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Qatar status as 2022 World Cup host under threat, reports German media

Saturday, 24 February 2018

With the World Cup Football 2018 all set to be held in Russia, cloud still hangs over the hosting of the 2022 edition in Qatar, a report in a German magazine Focus suggested. The report stated that according to information, FIFA is going to reconsider the matter and take an appropriate decision at the end of next summer.Issues of vote buying and other scandals had seemingly dogged the election of these two hosts and the continuing clamor saw FIFA recently instituting changes in future selection ...

Jubeir: Qatar issue minor compared to other crucial regional crises

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, said on Friday that the positive changes occurring in Saudi Arabia will raise the country’s regional status. He was speaking at the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels. Jubeir noted that Saudi Arabia is witnessing a period of change which will allow the youth to fulfil their dreams. The minister’s statements come on the sidelines of the high-level G5 Sahel force summit. Qatar case On Qatar, Jubeir ...

UAE Minister: Arab quartet earns credit for Qatari concessions in terrorism file

Friday, 23 February 2018

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Friday saying that the Arab quartet earns credit for Qatari concessions to Washington in the case of funding terrorism. The minister continued saying that the quartet, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, will continue to pressurize Qatar to “gain additional concessions against extremism and terrorism” even if the outcome comes through the help of other countries. Problematic call In another tweet, Gargash ...

Saudi FM to Iran, Qatar: Enough is enough

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said in a speech before the European Parliament in Brussels that the current nuclear agreement is not enough to modify Iran’s behavior. “We believe that the sunset provision that allows Iran to enrich as much as it wants eight or ten years from today is very dangerous because Iran could theoretically have 50,000 or 60,000 centrifuges it will be able to enrich enough uranium for a nuclear bomb within weeks,” he said. “We ...

Qatari government injects $43 billion to help banks amid Arab boycott

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Senior Director for financial services at S&P Global Ratings, Mohamed Damak, said on Tuesday that the Qatari government and state-controlled companies have injected nearly $43 billion to help banks after the country’s boycott in June last year. According to Damak, about $22 billion worth of deposits flowed out of the country since the boycott. A Bloomberg article quoted Damak as to saying that this injection will allow blanks to increase their lending and financing of government ...

Qatar’s attempt to deceive the West

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Qatari emir's speech at the Munich Security Conference recently held was a remarkable attempt at deceiving the West. Through his words, the emir tried to outsmart Westerners, and so he made use of smart one-liners and outlandish claims that no longer fool countries of the region. One wonders whether he was seriously expecting to deceive powerful countries with sound faculty of judgment. Strangely, Qatar continues to believe that it is in the right and imagines that various countries still ...

Mohammed Al-Hammadi

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed receive Qatari Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani and his accompanying delegation.The visiting delegation was hosted at Al Bahr Palace on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed, welcomed Sheikh Sultan to the UAE, affirming the deep fraternal and historic ties that ...

Qatari envoy abused, thrown out of hospital in Gaza

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Qatari ambassador in Palestine was kicked out from a hospital by the staff and public images and video shared on Monday revealed. The video showed angry staff at the Shifa hospital in Gaza showing Qatari envoy, Mohammed al-Emadi, being forced out, throwing shoes at him and tearing up the flag of Qatar while chanting slogans against Qatar. Ambassador Al-Emadi planned to hold a press conference at the hospital before being attacked and thrown out by staff. The assailants justified their act ...

How Qatari funding contributed to Arab destruction

Monday, 19 February 2018

Recent reports and investigations have exposed Qatar’s role in funding rebels in Arab countries under the excuse of “supporting persecuted people” and showed that the Arab Spring was neither spontaneous nor random.Evidence which has been hidden for years eventually came to surface exposing how the so-called Arab Spring was schemed in the dark. Qatar’s role in the Tunisian Jasmine Revolution was concealed for years in an attempt to make the latter look like it was ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

Russia ‘hacking’ American elections

Monday, 19 February 2018

US special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent report which he discussed at a Congress hearing session frankly indicted Russian figures and exposed the depth of Russia’s infiltration of American affairs and not just of American elections.Mueller’s report accused 13 Russians of involvement in a conspiracy that aims to influence the results of the 2016 presidential elections by using Facebook and Instagram accounts.Mueller’s report and American media reports have spoken about ...

Mashari Althaydi

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