Houthi Minister: Defending Qatar is no different from defending Iran

A pro-government fighter sits on the back of a military truck during clashes with Houthi fighters in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen June 2, 2017. REUTERS June 14, 2017 The Houthi minister in the militia’s government in Sanaa, Hassan Zayd, expressed his opinion about the reasons behind the Iranian support for Qatar. [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Qatar, Yemen|

Oil rebounds after Saudi-led alliance cuts Qatar ties over Iran

Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar's principal site for production of liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquid. (Bloomberg) June 9, 2017 Oil rebounded after a Saudi-led alliance cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to close off access to the Gulf country, raising tensions in the world’s biggest oil-producing region. Futures rose as much as [...]

By |June 9th, 2017|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Bahraini king: Saudi protects us in light of Qatari, Iranian interference

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, left, Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, center, and Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, right, wait to welcome Gulf Cooperation Council leaders during their arrival to the GCC summit in Sekhir, Bahrain, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP) June 8, 2017 [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Iran offers to export food to Qatar by sea as residents rush to stock supplies

A man walks past the Qatar Airways branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh, after it had suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia following a severing of relations between major Gulf states and Qatar.(AFP Photo) June 8, 2017 An Iranian official said his country can export food to Qatar by sea, as Saudi Arabia [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Qatar|

Iran and Al-Qaeda make a bundle on Qatari hostages, enrage Saudis

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, second left in front row, receives the released Qataris at Doha airport (Qatar News Agency via AP) June 7, 2017 While the details are very sketchy, it would appear that Iran was the main winner in a recent Arab hostage drama It would appear [...]

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

Iran opens airspace to Qatari flights

June 7, 2017 An Iranian civil aviation official said Qatari aircraft bound for Europe or Africa can fly over Iran’s territory as of Tuesday, after four regional Arab states decided to suspend diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspend air transport with Qatar. An official at Iran’s Airports Company said on Tuesday morning that [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Qatar|

Indian flights take Pakistan, Iran route to reach Qatar

June 6, 2017 Passengers flying on Indian carriers to Qatar will face increased travel hours as airlines have been forced to take longer routes over Pakistan and Iran, amid airspace curbs in the Gulf region. Jet Airways, Air India Express and IndiGo are now operating flights to Qatar's capital Doha through Pakistan and Iran airspace [...]

By |June 6th, 2017|India, Pakistan, Qatar|

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over supporting sectarian terrorists, backing Iranian agenda

June 5, 2017 Qatar has come under a far-reaching boycott at the hands of the most powerful Arab governments for taking Iran’s side against its Sunni Arab fellows.  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirate and Bahrain announced early Monday, June 5, that they were breaking off diplomatic ties and all land, sea and airports [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Qatar following Iran’s policy of interference in the region’s crises

Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani attends the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo, March 28, 2015. REUTERS June 1, 2017 Qatar’s policies of continuing its relations with countries undermining the security of the region have aggravated the crises in the region, especially its relations with [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Qatar|

Secret Qatari-Iranian meeting held in Baghdad

Reports in Saudi newspapers alleged that Qatari Foreign Minister Shaikh Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani held a secret meeting last week with Qasim Sulaimani, a senior military officer in the Iranian army and commander of its Quds Force May 30, 2017 A Saudi daily on Thursday said that Qatari Foreign Minister Shaikh [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Iraq, Qatar|