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Qatar foreign minister decries ‘reckless leadership’ in region

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Qatar’s foreign minister on Friday criticized “reckless leadership” in the Gulf for a number of crises including the Gulf rift and Lebanon, taking apparent aim at Saudi Arabia. The diplomatic crisis, in which Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have boycotted Qatar, has been brewing …

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Qatar plans to reopen embassy in Iraq soon

DOHA (Web Desk) Doha has revealed its plans to help Iraq after the liberation from ISIS.The efforts announced by Doha include the reopening of the Embassy of Qatar in Iraq, which was closed in 1990 after late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.Some conditions have recently complicated the issue, however, …

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Qatar emir says open to Trump-hosted talks over Gulf crisis

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar’s ruler said he is ready for U.S.-hosted direct talks aimed at solving the worst diplomatic crisis in the Gulf in years but has yet to hear a response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s invitation to the four Arab states boycotting Doha.Speaking to U.S. broadcaster CBS News, …

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Espanol / English Russia, Qatar sign military cooperation agreement

DOHA (Web Desk) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, signed a joint intergovernmental agreement on military technical cooperation on the sidelines of the Russian minister’s visit to Doha.Shoigu arrived to Doha yesterday on his first-ever official visit to Gulf state, during which he …

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In Qatar, Tillerson says Saudi Arabia not ready to talk

DOHA (Web Desk) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has embarked on a diplomatic shuttle to help mend fences between neighboring Persian Gulf states Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but that Riyadh has been unresponsive to his mediation bid.Tillerson has traveled to Qatar following a visit to Saudi Arabia, …

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UAE planned to attack Qatar with US-trained mercs: Ex-official

Doha (Web Desk) Qatar’s former deputy prime minister says the United Arab Emirates planned a military invasion of Qatar with thousands of US-trained mercenaries, but it failed to secure Washington’s support. Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah told the Spanish daily ABC earlier this week that the UAE hired a “Blackwater-linked” private …

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Iran Urges Regional Initiatives for Collective Security

DOHA (Web Desk) None of the conflicts in the Middle East has a military solution, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated, calling on regional states to stay in touch to find negotiated solutions and give priority to regional initiatives for peace and security.Iran favors perfect relations with all of …

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Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.I stand before you while my country and my people are subjected to an ongoing and unjust …

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