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Al Jazeera deletes podcast tweet glorifying Iran’s Soleimani shortly after posting

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah holds a poster of slain Iraqi militia chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (R) in Beirut. Jan 5, 2020. (AFP) May 12, 2020 Qatar’s state-run broadcaster Al Jazeera published a podcast last week glorifying Iran’s slain Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force commander [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Qatar, USA|

Iran’s Rouhani calls Putin, Qatar Emir to discuss cooperation amid coronavirus outbreak

Iranian President Hassan Rohani chairing a cabinet session in the capital Tehran, April 15. (AFP) April 22, 2020 Iran and Russia should increase their cooperation in the fight against the new coronavirus outbreak and continue to trade with each other, President Hassan Rouhani told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the Iranian presidency [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Qatar, Russia|

Qatar Airways to provide free flights to transport global medical aid to Iran: CEO

Qatar sent on Friday a second shipment of medical aid to Iran to help the latter fight the spread of the coronavirus. (AP) March 23, 2020 Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker said his carrier will carry any donated medical supplies and equipment from all around the world to Iran on its aircraft [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Qatar|

Qatar says to evacuate its citizens and Kuwait’s from Iran due to coronavirus

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP) February 27, 2020 Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani ordered on Thursday the evacuations of Qatari and Kuwaiti citizens from Iran over concerns of the spread of coronavirus. “The Amir has issued directives to [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Kuwait, Qatar|

Iran, Qatar agree on ‘de-escalating’ regional tensions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks during a news conference with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Tehran, Iran January 12, 2020. (Reuters) January 14, 2020 Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said that de-escalation and dialogue were needed to resolve regional crises during this “sensitive” time. “We [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|Qatar|

Qatar, Kuwait have said they will join US-led naval coalition amid US-Iran tensions

US navy launches 'largest maritime exercise' to protect Gulf allies following Iran tensions, June 2019. (Getty) November 26, 2019 Qatar and Kuwait have told the United States that they will join a US-led naval coalition in the Arabian Gulf which was established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, a [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Kuwait, Qatar|

Qatar had prior knowledge of Iran’s attack on vessels in Gulf of Oman

Smoke rises from an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman after an explosion hit the vessel. (IRNA) November 18, 2019 A western intelligence report alleged that Qatar had advance knowledge on an Iranian attack on four commercial vessels in the Gulf of Oman in May and have failed to warn its western [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Qatar|

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|