Leaked messages confirm Qatar paid billions for extremist Shi’ite militias

Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters) April 29, 2018 Leaked text documents and messages confirmed that Qatar paid over a billion dollars to extremist Shi’ite militias in Syria and Iraq, said a Washington Post report on Saturday. "The Syrians, ‘Hezbollah’-Lebanon, the Iraqi Hezbollah-- all want money, and this [...]

By |April 29th, 2018|Qatar|

The tangled web of Qatar’s missing falconers, $360 million in cash and Iran’s scheming commander

A bird in the hand. A Qatari man prepares his falcon to participate in a contest at the Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival at Sealine desert, in 2016. (Reuters) March 25, 2018 The bizarre story behind the forced evacuation of four towns in Syria came to light in a March 18 article [...]

By |March 25th, 2018|Iraq, Qatar, Syria|

Saudi minister says top threat challenging Kingdom is Iran, not Qatar

Foreign Affairs State Minister Dr. Nizar Madani visits the Saudi embassy in Cairo. (SPA) By Sawsan Abu Hussein February 24, 2018 Saudi Foreign Affairs State Minister Dr. Nizar Madani openly slammed Iran as the prime threat and challenge facing his country's foreign policy, downplaying the diplomatic crisis with Qatar. "We are not busy with [...]

By |February 24th, 2018|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Houthis attempt to control Yemeni economy through cooperating with Iran, Qatar

Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration in Yemen's capital Sanaa. (AFP) By Saeed Al Abyadh February 24, 2018 The year 2003 was a milestone in the march of coup Iran-driven Houthi militias. In that year, the Iranian ambassador to Yemen repeatedly visited the governorate of Sa'ada and met with [...]

By |February 24th, 2018|Qatar, Yemen|

Qatar rejects evidence related to Iran’s involvement in destabilizing the region

The state openly rejected several pieces of evidence simply because they were presented by the boycotting countries. (Shutterstock) February 4, 2018 Qatar has rejected the evidence presented against Iran by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain which proves its involvement in activities aimed at destabilizing the region. The state openly rejected several pieces [...]

By |February 4th, 2018|Middle East, Qatar|

Iran’s relationship with Qatar could be crumbling

Qatar has sought to enjoy the benefits of maintaining a membership in the GCC and close relations with Iran. Now those efforts are working against the Middle East nation. (Getty) By Romany Shaker February 2, 2018 Tensions between the Gulf states and Qatar developed into an outright feud last June as a result of [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Middle East, Qatar|

Qatar, Iran officials discuss tourism cooperation in Kish island

The Qatari delegation toured Kish airport to check its infrastructure and conditions in order to possibly send Qatar Airways flights. (Reuters) January 9, 2018 Delegations representing Iran and Qatar met in the Iranian island of Kish to discuss ways to boost tourism cooperation between the two countries. The meetings were attended by a [...]

By |January 9th, 2018|Qatar|

Qatar looking into using Iranian island for World Cup 2022

Mehdi Taj, president of the Iranian Football Federation and Sheikh Hamad al-Thani, president of the Qatar Football Association. (Supplied) December 18, 2017 Qatari Football Federation officials are looking to use Iran’s Kish Island to host Qatar 2022 World Cup teams, Iranian media reported on Sunday. According to Iranian website Iran Front Page the Iranian Football [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Qatar|

Iran drowns Qatari markets with rotten produce, exports partially suspended

IRNA reported that the Qatari health ministry said fruits exported from Iran are ripened through chemicals. (Shutterstock) By Saleh Hamid November 15, 2017 Iran’s exports to Qatar have been partially suspended after Iranian merchants drowned Qatari markets with rotten products and goods and after fraud, embezzlement and theft increased. Reza Badiefard, the director of [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Qatar|

Qatar’s Emir Tamim: We are comfortable with our growing Iran relations

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. (AFP) October 5, 2017 Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, welcomed the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Doha on Tuesday. The Emir and Zarif discussed cooperative relations between Qatar and Iran. Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani shakes hands with [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Qatar|