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|

Iran tries to escape its stifling crisis by turning to Qatar

Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters) August 27, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed to the Emir of Qatar on Sunday that Tehran help Doha in the construction of infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup that is hosted by the Gulf state. Rouhani made the suggestion during a [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Qatar|

Qatar will pay a price for its financial links with Iran

In this May 5, 2018 photo, a giant image of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, adorns a tower in Doha, Qatar. (AP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Varsha Koduvayur July 4, 2018 Iran’s mullahs are growing nervous about Tehran’s access to foreign markets, and with good reason. In the time since [...]

By |July 4th, 2018|Qatar|

Iran: Our ties with Qatar moving on the right course

Doha, Qatar. (Reuters) May 15, 2018 Iran’s Minister of Industries and Mines ‎Mohammad Shariatmadari stressed on Monday that his country’s ties with Qatar are “moving on the right course.” Economic ties between them are progressing on the right path, he said upon his arrival in Doha, reported the Fars news agency. Efforts should [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|Qatar|

US calls on Qatar to cut Iran militia support

The Quds Force commander Major General, Qassem Suleimani (C), attending a meeting of Revolutionary Guard's commanders in Tehran. (AFP) May 14, 2018 The Trump administration has called on Qatar to cut support for pro-Iranian militias in the region, according to a British newspaper. The request comes after a number of e-mails were disclosed [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|North America, Qatar, USA|

Iran, Qatar hold sixth joint economic committee meeting in Doha

A map of Qatar is seen in this picture illustration June 5, 2017. (REUTERS) May 14, 2018 An Iranian delegation of 70 experts and businessmen from the private and public sectors by the country’s deputy minister of industry, mines and trade landed in Doha for a two-day meeting. The delegations lead by Mohammed [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Qatar|