Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines

US carrier files for required permit to allow Qatar’s state-owned carrier to buy 10-percent stake in American Airlines. Continue reading “Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines”

Kuwait Hands Qatar A List Of Demands From Boycotting Countries: Al Jazeera

Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources. Continue reading “Kuwait Hands Qatar A List Of Demands From Boycotting Countries: Al Jazeera”

DP World, Masdar Sign MoU To Explore Clean Energy Solutions

Masdar to provide technical advisory services and explore renewable energy solutions for DP World’s ports and free zones in the Middle East and Africa Continue reading “DP World, Masdar Sign MoU To Explore Clean Energy Solutions”

US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia and its allies listed demands and he hopes they will be ‘reasonable and actionable’. Continue reading “US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable”

Saudi King Empowers Young Reformer Son In Succession Shake-Up

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Continue reading “Saudi King Empowers Young Reformer Son In Succession Shake-Up”

Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’

Doha/Paris – Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was possible. Continue reading “Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’”

Kuwait’s Ruler Calls For Gulf Unity To Heal Qatar Rift

Kuwait’s ruler called on Sunday for Gulf Arab states to overcome a diplomatic dispute with Qatar that has led to the worst regional split in years, saying all parties had a duty to preserve regional unity. Continue reading “Kuwait’s Ruler Calls For Gulf Unity To Heal Qatar Rift”

U.S. Warplane Downs Syrian Army In Raqqa Province

Amman/Washington – A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants. Continue reading “U.S. Warplane Downs Syrian Army In Raqqa Province”

Trump Organization Ended Qatar Push 6 Days After Swearing In

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Trump Organization dissolved subsidiaries created to pursue business opportunities in Qatar six days after Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, according to a new financial disclosure form filed on his behalf. Continue reading “Trump Organization Ended Qatar Push 6 Days After Swearing In”

Saudi Foreign Minister Says Working On List Of Qatar ‘Grievances’

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday the four Arab states that broke ties with Doha were drawing up a list of “grievances,” and would present them soon, warning that Qatar could not fund extremism and remain on good terms with neighboring states. Continue reading “Saudi Foreign Minister Says Working On List Of Qatar ‘Grievances’”

Saudi: Gulf Rift Bigger Than Air Rights, Can’t Be Resolved At ICAO

Montreal, CA – Saudi Arabia, one of four Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar, said on Thursday that the rift was a bigger political issue than airspace rights and could not be resolved at the U.N.’s aviation agency, according to a source familiar with talks. Continue reading “Saudi: Gulf Rift Bigger Than Air Rights, Can’t Be Resolved At ICAO”

Turkey’s Erdogan Says Saudi King Should Resolve Gulf Rift During Ramadan: RTP

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to resolve the rift with Qatar before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to an interview with Portuguese state broadcaster RTP on Thursday. Continue reading “Turkey’s Erdogan Says Saudi King Should Resolve Gulf Rift During Ramadan: RTP”

Qatar Says Fighter Jets Deal Shows Deep U.S. Support

Doha, Qatar – A $12 billion deal to buy U.S. F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated accusations that Doha supports terrorism. Continue reading “Qatar Says Fighter Jets Deal Shows Deep U.S. Support”

Gulf Ministers Face Off Over Qatar Airspace Row At U.N. Agency

Montreal, CA – Gulf aviation officials met on Thursday to discuss the airspace standoff resulting from the Arab world’s biggest powers decision to cut ties with Qatar, prompting Doha to invoke a 1944 international agreement to try to ease the logjam. Continue reading “Gulf Ministers Face Off Over Qatar Airspace Row At U.N. Agency”

Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal To Buy F-15 Jets From U.S.

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. Continue reading “Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal To Buy F-15 Jets From U.S.”

Turkish Minister Lands In Qatar Aiming To Help Ease Gulf Rift

Ankara/Doha – Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar’s rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Continue reading “Turkish Minister Lands In Qatar Aiming To Help Ease Gulf Rift”

Turkish President Says Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values

Ankara/Dubai – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighboring states as a violation of Islamic values and akin to a “death penalty” imposed in a crisis that has reverberated across the Middle East and beyond. Continue reading “Turkish President Says Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values”

Settlement, Soft Coup, Realignment, Or Regional War: Four Scenarios For Qatar Crisis

The Russian International Affairs Council, a powerful Moscow-based think tank, estimates that there are four scenarios for resolving the ongoing diplomatic conflict between Qatar and other Arab and Muslim states. Continue reading “Settlement, Soft Coup, Realignment, Or Regional War: Four Scenarios For Qatar Crisis”

Somalia Rejects $80M Offer From Saudi To Sever Qatar Ties

Mogadishu, Somalia, June 12, 2017 – Somalia on Sunday rejected an $80 million offer from Saudi Arabia to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, according to local media. Continue reading “Somalia Rejects $80M Offer From Saudi To Sever Qatar Ties”

The Battle Of Badr – The Battle Of Truth Against Falsehood

The Muslims who had gone to Madinah, had left all their belongings behind in Makkah and these had been taken by their enemies. Continue reading “The Battle Of Badr – The Battle Of Truth Against Falsehood”