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|

Saudi Arabia condemns Iran, Qatar for supporting terrorism

23rd of September 2017H.E. Adel Ahmed AL-JUBEIRMinister for Foreign Affairs ofSAUDI ARABIA. (72 General Debate) By Heba El Koudsy September 26, 2017 Saudi Arabia clearly demanded Qatar to commit to the principles of the international law in fighting terrorism, calling on Doha to abide by commitments laid out in the Riyadh agreements of 2013 [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Qatar’s characteristic obstinacy and Iran’s ‘honor’

Qatar Foreign Minister، Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi. (Getty Images) By Mashari Althaydi September 14, 2017 Qatar’s delegate to the Arab League, Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi, recently spoke with such strange insolence about Iran’s honor. Meanwhile, efforts by the American Congress are underway to impose more sanctions on Iran because of its support of [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Qatar|

Qatar describes Iran as ‘honorable’, Saudi Arabia says ‘good luck’

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. (Reuters) September 13, 2017 The 148th Foreign Ministers’ ordinary session at the Arab League Council’s inauguration, today, Tuesday, September 13, was not a peaceful juncture. The Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad al- Marikhi, provoked the four boycotting countries with his [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Gulf Arab states urged to unite against Iran by US

President Donald Trump listens as Kuwait leader Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP) September 12, 2017 According to a White House spokesperson, on September 8th, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Saudi Arabia and [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Kuwait, Middle East, North America, Qatar, UAE, USA|

Trump warns Emir of Qatar on threats posed by Iran

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, September 7, 2017. (REUTERS) September 11, 2017 President Donald Trump stressed to the emir of Qatar the importance of unity in fighting terrorism, the White House said on Friday, a day after the US [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|North America, Qatar, USA|

Trump underscores to Tamim importance of Riyadh Summit commitment, Iran threat

US President Donald Trump stressed to Tamim the importance of the committment made in the Riyadh Summit. (Supplied-Al Arabiya) September 9, 2017 US President Donald Trump underscored to the Emir of Qatari, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the importance of following through on commitments from the Riyadh Summit, he White House said in [...]

By |September 9th, 2017|North America, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA|

86,000 Iranian pilgrims at Hajj, while Qatari pilgrims up 30%

The number of Iranian pilgrims this year, arrived in Saudi Arabia in 600 batches. (File photo: AP) September 2, 2017 A Saudi official said that the number of Iranian pilgrims this year exceeded 86,000. Journalists from Iranian state television IRIB mentioned in their reports the smooth and high-quality facilities set up for pilgrims in the [...]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|