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Leaked emails: UAE lobbied US to sack Tillerson for backing Qatar

DOHA (Web Desk) Leaked emails reveal the United Arab of Emirates (UAE) lobbied the US last year to sack Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for failing to side with Abu Dhabi against regional rival Qatar amid a diplomatic rift between the two Persian Gulf countries.The emails obtained by the BBC …

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international Quran recitation competition in Qatar

DOHA (Web Desk) The second edition of “Katara Award” international Quran recitation competition will be organized with 1429 participants in Qatar.According to Al-Sharq newspaper, Khalid ibn Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, director general of Katara Cultural Foundation in Qatar, said “Adorn your voice with Quran” is the motto of this edition of the …

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Qatari emir: Saudi-led blockade ‘futile’, unity needed in Middle East

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says his peninsular Persian Gulf country has “preserved its sovereignty” months after a “futile” diplomatic blockade was imposed against Doha by a Saudi-led group of Arab states.It has been a futile crisis manufactured by our neighbors, some of whom …

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Qatari emir congratulates anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution

DOHA (Web Desk) Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the message cabled to Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, congratulated the 39th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution to the Iranian government and nation.Also, the Qatar Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani and the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser …

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Taliban invites GOP senator for ‘mutual talks’ in Doha

DOHA (Web Desk) Taliban has invited a US senator for “mutual talks” in the Qatari capital Doha, where the so-called Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has an office.The terror group’s social media accounts extended the invitation to Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul over his latest comments about the United States’ long …

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Qatar: ‘Ready to participate’ in US-Gulf summit

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar is ready to participate in the United States-Gulf Cooperation Council summit due in May provided the blockading countries’ have real will to solve the current crisis and “not coercion” Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al Thani announced yesterday.Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute …

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Qatar agrees to financial disclosures in spat with US carriers

DOHA (Web Desk) State-owned Qatar Airways has agreed to release detailed financial statements,the US government said on Tuesday, as part of a response to accusations by US airlines that the carrier had been illegally subsidized by its government, Reuters reports.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Qatar and the …

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Qatar holding talks with Russia to buy S-400 air defense systems: Diplomat

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar has been holding negotiations with Russia to purchase S-400 missile air defense systems and other weaponry, Doha’s ambassador to Moscow says.Talks about the subject are at an advanced stage,” Fahad bin Mohammed al-Attiyah said in an interview with Russia’s TASS news agency on Thursday.The diplomat noted …

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Qatar supports Turkey’s efforts in Afrin operation

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that Turkey’s counterterrorist operation in Syria’s Afrin region was motivated by legitimate security concerns, Anadolu reports.The launching of the Turkish military operation last Saturday was motivated by legitimate concerns related to its national security and the security of its borders, in addition …

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Qatar files complaint at UN after UAE violates its airspace

DOHA (Web Desk) The State of Qatar has officially filed a complaint at the UN Security Council after an UAE fighter jet violating its airspace last year, Al Jazeera reported.On 22 December 2017, a UAE jet entered Qatari air space at 33,000 feet above an exclusive economic zone.The flight lasted …

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