Qatar ‘thousand times better off’ without Gulf allies: emir

Qatar ‘thousand times better off’ without Gulf allies: emir

Months into a dispute that has seen Doha cut off from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar’s emir said Tuesday his country was “a thousand times better off” without them. In a speech to the Shura Council, the upper house of parliament, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said his government had nonetheless put in […]

What you do NOT know about the Qatar crisis

What you do NOT know about the Qatar crisis

By Mudar Zahran / Israpundit The looming crisis between Qatar and several Gulf states came as a shock to many. Before that, the Gulf Cooperation Council was viewed as a club of rich and stable Arab regimes. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia is now leading a push to punish Qatar through isolation. This has generated much media attention […]

Trouble among America’s gulf allies

Trouble among America’s gulf allies

By John Bolton / Gatestone Institute In recent weeks, governments on the Arabian Peninsula have been having a diplomatic brawl. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain (together with Egypt and other Muslim countries) have put considerable economic and political pressure on Qatar, suspending diplomatic relations and embargoing trade with their fellow Gulf Cooperation […]

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

From Israpundit The crisis in the Gulf over Qatar’s ties to terrorism and Iran took an even more serious turn as Arab states issued an ultimatum to Doha demanding that it close the propaganda media outlet Al Jazeera, cut ties with Iran, remove a Turkish military base, and pay reparations. Qatar is not expected to […]

Iran may replace Qatar as the main funder of Hamas

Iran may replace Qatar as the main funder of Hamas

From Israpundit … an escalation of violence. Hamas in Gaza is in serious trouble and could be becoming Iran’s next proxy army as a result of a crisis in the relations with the Palestinian Authority and the new isolation of Qatar, which has been Hamas’ main sponsor over the past few years. The crisis in […]

Qatar and the Middle East natural gas fight

Qatar and the Middle East natural gas fight

From Freedom’s Phoenix According to the official narrative, the reason for the latest Gulf crisis in which a coalition of Saudi-led states cut off diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, is because – to everyone’s “stunned amazement” – Qatar was funding terrorists, and after Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia in which he urged a […]

Sweden: A Qatari protectorate

Sweden: A Qatari protectorate

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute On April 28, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of the State of Qatar opened the Umm Al-Mu’minin Khadijah Mosque in Malmö, Sweden. Qatar — the epicenter of Muslim Brotherhood and the base of its proselytizing megaphone, Al Jazeera — paid more than 3 million euros to build […]