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US testing air operations control from South Carolina instead of Qatar amid Iran tensions

A B-52H Stratofortress is seen through night vision coming in for a landing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 9, 2019. (AP) September 30, 2019 The US command and control in the Middle East moved its post in Qatar back to the US on Saturday for the first time in 13 years, [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|North America, Qatar, USA|

Bahrain accuses Iran, Qatar of plotting to target its unity

Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa attends the consultative meeting of interior ministers from the (GCC), in  Manama on April 23, 2013. (AFP) August 6, 2019 Bahrain accused on Sunday Iran and Qatar of plotting to target its national unity and of promoting sedition and chaos. Interior Minister [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Bahrain, Qatar|

Qatar activates ties with Iran

Iranian President Rouhani received Wednesday a phone call from Emir of Qatar who greeted him on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. (Shutterstock) June 7, 2019 Qatar seeks to confirm its position towards Iran by exploiting current circumstances. The discrepancy in the news published by the two countries’ official agencies remains, indicating Doha’s unwillingness [...]

By |June 7th, 2019|Qatar|

Bahrain uncovers Iran and Qatar cyber terrorism network

The network, run by wanted fugitives, are implementing a “systematic plan” to harm the image of Bahrain and its people. (Supplied) May 21, 2019 Bahraini authorities said Monday they have tracked a network of destabilising electronic accounts operated in several countries including Iran and Qatar amid rising tensions in the Gulf over Iranian [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Bahrain, Qatar|

US B-52 bombers arrive in Qatar over unspecified Iran threat

Photo released by the US Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is seen through night vision coming in for a landing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 9, 2019. (AP) May 10, 2019 The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that B-52 bombers sent by the White [...]

By |May 10th, 2019|Qatar|

Turkey, Qatar criticize US designation of IRGC as terror group

Turkey's minister for Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) shaking hands with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. (AFP) April 10, 2019 Turkey and Qatar on Tuesday objected to US President Donald Trump’s decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group. “The [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Qatar, Turkey|

Doha’s dangerous drift towards Iran

A man walks past the Qatar Airways branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (AFP) By Varsha Koduvayur February 28, 2019 Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani last week sent Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a congratulatory cable in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, as did Qatar’s deputy emir and prime minister. The Peninsula, a semi-official English-language news site, [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Qatar|

Iranian plane transfers weapons to Hezbollah, returns via Doha

The report claims that Iran has been supplying Hezbollah with advanced munitions by shipping them through civilian airlines. (FlightRadar24) December 4, 2018 The report of an Iranian cargo plane allegedly transporting advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Beirut has furled speculation that Iran continues to arm the terrorist group, a news report has revealed [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Lebanon, Qatar|

Qatar Airways adds more flights to Iran weeks after US reimposed sanctions

Qatar Airways will add two weekly flights to its existing Doha-Tehran route and add three weekly flights on its Shiraz service in January. (Getty) November 26, 2018 Qatar Airways will add more flights to Iran from January, the state-owned Gulf airline announced on Monday just weeks after the United States re-imposed sanctions aimed [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Qatar|

Qatar is considering an Iranian offer to host World Cup teams

The head of the organizing committee told AFP on Monday that no decision has been taken yet but the matter “remains under discussion.” (Reuters) November 14, 2018 Qatar is reportedly considering an offer from Iran to host teams participating in the 2022 World Cup. The head of the organizing committee told AFP on [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Qatar|