Erdogan Speaks To Pope Francis Over US Jerusalem Move

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Erdoğan, Putin Share Same View On US’ Jerusalem Move, Say Stability Will Be Affected In The Region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone late Thursday to discuss the U.S.’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue reading “Erdoğan, Putin Share Same View On US’ Jerusalem Move, Say Stability Will Be Affected In The Region”

Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

LONDON – Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was ditching its leading role as a peace mediator. Continue reading “Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital”

World Reacts To US Israel Embassy Relocation Plan

US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and announced his plans to move the US embassy to the city.  Continue reading “World Reacts To US Israel Embassy Relocation Plan”

Defying Warnings Of Unrest, Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM – President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in defiance of warnings from around the world that the gesture risks creating further unrest in the Middle East. Continue reading “Defying Warnings Of Unrest, Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital”

Here’s Why Russia Might Set Up A Red Sea Base In Sudan

Written by Andrew Korybko 

Long-serving Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir invited the Russian military into his country during his historic visit to Moscow last week, stating that Sudan needs protection from an American Hybrid War plot to “Balkanize” his rump state into five separate ones following the 2011 secession of South Sudan. Continue reading “Here’s Why Russia Might Set Up A Red Sea Base In Sudan”

Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed

Yemen’s ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world’s poorest country. Continue reading “Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed”

Al-Shabaab Is Not Mining Uranium In Somalia To Sell To Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN – Cindy Vesterggard, a Senior Associate with the Nuclear Safeguards rejected a few conservative media outlets report on a letter by the Somali FM that Al-Shabaab was mining UOC for transport to Iran. Continue reading “Al-Shabaab Is Not Mining Uranium In Somalia To Sell To Iran”

“Neutral” Somalia Finds Itself Engulfed In Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute

President Farmaajo withstood significant pressure in staying out of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar. But it may pay a cost for its neutrality.

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Saudi King Orders Reopening Of Qatar Border To Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years. Continue reading “Saudi King Orders Reopening Of Qatar Border To Pilgrims”

Independent Kurdistan Won’t Be Against Interest Of Its Neighbors

By Manish Rai

Iraqi Kurdistan is standing on the verge of historic proposed referendum for its independence. In an exclusive interview with Manish Rai, editor Viewsaround. Kurdistan Foreign Minister Mr. Falah Mustafa said that independent Kurdistan will not be against the interest of its neighbors. Mr. Mustafa added Kurdistan will pursue the good neighborly relations based on mutual respect, understanding, and benefit. Following is the detailed interview of Kurdish Foreign Minister; Continue reading “Independent Kurdistan Won’t Be Against Interest Of Its Neighbors”

Qatar Ends Visa Requirements For 80 Nations, Calling Itself ‘Most Open’ In Region

“Qatar is now visa-free for over 80 countries around the world,” says Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker of state-owned Qatar Airways, as the small nation announced that it will issue waivers rather than visas — and won’t be charging for the service. Continue reading “Qatar Ends Visa Requirements For 80 Nations, Calling Itself ‘Most Open’ In Region”

UAE Restores Qatar’s BeIN Sports Network Back On Air

Providers and subscribers report reinstatement of BeIN channels in the UAE over a month after authorities banned it. Continue reading “UAE Restores Qatar’s BeIN Sports Network Back On Air”

Tillerson To Mediate Qatar Dispute Himself

After weeks of public statements and private phone calls with no apparent result, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to personally intervene in the ongoing Persian Gulf dispute that has threatened U.S. counterterrorism operations in the Middle East. Continue reading “Tillerson To Mediate Qatar Dispute Himself”

Exclusive: Energy Giants Court Qatar For Gas Expansion Role Despite Crisis

The West’s three biggest energy corporations are lobbying Qatar to take part in a huge expansion of its gas production, handing Doha an unintended but timely boost in its bitter dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors. Continue reading “Exclusive: Energy Giants Court Qatar For Gas Expansion Role Despite Crisis”

Big Oil Is Backing Qatar’s Ambitious Natural Gas Expansion

The West’s three biggest energy corporations are lobbying Qatar to take part in a huge expansion of its gas production, handing Doha an unintended but timely boost in its bitter dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors. Continue reading “Big Oil Is Backing Qatar’s Ambitious Natural Gas Expansion”

Turkey’s Erdogan Says Loyal To Qatar, Arab States’ Demands Unacceptable

President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday reaffirmed Turkey’s support for Qatar in its dispute with four other Arab states, saying their demands against the tiny Gulf nation were unacceptable. Continue reading “Turkey’s Erdogan Says Loyal To Qatar, Arab States’ Demands Unacceptable”

Arab States Rap ‘Negative’ Qatari Reply To Demands But No New Sanctions

Cairo/London – Four Arab states refrained on Wednesday from slapping further sanctions on Qatar but voiced disappointment at its “negative” response to their demands and said their boycott of the tiny Gulf nation would continue. Continue reading “Arab States Rap ‘Negative’ Qatari Reply To Demands But No New Sanctions”

Mattis And Tillerson Are Trying To Sooth A Crisis In The Persian Gulf, But Trump Keeps Picking On A US Ally

By Christopher Woody

In early June, several Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Qatar over its alleged funding of terrorist groups and intention of “destabilizing the region.” Continue reading “Mattis And Tillerson Are Trying To Sooth A Crisis In The Persian Gulf, But Trump Keeps Picking On A US Ally”

UN Calls Gulf States Demand That Qatar Shutter Al Jazeera An ‘Unacceptable Attack’ On Free Speech

Geneva (AFP) – The UN voiced outrage Friday at the demand from Gulf countries that Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera shut down, describing it as “an unacceptable attack on the right to freedom of expression and opinion.” Continue reading “UN Calls Gulf States Demand That Qatar Shutter Al Jazeera An ‘Unacceptable Attack’ On Free Speech”