatari ruler discussed the planned negotiations during a phone call. On Friday, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, expressing his willingness to hold dialogue over the demands of the four Arab states from Doha. During the phone conversation, both leaders stressed the need to resolve the crisis through dialogue. "During ...

Iran land route drastically cuts transportation time, cost to Qatar

1396/6/17 | 08:04
  A land route from Turkey to Qatar via Iran is now operational, with 200 trucks of food having already arrived in the Persian Gulf peninsula.   The trucks carrying milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and other food products made the journey from the Turkish city of Mardin to the Iranian port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf from where they were carried by Ro-Ro ships to the Qatari port of Ruwais.     Qatar is under a blockade by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt which cut trade and transport links with Doha in June ...

UAE financially supports hacking Qatari news agency plot

1396/6/12 | 08:04
Turkish ambassador to Tunisia Omer Faruk Dogan stressed that Turkey will hand over the five people detained for hacking a Qatari news agency to the Qatari brotherly government.   He added these detainees have confessed that each of them received $ 50,000 from UAE Ambassador to Ankara to hack the Qatar News Agency (QANA) in order to publish the false news quoting from the Qatari emir. Turkish ambassador to Tunisia also stated: “they said that they were unaware of UAE and Saudi Arabia’s plot for putting Qatar under pressure, harming ...

Is Pakistan seeking Qatar as potential alternate to Saudia?

1396/6/9 | 08:04
Qatar has introduced a visa-on-arrival facility for Pakistani passport holders, according to the Qatar Airways website's visa information page.       Qatar Airways is state-owned and the national flag carrier of the country. It is unclear when the rules for Pakistani passport holders were revised by Qatari authorities.     According to Qatar Airways, Pakistani nationals can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days under the new rules. They can also apply to extend their stay by another 30 days.     The ...

Qatar says its ambassador to return to Iran

1396/6/3 | 08:04
Qatar said on Wednesday it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia’s missions in Iran by demonstrators angry at Riyadh’s execution of a Shi’ite Muslim cleric.     The Qatari decision comes amidst a row between Doha and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which together with Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism, a charge it denies.     “Qatar announced that ...