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|

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|