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|

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|