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

Thursday, 21 September 2017

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. Then another piece of news claimed that Trump scolded Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim when he met him in New York and showed him secret data that confirms Qatar is still funding terrorism although it pledged to the Americans that it will stop doing so weeks ago! Many reports ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

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

Thursday, 21 September 2017

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 stop the rhetoric of hatred, incitement and interference in the internal affairs of other countries. “Qatar must adhere to the principles of combating terrorism,” Jubeir said.

Bloomberg: Trump confronted Qatar over terrorism-related activity

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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 on Qatar dispute in last 10 days. Was presented with info showing Iran benefits from a prolonged dispute.”Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt broke off the ties over allegations of Qatar’s ...

Renewed hope in Qatar’s emerging opposition

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Qatari opposition has found a new voice. This was evident at a conference held in London by Qatari opposition figures on Thursday. This new voice and vitality will enable the reinvigorated opposition to pursue its cause in all Qatar-related matters.It’s been more than three months since Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE boycotted Doha over its relentless 20-year long hostile policies against them. The time has come to increase pressure against Qatar at the international ...

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

Qatar beginning to feel the pinch

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Measures taken by the four countries, which decided to confront Qatar, are highly likely to succeed no matter how much Doha’s government resists. The political meetings held in New York this week will shed light on the crisis and its path. If Qatar accepts to make the required concessions, it will succeed in ending all these pressures against it. However, if it seeks to compromise by accepting some conditions and stalling others, the crisis will prolong till next year. The entire world ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Qatar enters Turkey-EU fray to ‘resolve’ crisis with GCC?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s visit to Ankara, before he headed to Berlin and Paris on his way to New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, sent several political signals and messages. One of the messages was directed toward Qatari people and to the Qatari opposition conference, which was held in London on September 14, that the regime in Doha remains strong. The second message aims to seek assistance from Turkey as a strategic partner, along with Germany ...

Shehab Al-Makahleh

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

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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 said it must respond to the four boycotting countries’ demands to show that it does not aim to harm Arab countries’ interests or interfere in their internal affairs. READ ALSO: Arab quartet meet in New York to discuss new ...

Qatar detains 16 sailors from Bahrain in the past two days

Monday, 18 September 2017

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 with 16 sailors on-board in just the past two days. This brings the numbers of Bahraini boats held by Qatari authorities to 15 boats, in addition to 20 sailors who have been detained since at least 2009.

Qatar continues spending billions of dollars on arms deals

Monday, 18 September 2017

Qatar has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the British government to buy 24 British Typhoon warplanes. The arms deal between Qatar and Britain was signed during the visit of the Qatari Minister of State for Defense, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, to the British capital to strengthen cooperation between Qatar and the United Kingdom in the field of defense and counterterrorism, according to a statement by Qatar’s government. The deal is part of a series of ...

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

Monday, 18 September 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that the solution to the dispute with Qatar is in Doha’s hands.READ ALSO: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah to Al Arabiya: Silence is a failure toward our homelandJubeir made the announcement after his meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.The meeting was held on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting on Tuesday in New York.The foreign minister, who is also the head of the Saudi ...

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