US, Qatar sanction Gulf-based Hezbollah financial network; Bahrain freezes accounts

Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. (AP) September 30, 2021 The US and Qatar announced “coordinated actions” against a major Hezbollah financial network based in the Gulf, the State Department said Wednesday. Seven individuals were added to [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Bahrain, Middle East, North America, Qatar, USA|

Qatari FM visits Iran following Blinken’s Gulf trip and Taliban takeover

Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, March. 24, 2021. (AP) September 9, 2021 Qatar's foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Thursday and held talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani is visiting Iran two days after US Secretary [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, Qatar, USA|

US investigates Qatar over claims that it finances Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps

IRGC commanders, in a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Feb 2020. (IRIB) By Benjamin Weinthal and Jonathan Spyer July 23, 2021 The State Department has opened an inquiry into an Israeli government report that Qatar’s monarchy funded Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. “We are looking into the allegations,” a State [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|North America, Qatar, USA|

Qatar funds Iran-backed Hezbollah arsenal through the gold markets of Uganda

A Hezbollah fighter is seen standing at attention in an orange field near the town of Naqura on the Lebanese-Israeli border on 20 April 2017 (AFP) By Damien McElroy September 14, 2020 Qatar operated a funding network for arms shipments from Europe to Hezbollah using gold shipments traded through Africa, according the latest revelations [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Africa, Lebanon, Qatar|

Qatar’s alleged finance of Hezbollah terrorist movement puts US troops at risk, dossier claims

Hezbollah displays a pick-up truck mounted with a multiple rocket launcher in a parade in Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, July 10, 2014. (AFP) By Benjamin Weinthal August 06, 2020 Qatar’s monarchy allegedly financed weapons deliveries to the global terrorist group Hezbollah, endangering the nearly 10,000 U.S. troops stations in the emirate, according to a damning new dossier viewed [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, Qatar, USA|

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|