Category: Qatar

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07

Jan
2021

Gulf unity as the curtain falls on the Trump termGulf unity as the curtain falls on the Trump term

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Persian Gulf monarchies have met today at the 41st annual six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.  This marks the first step toward ending a three-year diplomatic crisis that divided US defense partners. “The 41st summit marks the beginning of a new chapter for the GCC […]

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Jan
2021

Saudi Arabia Opens Borders To Qatar After Breakthrough Reached In Resolving Gulf DisputeSaudi Arabia Opens Borders To Qatar After Breakthrough Reached In Resolving Gulf Dispute

Saudi Arabia opened its land border Monday to Qatar ahead of a Tuesday deal to end a three-year-long blockade imposed on Qatar.  The kingdom will also open its airspace to the country, Kuwait’s foreign minister stated. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah announced Monday the reopening of the borders and airspace as a […]

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10

Dec
2020

Qatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthroughQatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthrough

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Since June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia ordered a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain. The self-styled “Anti-Terror Quartet” issued Doha 13 demands, including closing media outlets like Al Jazeera, ending ties with Iran, reducing […]

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07

Dec
2020

Republican Senator tries to prevent the US from an alliance with the Muslim BrotherhoodRepublican Senator tries to prevent the US from an alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator US Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reintroduced the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, on Wednesday. The bill urges the US State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a foreign terrorist organization. Republican Senators. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Ron Johnson […]

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14

Nov
2020

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum: Will it save Libya or destroy the country?The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum: Will it save Libya or destroy the country?

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), organized by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and led by Stephanie Williams, former US Charge d’Affaires in Libya, opened in Tunis on November 9. At stake are Libya’s future, the holding of elections, and the composition of the transitional authorities that will […]

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Nov
2020

Macron’s Attack on Islam Reveals “Intolerance and Hatred,” Says Nobel Peace LaureateMacron’s Attack on Islam Reveals “Intolerance and Hatred,” Says Nobel Peace Laureate

The beheading of a teacher in France elicited inflammatory remarks from President Emmanuel Macron, which in turn has been met with an Arab boycott of French goods and outrage by the Muslim world. Macron is accusing Muslims of separatism and is introducing a new bill to crack-down on this sin against French values. Arab boycott of French products Hashtags in English […]

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28

Oct
2020

Qatar Apologizes For Women Being Strip Searched, Physically Examined After Baby Found Under Trash In Airport BathroomQatar Apologizes For Women Being Strip Searched, Physically Examined After Baby Found Under Trash In Airport Bathroom

Qatar issued an apology for subjecting over a dozen women to strip searches and physical examinations after discovering an abandoned baby in the trash of an airport bathroom Wednesday, the New York Times reported.  A flight from Qatar to Sydney, Australia, was delayed Oct. 2 after the discovery of a newborn baby wrapped in plastic […]

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24

Dec
2019

Canadian May Spend Christmas Trapped in Dubai, Framed After Exposing Arab Corruption, Lawyer SaysCanadian May Spend Christmas Trapped in Dubai, Framed After Exposing Arab Corruption, Lawyer Says

December 23, 2019 8:20 PM ET Canadian André Gauthier faces a Christmas eve hearing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after being trapped in the country for five years. The group Detained In Dubai said Gauthier uncovered fraud in a major business called Gold AE, and was framed by the leadership of that company. Numerous westerners, […]

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qatar-funded-group-engages-in-‘propagandistic-activities’-while-divvying-out-millions-to-us-schools,-experts-say
16

Sep
2019

Qatar-Funded Group Engages In ‘Propagandistic Activities’ While Divvying Out Millions To US Schools, Experts SayQatar-Funded Group Engages In ‘Propagandistic Activities’ While Divvying Out Millions To US Schools, Experts Say

September 15, 2019 8:39 PM ET A Qatar-funded organization has disbursed more than $30 million to U.S. public schools to fund Arabic language programs, reports show. Schools that accept grants from the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) are required to give over a degree of access to the foreign-funded organization, including at-will access to students, documents […]

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