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|

Qatari-Iranian alliance, a stark proof supporting boycott allegations

An aerial view shows the diplomatic area of Doha, Qatar. (REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad) By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed August 30, 2017 Qatari-Iranian cooperation by no means surfaced as a surprise to Gulf observers. The alliance stood as proof to the claims made by the bloc of four countries boycotting Qatar for its hostile behavior and actions. It [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Qatar|

Emir of Qatar wants to leave GCC: Iranian diplomat

Iran’s former ambassador to Qatar Abdullah Suhrabi claimed that Doha has been trying to restore relations with Iran for over eight years. (Couretsy: Jaam-e Jam) August 29, 2017 Iran’s former ambassador to Qatar Abdullah Suhrabi has said that Qatar wants to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In an interview to the Iranian [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Middle East, Qatar|

Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran amid Gulf crisis

Iran has allowed Qatar Airways to use its airspace during the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. (BBC) August 25, 2017 Qatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran in defiance of four other Arab nations who have demanded it curb ties with the Islamic Republic. The emirate recalled its ambassador in 2016 when [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|Qatar|

Dialogue with Iran through Qatar

A map of Qatar is seen in this picture illustration June 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration) By Salman Al-dossary August 21, 2017 Qatar’s new lie flew out the window of its “fingers crossed” policy which it had been implementing since the quartet boycott. This time, Doha claimed that Saudi Arabia wants a mediation with [...]

By |August 21st, 2017|Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Qatari and Iranian bid to politicize Haj flayed

A Muslim pilgrim touches Islam's holiest shrine, the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. (AFP) August 7, 2017 Attempts by Qatar and Iran to politicize the Haj pilgrimage came in for severe criticism from several quarters, media reports said on Saturday. Tahir Aqeel, general secretary of the [...]

By |August 7th, 2017|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Qatar, Kuwait’s relations with Iran

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed July 31, 2017 The brothers in Kuwait always need to find the truth themselves and they are very sensitive to any Gulf or regional warnings. Their relations with Iran is not the first in regard of this matter. Luckily, Tehran’s damage to Kuwait was soon over when Hezbollah’s cell was discovered and [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|Kuwait, Qatar|

Qatar imitates Iran in politicizing pilgrimage

By Salman Al-dossary July, 30, 2017 After its failure in promoting the quadre-boycotting as a blockade and internationalizing the three-month crisis, Qatar played the card of politicizing pilgrimage to remind the world of its isolation. This outdated idea was of no benefit. The Saudi government announced that it welcomes pilgrims from all over the world including [...]

By |July 30th, 2017|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Sheikh Tamim seeks protection from IRGC, deepening Gulf rift

Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani . File Photo July 26, 2017 Qatar has allowed Iranian military troops to deploy across the country in a kind of provocation to the Arab quartet states, instead of supporting Arab efforts to resolve the crisis, according to political experts. The tiny emirate has once again gambled [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Qatar|

While Saudi-led Gulf bloc adopt counter-terrorism model, Doha joined Iran-led axis signing undisclosed security deal with US

Chiefs of staff of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition pose for a picture during a meeting in the capital Riyadh on March 27, 2016. (AFP) Track Persia - July 25, 2017 Saudi Arabia and Egypt have developed their alliance further to become a pan-Arab bloc against Iranian attempts to become a [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Egypt, Middle East, North America, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA|